An estimated 32 million Android devices could very soon no longer work with the Google Chrome mobile browser. According to XDA, a recent commit revealed that the minimum API level for the Chrome mobile browser app will be raised from 4.1 to 4.4. That means that those still running an Android handset powered by Jelly Bean will no longer be able to use the most popular mobile browser on earth with over 1 billion installs on Android alone.
This week’s Android Circuit includes Galaxy Note 9 camera and S-Pen issues, S10 camera specs, the launch of the Nokia 7.1, controversial OnePlus 6T features confirmed, Mate 20 Pro’s fingerprint reader, Pixel 3 XL details, and Google’s Podcast creator program.
HMD Global Oy plan to release Android Pie to the Nokia 6.1 and the Nokia 6.1 Plus by the end of October. Read to know when the new Google mobile OS update will come to the Nokia 8 and Nokia 8 Sirocco edition.
Asus seems to be working on successors for both the Zenfone Max (M1) and the Zenfone Max Pro (M1). The upcoming devices are unsurprisingly going to be called Zenfone Max (M2) and Zenfone Max Pro (M2).
Benchmark results from researchers at Swiss university ETH Zurich reveal that development of neural networks on mobile devices is still a hairy business, with frameworks that are incomplete, chipsets with mixed support for networks, and results that are difficult to benchmark reliably.
Possibly in the near future, Google Chrome will no longer support devices running Android Jelly Bean.