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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...

Android monthly update: Gingerbread still has majority, Jelly Bean climbs up

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...

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...

This Day in Android: LG announces first Android handset (2009)

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...

Android 4.0 Ice Cream now on almost 11% of devices

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...

Gingerbread leads all builds of Android at 44.4 percent

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...

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 back in May, Android 2.2 now accounts for more than 43-percent of the Android pie.

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 powered by a 624Mhz Marvell processor, the Aero sadly runs Android 1.5 (Cupcake).

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,...

Canadian LG Eve to Make the Jump to Android 1.6

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...

Canadian Dream Owners Get Free Magics, No Joke!

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...

No Donuts For Canadians (Confirmed)

Just as "Android in Canada" put it, get ready for a slap in...

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

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...

Developers Can Now Target By Carrier in Android Market

Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.  A recent email sent...

Donut, Eclair, and Flan – Rubin Talks Future of Android

Andy Rubin, or, The Man, as we like to call him around here, was speaking at a T-Mobile and Google media event earlier today...
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