In this month’s update concerning the distribution of OS versions across devices, we’re seeing things move forward… at least a little bit. Here’s a rundown of the numbers: Version Codename API Distribution 1.5 Cupcake 3 0.1% 1.6 Donut 4 0.3% 2.1 Eclair 7 2.7% 2.2 …
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 …
Can you believe that it was three years ago today that LG announced their first Android-based smartphone, the LG-GW620? Seems like only yesterday (single tear from cheek). For reasons unknown, the handset didn’t even have a catchy name, just the strange model number. Nevertheless, it was …
With the release of Jelly Bean 4.1, some users are saying that Google should have waited. The cries of “Now I have another update to wait for” are being heard around the Andro-sphere. Now, Google has released the stats concerning how many devices are running …
It is the start of a new month, which means the latest platform figures have been listed on the Android Developers blog. As we’ve seen over the last few weeks and months, Gingerbread has solidified its position as the most popular version of Android, leading …
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 back in May, Android 2.2 now accounts for more than 43-percent of the Android pie.
[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 powered by a 624Mhz Marvell processor, the Aero sadly runs Android 1.5 (Cupcake).
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 …
According to various sources, including LG Canada themselves, the LG Eve will be receiving an upgrade to Android version 1.6. It is only so long before version 1.5(Cupcake) is no longer on any device which really goes to prove how quickly Android is progressing. Unfortunately …
Some Strings Attached… It’s true, Rogers has officially announced that all Canadian HTC Dream owners can upgrade to the HTC Magic free of charge. For background information on this story, please go here and here. The catch is that you must resign your 3-year contract …
Android 2.0 SDK has been available for a few weeks now, but the source code has been held hostage.Â The word around the campfire is that Google hasn’t been too forthcoming with it.Â Most handset manufacturers have been stuck messing with Android 1.6 instead.Â No …
Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.Â A recent email sent to developers indicates that they now have the freedom to select a particular wireless provider if they feel so inclined. First, …
Launcher Dock is a new widget developed by Bratag for those who have the latest cupcake release on their Android phone.Â Weâ€™ve seen a handful of news and system setting widgets pop up on the Android Market since the introduction of cupcake, but Launcher Dock …
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