Android monthly update: Gingerbread still has majority, Jelly Bean climbs up

In this month's update concerning the distribution of OS versions across devices, we're seeing things move forward... at least a little bit. Here's a rundown of the numbers: Version Codename API Distribution 1.5 Cupcake 3 0.1% 1.6 Donut 4 0.3% 2.1 Eclair 7 2.7% 2.2 Froyo 8 10.3% 2.3 - 2.3.2 Gingerbread 9 0.2% 2.3.3 - 2.3.7 10 50.6% 3.1 Honeycomb 12 0.4% 3.2 13 1.2% 4.0.3...

Google Nexus 4 will be available for UK and Germany at 5 PM GMT

Google Nexus 4 is really a hit and almost every other Android fanboy is talking about it nowadays. On Nov.27, the device was made available in US only, though it wasn't...

AT&T finally launching the HTC One VX on Dec. 7?

AT&T officially announced the HTC One VX back in October, and then in November, they said that it will hit the shelves on Nov. 16. Well, Nov.16 is history now and...

New, easier way to sign up for Facebook Messenger for Android

Available initially in select countries, the move should help Facebook steal away new users.

Toshiba intros $350 Excite 10 SE tablet for December 6

Toshiba today introduced a new tablet, the Excite 10 SE, a rather affordable 10-inch experience with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean at its core. Priced at $349.99, the tablet arrives later this...

Beautiful Widgets 5.0 arrives in Google Play

One of our favorite Android widgets gets better with a Jelly Bean refresh.

Google releases new Maps API for Android developers

Google today announced an update to the Google Maps API which gives developers a better, more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android apps.  It will be easier than...

AT&T 4G LTE network now encompasses 150 million U.S. residents

AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network to six new markets, three in the United States, three in Puerto Rico. With these new metro areas, the carrier now blankets 150 million...

Best Buy knocking $99 off HTC smartphones on December 4

Best Buy will be holding a one-day sale tomorrow, December 4, where the retailer will discount HTC smartphones. The promotion, which you likely know from the headline, will be $99 off HTC smartphones....

Sony issues minor updates to Xperia P, U, go and sola

Sony today announced that minor updates are being deployed to the Xperia P, Xperia U, Xperia go and Xperia sola. Each device is staying with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however...

Dyzplastic debuts Frankie Frost collectible Android figure

Got $10 lying around, waiting for a reason to be spent? We've got that reason: another limited edition Android collectible. Set to go on sale on Thursday, December 6, the old-timey...

NVIDIA TegraZone eclipses 6 million downloads

Apparently you Nexus 7 owners love to game on your new tablets. NVIDIA just dropped us a line advising that the TegraZone has eclipsed the 6 million download mark.  Not too...

Samsung Galaxy Camera appears Verizon-bound

Those of you who have been waffling over the Samsung Galaxy Camera but aren't quite ready to commit to AT&T, are in luck. You may soon be able to score the...

In Brief:15 other Android things worth knowing (Nov. 29)

This week features AVG Antivirus, DataViz, Skifta, Dr. Seuss, HeyZap, T-Mobile, Quickbooks, Lookout, Biscotti, and more.

Angry Birds Star Wars ‘Hoth’ update adds 20 levels, Princess Leia bird

Rovio has issued a "Hoth" update for the immediately-popular Angry Birds Star Wars game, adding in 20 new levels and some other goodies. We're talking about the icy planet of Hoth...