All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘android 4.0’

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

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. In the latest Android distribution numbers, Jelly Bean has grown 3.4 percent to a total of 13.6 percent of the …

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Android Is Finally Free Of Gingerbread’s Deathlike Grip, ICS And Jelly Bean Quickly Catching Up

At the beginning of December, Gingerbread was on the cusp of finally dropping below 50 percent in terms of Android distribution numbers. The holidays provided a perfect opportunity for later versions of Android, like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, to finally take hold. The latest Android distribution numbers for the end of December do not disappoint. In the latest …

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Jelly Bean Adoption Slowly Growing, Gingerbread Still On Top

Back in early November, the October Android distribution numbers revealed that Ice Cream Sandwich was now on a quarter of all Android devices. It was a good sign even if Gingerbread was still on over half of all Android devices. The November numbers have finally come in, and it’s more of the same. The latest distribution numbers show that Ice …

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Gmail For Android Gets Much Needed Improvements, Exclusive To Android 4.0 And Above

Gmail comes standard with almost every Android device, but it hasn’t seen much improvement for quite a while now. That all changes today with its latest update for Android 4.0-4.2 devices. The Gmail team announced a number of improvements today via its Google+ profile. There’s a number of features that have been a long time coming, and in fact, were …

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Android Fans Celebrate Five Years Of Google’s Mobile Operating System

November 5 is a date that many people remember for different reasons. Most people on the Internet probably remember the date because of Guy Fawkes Day, the date that Anonymous has claimed as their own protest holiday. Others are remembering it for another reason – the Android operating system turned five today. On November 5, 2007, the Open Handset Alliance, …

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Latest Android Distribution Numbers Show Gingerbread Still On Top, But Not For Long

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 new phone. The reluctance to upgrade phones might be considered anti-consumer, but it also highlights how Gingerbread is still the …

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Motorola Pulls A Sony: Atrix 4G Won’t Be Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

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 were a little more than unhappy with Sony’s decision. It’s looks like Motorola is about to have their own Sony …

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Samsung Bricks Galaxy Notes With Ice Cream Sandwich Update

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 OS, and mostly for the worse. In the U.S., smartphones routinely come packed with crapware and have some features of …

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Ice Cream Sandwich Is Slowly Becoming The Norm

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 it seems to be paying off. The latest numbers in regards to Android distribution shows that Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) is …

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The New YouTube App Is Actually Pretty Awesome

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 or later. It’s more sooner than later with Google releasing a new YouTube app today. The new YouTube app for …

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Ice Cream Sandwich Brings Sweet Delight To Droid RAZRs Everywhere

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 is the latest Android device to move from Christmas treats to cool sweets with Ice Cream Sandwich. It was announced …

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Sony Xperia S Gets Some Ice Cream Sandwich Love Today

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 off everybody who bought the Xperia Play. Sony announced today the availability of Android 4.0 on the Xperia S. This …

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AT&T Gives Galaxy S II An Ice Cream Sandwich, Then Takes It Away

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 Galaxy S II. If you bought the phone through AT&T, you were eligible for an upgrade for a bit. Over …

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Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX Getting Ice Cream Sandwich Soon

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 to have the Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX as companions, but that will soon change. Pardon the self-pity as Droid …

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Songkick Concerts App Hits Android Phones

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 track of where their favorite bands are and when they’ll be in town. It’s convenient, but it could always be …

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Spotify For Android Updated With Full ICS Support

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 support and other features that make the iOS version so popular. While the newly updated Spotify app will work on …

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Google TV Set-Top Box Will Stream Content From Android 4.0 Devices

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 ways for games and movies. It’s an evolution of Apple’s AirPlay that allows mobile Apple devices to stream content to …

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Ice Cream Sandwich Not Coming To Xperia Play After All

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, would see an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. That appears to not be the case anymore. In a post on …

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Ice Cream Sandwich Now Available On 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 come with the blessing of the manufacturer. It’s good to see that at least Sony is taking the consumer-friendly approach …

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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 whether they like the 5.3 inch screen and large frame of the Galaxy Note, or the S-Pen stylus it features, …

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