Since it’s February 8, Google feels now is the right time to share the latest Android distribution numbers. And, as always, we’re examining what’s going on and how each version of Android is trending. This month, however, is a little boring as just about nothing has changed from January. All of the trends are exactly the same.
Hit the break for details.
Huawei’s “Xtra ordinary” Honor 6X was released in October 2016 and promised powerful performance at an absurdly low price of $249. One important feature, however, that was missing from the spec sheet was the latest and greatest operating system from Google, as the Honor 6X sadly was released with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. But now things are looking up as Huawei just announced that Android 7.0 Nougat will come to the Honor 6X in March.
Join us after the break for more.
Google announced two new partners getting compatibility with Google Assistant — Belkin Wemo and Honeywell, although it’s limited to Google Home right now with Assistant support on the Pixel coming later.
Adobe Creative Cloud is a powerful subscription-based service that provides the entire collection of Adobe applications for everyone from individuals and students, to enterprise and government-level uses. It’s especially useful across teams of people who rely on a shared workflow and cloud-based storage and syncing of files, fonts, templates, etc. To push even further into the education market, Adobe has announced that six of their Creative Cloud applications will be coming to select Chromebooks in the next few weeks.
Join us after the break for the details.
The wait for unlocked devices from the Moto Z family to get Android 7.0 Nougat is almost over, but it won’t be happening in January.
Lenovo is telling owners of the unlocked Moto Z and Moto Z Play when to expect the software update but not when it’ll actually be released. It’s a glimpse of transparency, though, since details surrounding the Moto brand have been light ever since Lenovo bought Motorola in 2014.
Hit the break to see when Nougat is rolling out.
Surprise! Owners of the unlocked HTC One A9 are receiving a major software update today.
Over the years, the relaxed handling of Android has changed. It’s been tightened to the benefit of users who want a similar experience across different devices. Everyone gets similar experiences while benefiting from features Google believes are essential and necessary on every phone and tablet in the world.
Recently, Google quietly imposed strict requirements for its hardware manufacturers when it comes to notifications. Viewing, updating, removing, and replying to notifications will need to be done the way Android’s maker wants.
It’s early January. What does that mean? It’s also time for us to dive into the Android distribution numbers. The results, as usual, are mixed with good and bad parts.
It seems like Sony is moving faster than any other company when it comes to getting the latest version of Android on existing devices.
The software update rolling out today to the OnePlus 3T isn’t what you think it’s for.
It’s the first week of December, so let’s check-in and see what shape Android is in today.