Samsung’s Market Slide While Apple and Xiaomi Grow
Dec16

Samsung’s Market Slide While Apple and Xiaomi Grow

The smartphone boom does not seem to be slowing down anywhere in the world as 20% more devices were sold during the third quarter compared to the second three month period of the year. The data was gathered by respected market researchers Gartner. The company found that 310 million smartphones were sold during the last quarter, while good old feature phones continue to fall in the market as more and more budget smartphones are made....

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Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop
Dec13

Samsung Galaxy S4 GPE Gets Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop has already landed on a number of smartphones and the odd tablet, with even some third party companies getting the latest and greatest from Google, such as Motorola and LG. The new software is now arriving on the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition, the version of Sammy's 2013 flagship that runs the stock Android experience as Google intended it. The software is available for download now. Just in case you are...

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Cyanogen Responds to OnePlus/Micromax Confusion, Not CyanogenMod for OnePlus in India
Dec09

Cyanogen Responds to OnePlus/Micromax Confusion, Not CyanogenMod for OnePlus in India

The bizarre story behind the OnePlus One, Micromax, and CyanogenMod in India has added a new chapter as Cyanogen Inc. said it would fulfil its accord with Micromax in the country. The messy saga has been confusing and also laughable from all sides, but for those who are not familiar, here’s what has happened so far. Cyanogen Inc. created a deal with new Chinese start-up company OnePlus giving the OEM the right to use the CyanogenMod...

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2013 Motorola Moto G to get Android 5.0 Lollipop Soon
Dec04

2013 Motorola Moto G to get Android 5.0 Lollipop Soon

Motorola’s closeness to Android was often said to be because the company was owned by Google, but since being taken over by Lenovo the American brand is arguably becoming even more dedicated to the Android platform. The company builds the Nexus 6 for Google and it has already bumped its latest smartphones to Android 5.0 Lollipop and even older models are getting some new Android goodness. The company has already confirmed that its...

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Android KitKat Continues Growth, Fragmentation Remains
Dec03

Android KitKat Continues Growth, Fragmentation Remains

Android 4.4 KitKat’s ascent in the market share for the platform continued to rise through the last week of November (Google uses a 7-day period for monthly analysis). The build has cut into every version, including market leader Jelly Bean, while it is starting to eradicate Ice Cream Sandwich and Gingerbread. KitKat now accounts for 33.9% of the Android market, up from 30.2% the previous month and continues the builds’ huge growth...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Arrives on NVIDIA Shield Tablet
Nov27

Android 5.0 Lollipop Arrives on NVIDIA Shield Tablet

After Android 5.0 Lollipop’s October launch, NVIDIA said that new that its Shield Tablet would be one of the first products to land the latest build of Google’s platform. The company is now making good on that promise and is today rolling out the Lollipop patch for its 32GB LTE version of the gaming Shield Tablet. The version of the slate is now picking up Android 5.0 OTA, although as always you may have to be patient for a few days...

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