You won't be left too far behind without it, but Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is a worthy update that brings improved voice search, notifications, and sharing.
Android OS, app and device news
At an event in San Francisco, Google today unveiled the next version of Android, and while it doesn't appear to be a major departure from the last, it does bring its share of improvements, including mult-user restricted profiles.
Android 4.4 KitKat brings Android to the masses, introduces a minimal design, and puts Google search in your dialer.
With voice and text input options and Google Now, the Google Search app is the best way to conduct a search on Android.
Do you accidentally dismiss notifications on your Android device? This app will keep a log of them all.
Micopi can generate brightly colored images to replace boring default contact photos.
After a recent update, Pebble Time users can initiate a conversation from the smartwatch using "Send Text."
Want to stretch your data a bit further each month without much effort? It's time to check out Opera Max.
Four months after its launch, the latest version of Google's mobile software is only on 1.2 percent of Android devices. That's actually a big jump from last month.
The Perfect Blend system uses a connected kitchen scale and app to guide you through smoothie recipes. This is the latest weight-based tool from Pure Imagination, which will display the Perfect Blend at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
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