Google’s latest flagship devices, the Pixel and the Pixel XL, were released preinstalled with the tech giant’s own Android 7.1 Nougat, a pretty standard update but still one that came with new features. But now, the company has revealed that the latest update, Android 7.1.1, is now being rolled out to other Android powered mobile devices, which means that some of the cool features previously found on Pixel handsets are now made available to other devices as well. Well, which other Android devices exactly?
A week ago, Google had stated that it would begin rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow (the latest version of the Android mobile operating system after Android Lollipop) to Google Nexus handsets this week.
Samsung was the first to announce it, saying that from now on, it will start rolling out security patches every month for all of its mobile devices that run on the Android mobile operating system. After Samsung’s announcement, Google also made one of its own, introducing a similar monthly update program for its Nexus line of devices. Both companies are planning to deploy their monthly security patches via over the air (OTA) updates.
The last few years have not been too kind to HTC, considered one of the spearheaders of early Android smartphones. But it appears that the Taiwanese phone maker is turning things around.
For the final quarter of the year 2014, the company is reporting its first quarterly revenue growth in three years. Indeed, HTC has registered fourth quarter sales amounting to $1.5 billion, a slight increase but an improvement nonetheless from the $1.34 billion sales reported in the fourth quarter of the previous year. As for the company's net profit, it managed $14.7 million for the quarter.
More than a week after its November 3rd launch date, Android 5.0 Lollipop has finally started officially rolling out to Nexus devices. As tweeted by the official Twitter account of Android, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system is currently on its way to Nexus devices, although the tweet was rather mum on which Nexus devices exactly. Still, many expect the update to arrive on the Nexus 4, the Nexus 5, and even last year's release, the Nexus 7 tablet. (Note: Android 5.0 Lollipop comes pre-installed in the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices).
Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, was officially announced by Google only roughly a week ago. Alongside the newest iteration of the world's most popular smartphone OS, the tech giant also announced three new Nexus devices, namely the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player media streaming device. But soon after Google's announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the question that popped in most people's minds was: When is it going to be available? Well, it appears that Android fans may not have long to wait. Google has recently sent out an announcement on the Android Developer Console, which is what developers use in order to distribute apps. In the announcement, Google is effectively advising developers to get their apps ready just in time for November 3rd, the day Android 5.0 Lollipop becomes available to consumers.
Not only did Google release Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, the tech giant also unveiled three new Nexus products: the highly-anticipated Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 tablet, and the Nexus Player media streaming device. The Nexus 6 smartphone is made by Motorola and co-developed by Google. One of the things that makes the Nexus 6 unique is that it is the first smartphone to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop. And of course, it is difficult to ignore the device's aluminum frame and especially its 6-inch display screen, which comes with Quad HD 2560 by 1440 resolution, making it the biggest high-profile smartphone in recent memory (Apple's iPhone 6 Plus measures 5.5 inches while Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 has a 5.7-inch screen). The phablet also features a 13-megapixel rear camera that has built-in optical image stabilization (OIS). It packs a Snapdragon 805 quad-core 2.7 GigaHertz processor and a 3,220 mAh battery. Other features include twin front stereo speakers, and a Turbo Charger that provides six hours of battery use with just 15 minutes of charging time.
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