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Three-year-old Sony Xperia and four-year-old Xiaomi Mi Note 2 received Android 11

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Enthusiasts continue to delight smartphone users who did not even hope to receive the Android 11 update. The unofficial update from Android 11 can now be installed by users of the Sony Xperia XZ1 (review), Xperia XZ1 Compact and Xiaomi Mi Note 2 (review).

Sony unveiled the Xperia XZ1 and Xperia XZ1 Compact in fall 2017 at IFA in Berlin. Both smartphones originally came with Android 8.0 Oreo operating system installed.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 debuted even earlier – in October 2016, and out of the box was content with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with MIUI 8 shell.

As reported in the community of mobile developers XDA Developers, for the models of the Sony Xperia XZ1 series, the unofficial LineageOS 18.1 shell has been ported based on the latest version of the Android 11 operating system. Of the known bugs, only the missing grammar check function is noted if you change the default keyboard.

For Xiaomi Mi Note 2, a beta version of the Pixel Experience based on Android 11 has become available, including all Google applications and Pixel “goodies”, including the Pixel launcher, wallpapers, icons, fonts and loading animations.

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Samsung once again showed everyone how it should be. The company updated Android for the very budget Galaxy A01 from 2019

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Samsung continues to show other market players how to update smartphones. This time, the cheapest smartphone of the company, which was released three years ago, received a new version of Android.

Samsung once again showed everyone how it should be.  The company updated Android for the very budget Galaxy A01 from 2019

We are talking about the Galaxy A01 model, based on Snapdragon 439 and released with Android 10. The novelty, however, did not receive Android 13, but only Android 12 with the One UI 4.1 shell, but for such a smartphone this is still a very significant update. Usually manufacturers first of all stop supporting the most budget devices.

Interestingly, the Galaxy A01 owners in Uzbekistan were the first to receive the update.

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Statcounter: Windows 10 market share dropped below 70% for the first time, and Windows 7 still doesn’t give up

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Statcounter Windows 10 market share dropped below 70 for the

The market share of Windows 10 dropped below the 70% mark for the first time, according to the updated Statcounter report for November. Over the past month, the share of Windows 10 has decreased by 1.49%. It was logical to think that the share of Windows 11 would also increase by the same amount, but this is not so.

Statcounter: Windows 10 market share dropped below 70% for the first time, and Windows 7 still doesn't give up

The share of Windows 11 in November really increased, but only by 0.67% – up to 16.12%. Where did the rest go? Incremental Windows 7! The well-deserved Microsoft OS keeps the fighting spirit and does not give up: in November, its share increased by 0.62% – up to 10.24%.

The shares of Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 are 2.54% and 0.79%, respectively. As for Windows XP, which ended support 8 years ago, it now has 0.4% of the market.

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New Antutu record: a new leader reigns in the ranking of the most productive Android smartphones

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New Antutu record a new leader reigns in the ranking

The popular AnTuTu benchmark team has published its latest monthly rating of the most productive flagship smartphones based on the Android operating system.

New Antutu record: a new leader reigns in the ranking of the most productive Android smartphones

In November, there was a revolution in the ranking, which Antutu experts had been waiting for for several months. The latest smartphone Vivo X90 based on the new Dimensity 9200 platform scored almost 1.2 million points, overtaking all the flagships based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 that previously reigned in the ranking. Note that Vivo X90 became the world’s first smartphone on SoC Dimensity 9200.

However, places from second to ten belong to models equipped with SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1.

New Antutu record: a new leader reigns in the ranking of the most productive Android smartphones

Second place went to OnePlus Ace Pro with 1,115,759 points, and third place went to Red Magic 7S Pro. Rounding out the Top 10 are iQoo 10 Pro, Lenovo Legion Y70, iQoo 10, Moto X30 Pro, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Redmi K50 Extreme Edition and Vivo X Fold+

Statistics collected from November 1 to November 30, 2022. The AnTuTu ranking uses averages, not the highest scores. For each smartphone, the results of at least 1000 tests were taken into account – models with fewer tests are not included in the rating.

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