Android 6.0 Marshmallow Struggling for Traction
Mar09

Android 6.0 Marshmallow Struggling for Traction

It is probably quite disappointing for Google to see that Android 6.0 Marshmallow is on just 2.3 per cent of all devices rocking the Android platform. It is quite an embarrassing figure considering Marshmallow has been on the market for six months. Comparable time frames for iOS see adoption rates over 75%, while even Microsoft’s ailing Windows demolishes Android in terms of consumer adoption to latest builds. The fragmented nature of...

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ASUS Unleashed ZenFone 2 Bootloader Access
Oct15

ASUS Unleashed ZenFone 2 Bootloader Access

We of course love the ASUS ZenFone 2, there is a lot to like after-all. The device has a slick design, great specs, and most importantly an affordable price, an all-round good package then. ASUS has now revealed its ZenFone 2 has another trick, one that might appeal to those who really like to get to grips with the Android smartphone. The Taiwanese company has released a new tool that unlocks the bootloader on the ZenFone 2 and gives...

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Android Lollipop Reaches 23.5% Market Share
Oct08

Android Lollipop Reaches 23.5% Market Share

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is out in the wild and making its way to Google backed devices running the stock build. However, its predecessor Lollipop is not down and out, especially on a platform that is known for being fragmented. Indeed, the Lollipop build from last year has plenty of room for growth in the coming months and already accounts for a sizeable amount of the Android pie. It now accounts for 23.5% of all Android devices,...

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Android One Smartphones Getting Marshmallow now
Oct08

Android One Smartphones Getting Marshmallow now

The Android One project has always been interesting, even if it has not taken off as much as we thought it would… there are only a handful of smartphones available. We like that emerging markets get well made smartphones for around $100 that get stock Android and all the benefits that come with it. Of course, one of the main benefits of being in bed with Google is that your smartphone gets new Android updates quickly. That’s certainly...

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HTC Reveals Android Pay Handsets
Sep21

HTC Reveals Android Pay Handsets

HTC’s shoddy 2015 has not stopped the company from being one of the elite smartphone companies with high end smartphones and a close relationship with Android. Indeed, HTC is always among the first companies to update to new Android builds and now the company has revealed which of its devices will be getting Android Pay. Android Pay is Google’s mobile payment service that is expected to launch during this quarter. HTC has said its...

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Samsung Launches S Health for all Android Devices with 4.4 and above
Sep18

Samsung Launches S Health for all Android Devices with 4.4 and above

Like Apple, Samsung usually likes to keep its own creations under lock and key to be used by customers who buy its smartphones. However, the Korean giant is in the sharing mood it seems as the S Health suite has now been made available to all Android devices, although you will need a handset rocking Android 4.4 KitKat or more. The S Health app has been on the Google Play Store since the beginning of this year, but it has only been...

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