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Android is still king in market share. Photo: Google

Android is still king in market share. Photo: Google

Android has yet again increased its lead in U.S. market share as its rivals give up precious points, according to the latest data from Kantar WorldPanel. Google’s popular platform now commands an impressive 61.8 percent share of the smartphone market, which is close to double the 32.6 percent now held by iOS.

Hugo Barra, former Android chief, now works at Xiaomi. Photo: Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, former Android chief, now works at Xiaomi. Photo: Xiaomi

Hugo Barra, the man who once ran Google’s Android division, seems to have more of an interest in the smartphones its rivals are making these days. Speaking at WSJD Live, Barra called Apple’s new iPhone 6 “the most beautiful smartphone ever built” — but he doesn’t think its design language is totally unique.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

HTC’s Sense user interface is set to get a Material Design makeover for Android 5.0 Lollipop, leaked screenshots have confirmed. The Taiwanese company’s upcoming Sense 7 release will sport a fancy new font and new color schemes, improving its already impressive user interface design.

The LG G3 will get Lollipop later this year. Photo: LG

The LG G3 will get Lollipop later this year. Photo: LG

LG’s flagship G3 will get an Android 5.0 Lollipop update later this quarter, the South Korean company has confirmed. Last year’s G2 will also get the same treatment, but it will have to wait until “a later date.”

Brits will have to wait for the Nexus 6. Image: Google

Brits will have to wait for the Nexus 6. Image: Google

If you’re an Android fan living in the U.K. like me, you’re probably itching to know when you’ll be able to buy Google’s new Nexus 6. But according to a reliable source who is familiar with the search giant’s plans, we’ll see nothing before December.

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