It looks like folks who have been rooting for Android Lollipop will be pleased to take note that early this month, there has been an increase in its installation share to 23.5% across all Android-powered devices that are in the market. In September, Lollipop crossed the 20% mark in Google’s Android distribution chart, and this means that there is a wee bit of progress for this month.
Slowly but surely would be the mantra for Android 5.x Lollipop, but how do the other operating system versions fare? Well, KitKat sees a slight drop to 38.9% from 39.2% in September, while all three iterations of Jelly Bean will now carry a 30.2% market share, which is a wee bit less than the 31.8% in the previous month. As for Ice Cream Sandwich, it will drop to 3.4% from 3.7%, with Gingerbread taking a 3.8% share from 4.1% previously. Strangely enough, Froyo remains the same at 0.2% of installs.
Now here is a new handset (in a sense) that hails from the folks over at HTC, although it does not really pay homage to HTC’s motto of “Here’s To Change”. Apparently, the HTC One E9s Dual SIM arrived on the HTC India website with nary an official announcement, and do not be fooled by its name since it is far less an improvement over the HTC One E9 as opposed to the HTC Desire 820, taking into consideration this device is thicker, heavier, has a slower chipset, a smaller battery, and a lower resolution 720p display as opposed to the Full HD display on the HTC One E9.
Other hardware specifications of the HTC One E9s Dual SIM include 16GB of internal memory, a 13MP shooter at the back, a 4MP camera in front, 2GB RAM, LTE connectivity and as mentioned earlier, Dual SIM capability. Oh yes, throw in stereo speakers and Dolby audio, and you’ve got a “new” model.