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Today, Google published the latest distribution figures of the Android operating system. The numbers reveal a consistent growth in the amount of Android users running Jelly Bean, whilst older versions of the OS continue on their path towards extinction. As expected, these latest results show a significant increase in the amount of users running the most recent software version, 4.4 KitKat.

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The Google Play Store has gotten a nice new update this week that makes it easier for tablet owners to find apps and games that are properly optimized for their device. A new “designed for tablets” section is now displayed by default when browsing the store, while apps that aren’t optimized for larger displays carry a “designed for phones” label.

Samsung Developers Conference

The Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) sent an email out Friday to tell interested registrants that there has been “intense interest” in the conference, and that they are running out of tickets for the event. Cult of Android will be there in the flesh, so stay tuned for more details during the event.

The conference is set to have Mozilla evangelist Christian Heilman, head of Samsung Media Solutions America, Curtis Sasaki, and the head of the Open Innovation Center, David Eun, among other celebrated speakers.

The email also mentions a healthy dose of swag for attendees, so if you’re an Android or other Samsung developer looking for a good conference, and you like getting free stuff, this may be the one for you.

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Almost half of the top 50 apps on iPad are unavailable or have not been optimized for competing devices that run Google’s Android operating system. That’s according to a new report from Canalys, which believes Google should be doing more to encourage top developers to build high-quality tablet apps for its platform.

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Developers love getting their hands on a kernel source code, primarily because it allows them to unleash some great new custom ROMs with awesome features you don’t get as standard. As of today, the Galaxy S4 Zoom’s source code can be downloaded directly from Samsung.

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