No New Hardware Requirements for Ice Cream Sandwich
Google today confirmed that the new Ice Cream Sandwich system software will be able to run on nearly all current Android hardware. It won't have any specific hardware requirements that might preclude it from working on older handsets.
Google Debuts Handwriting Keyboard
Google today made available a new keyboard for Android devices that allows people to handwrite text in 82 languages rather than type on the keys. According to Google, the main features allow for printed and script handwriting recognition, voice input, and emoji support.
Google Brings Standalone Apps to Android Wear 1.0 Hardware
Google this week updated some of its Play Store policies that will improve the availability of apps for older Android-based smartwatches. Specifically, Google has made multi-APK apps available to Android Wear 1.0 devices.
Google to Cease Updating Chrome for Android 4.0
Google will no longer provide updates to its Chrome browser for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google first released Android 4.0 in 2011.
Android Go Updated with Oreo
Google today rolled out Android 8.1 Oreo and with it a version specifically for its Android Go platform. Android Go represents a simplified variant of Android for low-powered handsets.
Pebble's Lastest Update Adds Support for Android Wear
Pebble has updated it smartwatch operating system and Android application in recent days and given its device the ability to interact with Android Wear notifications. Users will need to make sure they have Pebble OS 2.9 installed on their watch and version 2.3.0 of the Pebble Android app installed on their smartphone.
That's good,. . .but I'm still waiting.
So I will continue to pass on current hardware.
At any rate, I've never felt any need to always have the 'best and most up to date' anything because you are guaranteed to always be c...