Google spills the Jelly Bean at Googleplex

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We knew from the beginning that Google would launch the next version of Android OS at the Google I/O 2012, but we still didn’t know the final name of it. Google cleared the air today though when they spilled some huge jelly beans in their front lawn, literally, and it’s right in ...

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Google: Gingerbread leads all Android versions at 55.5% as Ice Cream Sandwich scratches surface

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Android 4.0 has started to make a dent in the platform versions chart, but Gingerbread leads all.

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Why to never “just go with the free one”

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Many of my friends, when it’s time for an upgrade, ask me “What smartphone should I get?” My typical answer is, “What carrier do you have?” and we proceed to go online and look at that carrier’s selection of Android devices. I pick out a few, depending on ...

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Gingerbread now on more than 50 percent of Android devices

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The latest platform figures are out, and as expected, Gingerbread leads the pack. Gingerbread is now on more than 50 percent of Android devices while Android 4.0 is as absent as an official Verizon Galaxy Nexus release date. Froyo continues to decline but still remains second in command with a ...

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Gingerbread leads all builds of Android at 44.4 percent

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It is the start of a new month, which means the latest platform figures have been listed on the Android Developers blog.  As we’ve seen over the last few weeks and months, Gingerbread has solidified its position as the most popular version of Android, leading with 44.4 percent.  Froyo is ...

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Platform Versions Chart Updated, Gingerbread Gaining Ground

It’s that time again! The Platform Versions chart has been updated, and the numbers look promising. As you can see, Froyo still holds a slight lead as the most used OS version, with Gingerbread coming in at a close second. Let’s break down the numbers, shall we?

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Do a Lot More Than Just Check-in with Locai

A new app has recently landed in the Android Market which takes a slightly different approach to the whole check-in phenomenon.   The app, Locai, is a mobile platform that helps young and social foodies and bar-hoppers get answers and start conversations while out and about. The mobile app is ...

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30+ Must Have Android Apps for Football Fans

The College and Pro football season is officially underway, having kicked off (pun #1) over the last week.  As we head into a new season of following our favorite teams and athletes, we thought it would be a good idea to share our favorite football-related Android apps as well.  The AndroidGuys ...

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Search More than 500,000 Hotel Rooms with Room 77

Searching for the perfect hotel room gets a little bit easier today with Room 77 finally arriving on Android.  The hotel search tool has been available for other platforms for a while now and has become highly rated since leaving a public beta earlier in the year. Room 77 lets users search ...

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Android 2.X Now Powers 90% of All Android Devices

The Android team released their latest figures this week and it shows us that more than 90 percent of all users are running 2.1 or higher.  At 61.3 percent v2.2 (Froyo) is the dominant build of Android, followed by v2.1 (Eclair) at 29.0 percent.  Honeycomb has started to make its presence felt ...

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Meet the DeadZebra Series 2 Android Figurines

We love them. Google loves them. We buy them by the box, Google buys them by the pallet.

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Battery Life: It’s Holding Your Android Back

With CES behind us and CTIA fast approaching, one begins to think about the laundry list of impressive features being added to android handsets and tablets. Dual-core, HD display, HDMI, Wifi hotspot, 3D, Near Field Communication, ‘4G’…the list goes on and on. All features that you want, and ...

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New Platform Versions Report Shows 83% of Android Phones Running 2.x

As we near the impending Gingerbread announcement and its subsequent rollout to handsets, the legacy builds of Android will continue to dwindle. Newer, more popular phones with later versions of the platform will rise up to account for more market share. Take Froyo for instance. Announced ...

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Motorola Confirms 2.1 for the Cliq and Backflip

For those of you using the Motorola Cliq or the Backflip, we have some great news for you! Motorola is confirming that Android 2.1 is now officially available.

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Navigon’s MobileNavigator Comes to United States

Starting today, American Android users can finally get their hands on Navigon's on-board navigation application, MobileNavigator. The includes some really terrific features including Reality Scanner, which meshes your phone's camera with Navigon's POI database to project them directly onto ...

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