Topic: android lollipop

Sony Mobile’s Concept for Android, and the Trustwave Managed IoT Security service—SD Times news digest: July 23, 2015

Sony Mobile has announced it is launching a new initiative to for its Concept for Android. The Sony Concept for Android is an experimental operating system based on Android 5.1 Lollipop. It will include Sony’s user experience, popular Sony apps and features, and a stripped-back vanilla Android look and feel, according Anthony Devenish, public relations … continue reading

Android-based Cyanogen OS 12 released, Movidius’ $40 million round of funding, and Twilio Video: April 14, 2015

Cyanogen is starting to roll out its version of Android Lollipop: Cyanogen OS 12. The new version features Android’s material design elements to provide users with a visual, interactive OS. Cyanogen OS 12 was designed to provide users a more personal operating system, according to the company, with extra theming features such as the ability … continue reading

Android usage, Xamarin for Students, and HP’s cloud computing—SD Times news digest: April 8, 2015

Android Lollipop is slowly making its way to more and more users. In February, it was reported that only 1.6% were using Lollipop. But the operating system made it to 3.3% in March, and now Google has revealed that 5.4% of users are using either Android 5.0 or 5.1. Lollipop’s usage now surpasses Android Froyo, … continue reading

Google’s multi-device reference app, and Amazon’s acquisition of 2elemtry—SD Times news digest: March 13, 2015

Google is providing its Android developers a new reference app in order to show how they can implement their applications across multiple Android form factors. “It is now possible to bring the benefits of your app to your users wherever they happen to be, no matter what device they have near them,” wrote Renato Mangini, … continue reading

Dropbox SDK for Android security flaw, Knodemy’s Code Academy, and Android 5.1 SDK—SD Times news digest: March 11, 2015

Security researches have exposed a software vulnerability in Dropbox’s SDK for Android. The bug could allow hackers to connect apps from a mobile device to their own Dropbox account without a user knowing. The vulnerability, which was discovered by IBM’s X-Force application research team, impacts Dropbox SDK versions 1.5.4 through 1.6.1. “The response from Dropbox … continue reading

Android Lollipop 5.1 released

Google has announced the latest version of its Android Lollipop operating system, Android 5.1. The new release comes with stability and performance improvements along with new features such as support for multiple SIM cards, device protection and high-definition phone calls. “Whether you want to share your phone with a family member or better manage your … continue reading

Google quietly rolls out Android 5.1 Lollipop, and the Linux Foundation announces ContainerCon—SD Times news digest: Feb. 4, 2015

Google has quietly rolled out the first major update to its latest mobile operating system by releasing Android 5.1 Lollipop on select Android One devices. First spotted on the Indonesian Android One page and later confirmed by Android Police, the update is said to offer improved performance, longer battery life and data conservation settings. Based … continue reading

Android usage, ASF in 2014, OpenSSH 6.8, and the fiscal year 2016 budget—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2015

Android Lollipop’s usage is slowly rising. Google just released its Android usage data, with Lollipop making its debut about three months since its public launch; the data showed about 1.6% of users are now using it. KitKat is still the most used version of Android with 39.7% of users, a slight increase from last month’s … continue reading

Google will not address WebView vulnerability in Android

Google will not address a vulnerability recently discovered in a major component of its Android operating system, WebView, for devices running versions 4.3 Jelly Bean or older. WebView is a component that allows developers to deliver a Web app as part of a client app. According to the company’s lead engineer for Android security, Adrian Ludwig, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 15, 2014—Google’s Android Lollipop, Microsoft and Xamarin expand .NET Foundation and IBM’s IoT Foundation

Google announces Android Lollipop We finally know what the “L” stands for. Google announced its next mobile operating system, Android 5.0, will be codenamed Lollipop, and ship on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November. Google first announced Android “L” back in June at Google I/O, releasing a developer preview with more than 5,000 … continue reading

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