Android’s WebView is used to render pages and is a critical part of the operating system. For better security, Google changed the version of WebView with a newer one in Android 4.4 KitKat, and Google has said it will no longer support the old versions. This is a big blow for the older operating systems, ... Read More »
Historically, the sheer number of devices launched by manufacturers has occasionally prevented them from keeping up with the latest version of Android. Ever since the launch of Android 4.4 KitKat, though, that trend has begun to shift.
Despite the fact that Android 5.0 is still basically brand new, people are already looking ahead to what’s coming next. Right now that’s Android 5.0.1, which has already seen its factory image posted by Google for several different devices, including the Nexus 5.
Samsung-branded handsets, though, are still waiting for the official update. Thanks ... Read More »
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Microsoft may be a company that has plenty of its own projects out in the world, but that hasn’t stopped them from broadening the scope of their approach to a more multi-platform strategy.
On Thursday, Microsoft officially announced that its most popular suite of MSN apps is now available for Android. For users of MSN ... Read More »
One of the most oft-requested features for Android Wear — other than Android 5.0 — is support for third-party watch faces. Luckily for Wear users, both of those requests are being met.
On December 10, Google officially announced the newest update to Android Wear that will bring the software up to Android 5.0 Lollipop and ... Read More »
Google’s News & Weather app has been present on Android devices for quite some time, most of them anyway, and now Google has seen fit to issue an update for the app.
With the newest version of News & Weather, users will see new features like a dark theme, searchable news right from the app ... Read More »
Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of the biggest updates for the Android platform in quite some time, with plenty of exciting additions and changes. Thankfully, manufacturers have been quick about updating some of their handsets.
The original, boxy YotaPhone went on sale at the beginning of December in 2013, and now the company behind the two-screened handset has announced their newest model. The YotaPhone 2 will launch in several different European countries before the end of 2014.
It’s always interesting to see how Android is progressing. In the past, the operating system was plagued with devices not getting updates in a timely manner, or at all. Even with Ice Cream Sandwich and early versions of Jelly Bean out, old versions like Gingerbread have still dominated the charts.
Times are very different now, with ... Read More »
When Nokia launched its Z Launcher in June of 2014, it was only compatible with (barely) a handful of devices. Now, after unveiling a brand new Android-based tablet with Z Launcher front and center, the proprietary software is now launching into the Google Play store.
Nokia officially made the announcement following the ... Read More »