All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Android 4.4’

Jelly Bean And KitKat Both See Small Gains In February

The Android ecosystem is constantly changing as users adopt new versions of the mobile OS. For a while now, Jelly Bean has been king after taking the majority rule from Gingerbread. While Jelly Bean will remain the new Gingerbread for quite some time, KitKat is starting to see some growth. In the latest Android distribution numbers, Google reports that Jelly …

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Jelly Bean Now On Over 60 Percent Of Android Devices

In January, it was revealed that Jelly Bean was on nearly 60 percent of all Android devices. The huge bump in Jelly Bean devices could be attributed to a healthy holiday period for Android. With the holidays over, one might assume that Jelly Bean’s growth would slow down. As you may have heard once or twice, it’s never good to …

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Google Details Google Drive Android API

Earlier this month, Google upgraded Google Play Services to version 4.1. One of the big features in this latest upgrade was the inclusion of a Google Drive Android API. Now Google has offered more details on what it says provides developers “a faster, seamless experience that enables your apps to integrate with the Drive backend within minutes.” To start us …

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Moto G Gets A Google Play Edition

Motorola was on a roll in 2013 with a line of super affordable smartphones that packed in some nifty features. The customizable Moto X is a steal at $399, and now Google is making the handset maker’s Moto G almost impossible to pass up on Google Play. Google added the Moto G to its growing list of Google Play Edition …

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Jelly Bean Now On Almost 60 Percent Of All Android Devices

At the beginning of December, it was revealed that Jelly Bean was on 54.5 percent of all Android devices. At the time, it seemed likely that Jelly Bean would reach 60 percent marketshare thanks to the holiday season. While it didn’t quite reach that point, it’s getting awfully close. In the latest Android stats released today, Google reports that Jelly …

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Motorola Reduces The Moto X’ Price To $399

After being purchased by Google in 2012, Motorola sought to reinvent itself in 2013 with the release of the Moto X. Now the company is starting off 2014 right by reducing the price of its flagship smartphone. Motorola announced on Wednesday that the Moto X is now available at every carrier off-contract for $399. The company emphasizes that this price …

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Upgrading Your Android OS Isn’t As Easy As It Looks

You really wanted a new smartphone this year, but just couldn’t afford it. Your friends and family couldn’t pull through either so your left with your archaic smartphone from 2011. Still, your old smartphone could be upgraded to a newer version of Android, right? It seems so simple, yet handset manufacturers constantly refuse to update older phones. Why is that? …

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LG G Pad 8.3 Comes To Google Play With Stock Android

A while back, we were treated to an image on Google Play of a woman using what looked like an 8-inch tablet. At the time, we thought Google would be releasing an 8-inch tablet to go alongside the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, but the reality is actually a little different. LG announced today that its new 8-inch tablet – …

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After A Month, KitKat Is On 1.1 Percent Of All Android Devices

In late October, Google released the newest version of Android – KitKat. Like all new Android releases, the only devices getting KitKat are Google’s own Nexus phones and tablets. As such, you can expect its first few months of growth to be a little slow. KitKat made its debut on the Android distribution chart today with the newest version of …

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New Nexus 7 Won’t Work On Verizon Until It Gets KitKat

This year’s Nexus 7 supported 4G LTE networks right out of the gate on AT&T, T-Mobile and any other GSM network. As such, it should have been as easy as buying the unlocked tablet and activating it for Verizon subscribers. What those subscribers found, however, was that Verizon was giving them the run around as it refused to activate the …

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Android 4.4 Comes With New Photo Editing Software

Last week, Google finally unveiled all the new features it would be bringing to Android 4.4, or KitKat. There’s a lot of good stuff in the latest release, like a smaller memory footprint. The announcement failed to mention, however, that the latest version of Android will also ship with new photo editing software. Google employee Nicolas Roard announced on Friday …

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Jelly Bean Is Now On A Majority Of Android Devices

Last week, Google finally unveiled Android 4.4 KitKat alongside the new Nexus 5. While a new version of Android is certainly cause to celebrate, most of the world is still going to be using Jelly Bean for the foreseeable future. That’s a good thing though as a majority of the world’s Android devices are now running Android 4.1 through 4.3. …

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