Android 4.0 Upgrades Arriving 'Weeks' After Nexus Launch
Google will deliver Android 4.0 to some existing Android smartphones "weeks" after the launch of the Galaxy Nexus, said Google's Andy Rubin, head of its Android efforts. Speaking in an interview with AllThingsD, Rubin indicated that the update will hit the Samsung Nexus S and other devices, though he wasn't more specific. Rubin did not indicate when or if Android 4.0 would be made available to existing Android tablets, but said that apps written for Android 4.0 should work equally well for smartphones and for tablets.
Review: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Google's latest mobile operating system, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, is a tasty treat indeed. New features, such as Google Now on Tap, Doze, Direct Share, Permissions, and Nexus Imprint offer compelling reasons to upgrade.
Google Play Music to Be Default Music Player on All Samsung Devices
Google and Samsung today said starting with the launch of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Google Play Music will be the default music player and music service on Samsung phones and tablets globally. Consumers who buy the S8 or S8+ will receive a free three-month trial of Google Play Music, which offers ad-free access to some 40 million tracks.
LG to Start Pushing Lollipop to the G3
LG today said it will soon begin distributing Android 5.0 Lollipop to its G3 smartphone. LG will deliver Lollipop to G3 owners in Poland first, followed by "other key markets in the near future." The company claims it is the first handset maker to offer Android 5.0 to its existing device base.
Android Founder Andy Rubin Leaving Google
Andy Rubin, who helped launch Google's Android business, is leaving the company. Rubin co-founded the Android operating system, which Google acquired in 2005.
Google Begins Marshmallow Push for Nexus Phones Today
Google today said it has begun distributing Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Nexus 5 and Nexus 6 smartphones, as well as the Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets, and the Nexus Player. The update, which will be pushed out in waves, is available as an over-the-air download.