An executive confirms Google has no plans to fix a security hole in the default browser for older versions of Android, which around 60 percent of all Android users rely on.
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Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of Google's mobile operating system, has landed on enough devices to show up on the company's dashboard.
Lollipop, the latest version of Google's Android mobile operating system, has yet to make much of a dent in the market.
But Jelly Bean is still in the lead, flavoring 48 percent of all devices visiting the Google Play store.
The phone maker says the jump in fourth-quarter revenue underscores the success of its plan to "offer tailored product mixes."
In its latest financial snapshot, the software giant is demonstrating that its hardware business is not just a sideshow after all.
Google's mobile operating system is still the dominant smartphone platform in the US, with a 52 percent share of the market, says research firm ComScore.
But Jelly Bean remains the top flavor of Google's mobile OS with a dominant 51 percent of all devices seen on Google Play.
Google's mobile OS reigned supreme in the third quarter with 84 percent of global shipments, says research firm Strategy Analytics. And then there are the warning signs.
Google unveils the name of the latest version of Android, which was previously referred to as "L."