Apple's App Store is a triumph and the company loves to boast just how much, frequently reeling off impressive stats to back up the store's position. However, Cupertino of course stays quiet about other areas, specifically the ones where the App Store loses to Android's Google Play Store. At the WWDC keynote recently CEO Tim Cook did not mention how many apps were now available, because the App Store has less that the Google Play Store.
Motorola's original Moto X flagship caused the company plenty of problems in the update process to Android Lollipop, making it among the last major Moto handsets to get the upgrade. Now the Android 5.1 software has been released it seems the Moto X is not being any less problematic as AT&T has been forced to suspend its scheduled update.
HTC is always among the first to detail its plans for new Android builds and the day Google announced Android M at I/O the company said its One M9 and One M9+ flagships would be getting the software within three months of its release. Now the struggling Taiwanese giant has also confirmed that the 2014 flagship, the One M8, will also be getting Android M.
Sprint has today started rolling out Android Lollipop 5.1 for its Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, which the company has also pushed out non-Android patches for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge. Sprint has been consistent with its Galaxy Note Edge updates, with this 5.1 update coming three months after Android 5.0 arrived on the device.
Samsung UK dropped the bomb that we guessed was coming but hoped wouldn't and confirmed that the aging Galaxy Note 2 or the Galaxy Note 3 will be getting Android Lollipop updates. This only cements what we had previously been told when Samsung Gulf claimed its Galaxy Note 2 variant would remain on Android 4.4 KitKat.
The LG G2 is an aging ex-flagship that is now over two years old, but the South Korean company is continuing to support the handset. An unnamed person from LG's software division has leaked the news that the company will update the G2 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.
The Galaxy Note Edge is the device that started Samsung's folding screen output and paved the way for the Galaxy S6 Edge. The phablet with a one edge folded screen (that's much more visible than the GS6 Edge's) is now getting in on the Android Lollipop act. Verizon's version of the handset is now receiving an over the air update to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Android Lollipop is finally rolling out for the original Motorola Moto X (2013 Edition), arriving in an additional 14 countries today. As we have written before, the Lollipop platform is so late coming to the original X that Motorola has skipped directly past build 5.0 to Android 5.1.
Apple will be sending out its latest software update in the form of iOS 8.4, which will be landing on devices from tomorrow (June 30th). Of course, Cupertino recently announced iOS 9, but that will not land until this fall, so build 8.4 is as new as it gets at the moment. The big news with this update is that it comes with Apple's own music streaming service, Apple Music, which was showcased at WWDC recently.
Windows 10 will be launching next month, but we will have to wait until the fall to get the mobile version of the platform. Windows 10 Mobile will arrive in the third quarter and is potentially the most complete mobile operating system Microsoft has ever made. It certainly looks nice judging by these leaked images of build number 10149, which will not actually be the final offering from Redmond.