After rolling out Android Lollipop to the Galaxy S4 in February, Samsung is now rolling out its latest Lollipop update to Galaxy Note 3 users in India. Sammobile reports that devices in question are the Exynos (SM-N900) variant of the handset, which is the one being sold in India.
Apple s iOS 8 has had a bumpy ride ever since its release last year. Yet the platform s adoption has surged in recent times, and the latest figures show that nearly 75 percent of active iOS devices run on iOS 8.
Android Lollipop, the latest iteration to Google s mobile operating system which was released back in November last year. In four months of its existence has only managed to get installed in 3.3 percent of Android devices worldwide, according to the latest stats provided by Google.
When Google launched Android One smartphones last year, one of the key promises was that these phones would be the first to get the latest Android update. However, that wasn't meant to be as users waited it out for Android One smartphones to get Android Lollipop update for months. Google finally released Android 5.1 when it launched Android One smartphones in Indonesia and announced it would roll out the update for Indian users soon.
Micromax has today launched an entry-level smartphone called the Canvas Fire 4. The smartphone runs on latest Android Lollipop out-of-the-box, and is priced at Rs 6,999. It goes on sale across major online and offline outlets from today onwards.
Motorola launched the next-generation Moto E (2015) last night, which brings in a host of improvements over its predecessor including bigger display, better processor, and LTE support among others. The original Moto E literally disrupted the budget smartphone market globally when it was released last year and the upgrade tries to reinvent the same magic. Let s see how much the new Moto E is different from its predecessor.
The latest report by IDC shares stats on the worldwide smartphone market shipments in the fourth quarter and the calendar year for 2014. The report reveals that 81.5 percent smartphones that were shipped in 2014 ran on Android OS, while Apple's iPhones followed behind making up 4.8 percent of total smartphone shipments.
Google s Android One project, which started off in India last year, has now extended to Philippines. The smartphones launched in the country include the Cherry One and the MyPhone Uno, and are one of the first smartphones to run on Android 5.1.
Apple s iOS 8 ran through a series of roadblocks when it was released. Android Lollipop also experienced a fair share of trouble until the stable Android 5.0.2 was out. According to a report from mobile app performance management Crittercism, Android Lollipop fares better than iOS when it comes to app crashes.
The likes of Motorola and HTC have recently released Android Lollipop updates for its smartphones in India, and Samsung is the latest to join the bandwagon. According to the folks at SamMobile, Samsung has started rolling out the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update for Galaxy S4 users in India.
Marking ten weeks since they arrived to India, OnePlus One is commemorating this milestone with a no-invite-needed open sale tomorrow. Starting 10.00AM, you will be able to purchase a OnePlus One from Amazon India without the need of an invite code.
Android 5.1 has been in the spotlight for some time now after it was spotted running on an Indonesian Android One. While the existence of the 5.1 update is no longer a secret, there is still no word on when it will be released.
Last week, OnePlus took the wraps off its latest Android-based ROM called the OxygenOS for its flagship One handset. Yesterday we saw leaked images revealing what to expect from the OxygenOS. However, OnePlus puts rest to all rumors by teasing the Lollipop-based custom OS release in an official video put up on YouTube.
While Android One users in India await the Lollipop update, Google it seems is readying the 5.1 Lollipop update for Android One users in Indonesia. The update was spotted on Google's official Indonesian Android One page.
Android One users are finally set to get the promised Lollipop update. Google India today tweeted that the update will be released to users in the next few weeks.
Three months after Google released Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest iteration of Google s mobile operating system has finally made a dent on the Android Developers Dashboard. According to the latest stats released by Google, Android 5.0 now accounts for 1.6 percent of current Android install base.
With the official announcement of Oxygen OS that is set to replace Cyanogen OS 11S in all OnePlus One's in India, the company is reportedly now shipping the flagship killer without the Cyanogen logo on the back.
Last week, Motorola started rolling out Android Lollipop for its first and second-generation Moto G devices in India. There are however other Motorola users who are still waiting for the latest Android update. Addressing them, Motorola has explained what all it takes to release an Android software update for smartphones.