The latest distribution of Android was published earlier today and it shows that Lollipop has reached 3.3% of devices with Google’s operating system. This is an increase from January when Lollipop was not able to be registered, so it took the current version of Android about 3-4 months to become noteworthy. The most commonly found version is still Android 4.4 KitKat with 40.9% of the distribution. All of the other versions, with the exception of Android 2.2 Froyo, are continuing to fall.
Source: Android Developers
Owners of the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet should start noticing a popup to install an update with minor enhancements. Labeled version 2.2.1, this hotfix improves areas such as the display and video streaming.
The update includes the following according to NVIDIA:
- Display color-space correction
- Improvements to Netflix experience
Someone over on the XDA Forums has posted what are allegedly Samsung applications that will be featured on the upcoming Galaxy S 6. The apps included by user Albe95 are Optical Reader, Geo News, Gear Manager, and Kids Mode. The layout and amount of text seems simplified while a wide amount of colors are still being used. Basically, TouchWiz looks like less of a circus while maintaining its flavor.
The Samsung Galaxy S 6 will be announced on Sunday, March 1, at MWC 2015.
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In a few days, the highly anticipated Galaxy S 6 will be unveiled for the world to see. The wait comes to an end on Sunday and we will see premium design met with scaled back software. The software side of things will have just two Samsung apps being pre-installed. Like the Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5, the Galaxy S 6 will also have themes.
In the coming weeks and months, Samsung will begin pushing software updates to its devices. We have already heard about various phones from the company preparing for Lollipop updates, but not much has been said regarding its tablets. The Galaxy Tab S, though, is a lock for the boost to the latest version of Android. The tablet has been spotted running Android 5.0.2 and a video published shows what there is to know in terms of changes.
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Android One users in India may have felt that they were being left out in the cold as of late. Android One launched in Indonesia and the Philippines with Android 5.1 Lollipop in tow, but it seems India has not been forgotten after all. According to a Google Plus post by Ceasar Sengupta, the Product Management Director at Google, Android One phones in India have already started receiving the Android 5.1 update.
Android Studio left its beta status behind with the release of v1.0 in December of last year, and here we have version 1.1 being released to the stable channel with the primary purpose of fixing bugs. This new release of the Android Studio IDE (Integrated Development Environment) does bring a few new functions with it though, as can be seen in the changelog below.
We’ve seen some rumors on Android 5.1 already, and now we’re getting hints from Mo Versi, HTC’s vice president of product management, that the update is on its way.
After being prodded by a Twitter follower on when a bug in the Google Play Edition of the One M7 would be fixed, Versi responded by tweeting, “It’ll be tied to Google’s next MR, which is in March. Thanks.”
This could be hinting at the forthcoming Android 5.1, and it’s nice to have a bit more information from a more reliable source. Of course, the tweet’s content is open for debate and leaves room for interpretation, but this tidbit is what we’ve got to work with for now.
The Nvidia Shield Tablet received its first taste of Android Lollipop back in December, and here it is getting a second helping with Tablet Software Update 2.2. Both the WiFi and LTE versions of the tablet are eligible to receive this latest update, which is based on Android 5.0.1. The update brings a few new PC games to play via its GRID cloud gaming service such as Grid 2 and PixelJunk Shooter amongst others. There are also compatibility tweaks and bugfixes present, as can be seen from the changelog below.
It’s only a few hours ago that a Nexus 5 was spotted running Android 5.1 on GeekBench, which by itself is pretty exciting even though we have scant details about what improvements it brings. But that was a few hours ago. Today, we have another Nexus 5 being put through its paces on GeekBench, and this time it’s running Android 5.2. Allegedly, that is.