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Trends continue in latest Android Distribution chart

Google has just released the figures for Android's spread as of June 1 this year and it's business as usual in our part of the mobile world. No hidden surprises and no great changes either. But that does mean that Android Lollipop, both 5.0 and 5.1, continue their positive growth while everything else goes down. Android 4.4 KitKat retains its crown as the most used version, continuing to hold down the Jelly Bean triplets. And Froyo still refuses to give up the ghost while Gingerbread continue down the slope.

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Android Community Weekly Digest: Google I/O 2015 Edition

This year's Google I/O has come and gone, and, as expected, it was a whirlwind of announcements, revelations, sessions, and workshops, all spread out in two days that feels somewhat too short. That said, this year's menagerie was relatively more subdued than the previous years, not because it was less exciting, but because it painted a more well-rounded and stabilizing vision and product line for Google For this week's special Google I/O edition, we look back at the highlights of Google's developer's conference, particularly on those that touch on our favorite mobile platform.

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Android Pay hands-on: buying soda with a phone

Put your phone near a vending machine screen and out comes a can of Coke. If that sounds like a scene from a sci-fi show, then we can pretty much say that the future is here. That is exactly the image that Google wants to paint in our minds in demoing two use cases of its newly announced Android Pay mobile payment system. In one instance, we tried the feature earlier described, buying a soda can from an NFC-enabled vending machine. In another, we buy an Android, a collectible, from an Android, a phone, using Android Pay. Inception!

Big surprise: Android Pay coming your way

Google has formally announced something we already knew was coming anyway. Android Pay is real and is here. Google's latest attempt to cash in, no pun intended, on the mobile wallet trend tries to learn from the reasons that Google Wallet failed. Practically, this means that it has partnered with major payment networks, banks, carriers, and retailers even before it launched, ensuring that it will not only have an audience but also somewhere that audience can use it, whether it be an online purchase or a brick and mortar buy.

Brillo takes Android deeper into your homes

Even before this announcement, it was no secret that Google wants to play a bigger role inside homes, and Nest just isn't enough, with only two products on its shelf. With Brillo and the Weave protocol, however, Google can considerably expand its influence to both existing and upcoming smart appliances. Leveraging the ubiquity of Android, Brillo promises to make things simpler for OEMs, app developers, and especially users in controlling and orchestrating all those disparate pieces that together make up the so-called Internet of Things.

Android M is here: app permissions, doze mode, USB-C

Google I/O 2015 has kicked off and, no surprise, Android is front and center. Also no surprise that Google has announced the existence of Android M just as it had announced Android L at the same event a year ago. And like its predecessor, the features of Android M will slowly be revealed over time while the latest version of Android treks its way to a Q3 2015 release. For now, Google has revealed some of M's key features, which, as expected, includes App Permissions.

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ZeroLemon SolarJuice 20000mAh pack harnesses sun power [DEALS]

We just can't get enough of ZeroLemon's selection of emergency battery packs here at Android Community Deals. This time, we're once again turning our attention to one of their more environment friendly products. The ZeroLemon SolarJuice power bank combines two unique features you will rarely find together in a single battery pack. Aside from being able to recharge over any lighting condition, as the name implies, it also boats of 20,000 mAh of juice, capable of fast charging two devices at the same time.
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