Android 6.0 Marshmallow is struggling to gain any traction in the market, and after nearly six months available for devices it is on just 2.3% of all devices running the platform. While Android adoption is always more stagnant than on rival platforms iOS and even Windows, this very low number is sure to disappoint Google.
At the start of the month, Sony started rolling out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Xperia Z5 in its native Japan. The company is now following that with a launch of the software update on a global level, meaning everybody rocking the Z5 will now be able to grab the latest and greatest from Google.
Both Best Buy and Verizon have started shipping the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, the two new flagships from the Korean giant. Samsung said during the launch of the handsets that it would launch the devices on March 11, but it seems the two U.S. based retailers are getting ahead of the game and fulfilling pre-order commitments early.
OnePlus already has some mighty affordable smartphones, if bang for your buck is your particular bag then the Chinese company is a solid port of call. However, OnePlus is now making it even easier for consumers in the United States to buy its handsets, by debuting a new program that offers monthly installment purchases for all transactions over $99.
Sony is keeping up its recent good work in terms of updating devices to the latest builds of Android. The company is now preparing to unleash Android 6.0 Marshmallow on both the Xperia Z3+ and the Xperia Z4 Tablet, the mid-term flagships that were launched last year.
Sony was the first, and so far only, smartphone company to debut a handset rocking a 4K resolution screen, but while the Xperia Z5 Premium has been described as a gimmick, one of Sony's main rivals thinks 4K will become more popular in the mobile space.
Sony has started to roll out Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Xperia Z5 smartphone range, the late 2015 flagships that were the last of the Z smartphones before Sony introduced the Xperia Z line at MWC 2016
As ridiculous as it is, the Android market is one of spec one-upmanship. The company with the beefier hardware stands out, at least that is how many Chinese companies approach the platform, thinking that the more specs you cram in the better the device is. It almost never works like that, the best companies and handsets combine strong specs with manufacturing knowhow.
The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge are a pair of smartphones that are packed to the gills with the latest mobile hardware, a veritable mix of the latest and greatest technology. However, while Samsung has spared no expense in virtually all departments, it has seemingly stopped short of pushing the boat out for quick charging.
The 2014 variant of the Motorola Moto G (the second generation one) has been given its upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow in the United States, with the roll out starting today (Mar. 1). The update follows just a couple of weeks after Motorola sent out Marshmallow to the 2014 Moto G in India, and so beginning the upgrade program for the handset.