News Briefs: KitKat now present on one in three Android devices & more

Android version distribution for DecGoogle has released the latest platform distribution data for Android and as expected, KitKat has continued to grab more market share on the expense of other Android versions. Given its presence of very select devices, Android 5.0 Lollipop has not made its debut in the platform distribution chart, which doesn’t include any versions with less than 0.1 percent market share.

Coming to the specifics, Android 4.4 KitKat is now present on roughly one in three Android devices, with a 33.9 percent market share. Jelly Bean versions account for 48.7 percent of the devices, followed by Gingerbread with 9.1 percent, Ice Cream Sandwich with 7.8 percent and Froyo with 0.5 percent.

Samsung is preparing a Galaxy S6 Edge: Report

After a Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung is now reportedly preparing a Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone, which will debut with Samsung Galaxy S6 next year, reports SamMobile. As you can expect, it will sport a curved display, but other specifications are unclear.

App developers get ready for direct VAT deduction from your Play Store earnings

Google has revealed that it will start deducting value-added tax (VAT) from the developer earnings for the app sales in the EU region beginning next year.

“Starting January 1, 2015, due to a change in Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the European Union (EU), Google will be responsible for determining, charging, and remitting VAT for all Google Play Store digital content purchases for EU customers. Google will send VAT for EU customers’ digital content purchases to the appropriate authority,” notes Google in a support page.  You can find more details the support page.


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