Tag Archive: KitKat

Nougat share rises to double digits but so many Android devices still run KitKat and below

More Android devices are being upgraded to Nougat, but the going is slow.

I love KitKats but I’m getting older now so I try not to eat them so often. I also used to love the software equivalent of the crunchy chocolate wafer treat, released in 2013, which further refined the Holo aesthetic unveiled with Ice Cream Sandwich two years earlier while paving the way for the complete visual overhaul that came with Lollipop a year later.

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Just 0.3% of Android devices are running Nougat, 25% still on KitKat

The latest Platform Versions numbers show the same old story.

As of the start of this month, Android Nougat represents just 0.3% of active Android devices, following a common trend we see each time a new version is released. Android 7.0 Nougat has been out in the wild for Nexus owners for a couple of months now, but these numbers remind us all that Nexuses are not only a tiny fraction of phones sold in 2016  [Read More…]

Honor decides it’s okay to launch a tablet with KitKat in 2016

At a media event in New Delhi, Honor rolled out the 5C, a budget phone with a metal-backed design and impressive hardware. The vendor also launched the T1 7.0, a 7-inch affordable tablet with a WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600), a 1.2GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731G processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB internal memory, microSD slot, 3G, and a 4100mAh battery. The pièce de résistance? The T1 7.0 runs EMUI 3.0 out of the box, which is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

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Haier launches a 9.7-inch tablet running Android 4.4 KitKat

At CES 2016, Haier announced the HaierPad 971. Featuring a 9.7-inch QXGA (2048×1536) IPS display and a 1.8GHz quad-core CPU, the tablet looks like a decent budget offering, even offering what Haier calls the “latest Android OS version,” which according to them is Android 4.4 KitKat.

Lollipop adoption on the rise at 22% however KitKat still reigns King

With Android Marshmallow coming sometime within the next month or so, the Android Developers Blog has shared the current OS breakdown. These numbers space across any devices running Android 2.2 or higher, due to the fact that the latest Google Play Store app is compatible all the way back to Froyo.

Leading the pack is still Android 4.4 KitKat, with just over 39%, however Lollipop is slowly creeping up on that number. Currently, Lollipop is sitting at 21% combined between  [Read More…]

Motorola apologizes to ATRIX HD owners for lack of KitKat update, offers special pricing on Moto X

ATRIX HD owners on AT&T were originally promised an update to KitKat for their devices, and since Motorola couldn’t make good on it they are offering those customers a new deal.

Motorola is offering ATRIX HD owners some special pricing on a new Moto X Pure Edition, as a result of not being able to bring the KitKat update to the device. To try and make it up to those who were disappointed, Motorola is offering  [Read More…]

Google and Nestlé team up again for limited edition ‘YouTube Break’ KitKat bars

Google and Nestlé have teamed up again for a branding campaign that will replace the logo on KitKat wrappers in the UK with “YouTube Break.”

Extending their partnership beyond the candy-themed name of Android 4.4. KitKat, Google and Nestlé have teamed up for a campaign the will substitute the iconic KitKat logo on 600,000 limited edition wrappers with “YouTube Break” branding in the UK to celebrate 80 years of KitKat and 10 years of YouTube.

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YouTube to replace KitKat, literally!

If we tell you that YouTube is going to replace KitKat and not Lollipop, would you say that we’ve gone nuts? Well, fret not as Google is joining forces with Nestlé to launch ‘YouTube Break’ that will replace classic KitKat logo on over 600,000 limited edition packs.

This is the biggest redesign of the KitKat wrapper since the brand came to market 80 years ago. The popular chunky bars will come with 72 different types of advertisement designs and 100 million bars will be produced  [Read More…]

Lollipop closes in on 10 percent of active Android installs, KitKat and Jelly Bean each fall under 40 percent

Google has just released its May report on Android platform versions, showing growth in Lollipop.

The monthly report, which shows how many active Android devices are running on each version of the software, shows that Lollipop has grown significantly to 9.7 percent of installs, up from 5.4 percent last month. KitKat dropped subtly to 39.8 percent from 41.4 percent, while Jelly Bean moved to 39.2 percent from 40.7.

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New dev stats show KitKat and Jelly Bean power 4 in 5 Android devices

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The Android Developers platform reveals that more than 4 in 5 devices run on KitKat and Jelly Bean. Specifically, they account for 82.1% of devices with nearly an even split between the codenames.

This data reflects only those devices running the latest Google Play app, which is supported only be devices running at least 2.2 Froyo. Any version with less than 0.1% distribution is not shown.  [Read More…]