Fascinate to Get Google Search with 2.2 Update

The biggest #trevorfail this week hands down was the fact that Verizon sold out to the man and decided to make Bing the search engine of choice in the quick search functionality of the Samsung Fascinate.  It defied belief and caused a major uproar in the Android Community, and rightly so.  I ...

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Nearly Two Thirds of Android Users on 2.1 or Above

The now familiar Platform Version Chart has been updated at the Android Developers site, and for the period ending August 2, it shows nearly 2/3 of users on 2.1 or 2.2. Android 2.1 accounts for 59.7%, and 2.2 for 4.5%. Together, that’s 64.2%. With the rash of Froyo updates going out now, ...

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Galaxy S to get Froyo in August*

SamsungHub claims that an official Samsung rep has told them that the Galaxy S superphone will be getting Android 2.2 (aka Froyo) in August. The rep says that the SocialHub and TouchWiz 3.0 UI will be included in the update. *Now, before you go running to pick up a Captivate, Fascinate, Epic ...

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LG Launches Optimus Series of Android Devices

Yesterday LG unveiled the Optimus line of Android devices which they claim will highlight the company’s ability to produce devices that “tame consumers’ information-dominated lives.” The Optimus line will feature ten new Android devices, one of which will be a tablet. It ...

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New Android Fragmentation/Legacy Chart Shows 50% Running 2.1

Our favorite pie chart has made another appearance over at Google’s Android Developer site. As you can see, 50% of Android devices are now running 2.1, up from the last projection of about 45%.  This is most likely reflected by all the handsets we have seen get an update, and perhaps the ...

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Froyo’s Keyboard Has New Features

According to Android Central, Froyo actually contains some nifty little improvements to the stock on-screen keyboard. Instead of pressing, or holding down the ?123 button to access the number keys, you can now swipe upwards from the keyboard and bring them up (as seen in the picture above). In ...

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