Owners of smartphones and tablet devices powered by more recent versions of the Android mobile operating system have long taken full advantage of the capabilities of Google Assistant. But for some Android mobile users who are still utilizing old versions of the mobile OS, they have yet to experience what it is like to have Google’s digital assistant at their disposal.
There is still so little love for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest version of Google’s Android mobile operating system, even after four months since it officially rolled out. Indeed, Marshmallow is now still on only 1.2 percent of all Android powered mobile devices in the whole world, according to the latest information provided by Google’s Android Developer Dashboard. Still, 1.2 percent is a welcome improvement over the 0.7 percent Marshmallow managed only a month ago. Google came up with the market share percentages by checking all the smartphones and tablet devices that paid a visit to the Google Play Store during the week long period spanning January 25th to February 1st of this year.
In the next few days, AT&T will become the first major wireless carrier in the United States to carry the Priv, the first ever Android smartphone produced by BlackBerry. The second largest mobile network provider in America will be making the BlackBerry Priv device available in retail stores across the US as well as online via att.com beginning on Friday, November 6th of this year.
We have only just begun to explore the full capabilities of wearable devices, particularly smartwatches. But as of today, most smartwatch devices are only designed primarily to display notifications and a few simple (albeit sometimes cool) functionalities. In other words, smartwatches can not quite replace smartphones yet, at least in terms of usability and general capabilities.
That has not stopped Omate from trying anyway. The company has already introduced several other smartwatch offerings in the past in an effort to sell a wearable device that can do the things that only smartphones can do, such as make calls, send text messages, and send emails via a wireless connection.
LG has just introduced its follow up to its G Pad tablet. The South Korean mobile manufacturer will be highlighting the G Pad II tablet during the upcoming IFA conference this year to be held in Berlin, Germany in September, which means that on top of today’s unveiling, LG fans will be able to see the new tablet in the flesh next month.
Motorola recently rolled out an Android software update to its current flagship device, the second generation Moto X smartphone. As far as software updates go, this latest one has something cool up its sleeve, a feature that should delight owners of the Moto X handset.
As part of Android 5.1, the latest iteration of Google's Android mobile operating system, Motorola is bringing a new Moto Action gesture that allows owners of the second generation Moto X to activate the handset's flashlight with just a flick of the wrist.
Google is fond of picking candy nicknames for its Android mobile operating system. The version that will follow the current Android Lollipop is expected to have a name that starts with the letter M, but whatever the final nickname will be, it might as well stand for "workplace."
That is probably what Google fans were thinking when they saw the lineup of events for the tech giant's I/O conference (which is slated to happen from May 27th until May 29th this year). In a post for a session entitled "Android for Work Update,” the first sentence apparently stated that Google will be “bringing the power of Android to all kinds of workplaces."
Almost six months after it was officially launched, Android 5.0 Lollipop, the newest version of the Google's Android mobile operating system, continues to increase its usage share among Android mobile devices.
Google recently just released the latest update of its Android Developers Dashboard, and it indicates that Android Lollipop (actually encompasses versions 5.0 and 5.1) now has a share of 9.7 percent. Google came up with this percentage by tracking all Android mobile devices that visited the Google Play store during a period spanning seven days ending in May 4th this week.
Here is some good news for owners of Nexus devices. Google has confirmed that the latest iteration of the Android Lollipop mobile operating system is already rolling out for the Nexus 4 smartphones, the Nexus 5 smartphones, and the 2013 Nexus 7 tablets offered by T-Mobile.
For the Nexus 4 smartphone, T-Mobile's web page for the device cites that the Android 5.1 update is being deployed as an over the air (OTA) installation through Wi-Fi as of Monday. This same information is displayed in the carrier's web pages for the Nexus 5 smartphone and the 2013 Nexus 7 tablet, but the updates for these devices will be rolled out through a cellular connection at a later date.
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