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Jelly Bean Continues To Grow, Gingerbread And ICS Hit With Small Declines

Jelly Bean Continues To Grow, Gingerbread And ICS Hit With Small Declines

By Zach Walton February 6, 2013

Back in January, we finally saw Gingerbread fall below 50 percent in Google’s Android distribution numbers for December. At the same time, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean both saw increases. Now only one Android version is seeing continued growth. …

Android 4.0 Is Finally Growing At A Speedy Pace Android 4.0 Is Finally Growing At A Speedy Pace

Motorola made its customers rather unhappy yesterday when it announced that the Atrix 4G would not be getting the promised upgrade to Android 4.0. The phone is now forever doomed to be stuck on Gingerbread until owners switch to a …

Motorola Atrix 4G No Longer Getting ICS Motorola Atrix 4G No Longer Getting ICS
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Sony caught a lot of flak earlier this year when they failed on their promise to upgrade the Xperia Play to Android 4.0. They cited technical difficulties as the cause, but the comments on our original story showed that consumers …

Samsung Bricks Galaxy Notes With ICS Update Samsung Bricks Galaxy Notes With ICS Update
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Carriers and device manufacturers have been messing up Android since the beginning. Not simply content with a free operating system good enough to immediately allow them to compete with Apple, they have abused Android’s open source nature and adapted the …

Android 4.0 Now on 10 Percent Of All Devices Android 4.0 Now on 10 Percent Of All Devices
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Android fragmentation is a multi-tiered problem. There’s the multiple devices and multiple versions of the Android OS that has many developers unable to effectively develop for all of them. Google has been working hard on the Android OS problem and …

New YouTube App Puts Subscriptions At Front New YouTube App Puts Subscriptions At Front

Google announced some big improvements to the YouTube API during I/O that will help Android devices get the most out of the service with smooth, high-quality playback. Those kind of improvements usually result in a new app being released sooner …

ICS Launching On Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX Today ICS Launching On Droid RAZR/RAZR MAXX Today
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It’s the beginning of summer and all anybody wants is some cool, refreshing ice cream. While it’s not exactly the same thing, Android phones want some relief from the stale Gingerbread they have been eating all year. The Droid RAZR …

Sony Xperia S Upgrading To ICS Today Sony Xperia S Upgrading To ICS Today
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Is today Ice Cream Sandwich day or what? Sure, AT&T may have potentially flubbed its rollout of the operating system to Galaxy S II handsets, but not everybody is screwing it up. Sony gets it right, even if they pissed …

Galaxy S II Briefly Gets ICS Upgrade Galaxy S II Briefly Gets ICS Upgrade

The hot item around the country today is the Samsung Galaxy S III. Samsung’s latest may be having all the tech and Android blogs in a tizzy, but there are a lot of people who are still happy with the …

Motorola DROID RAZR Getting ICS Soon Motorola DROID RAZR Getting ICS Soon
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As I sit here in my dark corner of the fragmented Android empire, I weep over my lack of Android 4.0. My agony is made even worse by the fact that the HTC Inspire will never get ICS. I used …

Songkick Concerts Tracks Bands On Android Songkick Concerts Tracks Bands On Android

Concerts are the way to go if you really want to support the music artist. The only problem is that concert schedules are really hard to keep track of unless you’re really into the concert scene. Songkick helps people keep …

Spotify Now Has Support For Android 4.0 Spotify Now Has Support For Android 4.0

Spotify has been around the mobile scene for a while now, but Android users have been dealing with being treated like second-rate citizens compared to their iOS counterparts. Not anymore as Spotify has relaunched on Google Play with full ICS …

Google's Version of AirPlay Coming To Android 4.0 Google's Version of AirPlay Coming To Android 4.0

One of the coolest things that Microsoft showed off during its E3 press conference this week was SmartGlass. In essence, it allows any mobile device to share information with the Xbox 360 in a meaningful way to deliver content both …

Sony Xperia Play Not Getting Android 4.0 Sony Xperia Play Not Getting Android 4.0
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We reported back in March that Sony was starting up a beta test program to see which Xperia phones could take on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). One of the hopes was that Sony’s flagship gaming phone, the Xperia Play, …

Android 4.0 Beta Now Available For Xperia Play Android 4.0 Beta Now Available For Xperia Play

It sucks buying an old Android phone because you can’t get access to newer operating systems unless you root your phone and install a ROM of the newer version. Even then, it’s not guaranteed to work and it usually doesn’t …

Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes in 5 Months Samsung Sells 5 Million Galaxy Notes in 5 Months

Five months after its launch, the Samsung Galaxy Note has achieved sales of 5 million units, according to the company. The first million devices were sold by the end of December. Users have been given ample time to decide on …