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Microsoft's experimental projects division, Garage, had been developing the Arrow Launcher for Android since a few months and now the app is finally available for download from the Google Play Store.
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.
According to a new report, Dell's Ophelia mini-computer could be on the market as soon as July. There's no word on price or specifications, but Dell is keen to market the product towards businesses.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has seen a boost in OS adoption after Google changed the algorithm by which they judge marketshare numbers. The increased share is a good sign, but Gingerbread 2.3 still rules.
Having unveiled its first new handset since its split from Nokia, an Android 4.0 device, Vertu has confirmed that it considered using Windows Phone 8, but rejected it due to issues of 'complexity'.
About 7 months after its official release, Jelly Bean accounts for just 13.6% of Android devices. With only a few months until the next version of the OS comes, out it's clear Google has a problem.
India's president, Pranab Mukherjee, has unveiled the country's Aakash-2 tablet. A successor to the original Aakash, the new model brings Android 4.0 to the table and is aimed at students especially.
After updating the Xperia S and Xperia Ion with ICS earlier, Sony decided this would be a good time to bring all that ice creamy goodness to other devices. It's the Xperia U, Go and Sola's turn now.
With Windows Phone 8, the new iPhone and loads of Android handsets incoming, you might want to hold off before buying your next smartphone. We take a look at some of the cool new devices on the way.
Google has revealed that Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is slowing eating away at the still massive Android 2.3 user base, even as Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) has now launched.
HTC has explained its reasoning for why the Desire HD smartphone won't be receiving Ice Cream Sandwich in the future. We suggest how you can extend the life of your Desire HD beyond HTC's plans.
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.
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.
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.
New videos on Motorola's Japanese site have shown off the company's skin for its Android-powered phones. The skin sticks fairly closely to the stock experience, however, with some notable changes.
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 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.
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.
Neowin takes a look at Phoenix Launcher for Android, seeing just how authentic the Ice Cream Sandwich design is on non-ICS devices.
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 promised it would provide an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for its Galaxy S II handset - and one branch of the company has confirmed that the first updates will begin on 15 March.
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.
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.
Images from Motorola's first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone have allegedly been leaked out to the Internet, which reportedly have Intel processors running things inside.
Samsung has announced plans to release the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. The newest member of the Galaxy Tab tablet family will be the first to have Android 4.0 installed and will be released in March in the UK.
Smartphone maker HTC has offered up news on when a number of its Android phones will be receiving a software upgrade to the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system.
Google has finally released a beta version of its Chrome web browser for the Android mobile operating system. The beta version is currently available just for Android 4.0 users.
The Motorola Xoom may not have been a huge success in the marketplace, but owners of the Android tablet can expect to receive the latest version of the OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, right now.
Samsung's Galaxy range of Android smartphones and tablets has been an incredible global success, none more so than the S II. Did Samsung reveal its 2GHz quad-core successor in a corporate video?
We were able to get some hands-on time with the Asus Transformer Prime and were able to play with the most recent version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. We also played a networked FPS game.
Toshiba's Excite X10 - its new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet - is both thinner and lighter than the iPad 2. Could this finally be the device to dethrone the iPad as king of the tablets?
The recently launched Transformer Prime tablet from Asus will be one of the first Android tablet devices to be upgrades to the 4.0 version (Ice Cream Sandwich) starting on January 12.
The developers from the CyanogenMod project have shared a pre-release version of their launcher for Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung is now backtracking a bit, saying now that it is looking into giving Galaxy S smartphone and original Galaxy Tab tablet owners an update plan for Android 4.0.
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy S smartphone and the original seven inch Galaxy Tab tablet will not be updated to Android 4.0. due to a lack of available RAM and ROM on the devices.
The Galaxy Nexus is the first device to run Android 4.0 ICS. Its large display is a dream to look at and the new version of Google's mobile OS gives users something new and interesting to work with.
Google has decided to pause the previously announced Android 4.0 software updates for the Nexus S smartphones due to complaints from users of the phone that have already installed the update.