Topic: kitkat

Android’s growth is a pain in the app for developers

Although it’s become the world’s most popular mobile operating system, Android is still an expanding frontier—and developers are always the first to explore it. Android grew to 81.5% of the global smartphone market share in 2014, according to the International Data Corporation, passing a billion phone shipments for the first time. In terms of actual … continue reading

BlackBerry BBM for Android Wear, the Eye Tribe’s SDK for Android, and KitKat is cramping Lollipop’s uptake—SD Times news digest: Jan. 8, 2015

BlackBerry is jumping into the wearables space. The company just announced BBM support for a wide range of Android Wear wearable devices. “The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies,” said Herman … continue reading

Android KitKat continues to grow

The KitKat version of the Android operating system accounts for half of all Android versions in use, according to statistics released by application performance monitoring software maker Crittercism. The statistics offer insight into such metrics as crashes by device, OS versions, and carrier delays by country, and were gleaned in a survey of Crittercism’s customers. … continue reading

Mobile in 2013: Major OS overhauls as the HTML5 vs. native debate rages

Hybrid mobile practices became most prevalent in 2013, while 2014 shows early signs of being the year of the wearable … continue reading

From the Editors: Android rising, but where?

Android has struggled to break out of smartphones, but KitKat may change that … continue reading

Reto Meier talks up Android APIs, slimmer memory in KitKat

New version of the Android OS will see APIs covering a variety of functions … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Android KitKat, Nexus 5 released at last

After enduring days of cryptic images, Google finally lets us see what KitKat is all about … continue reading

SD Times Blog: KitKat teasers and clues galore ahead of release

However, despite these teasers, KitKat is likely scheduled for a Halloween release … continue reading

SD Times Blog: KitKat countdown back on track, set for Thursday release

Finally the countdown resumes, putting the end date at Thursday … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Android KitKat countdown throws us for a loop

It’s unclear how Monday’s enigmatic teaser fits into the KitKat countdown to Wednesday, but we haven’t given up yet … continue reading

SD Times Blog: KitKat countdown: Friday’s update is a picturesque headscratcher

A scene at the beach, but what does it have to do with the number 3? … continue reading

SD Times Blog: The Android KitKat teaser countdown…

What are Google and Nestlé counting down to? We’ll find out next week … continue reading Protection Status