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How to tool up a rooted Android phone

By Paul St John Mackintosh
June 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

After successfully rooting my Navon Mizu M500 with Framaroot, I settled down to working out what to do with it to tune it up as a better ereader and all-round Android powerhouse. Only, what to do? Many Android rooters do their phones in order to install custom mods and ROMs like CyanogenMod – [...]

How to rescue an Android phone from the insufficient storage curse of death – almost

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 30, 2015 // 4 Comments

I’m an unapologetic Android diehard, but I do find some of its foibles infuriating. One is the notorious message “insufficient storage available” or “there is insufficient space on the device” when attempting to install or update an app on the phone. This only seems to [...]

Is Android really facing a fragmentation challenge?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
May 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

A recent op-ed in Tom’s Hardware takes the view that, well: “Google Can’t Ignore The Android Update Problem Any Longer.” And this comes out concurrently with the latest Android Developers Dashboards numbers on the distribution of everybody’s (barring a few [...]

Android platform numbers show Lollipop get a licking

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 4, 2015 // 2 Comments

The latest Android Developers Dashboard numbers for the week ending February 2nd show the Android OS version 5.0 Lollipop, the latest and greatest, getting only the most tentative tonguing by users, at just 1.6 percent of the Android user base.  At this rate, it could take a long while for the new [...]

Latest Android Developer Dashboards show no Lollipop yet

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Google has just issued the latest update to its Android Developer Dashboards, detailing “data collected during a 7-day period ending on December 1, 2014.” And as the pie chart makes clear, the latest OS iteration, Android 5.0 Lollipop, hasn’t cracked the 0.1 percent threshold of [...]

Latest Android version numbers show 4+ iterations nudging 90 percent

By Paul St John Mackintosh
November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The most recent OS version usage totals from the Android Developers Dashboards, up to November 3rd, show adoption of KitKat, the latest fully available version of the OS, pushing fast into the overall Android ecosystem, up to just over 30 percent of total Android devices, versus the August figure [...]

New Android Developers numbers show recent OS rollout accelerating

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

The most recent snapshot of Android OS usage from the Android Developers Dashboards, up to August 12th, shows adoption of KitKat, the latest fully available version of the OS, jumping some 3 percent in just a month, from 18 percent in July to a hair under 21 percent. If this kind of momentum [...]

Android Developer Dashboards: Will Android L change OS distribution?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest numbers on the Android Developers Dashboards show the more recent versions of Google’s flagship OS still gaining ground on earlier iterations, but the whole picture has now been put into a new and different context with the announcement of Android L, the latest, greatest, and as [...]

New Android Developer numbers confirm disappearance of older Androids

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

The newest figures from the Android Developers Dashboards, released on April 1st but apparently no kind of April Fool’s Day joke, confirm that KitKat, Google’s latest version of its Android OS, is steadily carving out a bigger and bigger slice of the Android market pie, now at 5.3 [...]

Latest Android Developers Dashboard numbers show KitKat kreeping up

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

The latest Android OS usage figures for early February from the Android Developers Dashboards show Android’s more advanced OS versions – Jelly Bean and KitKat – gaining share only very incrementally. KitKat, at 1.4 percent of all Android users in early January, is now up at 1.8 [...]

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