Android Auto is now supported on six Mercedes-Benz 2018 C-Class and GLC-Class cars

High-quality leather, wood, and metal just aren’t enough anymore. A premium automobile cabin requires some modern technology to go along with all those deluxe materials, and car manufacturers like Mercedes-Benz understand that. Since the German automaker joined the Open Automotive Alliance in April 2016, it’s gradually grown its fleet of passenger vehicles supporting Android Auto. Now with the addition of six compatible 2018 C-Class and GLC-Class models, Mercedes-Benz has a grand total of 24 cars capable of displaying Android on dashboard screens.

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Weekly poll: can Android One phones replace the Nexus line?

Android One’s initial lineup was pretty obscure – low-end phones from brands you haven’t heard of. But a couple of recent phones are filling the gap left by the discontinued Nexus line, namely affordable but capable phones with software controlled by Google. We just finished reviewing the Xiaomi Mi A1 and we came away impressed. For around €250 give or take you can have a 5.5″ 1080p screen, dual 12MP camera and long battery life (S625 chipset + 3,080mAh battery, 80h Endurance). You can get a similar Redmi phone with MIUI for a bit less but Xiaomi’s software is a “love it or hate it”…

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New Data Shows Apple Is Stealing Android Users in Eight Regions

iOS’s share of the mobile operating system market is steadily increasing, as the Apple ecosystem saw gains in eight territories over the summer, according to new data published by Kantar Worldpanel.

In the three month period between June and August 2017, Apple’s mobile OS saw growth in Spain, China, the U.S., Germany, France, the EU, Australia and Italy compared to the same time period last year.

In the United States, iOS’s share of the mobile ecosystem jumped from 31.3 percent to 35 percent over the last year.

Although Android still dominates the U.S. market with 63.2 percent, its lead has dropped by several percentage points over the same time period.

“Apple maintained strong momentum in the US one month before the release of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus,” said Dominic Sunnebo, Kantar’s Global Business Unit Director. He added that iOS will likely continue to see positive growth into the holiday period.

iOS Marketshare Gain (in Percent)

  • Spain +4.4
  • China +4.3
  • U.S. +3.7
  • Germany + 2.3
  • France +1.7
  • EU +1.2
  • Australia +0.9
  • Italy +0.4

It’s a slightly different story in Great Britain, however. According to Kantar’s data, iOS’s share dropped in the UK by 2 points as Android’s share increased from 58.9 percent in 2016 to 65.3 percent in the three-month period ending in August 2017.

Kantar did note that iOS’s share would probably see a bump once new iPhones are accounted for. Apple also saw a market share decrease in Japan, although arguably a negligible one: between 2016 and 2017, its share dipped 0.1 percentage points.

However, with the iPhone X’s launch looming on the horizon, things are looking up for Apple and iOS. Anticipation for the premium OLED handset is strong, and many analysts believe Apple fans and prospective buyers are holding out until it launches — citing fairly low first-weekend sales for the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus.

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Xiaomi Mi A1 (Android One) review: Almost the perfect budget phone

Xiaomi phones always have the same problem. While the company’s devices have generally great specifications and design for the price, the software experience is usually not very good. If you’ve read one of our Xiaomi device reviews, or used one of the company’s phones yourself, you probably know what I’m talking about.

All of Xiaomi’s phones and tablets ship with MIUI, a heavily modified version of Android that has countless problems.

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The Last Kind’s Go-like puzzle adventure ‘Eden Renaissance – A Thrilling Puzzle Adventure’ comes to Android

The turn-based puzzle adventure Eden Renaissance – A Thrilling Puzzle Adventure was released on iOS back in July of this year. While it has been quite a few months since its initial release, it has finally found its way to the Play Store. You can expect gameplay that is very reminiscent of Square Enix’s GO series of games, so if you enjoyed those titles, you’ll probably want to check out this release.

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