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  Jelly Bean becomes the most popular Android OS


Google released the latest Android usage stats on Monday. Jelly Bean becomes the most popular Android OS for the first time. It takes 37.9% Android market share(32.3% from 4.1.x and 5.6% from 4.2.x). Ginegerbread is at the second place and it has 34.1% Android market share. This is a good news to many Android developers as they can use many new features provided in the new system if there are more and more users are using the new OS. Also if Google wants to attract news users, they have to enco...

   Android,Jelly Bean,Usage     2013-07-09 04:52:28


  Office is confirmed to be on iOS and Android


In May, there were news that Microsoft Office software would be on iOS and Android platforms. Now Microsoft officially confirmed the news and said that the Office would be on iOS and Android in some form.Not too long ago, Microsoft Czech branch had said that the Office would be on iOS and Android early next year.Microsoft said: "As we shared previously, Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones, Android phones and iOS, and we have nothing additional to announce today about retail availabili...

   Office,iOS,Android     2012-10-10 21:27:10


  Android 4.0+ occupies quarter of Android market


Google updates its developer page about Android platform version market share. From the latest data, we can find Android 4.0 and above system occupy around 25% of all Android market. But Android 2.3 Gingerbread still occupies over 50% of Android market. From the above chart, Android 4.0 has 23.7% market share, the latest Android 4.1 JellyBean takes 1.8%, these two have 25.5% market share in total. But Android 2.3 Gingerbread alone still dominates the Android market, it takes 55.8% market share....

   Google,Android,Share     2012-10-02 19:22:19


  Market share of Android approaches 70% globally


According to Sina Tech, research firm Kantar Worldpanel's latest report shows that market share of Android phones exceeds 70% in UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain from March to May, thus drives the global market share of Android close to 70% .The report shows that despite the popularity of smart phones in developed countries slows down, but Android continues its growth. During this period, market share of Android in Europe is 70.4% which is nearly 10% higher than the same period last year. Ap...

   Android,Market share,Europe     2013-07-01 08:21:56


  Does Android team like to eat Kitkat?


Google released the new Android development code for Android 4.4 :KitKat.The new version will bring astonishing user experience for Android users. The interesting thing about the name is that it has the same name as one brand of Nescafe's chocolate wafer. Nescafe has authorized that Google can use this name as their development code. We may guess that the project team or the director was eating Kitkat or like to eat Kitkat while they were brainstorming the new development code, so they came out ...

   Android,Kitkat,development code     2013-09-03 23:03:03


  Jelly Bean distribution reaches 0.8% in all Android distributions


Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) is a surprise Google I/O conference bringing to us. After three weeks, Google official statistics said Jelly Bean distribution had reached 0.8% in all Android distributions.The latest Android ecosystem data shows Jelly Bean has a very good start, HSPA+ version of Galaxy Nexus can upgrade the system to Android 4.1(Jelly Bean) began in early July. The Ice Cream Sandwich system distribution rose to 15.8% from 10.9%, it became the second largest system version  followin...

   Jelly Bean,Distribution,Share     2012-08-03 15:11:27


  New Android simulator has some big improvements


Message from the Android developer blog, the Android emulator now has a number of improvements and optimizations. It allows developers to develop applications more conveniently.The Android emulator is an important tool for Android developers developing and testing applications. Due to the rapid growth of Android hardware, the simulator has been slightly left behind. The new simulator brings some new functions including support for GPU, the CPU acceleration sensor support, multi-touch input suppo...

   Android, Simulator,GPU,OpenGL     2012-04-10 13:02:31


  Websites Android developers must bookmark


Android now is an extremely popular mobile OS on the planet. This small robot creates a big world. Many developers are also devoting themselves to Android development. For both novices and experts, you all need to keep your skills updated and know what's happening in Android community. So we recommend some websites which you should bookmark. News Android People : Very interesting and most updated Android Weekly : Newsletters specially for Android developers Android and me PHAndroid Blogs Android...

   Android development,Resource     2013-07-23 20:45:28


  Create animated refresh button in Android


In Android, we can have drawings on a button, also we can put animated drawings on a button as well. Today we will show how to create an animated refresh button with an animated spinner on it. We need to create an animated drawing first. Here we name it as progress.xml and put it in the res/drawable folder: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?><animation-list xmlns:android="http://schemas.android.com/apk/res/android"    android:id="@+id/spin_refresh" android:oneshot="fal...

   Animation,Spinner,Refresh button,Android     2012-11-02 11:51:41


  Office will finally be on iOS and Android in 2013


It was confirmed that Office would land on iOS and Android platforms by Microsoft in October. Microsoft claims that Office will be on these two platforms in some way. Now many sources indicated that Office will be officially launched at the beginning of 2013. It is reported that the mobile version of Office will be free on Android and iOS, it allows users to view Office documents. Mobile version of Office also requires a Microsoft account just like SkyDrive and OneNote App. After login, users c...

   Office,Android,iOS,Office 365     2012-11-07 11:57:50