Run Android Apps on Windows 8

How to run Android apps on Windows 8 PCs in 15 easy steps

By on November 28, 2014 at 9:45 PM.

How to run Android apps on Windows 8 PCs in 15 easy steps

Android is currently the world’s dominant mobile platform, having more than a billion monthly users according to Google’s most recent stats. These users have also downloaded billions of apps from the Google Play Store on their Android smartphones and tablets, which shows Android apps are in high demand everywhere. Those Android fans that want, for some reason, to run Android on their Windows PCs complete with Google Play Store apps can now do so after performing some 15 dead easy steps, as detailed by PhoneArena. More →

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Lollipop vs KitKat: Android Distribution

With Lollipop incoming, KitKat is now on almost a third of Android devices

By on November 4, 2014 at 6:50 AM.

With Lollipop incoming, KitKat is now on almost a third of Android devices

Google has posted new Android distribution numbers on its Android Developers site, revealing that KitKat is now installed on almost a third of Android devices that connect to the Google Play Store, just as it’s getting ready to roll out Android 5.0 Lollipop. More →

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Android L Update Schedule

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

By on August 20, 2014 at 1:10 PM.

Here’s how to make sure you get Android L before everyone else

Google has recently published its Android distribution numbers for early August in which it revealed that KitKat has reached almost 21% market share of all Android phones now in use. While that’s an important milestone for Google, the road was rather long and tedious, as software updates still depend on OEMs and carriers. The same thing will likely happen with Android L adoption as well and Android fans looking to buy a new Android handset should check out Ars Technica’s massive guide on the state of the Android ecosystem and Android updates in the U.S. that reveals “who’s fast, who’s slow, and why.” More →

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Android L and Android 4.4 KitKat

Android L is far too young and innocent to show up in Google’s Android stats

By on July 8, 2014 at 7:45 AM.

Android L is far too young and innocent to show up in Google’s Android stats

Google has published new Android distribution stats on its developers portal, the first numbers shared by the company following the Android L Developer Preview release, but the company did not include any Android L numbers in the new chart. That’s hardly surprising though, not only because Android L is not commercially available at this point, but also because the Developer Preview was released in the last week of June, with only two devices being officially supported so far. More →

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Download Android L Apps, Wallpapers on KitKat

How to experience Android L’s ‘Material Design’ on any KitKat device

By on June 27, 2014 at 12:32 PM.

How to experience Android L’s ‘Material Design’ on any KitKat device

Google has already released Android L for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7, but not all Android fans will be able to try it, either because they don’t know how to get it or because they don’t own either of these devices. Luckily, xda-developers has come to the rescue, with senior members ivan123 and bejunk having already extracted various apps from the Android L Developer Preview build, making them available to any devices running Android KitKat. More →

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Android L vs Android KitKat

Android L vs. Android KitKat in pictures

By on June 26, 2014 at 12:36 PM.

Android L vs. Android KitKat in pictures

One of the main features of Android L is Google’s complete design overhaul of the operating system’s user interface. Android L is peppered with Material Design elements that make it come to life in a more playful manner, and hopefully they make it even easier to use as well. Google is leaving behind the blacks and grays in favor to a more vivid palette of colors throughout its apps, and PhoneArena has already put up an extensive screenshot comparison showing the differences between Android L and Android KitKat. More →

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KitKat Android market share May 2014

KitKat’s install base is much higher in North America than you think

By on June 6, 2014 at 8:30 PM.

KitKat’s install base is much higher in North America than you think

At Apple’s World Wide Developers Conference this week, CEO Tim Cook bashed Android for its fragmentation by showing a slide with Android’s latest version, KitKat, on only 9% of all Android phones. While it’s true that KitKat’s market share is still very low throughout the entire world, analytics firm Chitika released new Android numbers on Friday that show KitKat has jumped to 37% in North America. Chitika attributes this increase mostly to the three most recent Samsung Galaxy S phones being updated to KitKat, which obviously makes sense since Samsung is the most popular Android smartphone maker. More →

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Verizon Galaxy S4 KitKat Update

Verizon to finally roll out KitKat for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd

By on April 18, 2014 at 5:30 PM.

Verizon to finally roll out KitKat for the Galaxy S4 on May 2nd

It’s taken far too long, but it looks like an update to the latest version of Android on Verizon’s Galaxy S4 is finally in sight. Android Geeks obtained a leaked document from one of its readers which points to May 2nd as the launch date for Android 4.4.2 KitKat on the S4, around two months after the roll out began for AT&T and Sprint subscribers. Google has made it clear that the inexplicable update delays will be handled more efficiently in the future, but for now, Verizon customers are dependent on internal leaks to learn about software updates. More →

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Sprint Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 KitKat Update

Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

By on April 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM.

Sprint’s Nexus 5 Android 4.4.3 update begins rolling out today

Sprint has quietly updated its support pages for the Nexus 5 to reveal that the smartphone will be getting a new software update starting today. According to the carrier, Android build KTU48F for the Nexus 5 will enable the Sprint Spark band 26 and band 41, and bring other miscellaneous Android updates, which the carrier did not actually list in its initial change log. More →

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