Google’s Android Lollipop version, which was released last year, is finally running on over 20 percent of active Android devices.
According to the latest Google Play distribution data for the seven-day period ending September 7, the number of Android Lollipop-based devices logging into the store is steadily rising, while the share of Android KitKat and Android Jelly Bean powered devices is dropping gradually.
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The world has been waiting for Android Pay to arrive ever since Google announced it was part of Android Marshmallow at its I/O conference in May. We’ve had false alarms about the actual launch date before now, but the clock is ticking for Google — it’s rumored to be launching new Nexus devices and Android Marshmallow itself in the next few weeks, and Android Pay needs to be in place before then.
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‘Snapshots on Tap’ echoes a feature coming with the next version of Android.
Microsoft has pre-empted a new feature Google plans to include in the next version of Android with an update released Thursday for the Bing Search app that lets users get information about what they’re looking at by pressing and holding their device’s home button.
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Google has announced that certain Android Wear flavored smartwatches can now be paired with specific iPhone models running iOS 8.2 or higher. The iPhone models that support Android Wear are the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 5c, Apple iPhone 5s, Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. All that an iOS user needs to do is download and install the new Android Wear for iOS app.
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Microsoft Research, the research arm of the Redmond-based company. has showcased a number of interesting technologies over the past few years. On Monday, it showed off yet another such project. Called MobileFusion, it’s an app Microsoft is working on for Android, iOS, and Windows Phonesmartphones that would turn their cameras into a 3D scanner.
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Smartphone sales in China, the world’s biggest market, have fallen for the first time as the country’s authorities attempt to restore investor confidence in the rapidly cooling economy.
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Android smartphone owners have become more loyal to their operating system than iOS users over the last two years, according to new data.
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