Google has revealed new numbers for the state of the Android ecosystem in early March: Jelly Bean is a 16.5%, Ice Cream Sandwich at 28.6% while GIngerbread is still the predominant Android version with 44%.
In case you happen to own a U.S. Cellular Galaxy S2, then you’ll be happy to hear that the carrier is finally ready to roll out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the device – better late than never, right?
Android engagement paradox explained: why the low engagement rates don’t necessarily mean Android is a bad platform
Android devices are on the rise, but engagement and commerce seems to have plateaued. Here are a few explanations on why iOS still leads in user engagement.
Animoca has released its network data for November 2012, and it shows that, at least among Animoca users, newer versions of Android are rapidly gaining market share.
Given the overall use of Gingerbread is still so high, it remains a popular target for malware attempts. With numbers coming from a recent Kaspersky Lab report, Android 2.3.6 is currently in the lead of blocked malware attempts with 28 percent.
The Alcatel One Touch Shockwave was announced for US Cellular customers in a press release today. While it isn’t going to wow anyone with its specs, the phone’s tough construction and low price point may be exactly what some users are looking for.
Android 4.2 shows up in our server logs, Google Analytics data; Android 4.2 benchmark results also available for Occam and Manta
October is looking like a very hot month for Google and its Nexus devices. The company is rumored to unveil Android 4.2 – which is believed to be just an incremental Jelly Bean update rather than a full blown Key Lime Pie upgrade – that will be found aboard a variety of new Nexus devices.
The Google Nexus 7 is out in stores and it’s selling like hot cakes. We’ve seen this happen before when the Kindle Fire was launched – an affordable device ready to offer plenty of features and lots of digital content choices to tablet buyers. But now the Nexus 7 is the king of 7-inch tablets, considering what it has to offer in terms of both hardware and software. Sure, Amazon will come out with a new Kindle Fire version, and Apple is rumored to bring out of hiding its 7.85-inch iPad Mini later this year, at which point the…
I still don’t feel Sony is where it should be in the mobile world. Sony Ericsson used to be one of the very best, up there with Nokia, but I guess both of them fell behind badly once the touchscreen smartphone revolution appeared. They were also slow to recognize that a touchscreen smartphone is as much about the hardware (especially its processor) as it is about the software. I do think they are catching up in many ways in both hardware, and also software, having recognized that upgrades are important for users. But even though they may not be the…
Latest Android Distribution chart confirms slow, but steady progress for ICS, now holding 7% market share
It’s the beginning of a new month, and Android lovers all know what that means. Google has updated its Android Distribution chart to show data collected during the last two weeks of May, and, while there aren’t major changes to report compared with the chart from last month, we are glad to see ICS steadily growing. The latest (and greatest, say some) version of Android now powers 7% of all Google-based devices, up from 4.9% a month ago. Back in April, Android 4.0 only had 2.9% market share, so we can say the share of the latest version of Android…