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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Jelly Bean nears 50% saturation of Android devices

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Roughly a year and a half after making its debut, the Jelly Bean version of Android is nearing the fifty percent mark. New figures showing on the developer blog put the platform at 48.6 percent of all devices. Android 2.3 Gingerbread still accounts for 28.5 percent of the pie and holds strong ...

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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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Android A85 Superfone with Gesture Control

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Micromax and eyeSight partner up to create what seems to be a new type of smartphone. Although, their Android A85 Superfone boasts ordinary specs for today’s standard. This devices offers a 1GHz Dual Core processor, of the Tegra 2 variety, a 3.8” display, and offers Gesture Control. Micromax ...

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Gingerbread leads all builds of Android at 44.4 percent

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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 with 44.4 percent.  Froyo is ...

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Platform Versions Chart Updated, Gingerbread Gaining Ground

It’s that time again! The Platform Versions chart has been updated, and the numbers look promising. As you can see, Froyo still holds a slight lead as the most used OS version, with Gingerbread coming in at a close second. Let’s break down the numbers, shall we? Deals, Discounts, ...

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Huawei U8520 Gains FCC Seal of Approval

The FCC has announced a new Android device, the Huawei 8520. This device will be running Android 2.2 on an HVGA display, 1GHz processor (most likely single-core), 3MP camera, and your usual Android fare (WiFi, GPS, etc.) The 8520 is Huawei’s first dual-SIM device, with one SIM running on ...

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Gingerbread now Running on Nearly a Third of all Android Devices

Google has just updated its current distribution of Android versions, and it sure looks good. Android 2.3 Gingerbread is up 7%, now running on 31.3% of all Android devices. Android 3.0 Honeycomb is up .1%, taking account for 1.4% of all the Android tablets in the world. Android 2.2 Froyo is ...

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Froyo Remains Most Prevalent Android OS Version

According to the most recent data provided by Google, Android 2.2 (Froyo) continues to be the dominant OS version seen on devices. The data, which uses the number of devices that have visited the Android Market in the past 14 days (ending August 1st), gives developers an idea about current ...

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Updated Pie Chart on Android Developers Shows Gingerbread Growth, Honeycomb Struggling

That's a lot of Froyo! The official Android OS version breakdown has been updated. While Froyo still continues to be the dominating version of Android with 59.4% of the pie, there are a few other interesting points that can be taken from this chart.

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Tag Heuer’s Link Phone Brings Hefty Price Tag of $6,712

Are you the flashy type? Tag Heuer has just announced their first phone, the Link. I’ll start by saying this phone retails for $6,712. Yes, that’s six thousand, not six hundred. So what could be so special about this phone that it costs nearly seven grand, you ask? Well, lets talk about the ...

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Leader International’s Impression 10 “Budget Tablet”

Today Leader International Inc. announced their new “Budget Tablet”, the Impression 10. The Impression 10 offers some high quality features that tablets like the Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1 are offering,  namely a large capacitive touchscreen, a camera, Flash, and IPS Display.   Sounds awesome ...

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LG Ally 2.2.2 Update Rolling Out

Well if you still use an LG Ally, Verizon is rolling out a software update to Android 2.2.2. In the update is really nothing major, but it just shows that Verizon and LG haven’t dropped the LG Ally off their update list yet.

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