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Updated Android distribution chart shows gains for KitKat

Updated Android distribution chart shows gains for KitKat

08 January, 2015 | comments (49)

Google has made its monthly update to the Android developer dashboard, specifically the "Platform Versions" chart. This tells us how much market share each Android iteration still has among currently active devices. The data is collected from the...


Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

Kantar: iOS gaining at the expense of Android

07 January, 2015 | comments (65)

Kantar Worldpanel, a popular research agency has recently put out a report on mobile OS popularity. It covers major Europe, US and Asia markets and crunches usage numbers from September, October and November 2014 and it happens to show a shrinking...

Tags: Android, iOS, Google, Apple


Moto G Google Play edition gets discontinued

Moto G Google Play edition gets discontinued

07 January, 2015 | comments (7)

The first generation Moto G, which was available on the Play Store in Google Play edition form, is no longer being sold. The phone was launched last year shortly after the standard version, and perplexed many as the standard version had close...

Tags: Google, Android


Android Lollipop has a memory leak bug, fix is on the way

Android Lollipop has a memory leak bug, fix is on the way

30 December, 2014 | comments (66)

Lollipop may be the latest version of the mobile OS developed by the search giant, but it's clearly not the most stable yet. In fact, the new and handsome iteration of Android has a memory leak bug that has some nasty effects. On Android 5.0.1,...

Tags: Google, Android


Symphony roar A50 - first Android One phone outside India

Symphony roar A50 - first Android One phone outside India

29 December, 2014 | comments (34)

Android One has been steadily gaining speed ever since its initial announcement at Google I/O 2014. The exciting program represents the California tech giant's strive to rapidly advance in emerging smartphone markets, starting with India, by...

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Project Ara chipsets and form factor confirmed

Project Ara chipsets and form factor confirmed

23 December, 2014 | comments (63)

Google's project Ara has really been gaining momentum the past few months and it seems that everything is moving along nicely with the revolutionary modular smartphone concept. After the fairly recent announcement of the remodeled Spiral 2 circuit...

Tags: Google, Android


Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Android One coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

22 December, 2014 | comments (38)

After launching the Android One brand in India earlier this year, Google is now expanding the devices to other south Asian markets, namely, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. The same three devices will be available in these markets for now -...

Tags: Google, Android


Android 5.1 Lollipop update allegedly coming in February 2015

Android 5.1 Lollipop update allegedly coming in February 2015

19 December, 2014 | comments (97)

Google freshly launched Android 5.0.1 update to fix minor bugs in its Nexus devices and now there are rumors floating around of the upcoming 5.1 release. According to information that's yet to be backed by solid evidence, the company is preparing...


Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

Google and Verizon sign a global patent license agreement

16 December, 2014 | comments (0)

Google and Verizon Wireless entered into a patent cross-license agreement. The long-term deal between the search giant and the Big Red covers a broad range of products and technologies. Unsurprisingly, avoiding future patent litigation is...

Tags: Google, Verizon


Google uploads Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5

Google uploads Android 5.0.1 factory image for the Nexus 5

16 December, 2014 | comments (33)

Google's rollout for software updates has always been haphazard and unpredictable and the latest 5.0.1 update is no different. Some Nexus devices have received it already while others are still waiting. Last year's flagship - the Nexus 5 - is in the...

Tags: Google, Android


Project ARA new prototype and marketplace in the works

Project ARA new prototype and marketplace in the works

15 December, 2014 | comments (32)

The Google ATAP division, in charge of project ARA, has recently released some exciting news regarding the current state as well as future plans for the revolutionary modular handset. A prototype of the latest circuit board can be found on the...

Tags: Google, Android


HTC Nexus 9 now available at T-Mobile with LTE support

HTC Nexus 9 now available at T-Mobile with LTE support

12 December, 2014 | comments (4)

The HTC-made Google Nexus 9 tablet is now available in its LTE-capable form at T-Mobile. Hence, the 4G infused model of the Nexus 9 makes its debut, this being the first US carrier to offer it. The magenta carrier will give you one for $0...


Nexus 5 production stops, but you can still buy it

Nexus 5 production stops, but you can still buy it

12 December, 2014 | comments (25)

With the Nexus 6 already here to carry on the family legacy it is only natural that the days are numbered for the Nexus 5. But the LG Nexus 5 still has a lot of appeal as the last-available budget-oriented Nexus device, a long-standing tendency...

Tags: Nexus, Android, Google, LG


Nexus 6 is available from the Play Store in the UK again

Nexus 6 is available from the Play Store in the UK again

11 December, 2014 | comments (14)

The Motorola Nexus 6 is once again out in the Google Play Store for the UK. You can order one, but there are caveats. First of all, only the blue 32GB model is actually available, while white units and ones with double that storage capacity are...


T-Mobile's HTC Nexus 9 gets delayed indefinitely

T-Mobile's HTC Nexus 9 gets delayed indefinitely

04 December, 2014 | comments (6)

The HTC Nexus 9 was supposed to arrive at T-Mobile sometime in early December, last we heard anything about this subject. Well, it's early December now, and the tablet is nowhere to be found at the magenta carrier. There's a reason for that, as...


AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

AT&T is returning its Nexus 6 units to Motorola due to a bug

21 November, 2014 | comments (32)

AT&T's Nexus 6 units are apparently affected by a software bug. This is so bad that the carrier is now telling its stores to return their initial shipments of the smartphone to Motorola in order for it to fix said software glitch. The info...


Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

Sprint lowers Nexus 6 price, refunds those who paid more

20 November, 2014 | comments (2)

Sprint started selling the Motorola Nexus 6 last week, but for some reason its price was higher than that asked by AT&T for the exact same device. While AT&T has been charging $249.99 for the handset when bought with a new two-year contract, for...


Android One phones will run Lollipop by end of January

Android One phones will run Lollipop by end of January

19 November, 2014 | comments (1569)

This year Google launched the Android One initiative, which has so far been comprised of three smartphones: the Micromax Canvas A1, the Karbonn Sparkle V, and the Spice Dream Uno. These all have the exact same innards, which were specified by...


Motorola Nexus 6 hits Germany with a base price of 599

Motorola Nexus 6 hits Germany with a base price of 599

19 November, 2014 | comments (14)

The Motorola Nexus 6 retail expansion continues in Europe and the latest country where the phone starts selling is Germany. There, pre-orders of the device are now available at Media Markt and Amazon Germany. The 32GB version of the phone...


Nexus 6 pre-orders start in the UK, shipping by December 1

Nexus 6 pre-orders start in the UK, shipping by December 1

18 November, 2014 | comments (18)

The Motorola Nexus 6 has gone up for pre-order in the UK today, weeks after the same happened in the US. The 6-inch phablet is thus firmly on its way to Europe. You can pre-order the handset from a few different places, and the earliest "ship by"...