Microsoft has announced that all users running Android 7.0 or higher devices can now make phone calls from their PC using the Your Phone app. The feature has been in testing with Windows Insiders.
After over six months, Google has finally released new usage share statistics for the different versions of its Android operating system. Android 9.0 Pie is now on 10.4% of all Google Play devices.
Google has published its latest Android platform usage stats that show Android 8.x Nougat now on almost a quarter of active devices and Pie 9.0 still scrounging for 0.1% usage to get on the charts.
Google released the latest usage stats for Android a few days ago, and sadly it still shows that less than 15% of all devices that accessed Google Play are on Android 8.0 Oreo. That's pretty weak.
Google today published its Android usage breakdown, the first report that it has released since May 7. The report shows that Android 8.0 is now on 10.1% of devices, but 8.1 is only on 2%.
Since the Android usage stats arrived late last month, it's no surprise that the list of different versions have barely moved in the last few weeks. However, it does show a trend - slow adoption.
Verizon released an over-the-air update for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge today, promising Android Oreo. But while the release notes say Oreo is included, it's just a security update for Nougat.
Almost eight months after the latest major Android update was released, Oreo is now installed on 4.6% of all Google Play Android devices, although only 0.5% are on the latest version, 8.1.
Google published its monthly usage breakdown for Android devices this week, showing that Nougat is finally the most popular version of the OS, and Oreo is finally on over 1% of Google Play devices.
Samsung has unveiled its latest Galaxy A devices, the A8 and the A8+. Both of the phones will be available from early January so they're likely to be shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Google released its monthly Android usage share breakdown today, showing that almost four months after its release, Android 8.0 Oreo is still only installed on 0.5% of all Google Play devices.
In a new report by MWR InfoSecurity, a new exploit was discovered which tricks users into recording their screen without their consent. The exploit is present in Android versions 5.0 to Android 7.1.
Just over a month after it was announced, Android Oreo made it onto Google's monthly Android usage report, with 0.2% of active Google Play devices. 7.x Nougat is now on 17.8% of them.
Over a year after it was released, Android Nougat is only on 15.8% of Google Play devices, although just 1.6% are on the latest version, 7.1. Marshmallow gained some usage, and the rest declined.
Verizon has started rolling out a Nougat update for the S8 and S8+ which Includes a fix for Bluetooth audio when in call, and faster Face recognition. The nav bar show/hide function was also updated.
Nexus 6 owners have had a dismal experience with Android Nougat. Five months after Google pushed Android 7.0 to phones already on 7.1.1, with disastrous consequences, it's now rolling out 7.1.1 again.
Seven months after it launched the Galaxy A5 (2017) - and almost a full year after Google released Android 7.0 - Samsung has finally begun rolling out the Nougat update to that device.
Lenovo launched the Phab 2 Pro - the first consumer phone to support Google's Tango augmented reality platform - nine months ago, but the device will remain stuck on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Nearly a year after it was released, Android Nougat is only on 13.5% of Google Play devices, although just 1.2% are on the latest version, 7.1. Marshmallow gained some usage, and the rest declined.
Samsung launched the Galaxy A7 (2017) in January with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow onboard. Now, almost a full year after Android 7.0's release, the Nougat update is finally rolling out to that device.
Lenovo has confirmed that it's abandoning its custom user experience on its phones, shipping future handsets with stock Android, in an effort to reduce bloatware and make it easier to update devices.
After mocking Google last month for the tiny percentage of devices running the latest versions of Android, Apple has revealed that 87% of active iOS devices are running iOS 10, which launched in 2016.
Almost seven months after launching the Galaxy A3 (2017), and eleven months after Nougat was originally released, Samsung has finally begun rolling out the Android 7.0 update to that device.
Two months after LG released Android 7.0 for the V10 - and eleven months after Google originally made that version of the OS available - T-Mobile has finally begun rolling out the update.
In March, LG confirmed plans to bring Android 7.0 to the G4 in the second half of 2017. The wait for the update appears to be nearing its end, as Nougat is now available for some G4 models.
After appearing in beta form early in 2016, Remix OS, an Android fork for PCs, will be wound up after Jide Technology made the decision to focus on bringing its hardware and software to enterprises.
Two new Sharp phones have been rumored with bezel-less displays that cover most of the front of each device. One of the devices has apparently been snapped in an image inspired by the Essential Phone.
Google originally released Android 7.0 Nougat way back in August 2016. Now, nearly 11 months later, Australian carrier Telstra has finally begun rolling out the Nougat update to the HTC 10.
Google has silently added a security feature in Android 7.1 Nougat that will allow it to react to user panic and possibly help them out of very sticky situations when it comes to malware infections.
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%.
After suspending its Android 7.0 Nougat rollout for the Xperia XA and XA Ultra last week - due to "performance inconsistencies" with its OTA update systems - Sony has now resumed the rollout.
Google released Nougat in August 2016, but Xiaomi has only just announced details of the handsets that it intends to upgrade to Android 7.0 and 7.1.1, although there's no clear timeframe for doing so.
Almost seven months after Google originally released Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Sony has finally begun to roll it out to the Xperia Z5 family, Z4 Tablet, and Z3 Plus, including the latest security patches.
HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 6 - its mid-range handset with a Snapdragon 430 processor, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage - will go on sale in the United States in July, priced at $229.
Six months after Google released Android 7.1.1, Sony has begun rolling the update out to its Xperia X and Xperia X Compact. The company started upgrading both handsets to Android 7.0 in December.
Sony's Xperia Touch is a compact Android 7.0 device that projects its interface onto any flat surface, creating a 23-inch touch-sensitive display - but it promises just one hour of battery life.
Samsung began rolling out the Android 7.0 update for its Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 in early April. AT&T is now bringing the Nougat update to the device, along with the May security patches for Android.
It has been a long wait for owners of the year-old Sony Xperia XA Ultra, but now those users can expect some Nougat goodness to arrive on their devices soon, with it already rolling out in Europe.
After a long and drawn out silence, OnePlus has finally confirmed that it will not be updating the OnePlus 2 with Android Nougat. The firm had some interesting light to shed on the subject.
Samsung has refreshed its J series of devices for Europe. The J5 is available today, the J7 will come in July and the J3 will be released in August. Prices range from 219 EUR to 339 EUR.