Trends: Almost a quarter of Android devices now on KitKat
September 11, 2014
KitKat, the latest version of Android, is gaining ground, now running on almost a quarter of all Android devices, while older versions such as FroYo and Gingerbread are on the decline.
OpenSignal: There’s at least 18,796 distinct Android devices out there, 20% on KitKat
August 21, 2014
A new fragmentation report points out that there are 18,796 "distinct" Android devices, 20% of which are running Android 4.4 KitKat.
Google purchases GPU benchmarking startup drawElements, in a bid to address hardware fragmentation
July 24, 2014
DrawElements, a Finnish startup which offers 3D hardware testing software, has become the latest company to join the growing list of Google acquisitions.
Jelly Bean on more than half of active Android devices, with Gingerbread following in second
November 2, 2013
Google's latest Android distribution numbers are in. What's the verdict? Combining Android 4.1 - 4.3, Jelly Bean is now on 52.1% of all Android devices! Of course Gingerbread still refuses to die with 26.3%.
Apple denies it paid EA to delay Plants vs Zombies 2 for Android
September 25, 2013
An EA exec said Apple paid a “truckload of money” to get a timed exclusive on the popular Plants vs Zombies 2 title. Apple said no money changed hands.
Opinion: Tim Cook’s unimaginative jabs at Android are just damage control
September 19, 2013
I set out to read BusinessWeek’s new interview with Apple’s top executives hoping for some provocative, discussion-provoking statements. Instead, CEO Tim Cook, seconded by his lieutenants, served up a reheated soup of passive-aggressive jabs, truisms, and hollow arguments.
Android Fragmentation, as seen by the Open Signal team
July 30, 2013
Open Signal has just released their Android Fragmentation Visualized report, at it has some interesting statistics. The info provided by Open Signal shows eight different Android iterations in use, whereas Apple has three iOS variants.
Report: Android’s malware problem is getting worse, and only users of the latest version are safe from harm
June 28, 2013
Earlier this year, a research report said the number of malware-infected Android devices rose 163% in 2012. A new report now says things are much worse.
Google trying to fix Android fragmentation. Are more Nexus devices the answer?
May 17, 2013
Speaking at Google I/O, Android engineering director Dave Burke acknowledged the problem with fragmentation and talked about some of the possible solutions.
Apkudo wants to address fragmentation by becoming the gold standard of smartphone hardware and software testing
April 20, 2013
Apkudo tests and certifies apps and devices so that carriers and developers don't have to, which helps reduce the negative effects of fragmentation.
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