Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest full release of Google's mobile operating system, is making its presence felt on the market through the first week of November. The data for Android distribution is in and Marshmallow has helped itself to a 0.3% of the market, while KitKat is still way out in front.
Get the party poppers out and dance the night away as Google is celebrating an important milestone in the life of Android. The largest operating system on the market is now enjoying the festivities of Android's 8th birthday. Yes, it is hard to believe that the platform has been with us for that long, and it has come a very long way since those beginnings in 2007.
Huawei does not typically release flagship smartphones in the United States, but when the Chinese brand collaborated on Google on the Nexus 6P it gave U.S. consumers a rare chance to get a Huawei made device. And it seems those customers are digging what Huawei and Google cooked up together as Nexus 6P shipments have apparently been delayed in the U.S. due to high demand.
Google has rather quietly changed its app price limits around the world, meaning that the ceiling for the most expensive apps on the Google Play Store is now higher. The obviously results in consumers potentially paying more for the high end applications, but it is also good news for developers and users alike.
It seems that a yellow tint showing up on a smartphone screen is a cross platform occurrence. We first seen it way back on the Apple iPhone 4 and have since seen a similar problem crop up on some OnePlus One units as well as the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5.
When we think of mobile security we think of BlackBerry's BB10 or at a push iOS, we rarely consider Android because of the numerous problems the platform has had. Forced to pick the most secure manufacturer on Android we would say Samsung with its robust KNOX security suite, which is pretty spiffing. However, a new research paper out of prestigious Cambridge University in the United Kingdom disagrees.
Huawei was the manufacturer of choice for Google's 2015 flagship Nexus 6P, but LG was also on board with the Nexus 5X, a reworked version of the 2014 Nexus 5. It is clear that Google and LG have had a good relationship through the years as this is now the third Nexus device the Korean company has built. Google executive David Burke has now confirmed that indeed the Android giant does prefer working with Korean company LG.
With Android 6.0 Marshmallow readying for a roll out to devices across the platform, how is its predecessor Android Lollipop fairing in the overall platform landscape? Well, very good as it turns out, which when discussing means as good as can be expected due to the huge fragmentation on the platform.
Google announced its spiffing new smartphones this week, the flagship Huawei Nexus 6P and the LG Nexus 5X; so what does that mean for last year?s Nexus 6? That was of course made by Motorola and it was a full on flagship handset that came with a price tag to match its amazing specs. However, now the Nexus 6 can be picked up brand new for a bargain.
Two years since LG departed the Nexus scene with the Nexus 5, the South Korean company is back in the fold with the Nexus 5X. The handset was launched today by Google today and while it is easy to think of the 5X as a mere updated version of the Nexus 5, it is so much more. It brings a 2013 handset and brings it fully into 2015 and offers a compelling and affordable package along the way.