The Android Evolution, Chapter 1: A Smooth Experience

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Welcome to the first chapter in ‘The Android Evolution‘, a series in which we discuss what improvements have been made to Android and what could further be implemented in order to improve our beloved operation system. In the first episode we will discuss how Google has improved ...

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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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Jelly Bean now more popular than Ice Cream Sandwich; both trail Gingerbread

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Android 4.1+  Jelly Bean has moved ahead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in terms of popularity among versions of the platform. That said, both still trail the Gingerbread build as the two year old Android release still clings to the lead. Overall figures for the last 14 days show that ...

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Sprint debuts rugged, waterproof Kyocera Torque

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Sprint today announced the next Android smartphone to offer 4G LTE service on the Now Network, introducing the rugged and waterproof Kyocera Torque. Pricing and exact availability is still unknown however the carrier expects it to show up in the “coming weeks”. Details for the ...

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5.7-inch ZTE P945 tipped for late Q1

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ZTE will soon announce a 5.7-inch P945 smartphone, according to new details scooped up by Unwired View. Details for the handset reportedly include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 720p resolution display, an 8-megapixel rear camera, front-facing 1-megapixel shooter, Dolby Digital Plus, and a ...

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HTC announces One SV for United Kingdom

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HTC has grown its One family by one more device this morning, today announcing the One SV. Headed to the United Kingdom (EE) in the coming weeks, the handset runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a host of mid-range hardware. Details include a 4.3-inch Super LCD 2 display ...

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AT&T now offering $50 HTC One VX

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Just a quick note to let you all know that AT&T has indeed started offering the HTC One VX as part of its smartphone lineup. The $50 Android features a 4.5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream ...

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Fuhu introduces $99 nabi Jr. tablet for kids

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The kid-friendly tablet is a great way to introduce Android into your education regiment.

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E FUN debuts $129 Nextbook Premium 7SE-GP with Google Play access

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For all the appeal that comes with a $100-$150 Android tablet, experienced users are often quick to point out the omissions and holes. One particular detail that often comes up is the lack of Google Play and the growing library of apps. E FUN is no stranger to this as they have announced a ...

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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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Verizon intros $99 Spectrum 2 for October 30

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Verizon today announced their next Android smartphone, the LG Spectrum 2, will arrive in but one day’s time. Expected to hit Verizon’s website on October 30, the handset will run $99 with a two-year service agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate.  The phone will show up in retail ...

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Alcatel One Touch T10 Android tablet unveiled

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Alcatel is not the leading mobile phone brand in the world, but they are working to gain a notable position in the market. Of course it’s not an easy task but Alcatel is planning big and targeting Google Nexus 7 with their new device. Presenting the Alcatel One Touch T10, a 7-inch Android ...

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X Tablet review

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What we liked:  The stock Android 4.0 experience is always nice as it keeps us from too much bloatware or extra software touches that sometimes get in the way of seasoned users.  The HDMI port, microSD expansion, dual cameras, and pair of mini USB ports should be enough to keep developers or ...

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Ice Cream Sandwich now powers nearly 1 in 4 Android devices

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AKA: Gingerbread still outnumbers everything else. And... Froyo outnumbers Honeycomb.

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