T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 gets Android 4.4.4
Aug07

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1 gets Android 4.4.4

T-Mobile is today rolling out another Android 4.4.4 update, this time focusing on Sony's older flagship, the Xperia Z1. The patch will bring the year old smartphone completely up to date in terms of Google's mobile platform, and it could be the last Android update the Z1 sees. Sony has yet to confirm whether the handset will get Android L when it arrives, but it seems unlikely for the aging Xperia. If you are not sure what to expect,...

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Motorola will roll out Android L to the Moto X
Aug05

Motorola will roll out Android L to the Moto X

With Android L set to land sometime in the fall, the list of manufacturers confirming that their handsets will get the bump to L is growing. Motorola and its Moto X are the latest, with the company confirming that its year old flagship device will be getting Android L. Motorola's Moto X was one of the best smartphones of 2013, even if it did lack some of the specs and raw performance of its flagship rivals. The reason why the device...

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Android is the most used platform for the first time ever
Aug04

Android is the most used platform for the first time ever

Goog As Android has strode confidently from market to market, from device to device, and from consumer to consumer, Apple has held tight to a few of its own bragging rights. For example, the iPhone 5s remains comfortably the best-selling smartphone, the iPad the best-selling tablet, and the company makes the most profit from mobile alone. Cupertino's iOS platform has also enjoyed being the most used, but for the first time in history...

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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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