[Infographic] From the HTC Dream to Marshmallow, Android continues its path to world domination

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Back when Android.Inc was founded in 2003 by Andy Rubin, Rich Milner, Nicks Sears, and Chris White, I wonder if they had an inkling of how popular the Android operating system would become. Google acquired the company in 2005, and thanks to the influx of resources from the search giant, the first Android smartphone (HTC Dream) would soon be released to an unsuspecting world. It’s been an interesting ride, as documented in the great little infographic below.

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Verizon starts pushing out Lollipop OTA for the Galaxy Core Prime

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Verizon is now rolling out the long-awaited Lollipop update to all its carrier-branded variants of the Galaxy Core Prime located in the United States. In addition to bringing the latest version of the open-source operating system to the handset, this upgrade also transports a patch for the Stagefright security vulnerability, too.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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LG will soon start rolling out the Marshmallow update for the G3 and G4

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Earlier today, LG’s Korean division prematurely updated its support website with a step-by-step upgrade guide for Android 6.0. The aforementioned pages have since been removed, but not before we managed to discern that the G3, carrying model numbers F400S, F400K, and F400L, along with the G4 with the following model numbers attached: F500S, F500k and F500L, will be amongst the first to receive the Marshmallow software upgrade.

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Motorola details its plans for Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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With Android 6.0 Marshallow coming as soon as next week to Nexus devices, other companies are going to be hard at work bringing the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system to their own hardware. Among the fast-moving companies to update their devices is Motorola. Today, Motorola shared which devices will receive the Marshmallow software update.

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NVIDIA rolls out Update 2.0 to Shield TV, brings 4K gaming and other enhancements

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NVIDIA has had a busy couple of days, its Shield Android TV box landing in the UK today, with the 16GB variant priced at £149 and the 500GB Pro version going for £229. Yesterday, NVIDIA also announced its new video game streaming service called GeForce NOW, with a £7.49 ($7.99) monthly subscription. And today, firmware update 2.0 is also busy rolling out to the Shield TV, bringing 4K gaming and other improvements.

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Sony starts pushing out the Android 5.1 update for the M2 Dual

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Sony’s pretty busy on the update front today. Having just started rolling out the much-anticipated Lollipop update to the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra, it’s now pushing out an identical update to the M2 Dual in the United States. This update transports the latest build of the operating system to the handset, in addition to a patch for the Stagefright vulnerability.

Hit the break for the full changelog.

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Sony is now rolling out the Lollipop OTA for the Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra in the US

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If you’re the proud owner of either an Xperia Z1 or Z Ultra and reside in the United States, you may want to listen up, as Sony has just started rolling out the long-awaited Android 5.1. update for both handsets in the region. In terms of added functionality, the upgrade brings the latest build of the open-source operating system, as well as a multitude of bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations, including a fix for the ever-so-scary Stagefright vulnerability.

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[Video] Catch on yesterday’s Google event right here

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Yesterday’s Nexus event saw a whole bunch of new devices and services announced by Google, it was engrossing stuff. Google didn’t waste any time at all, moving from one device launch to another, bada-bing-bada-boom. But wait, did you miss the proceedings? Don’t sweat it, you can watch the Nexus announcement in its entirety because Google has uploaded the event to YouTube. And, because we are nice like that, we’ve handily embedded the video after the break.

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HTC confirms which devices are slated for a Marshmallow update by the end of the year

htc marshmallow updateWe know HTC is going to be updating a good chunk of their flagship devices to the newly unveiled Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the company’s own Jason Mackenzie has taken to Twitter to clarify exactly which devices will be making the cut. The good news is that the company plans on the update to hit by the end of 2015 with the HTC One M8 and M9 due at the beginning of Q4. Read more