Following several months of beta testing over the summer, Google on Wednesday unveiled the latest version of its mobile operating system in Android 5.0 Lollipop. The new software version will make its debut on the just-announced Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player streaming device, with wider availability in the coming weeks.
The performance benchmark results published by AnandTech yesterday revealed that Apple’s newest flagship handsets once again perform quite well across the board.
Last month, we shared a story that revealed seven different ways that Chinese handset maker Xiaomi has blatantly copied Apple. The undeniable similarities have led many to label Xiaomi as the latest Apple copycat, a title that is usually reserved for Samsung. Xiaomi doesn’t seem to care much about this criticism, however, moving forward with its new MIUI 6 skin that looks awfully familiar to iOS.
Apple continues to maintain it stance against supporting Adobe Flash on iOS devices, choosing instead to focus on HTML5 and other modern web technologies. Nevertheless, there are still several Flash-based video players and other web elements littered across the web. When a mobile user accesses these pages, there is a blank space or large portion of the website missing.
Earlier today Google had everyone’s attention as they carved out a large chunk of time to announce what’s next for their now-not-completely-mobile platform, Android. Along the way their Chromebooks got involved, and we saw the Mountain View-based company’s response to Apple’s upcoming Continuity feature.