Breaking Android Episode 18: Android News and Views

BreakingModern – Thanks for checking out episode 18 of Breaking Android. I’m your host, Mat Lee. On this episode I talk about the iRig and Mic Studio for Android, the lack of Google Play Edition devices in the Store and some statistics on the number of Android phones shipped. Did you know Android has about 81 percent of the smartphone market currently? Check out our Android news show and the detailed show notes below.

Breaking Android Broken Down

  • High quality audio recording is coming to Android with iRig. The Mic Studio and iRig UA will be available for $180 and $100 respectively, available this spring. Here’s all the specs for the super portable recording rig.
  • Android Police has reported that the Google Play Edition devices are no longer in the Google Play Store. The HTC One (M8) and the Moto G Google Play edition are no longer available for sale.
  • Android Authority has some numbers from 2014’s Android device sales. Over a billion Android smartphones were shipped in 2014 out of the total 1.3 billion smartphones (of any software), which means Android has about 81 percent of the market share. Apple, currently, is the only real competition. Here’s the report by Strategy Analytics.

That’s going to do it for this episode of Breaking Android. Follow me on your favorite social network and say hello. Also make sure to check out our weekly Android long-form podcast over at

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Mat Lee

Author: Mat Lee

Based in Kalispell, MT, Mat Lee is a senior contributor at He writes hip hop, makes podcasts, and dabbles in gaming in his spare time. Follow Mat Lee on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

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