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Every two weeks, Google publishes a pretty pie chart that shows the version numbers of devices that are accessing the Google Play Store. Today that chart has been updated. How many Android devices are running 4.1 Jelly Bean? Just 1.8%. And what about 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? An impressive 23.7%. Translation: One out of every four Android devices in use today runs a version of the OS that’s less than a year old.

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While it was leaked back in July, Verizon Wireless customers using the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 should be seeing the official ICS update for the tablet soon. While there hasn’t yet been an official announcement, Verizon’s support page for the Droid Xyboard 8.2 says a software update is coming soon,…

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Sony’s been rather busy lately, releasing a bunch of new phones, as well as a pretty well-received tablet, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten all about slightly older devices. The Tablet S has never been extremely popular, despite being upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich back in April, but maybe it’s finally time for the 9.4-incher to shine.

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Long before Pantech started teasing Android enthusiasts with high-end offerings like the Vega Racer 2, Vega S5, and the AT&T-bound Magnus (HD IPS display and Snapdragon S4 processor), the company has been riding on the mid-range highway with the Burst and Element. If you’ve been hoping to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Burst, an update is apparently coming real soon.

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Releasing a flagship phone with an outdated version of Android was one of the factors that led to a not-so-impressive Sony Xperia Ion. But to the delight of owners of the phone, Sony is making good on its promise to provide a swift upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. After we saw the Android 4.0 firmware hitting the LTE variant of the phone a few days back, the update is reportedly coming to the Xperia Ion on AT&T.