Android’s market share grows around the world
Jul30

Android’s market share grows around the world

Kantar Worldpanel's results for the performance of mobile platforms through the month of June have been released and make extremely happy reading for Android. Google's OS recorded widespread growth around the world as it continued to be the comfortable market leader. Microsoft's Windows Phone also enjoyed growth in key markets, while Apple's iOS continued to lose ground. The monthly survey uses market trends, sales records, and...

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Verizon rolls out new Moto X update
Jul29

Verizon rolls out new Moto X update

Getting a software update from Verizon can sometimes be like pulling teeth as the biggest carrier in the US is hardly known for being quick with roll outs. However, Big Red seems to be on the ball this time and has announced that it has received the Android 4.4.4 update from Motorola and is rolling it out to the company’s flagship device, the Moto X. That of course means if you are packing a Verizon Moto X you can now download the...

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European HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.3
Jul28

European HTC One M8 gets Android 4.4.3

The HTC One M8 has already had the Android 4.4.3 treatment in the USA, while the Google Play Edition of the handset has also been updated. However, users packing the flagship smartphone in Europe have yet to get 4.4.3 KitKat, but that has changed today as HTC is now rolling out the update. As is normally the case, Android 4.4.3 brings with it Google's platform while HTC has added its own enhancements and changes too. The patch is...

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Sony rolls out Android 4.4 for Xperia Z2
Jul18

Sony rolls out Android 4.4 for Xperia Z2

Sony has today announced the latest update for its Xperia Z2 flagship, giving the handset Android 4.4 KitKat and bringing it up to speed with rival devices. It struck us as odd that Sony did not release the Z2 with KitKat in the first place and the company has been unusually slow bumping it to Android 4.4. We hope the Japanese giant is a little quicker in rolling out new Android versions when it releases the Xperia Z3 later in the...

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No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft
Jul17

No more Nokia Android phones from Microsoft

Microsoft's shocking but inevitable decision to cut jobs today has had a huge impact on the company's future mobile plans. Of the massive 18,000 jobs slashed, 12,500 come from the newly acquired Nokia devices and services divisions and Redmond also put an end to the Nokia X Android line. That means we will not see any further forays into the Android market from device with the Nokia or Microsoft branding. That is contrary to recent...

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Android 4.4.4 changelogs for Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini
Jul15

Android 4.4.4 changelogs for Motorola DROID MAXX, Ultra, and Mini

for the software and revealed that it made a few extra enhancements to Google's patch. The update is available now for the 2013 DROID Ultra, DROID MAXX, and DROID Mini. Android 4.4.4 arrived when the paint was still wet on Android 4.3.3, rolled out by Google to deal with a few performance and design bugs in the 4.3.3 software. Motorola has been quick to adopt the software, but has also taken the opportunity to make its own little...

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