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Eleven months after it was first announced, 5.x Lollipop builds are now on 21% of active Android devices - but with 6.0 Marshmallow now weeks away, it's Android 4.4 KitKat that continues to dominate.
Google's latest figures show that Android 5.x builds have now been installed on 18.1% of active devices - but while all other versions dropped in usage, Android 4.4 KitKat actually saw an increase.
Nearly eight months after Google announced Android 5.0 Lollipop, the percentage of devices running the newest versions is finally in double-digits - but 4.4 KitKat still dominates the platform.
Almost seven months after Google announced the latest version of its Android OS, over 90% of devices are still running versions up to five years old - but the Lollipop rollout is gaining momentum.
Six months after Google announced Android 5.0, just 5.4% of Android devices now have Lollipop - which means it's still on fewer devices than Android 2.3 Gingerbread or 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Instagram has finally brought video recording and sharing to Android 4.0 with their update last night to 4.1.2 on Google Play. Another new feature is the presence of ads in users' feeds.
Keeping in mind the Japanese love for vending machines, Google Japan has just announced that it is launching dedicated Google Play machines to sell various types of games to Android users conveniently.
Google have updated the Play Store, including a new UI and design language which is used in Google's Search apps, as well as Google Now. The new Store design is said to help users find new content.
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The Samsung division in Poland have posted on their Facebook page that the Galaxy S III smartphone has now sold 30 million units worldwide since its launch in Europe in late May.
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An executive at Samsung claims that sales of its recently launched Galaxy S III smartphone have now exceeded 10 million units less than two months after it launched.
Samsung estimated today that it created a profit of $5.9 billion for the second quarter of 2012, helped in large part by the sales success of the Galaxy S III smartphone.
New data from Google shows that Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has now been installed on 10.9 percent of all Android devices, even as the company has just announced Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Verizon has announced that both the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx smartphones will start their Android 4.0 upgrade program beginning today. Other devices will soon get Android 4.0 upgrades.
After the Xperia S released running Android 2.3, Sony promised the device would be updated to 4.0 in the future. They've kept their word, releasing the phone's update.
The US launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone will feature limited availability of the product, with T-Mobile only offering it in its top 29 markets and Sprint saying it is behind on shipments.
Since its launch in December inside the Galaxy Nexus, Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is still only in 7.1 percent of all Android devices compared to 70 percent for Android 2.3.
The Galaxy S III smartphone from Samsung launches today in 28 countries in Europe and the Middle East, with Samsung saying it will be sold in a total of 145 countries in July.
Despite promising to upgrade the Xperia PLAY to Ice Cream Sandwich, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation gaming phone now won't get the update, due to performance and reliability issues.
Viewsonic is teasing about some upcoming announcement it will make at Computex in early June, including a Windows 8 multi-touch display and a 22 inch "tablet" running Android 4.0.
Samsung has now officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S III, the next entry in its best selling Android smartphone series. The device debuts in May in Europe and launches in the US this summer.
A week before Samsung launches its Galaxy S III, key specs appear in a benchmarking app, pointing to a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, 12MP camera and impressive performance for the new Android handset.
Google is now selling an unlocked Galaxy Nexus smartphone on its web site for $399. The smartphone will work on GSM / HSPA+ 21 wireless networks such as AT&T and T-Mobile.
Samsung has released two video teasers that are almost certainly linked to the reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S III. The smartphone is expected to get its official reveal May 3rd.
Google has launched a new beta version of its Chrome web browser for Android 4.0 users via Google Play, adding a number of new features alone with 31 new languages.
Sprint has announced that it will start selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus on April 22nd. Sprint is also offering people who buy the phone $50 in credit on the Google Wallet service.
Research finds that BlackBerry 7 is the most secure mobile OS, but researchers criticise Android's fragmentation as a security flaw, as well as its reliance on users understanding app permissions.
Toshiba has announced plans to release the Excite 13 tablet, a 13-inch product that will run Android 4.0. The tablet, which the company claims is made for home use, is due out June 10th for $649.
A new report via unnamed sources claims that Google's plans to release a tablet under their own branding have been pushed back from May to July to make some changes and lower its price.
Many in the industry believe that HTC, which was once most beloved among Android fans, has fallen from grace. That the company has lost its way, its edge. Well, those people are wrong.
Sony has revealed its plans to offer Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) updates for a variety of its Xperia branded smartphones, with the first phones getting the upgrade in April.
The huge Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone won't be getting its promised Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update until sometime in the second quarter of 2012, but it will also get some software additions
HTC has offered more information about their plans to update a number of their Android based smartphones to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the very near future.
Samsung has announced that it has begun updating a number of its Galaxy S II smartphones to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in a number of countries. The UK will get the update March 19th.
Samsung has now denied that the global version of its Galaxy S II smartphone will receive the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update on Saturday, March 10 via Kies 2.0, unlike previous reports.
Archos announces its new Child Pad tablet, a child-friendly slate running Android 4.0, and featuring its own app store and custom user interface, along with an incredibly low price tag.
Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet, a larger version of its already big Galaxy Note smartphone that will run on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Google executive Andy Rubin has announced at the Mobile World Congress that 850,000 Android devices are now being activated per day, up from 700,000 in December.
As the latest report claims that Samsung's Galaxy S III will have a ceramic back and 4.8" display, we take a look at what we can expect from the mighty new Android, and when it's expected to arrive.
New rumors have been posted on the Internet that claim Google is trying to develop its own branded tablet device that would run Android 4.0 and be released later in 2012.
HTC has confirmed that several of its Android 2.3 based smartphones will be getting upgrades to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) in the coming weeks, including the Droid Incredible 2.
Motorola has provided some more details about which of its Android smartphones and tablets will get an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) along with a list of release dates.