While Android has come a long way since the dark days and has matured into a really awesome mobile operating system, there’s one area where it simply can’t hold a candle to its rival, Apple’s iOS: Rate of adoption. About half a year after its launch, Android Oreo is still only on just over 1% of all Android devices.
iOS 11 was a pretty big change to Apple‘s operating system. It brought about a whole bunch of new features for iPhone including a redesigned Control Centre, a new image file format, and a new Lock Screen. Then there’s also the fact that it completely changes the way you can use an iPad, transforming it from just your average tablet into something so much more.
With all that, you’d think users would be super eager to jump on board. You’d think that adoption rates would be through the roof because everyone wants to get a slice of those new features right?
Wrong. As it turns out, iOS 11’s adoption rate is even slower than iOS 10’s was.
Android vs iOS is an argument as old as time. It’s the tech version of the pizza vs burger argument, both with equally staunch fans that are willing to defend their side of the fence until their dying breath. It’s an argument neither side can win because there’s no such thing as a true winner.
I’m primarily an Android user. I’ve always used Android smartphones for two big reasons: 1. I like how customisable the OS is; 2. Android smartphones are just far more accessible than their pricier rivals. However, I’d be lying if I said that I didn’t occasionally wonder if the grass was greener on the other side. Then, the day finally came, and I got my hands on the brand new iPhone 8.
I was finally in the promised land, the utopia of simplicity and elegance that was supposed to be the pinnacle of mobile operating systems. But after spending a few days with iOS 11, the initial impression I came away with was actually one of frustration.
If you’ve been wondering why, here’s what Samsung UK had to say about the issue.
Yes, that’s right. Now YOU will be able to decide when your Windows will update. Windows 10 will not automatically take control of your computer and reset it at the worst possible moments anymore.
Here’s how the Windows 10 Creators Update will handle the system update:
Traditional timepieces are still adored by the masses but when you have an accessory that tells the time and lives on your wrist, your (smart)watch by all means, should last you through the week; that is unless you’re using a Samsung Gear S2. Through our experience with this smartwatch, it definitely doesn’t come close to the manufacturer’s quoted two-three day battery life; mostly lasting us a day and a half at most.
If you’re like us and are unhappy about the battery life on your new Samsung smartwatch, this new software update might just give you a little extra time – see what we did there.
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If you currently own a Surface Pro 4 or a Surface Book, you’ve probably felt all the gripes that owners worldwide are experiencing, ranging from power and battery issues, flickering screens and impromptu Windows reboots.
These issues cropping up are a follow-up to the shambles that was Microsoft’s style of dealing with its angry OneDrive customers, that showed that their customer service approach has a lot of refining to be done and this time, it seems like deja vu all over again.
Taking to Reddit to discuss the future of Google’s software, the team behind Android and Chrome OS has intentionally left some hints on what to expect on the follow-up to Marshmallow. Hold on a minute, the latest Android hasn’t even gone mainstream but they want to talk about the future?
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Expecting a huge margin of their sales to come from individuals wanting to start their fitness journey in line with the New Year resolutions, Fitbit has sought out to add something special to its existing products. Since the company based out of San Francisco hasn’t released anything of late, this update could be the next best thing; adding 3 great features to revitalise the Fitbit Charge HR and Surge.
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As it is, the Chinese smartphone maker has one thing in common with iOS; lacking an app drawing as one example. Maybe that was why the company has just hired a former Apple director. A steady rise of the hardware quality has already begun, crafting devices like the Ascend Mate 7, the P8 and of late the Mate S and co-creation of the Nexus 6P. This news naturally means that EMUI should get some much needed refinement and rid themselves of gimmicky features like Knuckle Sense.