What is Amazon’s ‘Mojito’ Fire OS 3.0?

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One of the key features in Amazon’s new 2013 Kindle Fire tablets is its “Mojito” Fire 3.0 OS. What are the details and what does this mean to the end user? Amazon has put together a lengthy list of features, enhancements, and updates and we certainly recommend checking it out ...

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New developer figures show Jelly Bean nearing 50% adoption

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Android Jelly Bean versions 4.1 and 4.2 (and while it’s not listed in the report, we assume 4.3) is now running on roughly 45% of activated devices, according to the latest Google Developer Dashboard update from Google. Gingerbread comes in second with 30.7%, with Ice Cream Sandwich ...

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Google officially introduces Android 4.3

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After weeks of rumors and expectations, Google has officially introduced Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. Details in the update include multi-user profiles with restricted profile settings, Bluetooth Smart support, Open GL|ES 3.0 support, and DRM API’s. The new Nexus 7 is the first device to ship ...

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Huawei hedging bets against Android

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Chinese hardware maker Huawei has confirmed that is it is exploring its own mobile operating system as a backup in the event it must walk away from Android.   Just as ZTE is doing with Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Huawei is planning on ways to augment its Android portfolio with other platforms. ...

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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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AT&T educates their consumers on Gingerbread [VIDEO]

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Take a few minutes to brush up on Android 2.3 with this video.

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ASUS Eee Pad Slider Price Revealed, Launching Later this Month

Remember the ASUS Eee Pad Slider which was announced by ASUS at the CES 2011? It’s been almost 8 months and still no sign of the first Android tablet to feature a QWERTY sliding keyboard. During a media event in New York, an ASUS rep officially revealed that the tablet will hit the US ...

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Nielsen: HTC Leads All Android Manufacturers (U.S.)

A new post on Nielsen’s official blog breaks down mobile operating systems and the various handset makers and their respective shares.  At 39 percent, Android accounts for the largest share of the U.S. consumer market, followed by Apple (iOS) at 28 percent and RIM (Blackberry) at 20 ...

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comScore: Android is Most-Used Smart Phone OS

In just a little over two years, Android has leapfrogged every other mobile OS. Our favorite platform is now the most popular smart phone OS in the United States.

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Major Exploit in Google’s Android/PC Web Browsers!

IT Security-Researcher MJ Keith of Alert Logic has found an exploit in our beloved Android OS. This involves the use of an attack code “piggy backed” on a loading a web page. Once the attack code is on the host phone it allows “hacker” to run simple command line shell in the Android system.

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LG “Honeycomb” Tablet Release in 2011

Want some news about LG’s new Android tablet powerhouse? Last we heard from the Korean tech giant LG, it was scrapping plans for Froyo and looking forward to a more suitable version of Android for their tablets, which a senior official at the company has today clarified to mean Honeycomb, ...

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Three out of Four Android Phones at 2.1 or Higher

Google’s latest platform version data is out, collected from the Android Market during the two weeks leading to November 1.  Most telling in the report is that 77-percent of Android smartphones are running either Android 2.1 (Eclair) or Android 2.2 (Froyo).  The breakdown of said ...

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Andy Rubin: Android Updates Will “Probably end up Being Once a Year”

Google VP Andy Rubin recently spent some time speaking with the Silicon Valley Mercury News where he shared a few details about the future of the mobile platform. Rubin acknowledged the rapid maturity of Android and how it has kept developers and OEMs up at night. After what seems like a new ...

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Battle of the Network Stars

When purchasing a new phone many of us are being faced with not only a question of a handset but a prospective betrothed wireless carrier for at least a two year term (this is/was the genius of the Nexus One, more on that later).  That has not been more evident since Apple signed an ...

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Special Edition AndroidGuys Podcast This Thursday!

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, 7PM Pacific/10PM Eastern for a special edition of our AndroidGuys Podcast! We’re trying some new things, with a new format for Thursday nights… you certainly won’t be disappointed. Hosting the maiden broadcast for Thursday will be myself ...

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