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Azure IoT Edge brings smarts to devices at the cloud’s edge

It can be hard to pin down a definition of edge computing. Some companies look at it in terms of networks, others in terms of datacenters. For Microsoft, it’s a distributed cloud that encompasses every computer, no matter how small and how limited. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella uses the term “intelligent edge,” in which container-based machine learning models are deployed where needed along with your own code and Azure features like stream analytics and serverless Azure Functions. [ What is edge computing? InfoWorld’s David Linthicum explains. | Jump into Microsoft’s…

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Nougat is now installed on 20.6% of active Android devices

Nougat is making steady gains, but Marshmallow is still the most-used version of Android. A year after its release, Nougat is now installed on 20.6% of active Android devices. Android 7.0 Nougat has a 17.6% market share, with 7.1 coming in at 3%. Oreo made its first appearance last month with a 2% market share, and a month later it’s at 0.3%. With few devices outside the Pixels, Nexus devices, and the Xperia XZ1 running Oreo, it’ll be a while before we see any tangible gains for the latest version…

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