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A brief history of Android releases

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

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Android 4.0+ inches forward in overall platform share

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

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Android Upgrades: Who To Trust

Of course the past won’t tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.

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German IFA Video Shows Xperia X10 Running 2.1

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfWNKe8800Q[/youtube] If you got a chance to read our Xperia X10 review last week, you know that the one glaring problem that we found with an otherwise slick, sexy handset

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Video Review of the Sony/Ericsson XPERIA X10 for AT&T

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1TpesR1tZk[/youtube] This week I had the privilege of receiving a XPERIA X10 from Sony to play with and review, man I love my job!  I have to admit that at

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Google Adds “Double Flip” to Launch Gesture Search

Android users may be familiar with Google’s Gesture Search. The app allows you to search your phone’s data by writing characters on the touchscreen, but it’s usefulness was limited because

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Sony Ericsson Increasingly Frustrated at HTC, Desire

Sony Ericsson is hoping Android 2.1 helps push their Xperia X10 onto the same stage as HTC and their Desire handset.  The X10 may never arrive here in the United

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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

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VIA’s Low Cost Android Tablets Appear at Computex 2010

It looks like the $100 tablets we previously reported on last week made an appearance at last week’s Computex show in Taiwan.  Chipmaker VIA said that they had several tablets

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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

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Listen Up! Podcast #39 is On Demand

Our latest podcast, #39, is in the can and available for downloads and streaming.  Joining me this week was resident AndroidGuy Sam Herren, Nick Gray (HTC Source), and Andrew Kamika

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Gigabyte’s Budget-Friendly GSmart Has Yesterday’s Specs

When it comes to handset makers, we have a soft spot for the ‘little guys’ who take to putting out handsets, competing against the likes of Samsung, HTC, and Motorola. 

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First Look at Android 2.1 Screen Shots

The first few images of Android 2.1 have made their way online and we’re more than pleased to share them.  These pictures allegedly come from an HTC Hero running the

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Google Pushes Source Code for Android 2.0 – Developers Push it to G1 Within Hours

Android 2.0 SDK has been available for a few weeks now, but the source code has been held hostage.  The word around the campfire is that Google hasn’t been too

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Sprint Offers Up Android Anecdotes

sYesterday, David Owens, Sprint’s VP of consumer marketing, took part in an hour-long online chat with customers where he dropped a few Android bits that are worth sharing.

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