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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 [...]

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 [...]

Google Android numbers show Jelly Bean well ahead, small screens still leading

By libertyc
November 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Following my recent piece on the advent of Google Android 4.4 Kit Kat and its optimization for older lower-spec devices, it’s interesting to see that according to Google’s own developer dashboard, drawing figures from the latest data snapshot in early October, smaller devices in the [...]

Android hits the 1 billion activation mark as Google dominates

By libertyc
September 5, 2013 // 2 Comments

Here is my declaration of interest: I’m a huge Android fanboy. (As if that wasn’t screamingly obvious.) But it seems like I have good reason. Google SVP and head of Android Sundar Pichai has just tweeted (@sundarpichai) that “We now have over 1 Billion Android activations and hope [...]

Dictionary.com app now sporting a new look on Android

By libertyc
April 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

No, dictionary apps aren’t sexy. But for the avid reader, they are a useful addition. Sure, most e-reading apps and e-readers have integrated dictionaries, but sometimes it’s nice to be able to look up an unfamiliar word anywhere. That’s how I use the Dictionary.com app on my [...]

Cupcake, Gingerbread and Jelly Bean: A user's guide to Android's many different versions

By libertyc
October 7, 2012 // 3 Comments

One secret of Microsoft’s success is the rapidity with which they eradicate their older software versions when they bring out new ones. Just like last month’s copies of Playboy at the newsstand, last year’s version of Windows disappears very rapidly from shops and other outlets when this [...]

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