Google is deprecating support for Play Services on Android Jelly Bean. After SDK version 21.30.99's release in August, developers will have to utilize workarounds to add new components to their apps.
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Ten months after its release, Android 7.0 Nougat has reached 10.6% of devices. Marshmallow had reached 15.2% within ten months of its rollout starting, and it's more than doubled since then, to 31.8%.
The newest versions of Android are now installed on just 1.2% of the platform's active devices, while 6.0 Marshmallow continues to grow, pushing past the 30% usage milestone for the first time.
Android 7.0 Nougat is now on just 0.4% of devices, up by a pitiful 0.1% compared with last month - but a year after its release, 6.0 Marshmallow has finally overtaken the three-year-old 4.4 KitKat.
Marshmallow has been available to manufacturers for almost a year now, but hasn't yet reached 20% of devices, while Android 4.4 KitKat - which was released nearly three years ago - is on 27.7%.
Android 7.0 Nougat will be released soon - but ten months after the rollout of version 6.0 Marshmallow began, it's now installed on just 15% of Android devices, and its growth rate has slowed.
Marshmallow is now installed on 13.3% of active Android devices, following its largest monthly increase so far - but Android 7.0 Nougat is fast approaching, and is due to arrive this summer.
Eight months after its rollout began, Google's latest figures show that Android 6.0 Marshmallow has finally passed the 10% milestone, but the release of Android 7.0 is fast approaching.
Sixteen months after its rollout began, Android 5.x Lollipop has finally overtaken KitKat as the most-used version of the OS - but after five months of availability, 6.0 Marshmallow is at just 2.3%.
Android 6.0 was released in early October - but the latest version of the OS is now installed on just 1.2% of active devices, indicating an even slower rollout rate than Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Android 6.0 began rolling out on October 5, but still hasn't reached 1% of active devices. 5.x Lollipop grew by 3.1% compared with last month, but the two-year old 4.4 KitKat still leads with 36.1%.
Version 5.x Lollipop now accounts for 29.5% of active Android devices - but two months after 6.0 Marshmallow began its rollout, just 0.5% of devices are running the latest version of the OS.
A year after its rollout began, Lollipop has finally reached a quarter of active Android devices - but the vast majority of devices are still running much older versions of the OS.
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.
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.
Samsung, a company known for putting out a large number of weird devices in hopes that some of them do well, is now launching a dual-touchscreen, flip-phone, running Android 4.1 on a quad-core CPU.
Samsung has officially announced plans to launch the Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, with support for its S Pen stylus. The Android 4.1 tablet will launch in the second quarter of 2013.
Asus has announced plans to launch the Transformer AiO, an 18.4 inch PC with a monitor that can detach from a base and the ability to switch between Windows 8 and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Samsung has said that the 5.5 inch Android 4.1 based Galaxy Note II smartphone has now sold three million units worldwide since it launched just over a month ago.
Jelly bean has now been out for almost 4 months, and whilst it has provided the best Android experience yet, bug fixes must be made and features must be incorporated, which is why it has been revised.
A new report claims that the Samsung Galaxy S III has begun receiving the Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) software update in parts of Europe and other devices will receive the OS update "soon".
Verizon Wireless customers can now get a new software update for their version of the Galaxy Nexus that updates the first Android 4.0 smartphone to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Google has announced it will end its offer to give customers a $25 Google Play credit with the purchase of a new Nexus 7 Android 4.1 tablet on Sunday, September 30th.
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.
Today, the front page of Google.com takes a rare journey into the commercial space as it has been turned into a really big front page ad for the company's Android 4.1-powered Nexus 7 tablet.
A new report claims to have the first hardware details for the next version of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Samsung, including a faster processor and a better display.
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.
After a successful CES in January, Wikipad have detailed the specifications surrounding their identically named gaming tablet adding that it will come bundled with console inspired controller add-on.
Google has put the 16 GB version of its Nexus 7 tablet on sale again on the Google Play site, after taking it down earlier this month due to higher than expected sales.
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.
Asus has confirmed that it will offer Android 4.1 updates to three of its Transformer Pad tablets in the future; the Transformer Prime, the Transformer Pad and the Transformer Pad Infinity.
HTC has confirmed that three of its Android smartphones, the HTC One X, the HTC One XL and the HTC One S, will all receive an update to Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
According to Australian network, Telstra, Jelly Bean updates are scheduled to hit the HTC One XL and the HTC One S models sometime in the near future. No dates have been confirmed as of yet.
Android 4.1 has been officially available for about a week for the Galaxy Nexus with other updates being built from source, so we thought it was about time "Jelly Bean" got the review treatment.
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus is now available for sale again on Google Play, a number of days after it was removed due to a Android-based patent dispute with rival Apple.
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).
GameStop will be the first brick-and-mortar retailer to sell the just announced Google Nexus 7 tablet, with pre-orders now being accepted ahead of the Android 4.1 tablet's release later in July.
Adobe has confirmed that the newly announced Android 4.1 OS from Google won't have any support for its Flash Player and Flash will be removed from the Google Play store after August 15th.