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The December 2017 Android distribution numbers are in, and version 8.0 Oreo still can't rival the prevalence of Marshmallow, Lollipop, KitKat or Jelly Bean.
We may finally see Nougat break into double-digit Android distribution territory...next month. For now, 7.0 and 7.1's combined share is 7.1 percent.
This month in Android distribution news: Nougat continues its slow rise to Jelly Bean-beating numbers, while Lollipop is still number one.
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 is spreading to new phones and tablets, but according to the latest distribution report, it's still the fourth most popular Android flavor.
Marshmallow more than doubled its Android distribution share in the past month, but aside from Froyo, everyOS flavor in use still beats 6.0.
HTC continues to be its future on the mid-to-high tier of the smartphone market, and its latest quarter results show us that the strategy is working. The recent launch of the Desire 816 and Desire 610 show us a couple of products that, while mid-tier, are superior in quality when compared to the devices they compete with. Recently we learned that the company is adopting MediaTek processors for the future of that mid-tier offering, and it seems that future starts today.
HTC has just launched the Desire 616 in Russia and parts of Asia, and the most interesting feature this device [...]
Android 4.4 KitKat looks like Jelly Bean: What are the advantages of KitKat vs. Jelly Bean?
The Nexus 4 was a sweet phone for the price, and its successor has eliminated most of its pain points. See the two go head-to-head in Nexus 5 vs Nexus 4!
What happens when the latest versions of the two most popular mobile platforms square off? Watch this iOS 7 vs Jelly Bean video to find out!
The original Nexus 7 got slower with use. The problem was identified, Google pushed an update that enables Android TRIM support, & fixed the issue.
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.
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'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.
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Sprint’s official dates and price tag for the HTC 8XT, which promises to bring a good Windows Phone offering to the carrier. The Galaxy Note III is next as rumors have Samsung working on as many as 8 variants of the phone to satisfy carriers. Google is next as the company has fixed the security exploit found on Android, but still, the patch was only sent to partners and not end-users. New images of the iPhone 5S and budget iPhone surface and show us all the color options that will be available. We end today’s show talking [...]
My journey from Sense 5 to stock Android on the Google-edition HTC One reveals the bane -and the beauty- of Android skins.
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.
As much as BlackBerry can boast to you that their new operating system can run Android apps, that’s not necessarily a good thing. One of our biggest disappointments after our review of the BlackBerry Z10 is that these apps are all locked to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and that means that you’re stuck running anything that was optimized for an operating system that was launched three years ago. Luckily the company has just announced that this is about to get a major change with BlackBerry 10.2.
Within the changes that are planned for their new upgrade, Android 4.2.2 [...]
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?
A lot of people have forgotten about the origins of Android. It wasn’t the prettiest OS, nor was it the most complete. I remember that one of my biggest reasons to avoid it was that the first version of the OS was launched without support for a virtual keyboard. Another was the fact that the UI just looked cheesy even when compared to the Windows Mobile that we had back then. We all knew of the plans that Google had for this OS, but its first couple of iterations were anything but promising.
OEMs like HTC changed that. I still remember how special the HTC Hero was, [...]
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!
Apple is holding its developer conference (WWDC) in approximately two weeks. WWDC is roughly analogous to the Google I/O that concluded a few weeks ago. According to the WWDC website, we will be able to get an in-depth look at what to expect next in both iOS as well as OS X and developers will be shown how to take their apps “to the next level”. It’s really an impressive shindig with over 100 sessions, hands-on labs, events, and even the opportunity to connect with Apple engineers and fellow developers — and Google may be laying in wait to steal Apple’s [...]
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?