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Android Oreo is now on 4.6% of all devices while Android Nougat remains on top

After skipping last month, Google has now released the latest statistics for the distribution of Android versions across all devices that have Google Play Services installed. This information is based on data collected over a 7 day period ending today, April 16th, and it's the most accurate information we have regarding the distribution of Android...

Android Security Bulletin Released for August 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Google Devices

Habitually right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low vulnerability levels Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for...

Android Security Bulletin Released for June 2017; Update Starts Rolling out to Pixels and Supported Nexus Devices

Right on schedule, Google has released Android monthly security bulletin for the month of June along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security bulletin includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low levels.Google has again provided two security patch strings to make it easier for OEMs...

Android Security Bulletin Released for May 2017; Security Update Rolling Out to Supported Pixel and Nexus Devices

Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for a wide range of vulnerabilities ranging from critical to low vulnerability levels Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs...

Android Security Bulletin Released For March 2017

Right on schedule, Google has released the Android Security Bulletin for this month along with updated security patches for recently discovered vulnerabilities. This month's security update includes fixes for 60 vulnerabilities, the severity levels of which range from critical to low. Google has again provided two security patch level strings to make it easier for OEMs to...

Google Publishes End-of-Life Dates for Guaranteed Nexus Support

One of the major reasons why Android enthusiasts opt to purchase a Nexus device are the guaranteed updates. At its Google I/O conference way back in 2011, Google initially tried to get its partners to provide software updates for their devices for at least 18 months. While many devices unfortunately received the cold shoulder when it...

7 Days Later: Hands-On with the Nextbit Robin Update + Update on Development

Last month, we reviewed the Nextbit Robin, a beautifully designed smartphone that focuses on cloud storage as its forte. At the time, we noted that the device was suffering from below-average battery life as well as slow camera performance, but that overall the device was still a solid buy (in my opinion, a better buy than...

Samsung Lists Devices To Receive Monthly Security Updates

A while ago, during the height of the Stagefright scare, major manufacturers made promises to provide monthly security patches. Samsung was amongst the ones who promised, and now, the OEM has launched a security focused blog intending to keep users up to date on the security updates that the company pushes out.Starting off, the website...