Microsoft today announced that it's releasing a version of Skype that's optimized for devices running between Android 4.0.3 and 5.1. The update will be automatically available through the Play Store.
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Chuwi has announced a new dual-boot tablet, the Hi8 Air, which is capable of running both Windows and Android. The upcoming device is an economical option primarily aimed at students.
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.
Priced from $600, Akyumen's 7-inch tablet dual-boots Windows 10 and Android Lollipop, and its killer feature is a built-in projector that can project 720p images up to a size of 100 inches diagonal.
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.
Samsung has unveiled three new devices: the 7-inch Galaxy J Max phablet; the low-cost Galaxy J1 Ace Neo; and the Galaxy J2 (2016), featuring an unusual rear LED notification system, called Smart Glow.
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.
Chinese smartphone maker UMi has just launched a sub-$100 handset that puts most mid-range smartphones to shame, featuring a 5.5" AMOLED screen and 3GB of RAM for just 89 bucks.
German smartphone maker Shift will ship a modular handset running Windows 10 Mobile or Android 5.1 depending upon the user's preference in Q3 2016. The device will be available for pre-order at €399.
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.
AT&T has announced that it will be offering the BlackBerry PRIV starting on November 6th. Featuring a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, the Android device will be available for $249 on a two-year contract.
Oukitel has a lot to prove now that it is penetrating an already saturated worldwide market for Android devices, and their main selling point is focused on toughness as well as low pricing.
A new update is being pushed to first generation Moto X users, allowing them to upgrade to Android Lollipop 5.1. The update brings a range of new features, and improvements over Kit Kat.
Samsung's Galaxy S4 is now almost two and a half years old, but the Google Play edition of the device is getting an update - albeit to Android 5.1 Lollipop, rather than the newer 5.1.1 release.
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.
Android 5.1 will begin rolling out to the HTC One M9 on Verizon later today, and in addition to new roaming support for LTE Bands 3 and 7, it also brings a fix for the Stagefright vulnerability.
True to its word, Chinese manufacturer Oukitel has confirmed the availability of their dual screen U6 smartphone. It has a 5-inch screen on the front and a 4.7-inch e-ink screen on the back.
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.
HTC has revealed that, from August 4, the Android 5.1 Lollipop update will continue its rollout to the One M9 flagship with availability in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
A couple of weeks after Android 5.1 began making its way to the One M9 on AT&T, the update is now heading to HTC's flagship on T-Mobile, bringing Google Wallet support and anti-theft protections.
Sony has announced the beginning of its Android 5.1 rollout, starting with the Xperia Z3 and Z2 Series. The new Lollipop update will continue to make its way to more devices "over the coming weeks".
New "concept Android software with a fresh take on the Sony user experience" is in development, and you can sign up now for a preview - as long as you meet some very specific criteria.
HTC has revealed that Android 5.1 Lollipop will begin rolling out over-the-air tomorrow for the One M9 on AT&T, promising that this latest update also includes improvements to the camera.
A fortnight after Android 5.1 rolled out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on Sprint, the carrier is rolling out a further update for these devices, while 5.1 is now available for its Galaxy Note Edge too.
The UK's largest mobile network and leading 4G provider, EE, has announced the Rook, a low-cost Android 5.1 handset which the carrier claims is the country's most affordable 4G smartphone ever.
Samsung UK has said that it won't be rolling out Android 5.x for its Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II, despite these handsets getting the Lollipop update in other parts of the world.
Android 5.1.1 is rolling out to the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge on T-Mobile and US Cellular - but owners of the two Samsung flagships on Sprint are now getting the slightly older Android 5.1 update instead.
Saygus V SQUARED, a smartphone aimed at media and gaming enthusiasts might soon be a reality as it has reached its Indiegogo target and is all set to enter the manufacturing stage in the near future.
While the 5.1.1 update has been rolling out to some Android Wear devices in recent weeks, Motorola says it won't be released for the Moto 360 any time soon as "performance is not quite there yet".
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With its Android 5.0 rollout now finalized, Sony has announced its plans to release Android 5.1 from July for many of its devices - but it appears that many devices will not be upgraded.
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.