The Facebook app on Android exists only because Google allows it. It is distributed through the Play Store and uses Google services for everything from in-app payments to push notifications. If Google wanted to, it could block the app from the Play Store, which would limit the app’s reach catastrophically.
It isn’t like Google and ... Read More »
The Android Developers site posts monthly distribution numbers to let devs know what version of Android people using Google Services are running. It’s both educational and depressing! So many people on ancient operating systems, though the numbers grow smaller each month.
This month, Marshmallow saw a rise to 0.5%, which is a tiny userbase but ... Read More »
Google’s latest report has just shown up. Though the surprises are not major, we are seeing some improvements. Android 2.2 is still taking the lead, but that’s something that might not last long. It seems the latest Android versions (Gingerbread and Honeycomb) are starting to gain more momentum, while the other versions are slowly starting ... Read More »