A brief history of Android releases

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With Android 4.4 KitKat now officially outed by Google we are looking ahead to learning about the details and intricacies of the next release of the platform. We expect the build to debut with the Nexus 5 in the coming weeks, however previous Nexus products should also see the Hershey-inspired ...

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Android 4.0+ inches forward in overall platform share

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Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1+ Jelly Bean have notched a few percentage points in the overall breakdown of the platform.  Moving up ever so slightly, the two builds have grown month over month while others slowly diminish.  Most of the movement comes at the expense of ...

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PSA: Android 1.6-Powered Dell Aero Goes on Sale Today for $99

[mobile-aero-overview1] Announced back in March around the time of CES, the Dell Aero has finally gone on sale. For $99 and a two-year service agreement, customers can pick up the handset which features a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and removable 2GB MicroSD card. Although it's ...

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Entry Level Dell Blaze Spotted

The chaps over at AndroidSPIN have posted the first look at what is being called the Dell Blaze. As explained by their source, the phone is sized similarly to a Palm Pixi which means that it's rather small. The only other detail to share at this point is that it runs Android 1.5 under the hood.

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Sprint Announces Motorola i1 for July 25 at $149.99

Sprint announced today that they will be bringing the push-to-talk Motorola i1 to their customers later this month for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.  Available next Sunday, July 25th, the ruggedized i1 features a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.1-inch HVGA screen, and a strong lineup of preloaded ...

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Rumor: Samsung Behold II to Recieve Android 1.6 Beginning June 28th

The word around the campfire today is that the Samsung Behold II handset from T-Mobile will be seeing an update on June 28th.  Sadly, this will be the only bump the phone ever receives as it’s just not capable of 2.0 or higher.  We never did learn how many Behold II units were sold ...

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Rogers Wireless Prices Acer Liquid E and Motorola QUENCH

A recent screenshot of Rogers webpage taken by MobileSyrup.com shows us the prices of the Acer Liquid E and the Motorola Quench with and without a new 3 year plan.  The Liquid E features a Snapdragon processor underclocked to 768 MHz and will ship with Android 2.1.  It will set you back just ...

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Android 1.5 Still Biggest Slice of Fragmentation Pie

The latest figures are in from the Android Developers blog showing the relative number of active devices using the various flavors of Android.  This is basically a chart that shows what handsets are currently active and looking for apps.  Somewhat surprisingly, Android 1.5 still commands the ...

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Thursday Night Podcast Tonight 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern!

Join Scott Brown and co-host Matthew Patience tonight at 7PM Pacific, 10PM Eastern, 0200 UTC round 2 of the Thursday Night AndroidGuys Podcast! If you listened in last week, you’ll remember that we gave away a TON of stuff from ZAGG and AndroidSwag! This week, we’ve got even more! ...

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Mint App Will Come to Android

There’s good news for those Android users who are looking for a budgeting and expense tracking app! Mint, the company behind the popular finance app that has been very successful on the iPhone platform is coming to the Android Market.    

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LG Handset Showing in Verizon inventory, is it the Aloha?

Phonearena.com is reporting that they have gotten an anonymous tipster sent along the image to the left.  Look closely and you will see LG VS740 with Google as being listed in their system.  Of course there is very little other information on what handset it is exactly, but this image may be ...

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ThickButtons For Thick Fingers!

I'm a big dude. I've got big hands. There are times I miss my G1 and it's hard keyboard (not bad enough to ditch the Nexus though). But, thanks to ThickButtons typing has just got a bit easier for those of us who are "less than delicate". I've been switching back and forth between this keyboard ...

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Have Keyboard, Will Travel: Android Phones Capable of Using USB Keyboard.

In an article over at jkontherun.com, it seems that some enterprising Android enthusiasts have found that some Android powered devices have the ability to support USB keyboards built into their stock firmware. As the author of the article points out, it is not as simple as plugging in that ...

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3G Issues Proving to be Super Phone’s Kryptonite

It seems that the 3G issues that the Nexus One continues to have may be hardware related.  According to an article at TmoNews, Nexus One users are able to change their 3G signal levels just by how they are holding the unit!  This is happening despite an OTA update which was supposed to have ...

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Motorola Zeppelin Spied Soaring High Over Brazil

A fresh batch of Motorola Zeppelin images have surfaced and they’re considerably clearer then anything we’ve seen so far.  Up until recently, we had been reporting on a different Motorola Zeppelin handset, even getting confused by the variations.  Having decided that this newer ...

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