Google Assistant now works with Lollipop phones, tablets

Older Android phones and, now, Android tablets now have access to a more glorified Google type and voice search interface.

Android distribution for November shows sluggish progress for Nougat, Oreo

Growth is on par with Nougat at this infant stage, but for Nougat, it is maturing slower than how Marshmallow did with users.

Nougat gains another 2 percent in September’s Android distribution numbers, finally beating KitKat

With Oreo not in yet, Nougat continues to trail Marshmallow and Lollipop’s Android distribution scores, at least making the podium for the first time.

Nougat near a year in, Android distribution report gives it 2 percent progress

The numbers for August 2017 are up and, as always, we’re dealing with underperformance from Android 7.0 and 7.1 versus Marshmallow.

OnePlus 5 scores another round of ‘optimizations’, OnePlus 2 also gets a minor software update

There’s no rest for software engineers in charge of OnePlus 5 stability, with yet another update out OTA. The OnePlus 2 is also getting some love.

BLU Life One X (2016) updated to Android… Marshmallow

A phone from December 2015 is getting updated with software that was released in October of that year. Perhaps you do get what you pay for.

Nougat nears 10 percent adoption, Marshmallow finally beats Lollipop in June Android distribution figures

The latest Android distribution numbers are in, and of course, Nougat still trails behind new pack leader Marshmallow and silver medalist Lollipop.

Oppo R9 Plus, R9 and F1s score Android Marshmallow, yes, Marshmallow update in Australia

2016 called, and it wants its software updates back from OPPO, which only now rolls out Android 6.0 Marshmallow for the R9, R9 Plus and F1s.

Latest Google Play Services APK should force Google Assistant onto your phone

If you’re hearing about other people in your area getting Google Assistant and you still don’t have it, you can rush it onto your phone.

Froyo dies in January 2017 Android Distribution figures

Android Nougat doesn’t even notch one full percentage point, but at least Android 2.2 has finally lost its 0.1 percent of share.

Two-year-old Droid Turbo gets Android 6.0.1 update

That update comes 17 months after the phone made it to Android Lollipop and by that point, even that update way just way too late.

Android distribution ends 2016 mostly with Lollipop

Android 5.0 remains the most used version of Google’s mobile platform as measured by the company. Android Nougat may soon make big steps.

SD Association issues new ratings for running apps off of SD cards

If you’re taking advantage of the Adoptable Storage feature on Android, you might want to pay attention to what your microSD card is rated for.

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 gets Grace UX update

Unfortunately for the rest of us who have Galaxy Note 5 phones to update, this seems to be a Korea-only thing for now. And there’s no Nougat, either.

“Bring back Night Mode” campaign successful, Nexus 6P, 5X expecting future release

The Nexus 5X and 6P have had a Night Mode dangled in and out of their feature sets for the past long while. It might be back again soon.

Android Nougat distribution logged for November 2016

Two full months into its existence and Android 7.0/7.1 has popped onto the distribution numbers while Marshmallow tries to keep pace with its predecessor.

Boost, Virgin Mobile get LG Tribute HD

A little tribute, a refreshed tribute, from LG to a couple of prepaid carriers in the States as we find the Tribute HD at Boost and Virgin.

Remix OS Player is an Android virtual machine for Windows

And the virtual machine can do windowed Android apps, mind you. Best part of this is that the program is free to download and use.

Android distribution: Marshmallow yet to break 20 percent share

Marshmallow continues to grow, but at a slower pace when compared to Android Lollipop’s launch window. When will Nougat make its way to 0.1%?

Thin, screen-ful Lenovo Yoga Book runs on Android or Windows 10

This convertible tablet does not have a physical keyboard — it deals with a digital one — and can take a stylus on its screen or on paper with real ink.

AT&T Galaxy S5 gets Marshmallow with S5 Active at nearly 11 months from Nexus image dump

The two devices from 2014 have just gotten Android 6.0.1. It took AT&T a long time to figure this update out for the 2014 model year devices.

Motorola Android Marshmallow update rates are fastest by far

Technically, part of that comes from it producing the Nexus 6 in 2014, but it seems to be top of the tops of Marshmallow updates this year.

HTC Desire 626s on T-Mobile, MetroPCS get Marshmallow

T-Mobile and MetroPCS have finally passed on the major Android Marshmallow for the HTC Desire 626s, more than a month after Sprint did.

Android Marshmallow share up 3.1 percent in July distribution

Android Marshmallow has gained presence on more devices than ever at a fastest rate recorded as of yet. So, what’s up for next month?

Samsung Galaxy On7 gets Android Marshmallow

The Samsung Galaxy On7 is getting on with Android Marshmallow starting from today in its available regions, making the jump to version 6.0.1.