Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Why Android Lollipop on my Lenovo beats the crap out of the Nexus 7

By Paul St John Mackintosh
August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

As some readers may remember, I recently invested in a Lenovo A7-10 tablet. One minor reason was the frustration of dealing with Android 5.0 Lollipop on my existing Nexus 7. Eventually, this did become enough of a drag to make a change in machine worth considering, and the Lenovo came with Android [...]

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 [...]

Latest Android Developers Dashboards figures show Lollipop start to register

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The latest figures for platform share of the various versions of the Android OS, tabulated on the Android Developers Dashboards, show that Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally starting to pare off its slice of the overall pie, with 3.3 percent of devices accessing the Google Play Store during the [...]

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 [...]

Android One strengthens Google’s emerging markets armlock

By Paul St John Mackintosh
September 22, 2014 // 4 Comments

Announced at the the Google I/O 2014 development conference in June 2014, Android One is Google’s new reference platform for emerging markets, with a sub-$100 price tag and solid hardware specs, including a 4.5″ screen, dual SIM slots, SD card port, FM radio, etc. Wasting no time, [...]

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 [...]

Latest Android numbers show no fragging fragmentation

By Paul St John Mackintosh
January 13, 2014 // 1 Comment

The latest figures on Android OS version usage and Android device screen size from the Google Developer Dashboards, “collected during a 7-day period ending on January 8, 2014,” show that the oft-cited myth of Android platform fragmentation, often used as a pretext for preferring iOS, is [...]

Android 4.4 Kit Kat Excellent For eReading

By libertyc
November 25, 2013 // 2 Comments

Last week I posted kind of a downer post on Android 4.4 Kit Kat for Gadgetell. I was down on the new OS because, for tablet users, it didn’t seem to live up to the hype I’d been reading about in the media. However, once I got over my gadget lover induced “darn it isn’t [...]

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