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Google has updated its platform distribution numbers for the 1st week of July, which shows KitKat’s continuous growth and the slow and steady decline of Jelly Bean.

The latest version of Android is now the third most popular distribution of the OS, finally surpassing the three year old Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and is now right behind Android 4.2 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a market share of 17.9%.


Nokia — the part that has not been sold to Microsoft — has released a new launcher for Android devices, dubbed Z Launcher. Like every other launcher recently released on the Play Store, Z launcher aims to make your life simpler by offering app suggestions depending on the time and your usage habits. 


Its lackluster 3-megapixel camera means the Nokia X will never be considered a point-and-shoot killer like Nokia’s Windows Phone smartphones are — but that doesn’t mean Nokia neglected its camera software. Quite the opposite, in fact.

The affordable handset has a pretty snazzy camera app, and you can now try it out for yourself on your existing Android smartphone.

Nokia X

The Nokia X smartphone has reportedly received its first Android update with some subtle improvements in tow. Notable among the changes is the ability to change the colors of the live tiles of the handset. This is a welcome addition to the device, as customization was previously quite limited.


While Android’s notification system is far superior to the iPhone’s in almost every way, Google could certainly make some improvements to the way in which we receive alerts when our smartphones are locked. All we get with stock Android is a tone and a blinking LED.

Fortunately, there are some third-party solutions that offer a lot more. SlideLock displays iPhone-style notifications on your lock screen so that you can read messages and emails without having to unlock.

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