It’s been just over three months since Google made Android 4.4 KitKat available to the public, but only 1.8 percent of Android-powered devices are running it. Jelly Bean continues to have the largest reach with a 60.7 percent share — up from 60.1 percent in January — while Gingerbread’s share is slowly but surely getting smaller.
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Sony hopes to take the hassle out of swapping your iPhone for one of its Xperia smartphones with its new Xperia Transfer Mobile app. The free tool helps you transfer apps, music, movies, photos, contacts, and more from your iOS device — or your old Android — to your new Xperia without the need for a computer.
Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced a “special” version of BBM that will deliver support for devices running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread. It’s set for its public release next month, but users can now download a leaked APK file and get their hands on it early.
Smartphone users who are still running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread will finally be able to get their hands on BBM next month. BlackBerry has confirmed that it will launch a “special” version of its popular messaging app to support the 3-year-old operating system, opening it up to millions more users on Android.
The Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update for the HTC EVO 4G has been delayed until mid-February. The software was initially expected to make its debut at the end of 2013, but HTC America president Jason Mackenzie today confirmed on Twitter that users will have to wait another few weeks for it.
The BBC has updated its official BBC Sport app, introducing support for the iPad and Android-powered tablets. The new release also makes usability and stability improvements, and allows those on Android to listen to live radio — including Premier League commentaries.
Cal, the gorgeous calendar app from Any.do, is now available on Android, almost five months after making its debut on iOS. But it was well worth the lengthy wait, because it’s by far the best-looking app you’ll download today, and it’s completely free.
VSCO Cam is finally available on Android following plenty of success on iOS since it made its debut back in June. The app comes with a selection of pre-loaded filters and tools for photo editing, as well as 38 additional add-ons that can be had with in-app purchases.
Today, Google has published the latest distribution figures of the Android operating system which ran over a 7-day period. 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 anticipated, this months results also show a small amount of users running the latest software version, Android 4.4 KitKat.
Google has pushed out a new update to its official Google Keyboard app for Android, introducing a number of new KitKat features — including support for Emoji — and some small design tweaks. It’s available to devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and you’ll find it in Google Play right now.