Google: Android Pie will hit more devices in 2018 than Oreo did in 2017

Google has long been criticised for the long delays between Android upgrades. While iPhone users are merrily chowing down on regular OS updates, Android users have to wait for long intervals, with lower cost handsets never seeing an update at all during their lifespans. Google’s update framework, Project Treble, seeks to rectify this, and the […]

Popular Android devices must now have two years of security updates

When word got out that Google would require timely security updates for Android devices, there were unanswered questions: when would it take effect, how long would it last, and which devices would be affected? Now we know. The Verge says it has obtained a contract showing that, as of July 31st, 75 percent of a […]

The number of Google Assistant-enabled devices has exploded in 2018

This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence “Apps and Platforms Briefing” subscribers hours before appearing on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Business Insider IntelligenceThe number of Assistant-enabled devices available to consumers worldwide has exploded in 2018, jumping 567% from 1,500 in January to 10,000 in October, Google announced last week. That number also represents […]

Apple Watch daylight saving bug leaves Series 4 devices in a loop

Apple is still grappling with daylight saving time issues after all these years. Some Australian Apple Watch Series 4 owners have reported that their devices are stuck in reboot loops after the country switched to DST this weekend. Apparently, the Activity complication on the Series 4’s Infograph Modular face doesn’t know how to handle a […]