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.
A new fragmentation report points out that there are 18,796 “distinct” Android devices, 20% of which are running Android 4.4 KitKat.
DrawElements, a Finnish startup which offers 3D hardware testing software, has become the latest company to join the growing list of Google acquisitions.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Speaking at Google I/O, Android engineering director Dave Burke acknowledged the problem with fragmentation and talked about some of the possible solutions.
Apkudo tests and certifies apps and devices so that carriers and developers don’t have to, which helps reduce the negative effects of fragmentation.