Jelly Bean powers three in five Android devices

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It’s a new month which means new Android platform figures. We like to check in once every few weeks to see how the Android landscape looks and get a sense for which versions of the platform are growing and which are waning. According to the latest numbers, Jelly Bean (Android 4.1+) now ...

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Jelly Bean moves forward, accounts for 40 percent of Android platform

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Two out of every five Android devices accessing the Google Play Store over the last two weeks were found to run Jelly Bean.

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Jelly Bean is now (finally) most common version of Android

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More than one year after its debut, Android 4.1/4.2 becomes the most used version of the platform.

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Android Version History: A Visual Timeline (Infographic)

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Maybe you’re new to Android and want to know what all this talk about Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich is all about. Maybe you’re the type who likes to live in the past. Whatever the case, we have just the thing for you! The fine folks over at Kinvey have created a infographic ...

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IDC: Android hits 75% market share on fourth anniversary of platform

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Four years in, nearly all the base are belong to Android.

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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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New platform figures indicate Android 4.0 powers more than 100 million devices

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The latest Android developer platform figures are online and show a steadily growing Android 4.0 and 4.1 experience.  As of the 14 day period ending September 4, Ice Cream Sandwich now powers 20.9 percent of all Android devices, or roughly 100 million units.  How did we arrive at that number? ...

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Google, Intel to Optimize Future Build of Android for Atom Processors

Get ready for even more innovation and choice in the Android universe.  Intel and Google announced today that future builds of the Android platform will be written with optimization for the Atom processor line. Combined, these two companies will see that more OEMs and wireless providers have ...

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Android Eclipses Symbian to Become #1 Smart Phone Platform in World

For the first time ever, Android has wrestled away the top spot in smart phone market share. Topping Symbian with nearly 1 in 3 smart phones shipped, Android shows no signs of slowing.

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PRTM Analyzes Android and Forecasts the Future

Global management consulting firm PRTM recently spent some analyzing Android as a platform by benchmarking 57 handsets from 12 companies. They were looking at specific criteria such as the formal release date, the launch itself, and the chipset used in each device in order to forecast where the ...

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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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Adobe AIR on the Android Platform

By Andy Rubin, Google VP of Engineering, Android Partnerships have been at the very heart of Android, the first truly open and comprehensive mobile platform, since we first introduced it with the Open Handset Alliance. Through close relationships with carriers, device manufacturers, developers, ...

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Future Smart Phone Buyers Considering Android Over Palm, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry

A new survey from ChangeWave research indicates that future smart phone buyers are considering Android than that of Palm, Windows, and Blackberry.  Only three months ago, Android was last place in terms of consumer preference, tied at 6% with Palm.  Fast forward to today and Android (21%) ...

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Electric Pocket Puts a Fresh Face on Android, Offering PhoneFace Speed “Photo-Dialing”

Electric Pocket Puts a Fresh Face on Android, Offering PhoneFace Speed “Photo-Dialing” for Android-based Smartphones Wye Valley, UK (MobilityNewswire) April 23, 2009 – Electric Pocket is today announcing a new version of PhoneFace, a speed dial application that launches phone ...

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Embedded Alley Brings Android to MIPS Architecture Devices

Embedded Alley Brings Android to MIPS Architecture Devices, Expanding Android Platform Application Space Enables Android on RMI Alchemy Processor Family for Personal Multimedia, Digital Video, Automotive Infotainment San Jose, CA and NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV, April 23, 2009 – Embedded ...

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