The thought of creating our own Android apps amuses most of us. “I have an excellent idea for an app,” we tell ourselves. “I could do that so much better than this developer,” is another common one. We’re never going to be able to bring those admirable ideas to light or improve upon someone else’s work if we don’t start.
Starting can be difficult, though. It can be even more difficult if you don’t have the tools to begin your Android coding journey. We’re going to show you what those tools are, how to download them, and how to get them ready for you to start programming your own apps.
It’s that time again for another Humble Mobile Bundle. As per the norm, donate as much as you want to support charity and you’ll get three Android games to play.
As of yesterday, T-Mobile is pushing out a new firmware upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.1, bringing the device to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.
A month later than expected, Samsung is now finally distributing the long-awaited Android 5.0 Lollipop update to all unlocked variants of the Galaxy Note 3 with the model number SM-N900S in South Korea.
The HTC One M7 smartphone from Verizon is receiving the Android 5.0 update starting today. The carrier made this official a few days ago, so its arrival today should barely surprise the customers. Verizon has been kind enough to offer a full changelog as well, so we know everything that’s new with the update for a device that is transitioning from Android 4.4. Read more
Following up on his earlier leak saying that Sony, LG, HTC and Apple were sending the Xperia Z4, G Pad X 8.3, Desire 826 and iPad Mini 4 respectively, to Verizon, @evleaks has posted a picture of the alleged LG G Pad X 8.3, as seen above.
The T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z3 is all set to get the Android 5.0 update as it has just been certified by the PTCRB. It’s common for updates to be certified by the PTCRB before it’s ready for a commercial release, so the rollout seems to be on track as of now. Read more
It was only a couple of weeks ago that Samsung began rolling out the Android 5.0 update to the WiFi variant of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4, and now we have news that the LTE version is also receiving some Lollipop goodness, in Hong Kong of all places. Read more
The latest Android distribution numbers for the month are in, and it looks like Lollipop has taken a massive jump thanks to the release of some high profile devices running 5.0 right out of the box. Android 5.0 captured 9% of the market share, although Android 5.1 only snagged 0.7%, a side effect of how many phones shipped with older software over the past month.
KitKat and Jelly Bean are still pretty dominant, with 4.4 making up 39.8% of Android devices and the multitude of Jelly Bean versions capturing a similar 39.2%. These numbers are down only a few percentage points from last month. Read more
Samsung has at last started pushing out the much-anticipated Android 5.0.1 update to all LTE variants of the Galaxy S5 located in China. In terms of added functionality, this upgrade transports the latest build of Lollipop to the handset, in addition to a multitude of bug fixes and stability improvements.