A brief history of Android releases

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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 build to debut with the Nexus 5 in the coming weeks, however previous Nexus products should also see the Hershey-inspired ...

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

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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 Froyo 8 ...

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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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Android 4.0 Ice Cream now on almost 11% of devices

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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 each version of Android, ...

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2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you'll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

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Make Your Xperia X10 Look Like Gingerbread

No, you can't have Gingerbread on your Xperia X10 yet and it'll probably take a long time before you can, but you can apply a custom ROM with a Gingerbread theme. I've made a mod of the AOSP ROM we've talked about earlier to make it look like Gingerbread.

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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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Motorola Confirms 2.1 for the Cliq and Backflip

For those of you using the Motorola Cliq or the Backflip, we have some great news for you! Motorola is confirming that Android 2.1 is now officially available.

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Hell Partially Freezes Over as the Moto Backflip 2.1 Rollout Begins.

As the title says, the wait seems to be over for owners of the Moto Backflip, as Engadget is reporting that the Android 2.1 update for said device is rolling out on a limited basis as of today. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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Rejoice! Android 2.1 Comes to Motorola Cliq

Less than a day after we reported that Motorola was looking for Cliq owners to test out Android 2.1, we've learned that the update is available for all.

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German IFA Video Shows Xperia X10 Running 2.1

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 is the fact that is has shipped with Android 1.6 as the OS version.  We loved this handset after reviewing it; the battery life, the form... Read More

Hands On & First Impressions of the HTC Aria

It seems as if AT&T has finally decided to join the Android game with a handset that’s more than the butt of many jokes around the community (read: better than the Backflip, Flipout, Flippy-Floppy, whatever). Enter, the HTC Aria… and I was lucky enough to get a few minutes with ...

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Motorola Says “Follow This Thread” for Droid Froyo News

In my opinion, Motorola is doing a fantastic of letting people know what’s going on as it pertains to Android.  They have twice released a timeline that shows when each of their phones are expected to get updated to Android 2.1 “Eclair”.  As for how efficiently they are going ...

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MyTouch Slide Available June 2

T-Mobile just released this press release regarding the MyTouch Slide: The T-Mobile® myTouch 3G Slide™ will be available on June 2 at T-Mobile retail stores, select authorized dealers and partner locations, and online at http://www.T-Mobile.com , with additional availability and an expanded ...

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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 what handsets are currently active and looking for apps.  Somewhat surprisingly, Android 1.5 still commands the ...

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