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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Android 5.0 Lollipop Has App Switcher Problem
Nov19

Android 5.0 Lollipop Has App Switcher Problem

Google’s new Android 5.0 Lollipop has been finding its way to devices over the last two weeks, but as is the case with new software there are some bugs (just ask Apple how that is). A couple of little quirks in the Lollipop experience have been found alongside the features we do want such as the good looking Material Design, increased security, and multiple new features. Some users of Android 5.0 Lollipop are reporting that there is a...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Lands On Old Nexus Devices
Nov18

Android 5.0 Lollipop Lands On Old Nexus Devices

Hardly a surprise, but Google today rolled out the Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the remainder of its Nexus products today. The brand new Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 got the brand new mobile platform a couple of weeks back, but now it is the turn of the older Nexus 4, 5, 7, and 10 smartphones and tablets. Twitter users are saying that the software is now coming to their devices via an over the air (OTA) patch. Of course, some may still not...

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Is the iPhone 6 eating into Android market share?
Nov13

Is the iPhone 6 eating into Android market share?

For those who have a soft spot for Android that borders on fanatical there is an easy target to slap on Apple, the fact that Google's platform hands down beats iOS in terms of market share. The other side of the fence, the iPhone crazies were hoping that the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus would address the balance somewhat. However, despite mammoth sales one survey seems to suggest that the two new iOS smartphone have not enjoyed...

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Nov11

Motorola fell under Lenovo’s command last week and plenty have been wondering whether the company will be maintaining its close links to Android and updating to new versions quickly. There have been some clues of course that Motorola will continue to be close to Google and its mobile OS, such as building Mountain View’s Nexus 6 smartphone. Motorola has also issued a soak test of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Moto X 2014 just weeks...

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