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.…

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,…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…