Google Android may own smartphone market share, but today’s news will prove yet again why iOS is the way to go when it comes to innovation. Here’s our daily take on what’s going on in the world of technology.
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Snapchat wants to grow up
It looks like Snapchat is hoping to move beyond the under-30 set. In a major revamp of its app, the popular messaging service has unveiled a new look, which includes a revamped Discovery feature. As Adweek explains, the new look offers “subscribe buttons, creative headlines and new placements geared at helping publishers amass big audiences.”
Be glad you’re not on Android
When Apple releases a new version of iOS, everyone with an iPhone or iPad gets it. Over at Google Android, things aren’t so simple. Case in point: Android Marshmallow.
First released eight months ago, Android Marshmallow is only installed on 10 percent of devices worldwide, according to ZDNet. The reason? Unlike with iOS and Apple, Android must work on devices made by various companies. Couple that with carrier requirements and the entire process takes a very long time before any Android update arrives for an end-user.
Android N, which is Android Marshmellow’s successor, is expected to be released very soon — if you can get it.
More WWDC predictions released
Monday’s keynote address at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) is getting ever-closer. Here are the latest predictions from around the web:
- Apple’s WWDC 2016: Siri, iOS 10, Apple Music, and what else to expect, The Verge
- The new features in this sleek iOS 10 concept might actually be real, BGR
WWDC kicks off on Monday, June 13.
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Also trending on this hump day:
Today, June 8 is Best Friends Day, Name Your Poison Day, and Donald Duck Day.
Looking backwards: “The Milton Berle Show” premiered on NBC on this date in 1948.
Have a few more minutes? Check out these other stories making news:
- It’s now possible to hack Android to run on your iPhone, BGR
- The Injustice 2 Announcement Trailer is Here!, ComingSoon
- This is What Magic Leap’s VR Headset Will Look Like, Popular Science
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