A new start-up has just unveiled its first product, and it’s a premium, round smartwatch called the Olio Model One.
While Google shows every month just how the variants of Android are dispersed among those using the platform in the real world thanks to distribution numbers, it seems that many users out there will have to miss out on potential fixes based on the version of Android they’re running on their daily driver.
When OUYA was on Kickstarter, it was easily one of the most popular items to be brought to life through crowd funding, with plenty of people excited about the possibility of a cheap Android-based console in their home. For developers, it was another outlet to reach users, especially those who preferred to play games on their TV but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Unfortunately, it’s been a rocky life ever since its public release.
One argument that keeps coming up when comparing Android and iOS is the update cycle and the many delays in getting new software versions from the various manufacturers. Even Google is responsible for perpetuating this debate, with its monthly platform version distribution numbers. However, at yesterday’s I/O, Sundar Pichai flipped this argument around for the first time, choosing to focus on Play Services instead of software versions.
For those who thought the Desire 610 would disappear quietly into the night, that doesn’t look like it will be the case. The device is back in the news mix, as a leaked image of the device suggests it could launch for a major wireless carrier in the United States.
It’s that time of the month again, Google has updated Android’s platform distribution numbers earlier today.
The latest numbers reveal that the adoption rate of Android 4.4.x KitKat, which was released more than two months back is still below 2% at 1.8%, compared to 1.4% last month.
The word “Android” means different things depending on who you ask. For some, it’s the open source software project that Google maintains. For others, it’s the operating system plus Google’s various services preinstalled. And for a select few, it’s the software on a Nexus device. Let’s just focus on the first two definitions. Amazon’s Kindle, despite being powered by Android, doesn’t come with a Gmail app, doesn’t come with a Google Maps app, and it doesn’t have access to Google’s Play Store. Those kind of devices, powered by Android, but stripped of Google, made up 32% of all Android devices shipped in Q4 2013 according to ABI Research.
Google has updated Android’s platform distribution numbers earlier today.
The latest numbers reveal that the adoption rate of Android 4.4.x KitKat, which was released more than two months back is at 1.4%, compared to 1.1% last month.
Remember that teaser from ASUS that hinted at mobile phones with multiple screen sizes? Well, the company has finally unveiled those handsets under the “ZenFone” series and they will be available in a variety of metallic colors.
People are slowly starting to realize that they don’t need Windows. They don’t need to deal with daily antivirus scans, weekly software updates, and yearly operating system re-installs. That’s why tablets are so popular, because they’re damn near bulletproof. But say you want something that’s a little bit bigger. HP has something for you, and they’re calling it the Slate Pro. It’s a $400 21.5 inch 1080p all-in-one computer. Think iMac, but instead of Mac OS X, you get Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Under the hood there’s a Tegra 4, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and you’ll even get a keyboard and mouse in the box.