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Android still fragmented, but is that all bad?
By Luke Jones on Saturday August 23, 2014

Apple fan boys in the red corner, Android fan boys in the blue, each looking for particular sticks to beat the other with. One of the Apple fanatics core arguments is that Android is simply too fragmented compared to iOS, and it is an argument that is hard to fight with. Even Google concedes this is the case and Android 4.4 KitKat and the upcoming Android L have been conscience efforts to address this, as well as the upcoming Android One program.

Android 4.4 KitKat grows again
By Luke Jones on Wednesday August 13, 2014

KitKat's ascension in the Android market continues as version 4.4 of Google's mobile platform spreads itself to even more devices. Market figures that show Android usage figures for the first week of August reveal that Android 4.4 KitKat now accounts for 20.9% of all devices running the platform, including tablets, smartphones, and more.

Android tops US market last quarter
By Luke Jones on Thursday August 07, 2014

Android's hold on the smartphone market remains strong in the United States as Google's platform topped market share in the country over the last three months. However, Android's share of the platform market in the States did fall slightly, while nearest rival iOS recorded a slight jump in popularity.

Android downs iOS for the first time as the most used platform
By Luke Jones on Monday August 04, 2014

Android has spread around the globe like an infectious (oh come on, I like Android), like something very popular, so much so that it dominates the mobile platform world in terms of market share. However, despite its huge presence, Android has so far failed to usurp Apple's iOS as the most used platform.

Report: Imposter app bug found in Android
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 30, 2014

BlueBox Security released findings today that show a dangerous flaw in Android that allows hackers to get onto your device by posing as a legitimate app. This news once again throws into question the security on Google's Android platform, but what does it mean for you?

Motorola working on the Nexus 6 with Google
By Luke Jones on Monday July 28, 2014

There has been a mystery surrounding Google's Nexus range this year, with some rumours even pointing towards the brand being discontinued. Google is working on a new product line called Android Silver, and it was widely accepted that it would replace the outgoing Nexus branding.

Google will no longer label games with in-app purchases as free
By Luke Jones on Friday July 18, 2014

The fight between global authorities and tech companies over in app purchases took a turn for the better in favour of the consumer today. In Europe Google has decided to change the way in which it labels games and apps that include purchases after download.

Android advice: Wiping a device does not delete all data
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

The second hand smartphone market is vibrant as people sell their current Android devices to upgrade to a new model. If you have ever sold a phone, you have probably done the diligent thing and deleted everything to leave none of your data behind, you played it safe. Think again though as it seems Google's Android reset function does not deleted all of your data.

Google reacts quickly to Android Wear paid app problem
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

Google has quickly fixed a bug in Android Wear that meant paid apps could not be installed on the platform, the company announced today. The issue was first spotted yesterday and Google's fix is only a temporary one while the company looks for a more permanent solution

Google Play edition devices disappear from store
By Luke Jones on Wednesday July 09, 2014

There is a little bit of a mystery going on over at the Google Play Store as a number of handsets have strangely gone missing from the inventory. Google Play Editions of several smartphones and tablets have disappeared from the online store