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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.
A new attack pattern has been discovered online, where older Android devices are being infected with ransomware just by visiting certain sites. The attack uses exploits leaked from the Hacking Team.
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.
Over four months after its launch on iOS, Apple Music is now available on Android as a beta - but while users will be able to sign up for a free three-month trial, the app isn't yet feature-complete.
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.
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.
Samsung, being one of the most prolific manufacturers to increase the screen size of their mobile handsets, have just had their latest and biggest device revealed - the 7” Galaxy W.
Few users of the HTC One smartphone have complained about a purple hue in certain photos, it was expected that the issue would be fixed with the Android 4.3 update but it doesn't seem to be the case.
After nearly a month of waiting for Samsung to resolve numerous issues with Android 4.3 for the Galaxy S3, the company has finally resumed the rollout of the update to handsets worldwide.
Samsung's Galaxy S4 flagship is finally getting the Android 4.3 update with a new patch that fixes stability issues. The update had been pulled from servers due to widespread issues.
Well it took long enough to get here; but now S4 users are complaining of massive battery drain and Wi-Fi failing to connect to known (good) networks after upgrading to Android 4.3.
The Galaxy S3 finally started receiving the Android 4.3 update two weeks ago in the UK. Since then, users have reported numerous issues affecting stability, prompting Samsung to suspend updates.
Vodafone U.K. is the first carrier to begin shipping the HTC One Max on 4G plans, officially announced yesterday. They are also allowing people to buy it off contract starting this week.
Samsung has released its first smartphone "Phablet" with a curved display. The device sports a 5.7-inch OLED display which includes "rounded interaction" showing different information when tilted
The Nexus 4 didn't have an easy start, with low stocks and staggered availability in the first two months, then upgrade issues to Android 4.3. But there's good news, it's now a lot cheaper to buy.
The new Nexus 7, which was released just a month ago has started to receive its first post launch firmware update to fix touchscreen issues that some users have been experiencing.
Signal loss, continuous reboot loops, application bugs and battery life issues are just a few of the problems reported hours after the latest Android firmware 4.3, was released earlier this week.
We already know the design and specs of Google's brand new Nexus 7 and now iFixit gave us a proper look inside. If you're a fan of electronics than these images are definitely for you.
Best Buy has published its pre-order pages confirming previous spec leaks and outing all the info on Google's brand new Nexus 7 tablet, ahead of the actual launch event later on today.
Invites for a Google event led by the head of Android and Chrome, Sundar Pichai, are being issued. The heavily leaked Android 4.3 update will likely be officially announced alongside Chrome updates.
Android 4.3 didn't appear at Google I/O as expected, but it has been spotted on a Nexus 4 at the Thailand Mobile Expo 2013 - in images and on video - ahead of a possible launch next month.
Google made quite a few announcements today during its Google I/O keynote, but rumors that the company would reveal details about Android 4.3 during the event didn't materialize.
Evidence is mounting that the next release of the Android OS won't be 5.0 'Key Lime Pie' as had been widely expected, but rather version 4.3 - an incremental 'Jelly Bean' update.