The highlights of this months Android distribution numbers include Honeycomb being removed from the list and KitKat seeing a healthy bump up to almost 14 percent.
We live in a multi-platform world and a new challenge has emerged – we need to keep our services and applications somehow connected.
Wishing that iOS 8 would fail or trying to dismiss it as a pale imitation, is self-defeating for any Android fan. Who else is going to drive Google to do better things? Microsoft? BlackBerry? Seriously?
The idea of having multiple devices working together is certainly engrossing – but is it what we are looking for? Google is willing to bet on this idea!
The problem happens when Apple fails to de-register phone numbers from its iMessage database, and attempts to forward texts to iMessage, even if the user no longer has access to the service. In some cases, this leads to loss of messages.
In his recently published Founders’ Letter for 2013, Google CEO Larry Page talks about the company’s recent accomplishments and plans for the future.
The ruling now allows software companies copyright over their APIs, the interfaces that programs use to communicate with each other. This decision is disastrous for software developers that want to build on top of APIs. If the APIs are no longer free to use, new services may be forced to start from scratch, making it astronomically more difficult to coordinate between programs.
With the release of some smartphone OS market share numbers to the end of March this year, Android is up more than 8 percentage points from 2013 in the US. This brings Android to almost 60% US market share.
So you’ve decided to upgrade and you’re unsure what to do with your old Android smartphone. You could sell it, donate it, or repurpose it. We’ve got plenty of ideas for you right here.
Apple is applying for two patents on a screen unlocking method which channels a feature that Android had for years. But why?