Android 4.2

Android Distribution for November: business as usual

You might have noticed that Google didn't release any figures for Android's spread last October. Perhaps it was due to the busy-ness of getting Android 5.0 and the new Nexus devices out the door. Or perhaps there is some more nefarious reason. Whatever those were, this month's numbers are up and, unsurprisingly, KitKat continues to rise while others continue to fall. Surprisingly, Android 4.2 seems to be unwilling to give up its hold in the market just yet.

New LG Tab Book is a superpowered Android tablet hybrid

LG may not put out much Android tablets in the market, but when it does, it tries to make it into something truly distinct. This new LG Tab Book model that the company has unveiled in Korea will not only be one of the biggest Android tablets you might get to see, it is also probably one of the most powerful, running on an Intel Haswell Core i5 CPU.

Jolla Launcher Alpha ported to Android 4.2 devices

Jolla has started the alpha testing of its Jolla Launcher for Android, available only for a selected few alpha testers. Of course, this being Android, there is very little to stop more arduous users from taking it and making it available for a wider public, just as what one XDA member did for anyone who owns an Android device version 4.2 or higher.

KAZAM smartphones arrive from former HTC execs

HTC, who is already struggling with internal and external problems, might be facing a new competitor in the European market right from its own ranks. KAZAM, a company that was formed by two former HTC executives, has just outed its first six smartphones, which, as suspected, run the Android OS.
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