Oh man, we’ve got yuuuuuge breaking news on the Android distribution front. You ready for it? Seriously, are you ready for this? Well, if you read the title, you know it, but yes, Froyo is finally dead!
Google updated the Android distribution numbers for January 2017 and Froyo has finally been retired from the list, having dropped below the 0.1% threshold needed to stick around. Man, Android 2.2 is gone for good. Struggling to deal with this…reflecting back. What times those were, overclocking single-core processors to melt our hands while blacking out everything via cheesy embossed themed ROM for an extra 3 minutes of battery. Good stuff. (more…)
The Android Distribution chart has been updated for December, detailing the huge jump in usage that Nougat has seen in the past month. Just so we’re all clear, that was a joke. According to the chart, Nougat is sitting at 0.4%, up from its initial launch on the chart of 0.3%. That’s a 0.1% jump. (more…)
The original DROID Turbo – yep, that one! – started receiving its update to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow over the weekend. Again, this is the original Turbo, which is a solid 2 years old at this point, still receiving updates, even if they do seem months behind. (more…)
After skipping October, Google updated the Android distribution numbers today for November. The latest data collection shows Marshmallow on almost a quarter of all Android devices, plus Nougat debuts in the chart. (more…)
Google is pushing out October’s Android security update (
at least we’re assuming that’s what this is; Edit: Yep, it is!) to Nexus devices today and has done so by already publishing both factory image and OTA .zip files. This is the second security patch for Nougat and that means new Android 7.0 builds for a few devices. The security bulletin should be up soon as well (Edit: It is!). (more…)
The latest Android OS distribution numbers have been made available from Google, and to absolutely no one’s surprise, Marshmallow has not grown by leaps or bounds. As of September, 2016, Marshmallow sits at 18.7 percent, up from last month’s 15.2 percent.
For those wondering about Android 7.0 “Nougat,” given the public release has happened, it hasn’t quite hit the chart yet. Expect to see it make its first appearance next month. (more…)
Google is pushing out September’s Android security update to Nexus devices today and has done so by already publishing both factory image and OTA .zip files. This is the first security patch for Nougat and that means new Android 7.0 builds for a few devices. They also provided the typical security bulletin as well. (more…)
Google updated the Android distribution numbers while we were headed home from NYC yesterday, and wouldn’t you know it, Marshmallow continues to climb. Up from last month’s 13.3%, Android 6.0 now sits at 15.2%, a huge increase of over 1%. That might not sound big, but when we’re talking about millions and millions of Android devices, it’s quite significant. (more…)