If you have an Android phone, chances are it’s not running the most recent version of the OS, 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Google’s own figures, just 1.2 percent of active devices run the latest version of Android. Some 57.5 percent remain on Android 2.3, a version rapidly approaching its second birthday.
If you were lucky enough to buy a Nexus device — the right Nexus device — you might get the latest sweet treat from the Mountain View chocolate factory immediately, or within a few weeks of it being finalized. But for most of the countless millions of active Android devices, it’s quite a different story. They’ll probably never run the latest version of Android, whatever that may be. They’re on ICS if they’re lucky, Gingerbread if they’re not, and by the time they get Jelly Bean we’ll already be singing the praises of Key Lime Pie.
This vicious cycle is a product of Google’s approach to its OS, combined with a mess of other factors including carriers, manufacturers and users’ own expectations. It’s one of the platform’s most significant issues, and one that’s all but impossible to solve. Read on to find out exactly why, as we dissect the Android software update process.
Matias Myllyrinne, CEO of Remedy Entertainment (Max Payne, Alan Wake, Death Rally), has been singing the praises of the iPad as a serious gaming device to GamesIndustry International. Myllyrinne says that the iPad is ?not far at all? from being able to run console gaming experiences such as Alan Wake. ?I think Infinity Blade is now the benchmark and I think Epic and Chair have done a wonderful job there,? said Myllyrinne. He goes on to say that the more that the iPad?s processing power increases with each new version, the more developers will be attracted to it as a serious gaming platform, but he adds that developers still need to concentrate on producing ?the right kind of content? for the tablet medium. ?We?re obviously looking hard at what kind of gameplay works on those platforms as well and doing a lot of prototyping. I think it?s important to do it right? Nobody wants to feel cheated or shortchanged, even if it?s 99 cents. So I think it?s really important to get those things right.?
Source: iPad "not far at all" from AAA console quality gaming, says Remedy | GamesIndustry International
TechCrunch is singing the praises of visual RSS reader Pulse today, which it reports has just been updated to include three key Facebook features – ?fantastic? ones, to quote TechCrunch. With a Facebook iPad app still looking unlikely after Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently said that there is no dedicated Facebook iPad app because the iPad wasn?t mobile, Facebook users with iPads are looking for alternatives, and judging by TechCrunch?s glowing review of Pulse?s new Facebook-enhanced features, it may well be the answer to an iPad-owning Facebook fan?s prayers.
According to TechCrunch, the updated Pulse app has seamlessly integrated three main Facebook features into its visual framework, namely Shared Links, Status Updates and My Wall. Each of the features is created as a new Pulse feed which displays your friends? links, status updates and wall updates. Another new feature enables you to click on any of these and like or comment on them.
Click here to download Pulse for free: Pulse News Reader for iPad on the iTunes App Store
Source: Pulse Becomes One Of The Best Ways To Browse Facebook On The iPad)