Tag Archives: Devices

Android Nougat Running on 0.7 Percent of Active Devices and Froyo Is Dead, Says Google

Google has released its monthly Google Play distribution data and Android users will finally be able to bid adieu to Android 2.2 Froyo. The data shows, among other things, that Froyo has dropped to below the 0.1 percent mark, marking the end of what was the oldest active Android version until last month. The date was collected from Android devices ... Read More »

Google Begins Rolling Out January Android Security Update for Nexus, Pixel Devices

Google has started rolling out its monthly security update for the month of January for its Nexus and Pixel devices. Alongside, Google has also published factory images and full OTA images for Nexus and Pixel devices. Google Pixel and Pixel XL users can download the Nougat-based builds NMF26U and NMF26V respectively. Other devices that have received the updated factory images ... Read More »

BlackBerry Partners China’s TCL to Make BlackBerry-Branded Mobile Devices

BlackBerry Ltd said China’s TCL Communication Technology Holdings Ltd would make and sell BlackBerry-branded mobile devices globally, the Canadian smartphone pioneer’s first licensing deal since its transition to a software company. The devices made by TCL, which also makes Alcatel-branded mobile devices, will be coupled with BlackBerry’s security software and service suite, the company said on Thursday. BlackBerry is betting ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phones Get New Android 7.1.1 Build to Fix LTE Connectivity Issues; Camera App Revamped for Nexus Devices

Google had started rolling out the final Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for compatible Nexus and Pixel devices last week, and it included the company’s monthly security update for December as well. Now, Google has posted a new build of Android 7.1.1 Nougat to the developer site for Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone, aimed primarily at fixing the previously reported connectivity ... Read More »

Bluetooth 5 Officially Released, Will Come to Devices in a Few Months

Bluetooth is the quintessential wireless standard for electronics to communicate with each other across small distances in a power-efficient way. Everything from smartwatches to wireless speakers and Internet of Things (IoT) products like smart locks, rely on this standard. The last version of this standard is Bluetooth 4.2, which was released in 2014. Today, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) that ... Read More »

Android 7.0 Nougat on 0.4 Percent of Android Devices; Android 6.0 Is Now Single Most Used Version: Google

Google’s Android 7.0 Nougat, the latest publicly available version of Google’s mobile and tablet operating system, is now running on 0.4 percent of active Android devices, according to the latest Google Play distribution data. The latest version has seen just 0.1 percent increase since November. Google has updated its Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending December 5. ... Read More »

Android 7.1.1 Nougat Update Starts Rolling Out to Nexus, Pixel Devices With December Security Patch

After releasing Android 7.1 Nougat Developer Preview 2 for Nexus and Pixel devices, Google has started rolling out the final Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for compatible devices. The new Android 7.1.1 update also includes the company’s monthly security update for December. The new Android 7.1.1 is being touted as “an update to Nougat” by Google. This Android 7.1.1 update will ... Read More »

Huawei Reveals Android 7.0 Nougat Update Rollout Plans, Including List of Eligible Devices

Following HTC, Samsung and Sony, Huawei has also announced its plans for rollout of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat software. The update will arrive with the company’s EMUI 5.0 ROM sometime in the first quarter of next year only to a select few announced smartphones. Huawei has announced that the Huawei Mate 8, Huawei P9, Huawei P9 Plus, Huawei P9 ... Read More »

Google Pixel Phone Users Report Screenshots From iPhone 7 Plus Devices Are Being Distorted

After being plagued by Bluetooth pairing and LTE connectivity issues, Pixel phone users are now reporting another bug. According to user reports, screenshots sent from an iPhone 7 Plus to a Google Pixel or Google Pixel XL phone are getting distorted automatically. The distorted screenshot issue is being discussed on a Google Product forums page extensively, and users are reporting ... Read More »

Black Friday’s Record Sales Driven by Mobile Devices, Finds Report

In a first, online shopping on Black Friday is estimated to have hit the $3 billion mark in the US with a major chunk of the total sales coming from mobile devices, a report said on Saturday. Adobe Digital Insights, which has been tracking e-commerce transactions, estimated sales of $3.05 billion (roughly Rs. 20,918 crores) on Black Friday 2016 – ... Read More »