Android 4.4 Kit Kat

Samsung outs KitKat-powered Galaxy V Plus budget phone in Malaysia

South Korean tech giant Samsung has just rolled out a new budget Android smartphone in Malaysia. Meet the Galaxy V Plus. This phone is more of a low-end unit so don't expect this to be anything like the Galaxy S5 or any other mid-range offering from Samsung. This one is initially available in the Asian country and we're guessing will also be available in other developing countries.

Things are moving slowly in the monthly Android Distribution

Things seems to have slowed to almost a standstill in the Android world, at least as far as version adoption is concerned. After an initial growth burst for Android 5.0 Lollipop, things seem to be business as usual, with OEMs getting some of their devices up to date on the more recent Android versions. There are, however, some that seem unwilling to give up the ghost and to go silently into the 0.1 percent night of the Android Distribution chart, lingering around as long as they can.

HP introduces 3 new Android tablets geared for work

Today Hewlett-Packard has introduced 3 new Android tablets that they’ve been working on; each tablet engineered and designed with a different goal in mind. HP has focused on the various work fields that could benefit from the use of mobile devices and has catered to those jobs in a sense of reliability, durability and performance. Whether the field of work is from the office, to manufacturing floor, clinical healthcare, or in school, the new tablets are ready to help users make work more efficient.

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.

Huawei Ascend Mate2 will not get Android KitKat

In our excitement over Android 5.0, we might have been guilty of forgetting that there are those who still live in a Jelly Bean world. As if to douse cold water over enthusiasm, Huawei's US outfit has just announced that its previous flagship, the Ascend Mate2, will not even be getting Android 4.4 KitKat. That practically puts an end to the software life of a smartphone that was practically just launched in January this year.

Android distribution: KitKat now over 20%

As a monthly 7-day data collection on Android platform distribution statistic, Google has published the August number – with Android KitKat 4.4 passes 20 percent, now at 20.9 percent. The gain in Android KitKat version is not because of the older Froyo or Gingerbread, but from the reduction of Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich version.

Samsung Galaxy Star 2 Plus launches in India

We’ve seen Samsung update their budget product line with upgraded devices running Android 4.4 Kitkat recently, and one of the first few markets that we’ve seen those migrate to is India, where the Galaxy Star 2 Plus has apparently landed. It is a small budget phone with modest specs, but notably, with Kitkat running the show.
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