Android News 12 January 2014 – 12:00 GMT / 07:00 EST:
- Android's platform distribution Updated: Jelly Bean 59%, KitKat 1.4%
- Android 4.4.2 is Now Rolling Out For the European Moto G
- T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with LTE Support is Available at $312
- Moto X Dropped to $49.99 on Verizon
1. Android's platform distribution Updated: Jelly Bean 59%, KitKat 1.4%
Google updates Android's platform distribution each month, based on the number of devices accessed the Google Play Store in a 1 week period (Ending on January 8th). The latest distribution numbers show a slight increase for the latest Android version, KitKat, as it increases from 1.1% in the December to 1.4 in the January. As predicted, the Gingerbread and ICS users are declining to %21.2 and 16.9% respectively, while all the versions of Jelly Bean combined (4.1, 4.2 and 4.2) account for %59.1 of entire Android versions.
2. Android 4.4.2 is Now Rolling Out For the European Moto G
Motorola was first released the 4.4.2 KitKat for the U.S. variants of Moto G, and now it’s time for the European users to see how the chocolate taste on their Moto G. The update should hit your Moto G in anytime and make sure to check the system settings manually to get the OTA update, and be one of the first to join the other 1.4% Android users who are already enjoying Android KitKat on their device.
As all the rumors were suggesting the availability of the 7inch Galaxy Tab 3 for T-Mobile in the near future, a leaked photo in the T-Mobile’s store proves the budget device is finding its way to the U.S. carrier’s stores. You can also order your Tab 3 7.0 with LTE support from the T-Mobile online store at $312 full retail price, or $13 with 2year contract.
Galaxy Tab 3 features a 7inch screen with 1024x600 pixels of resolution, a dual-core 1.7GHz Snapdragon 400, Adreno 305 GPU, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with microSD card support, 3MP and 1.3MP Rear and Front camera, Android 4.2.2, and 4000 mAh battery.
4. Moto X Dropped to $49.99 on Verizon
While AT&T and Sprint are still offering the Moto X with a contract starting at $99.99, the largest U.S. carrier, Verizon, drops the price to $49.99 and we are not sure how long the discounted price will be valid.
So, you just need to enter the MotoMaker website, customize your own Moto X, and select Verizon as your carrier, to get the phone on contract at $49.99.
Go to MotoMaker website