The Android market is a quickly moving place with new technology, updated apps and constant diversity. So what is the latest Android news?
What is the latest Android news?
Google taking over Android
The way in which Android development and updates occur has been an issue that has plagued the OS for some time now. If you take a look at the fragmentation caused by the slow roll out of updates, such as Android Marshmallow, you will begin to understand the frustration companies face when wishing to update their own products.
Google is looking to bypass this issue by taking control of Android, moving it to its own OS, otherwise known as Google Mobile Services (GMS). This takeover will simplify the way updates take place, and will somewhat put a stop to the fragmentation in the Android market.
Android phone only $4
Sadly this is news that does not affect the entire world, because it is great news. There is now an Android phone, named The Freedom on sale for a mere $4 (251 rupees). Don’t get over excited though as at present this is only available in India. Now you may think that because it is cheap it is inferior, but that is not the case. This phone boasts a 4-inch 960×560 display, a 1.3 GHz quadcore processor, and a 1450 mAh battery. It comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory, with micro SD card support up to 32GB. There’s a 3.2-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3MP front camera. It is also preloaded with popular apps such as YouTube and Facebook and is run on Android 5.1.
Research has shown that India is fast becoming a large market. In fact, it is expected to soon overtake the US to become the second-largest market in the world. The increase in mobile phone usage in India has encouraged some major companies to move their manufacturing assembly to the country. These companies include: Xiaomi, Motorola (owned by Lenovo) and Gionee
Google ad makes fun of Apple
Google has released a number of commercials over the past few months aimed at highlighting the difference between them and Apple. The #NotTheSame campaign shows the potential of Android technology to be manipulated and customized for each and every device, building personalities for each device and for each individual user, unlike the stringent lifelessness of Apple. Let’s face the truth: Android is diverse and fun and iOS is, well, boring and monotonous.
What do you think of the latest Google Ad?