09 settembre 2013

18 months of Android: changing in distribution stats

The following table shows the evolution of Android in the last 18 months, from March 2012 to August 2013.

It summarizes the data published monthly by Google on the various versions of Android available on smartphones. 18 months ago Jelly Beans did not exist (now has 3 versions) and Ice Cream Sandwich had just been released.

In the following table the data is aggregated by version name, this is probably the most useful table to try an analysis.

If 18 months ago Gingerbread was the flagship version installed on more than 60% of terminals, today its spread has been halved. Gingerbread version is still a very important part in the history of Android, as demonstrated by the fact that today it is still in second place in the statistics and that Google is finding quite a few problems to get rid of it.

In March 2012 Ice Cream Sandwich was just released, its growth has been good until the beginning of this year, and then after the release of Jelly Bean it begins to decline. Ice Cream Sandwich is a version that has never achieved a good spread, it has never even reached 30%.

Jelly Bean has had instead a steady growth since its release and it is now about to reach the finish line to be installed on half of the devices.

All this waiting for Android 4.4 KitKat.

The last table shows the previous data aggregated by macro version number.

These numbers clearly show the passing of the baton from version 2. * to versions 4. *, with versions 3. * that were just a hiccup quickly surpassed.

05 settembre 2013

Is a KitKat better than a Key Lime?

The next Android version will be Android 4.4 KitKat instead of the expected Key Lime.
After an agreement, perhaps controversial, with Nestlè Google announced the name of the next version, interestingly the version remains a 4. * and not the expected 5.0.

The web site www.kitkat.com and the launch video are very pretty.

Here the Nestlè Nestle announcement

26 luglio 2013

API Level: 18 (Android 4.3)

API 18 for Android are been released, it is not a major update but contains some news for developers.

Main changes:
  • Restricted profile. On Android tablets, users can now create restricted profiles based on the primary user. App that app uses implicit intents and/or depends on accounts have to manage the new feature.
  • Wireless and Connectivity. News are support to Bluetooth Low Energy (LE), wifi scan-only mode that allows the device Wi-Fi to scan access points to help obtain the location without connecting to an access point.
  • Multimedia.  New MediaDrm class
  • Graphics. Support for OpenGL ES 3.0 User Interface. New ViewOverlay class and more.
  • User Input. New sensor types.
  • Notification Listener. New service class, NotificationListenerService.
For a complete and detailed list of important changes check officiale developer webstite.

23 luglio 2013

New LabelToDo website

From yesterday LabelToDo has its own blog at the following address. You can use it for advice, feedback and stay updated.

18 luglio 2013

LabelToDo 1.1.4 release

From version 1.1.4 this blog will contain a more detailed changelog than changelog yu can find on Google Play.

This week I release 2 versions of LabelToDo.


Version 1.1.4
★ New widget tasks list plus (only from Android 3.0): this widget has a scrollable list of elements and more options
★ Widgets improvements:
     • new button to add tasks from list widget
     • widget config page: element order fixed in combobox
     • fixed problem with widget having no elements

Version 1.1.3
★ Bugfixes: there was broken links in left menu on Home page

10 luglio 2013

LabelToDo 1.1.2 Released!!!


Version 1.1.2
★ New top action bar
★ New page for reminders adding
★ Now you can add reminders from tasks list
★ Various improvements

Version 1.1.1
★ New Search function
★ Tasks list widget: now you can choose the widget rows number
★ Buttons to quick add labels and tasks in home page

Version 1.1.0
★ New widget: Tasks list
★ New Logo
★ New functions in page to add and edit tasks

13 giugno 2013

LabelToDo 1.0.3 released

 LabelToDo 1.0.3 on the road!!! Changelog:

Version 1.0.3
★ New widget: Task quick add
★ Larger fonts for notification page
★ Minor bugfixes

Version 1.0.2
★ New widget: Label shortcut on home screen
★ Notification sound choice
★ More options for postpone notifications
★ Bug fixed for landascape screen orientation

Version 1.0.1
★ Custom font size
★ Minor bug fix

Next version
★ New widgets are coming!!!