Top Android news of the week: Mobile ads, Samsung sensors, app voice control

This week in Android a report surfaced that showed Android besting iOS in mobile ad revenue. We also saw that the Nexus 9 is not getting updates first, and that Samsung is using Sony camera sensors in the S6 and S6 Edge.

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Android grabs top spot in mobile advertising revenue over iOS

For the first time Android has edged iOS out for top share of the important category of mobile advertising revenue. In the first quarter of 2015 Android had a 45.8% share of mobile ad revenue compared to 45.4% for iOS.

This may not stand long as iOS had four times the online traffic as Android.

Source: Opera Mediaworks

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Nexus 9 lags behind other devices for Android 5.1.1, but coming now

From the product line launch, Google has pitched the Nexus line of phones and tablets with the claim that they will always get Android updates first. That's turned out not to be the case with the Nexus 9 and owners are not happy about it.

The current flagship tablet in the line, the Nexus 9, has recently gotten an update but not 5.1.1 nor even 5.1. No, it was a minor update to Android 5.0.2.

This just in: 5.1.1 has started rolling out. Other devices have already been updated to 5.1.1 so Google may be shooting itself in the foot by not getting updates out first to all Nexus devices.

Source: Neowin

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Samsung using two different camera sensors in Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung is one of the few Android device makers that manufactures a lot of its own components in its phones and tablets. These range from displays to processors with lots of others in between.

News this week came out that the company uses two different sensors in its cameras on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. The company confirmed that in addition to its own sensor, it also uses one from Sony. According to the company which is used depends on logistics and that they are both equivalent.

Source: The Verge

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Android apps getting voice control

A session for developers to be held at the upcoming Google I/O conference will announce that voice control for apps is coming. The session will instruct app developers how to take advantage of the new feature.

Google has long had good voice control in Android and by bringing it to the app level should see it take off broadly.

Source: ZDNet

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