Android distribution

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%...

orange santa clara android phone

It is rare that we see an interesting carrier-branded smartphone released to the consumer market. That’s why when Orange UK’s own-brand Android smartphone, codenamed Santa Clara,... was announced in February and then shown to the public at the MWC in Barcelona, our curiosities were piqued, especially since the device will be powered by the new Intel Medfield processor.

Sinc...

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September 23, 2008, Android 1.0, the first commercial version of Android is released. Just over 3 years later, October 19, 2011, after evolving from Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread,... and Honeycomb, not including Astro and Bender, Ice Cream Sandwich was announced. Along the way, Android put out loads of features and took in some 200+ million users. Today, we’re going to be breaki...

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Another month, another set of statistics revealed by Google for us to ogle and scrutinize. So, which Android platform is ruling the universe, and which is heading straight to the black hole?... Here’s a spoiler, there’s really no significant shake-up from last month. Let’s work our way down from the top and analyze the Android platform distribution chart among Android devices owners t...

ice cream sandwich

Google has never been the one to shy away from releasing data of active Android devices and of their respective Android versions. In fact, the Android OS distribution data is updated every fortnight... on the company’s developer page. Reported first by Mobile Syrup, here’s the latest data for the week ending of March 5. You won’t find any surprises, since the outcome is one that is rather predictable...

NEC-1

NEC may not be doing so well in the smartphone market lately, but they aren’t going down without a fight. DoCoMo has just announced a new smartphone for Japan, called NEC- ES N-05D. What’s... most spectacular about this device is that they are built to be water-proof while still being 0.11 inches thinner than a Galaxy S 2, which is already a pretty thin device.

These are all the specs

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The Droid RAZR certainly turned some heads back in November. It was probably the most innovative phone I saw all year design and build wise, thanks to its ultra-thin 7.7mm kevlar body. How can... many people can say their phone is protected by kevlar? The only reason it didn’t reach its true potential is because a day later the Galaxy Nexus stole most of its thunder, not necessarily becaus...

Samsung-Galaxy-Note

Roll up your sleeves and get ready for some tweaking on your Galaxy Note.  If your Galaxy Note N700 has not received some update loving for some time, you might want to load it up with the... latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware version XXLA3.

This firmware version may not be as exciting as Ice Cream Sandwich, but it’s not such a horrible idea to update to this version i...

Samsung Galaxy Captivate

Those of us who don’t own the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate – on AT&T – have probably forgotten that Samsung has not yet released an official update to Gingerbread, until today... that is. Now I can finally pick up my Captivate off my desk and update it to Android 2.3 using Samsung Kies.

Listed below are some of the benefits of the upgrade:

Download management New lay...
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Before the release of the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet (NT), we had the Nook Color, it was the go to tablet for developers who were on a budget.   Why had it received such attention from so... many in the development community? Well the reasons are simple. For the price, it had a great screen and also had solid build quality. Many other tablets at that price could not hold a candle to the No...