Finally, Nougat sees major surge in March Android distribution numbers
2.8 percent is still a small piece of the pie for 7.0 and 7.1 Nougat, but at least it’s much bigger than 1.2 percent in previous Android distribution data.
Marshmallow climbs in latest Android distribution numbers, Lollipop exceeds Jelly Bean
Marshmallow more than doubled its Android distribution share in the past month, but aside from Froyo, everyOS flavor in use still beats 6.0.
KitKat versus Jelly Bean
KitKat looks like Jelly Bean, but under the hood it’s a whole lot better
Android 4.4 KitKat looks like Jelly Bean: What are the advantages of KitKat vs. Jelly Bean?
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What is TRIM support in Android 4.3 and why should you care?
The original Nexus 7 got slower with use. The problem was identified, Google pushed an update that enables Android TRIM support, & fixed the issue.
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Here’s why you don’t want to root your Android 4.3, not yet anyway
Android 4.3 includes a lot of security enhancements, some of which make root a bit tricky. Here is why you don’t want to root your Android 4.3 — yet.
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What Android 4.3 tells us about Key Lime Pie
Android 4.3 was recently announced and is rolling out to phones and tablets now. What’s new, and what does it tell us about Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie?
Samsung spitballing: what might TouchWiz 6 look like?
Samsung’s Android UI, or “skin,” has never won many popularity contests. Read our speculation on what the company might bring to the table in TouchWiz 6.
From Android skins to Android stock: a sweet & sour experience with the Google-edition HTC One
My journey from Sense 5 to stock Android on the Google-edition HTC One reveals the bane -and the beauty- of Android skins.
My dream smartphone is a palm-sized ATIV Q
An Android Windows Phone hybrid has long been my favorite unicorn idea in mobile. Samsung’s multi-platform ATIV Q has, in a way, resurrected that concept.
BlackBerry 10.2 to support Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean apps
As much as BlackBerry can boast to you that their new operating…
Lag isn’t always a death sentence
We’ve criticized lag and stutter in mobile software for years. But is the presence of the occasional jitter or jump really a make-it-or-break-it issue?
Would you pay for an official port of Stock Android to your current phone?
A lot of people have forgotten about the origins of Android. It…
Sony Xperia Tablet Z & Nokia Lumia 928 – Pocketnow U-Review Episode 002
The prettiest tablet we’ve handled and the newest Nokia Windows Phone: join us for Pocketnow U-Review 002, featuring Sony Xperia Tablet Z & Nokia Lumia 928!
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Will Google try to steal Apple’s WWDC 2013 thunder with Android 4.3?
Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC…
Android 4.3 Rumors
Should you be excited about the June 10 Android 4.3 rumors?
There are always rumors about what’s coming in the next iteration, but let’s get specific: should you be excited about the Android 4.3 rumors?
Pocketnow Weekly 044: Galaxy S 4 Google Edition, I/O 2013, & Nokia Lumia 925
Google I/O, a Nexus-style Galaxy S 4, & Nokia’s Lumia 925. The big news of the week, covered in a 55-minute tech podcast. Join us for the Pocketnow Weekly!
Google’s Lack Of Update For Android At I/O Was Actually Smart, Here’s Why
It’s not common to see Larry Page on stage for a Google…
Android 4.3 Details, HTC One Sales, LG Nexus Again & More – Pocketnow Daily
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Windows Phone 8 GDR2…
Galaxy S 4 vs Lumia 920 (Video)
The Samsung Galaxy S 4 and the Nokia Lumia 920 go head-to-head in this Android-vs-Windows Phone smackdown. Watch our video to see who comes out on top!
Google Now For iOS Is A Huge Slap In The Face To Android Users
I need a beer, and I’m sure many of you need a…
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review
The Galaxy S 4 is the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year. But does its conservative design disappoint? Read our full review to find out.
The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 037
From new topics like the HTC One and rumored Amazon smartphone, to nostalgia trips into webOS-memory land, this week’s Pocketnow Weekly podcast has it all. Give it a listen for all the mobile-tech talk your ears can handle.
Is Android Key Lime Pie Really Necessary?
With Jelly Bean adoption rate relatively low, and ‘fragmentation’ already a bone of contention to Android skeptics, is Android 5.0 really necessary?
Empty Nest: What I Miss (and Don’t) About the HTC One
I got to experience the HTC One for 48 glorious hours before sending it away. Read on for the things I miss the most, and the things I’m happiest to be rid of.
UltraPixel vs Megapixel: HTC One & HTC Droid DNA Camera Shoot-Out
The HTC One smartphone is a huge improvement over its predecessor, the Droid DNA. But does the One’s 4MP UltraPixel camera really offer an advantage over the DNA’s 8MP shooter? Check out our comparison to find out.