Name That Android!

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    Hey everyone, Androidguys.com with be starting a new series! (Drum Roll Please!) “Name That Android!” This is a series we will do once a month and it will consist of naming the next updates of Android Operating System. This series is all about user interaction inside this comments area ...

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Android powers over 51% of smartphones, continues growing

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  Nielsen has published a report on U.S. smartphones and their operating system. Of course, Android is in the lead, running on 51.8% of all smartphones. iOS came in second with 34.8%, which is a 17.5% difference between the two. It’s interesting that Android and iOS combined make up ...

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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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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II users get ICS 4.0.3 update

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It’s about time, right!? You AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II users have been patiently waiting, and now your time has come. The AT&T iteration of the SGS2 has finally gotten Ice Cream Sandwich… Android 4.0.3, exactly. To get yours, plug your SGS2 into your PC with Kies installed, ...

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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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Google and the OHA Are Working to Extend Device Life and Speed the Update Process…Fragmentation Gone?

Here is something worth getting excited about! Google announced at I/0 today that they are formulating new guidelines for industry leaders, including members of the Open Handset Alliance, that will help regulate timeframes for devices getting OS updates.

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Motorola Dropping Android for their Own OS?

An insider recently said that Motorola is secretly planning a team of trained developers to create their own OS. They are doing this to lessen how much they depend on Android.

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Samsung to Manufacture the New Sidekick Device?

T-Mo News is reporting some interesting info that they have heard about the new "Sidekick" device coming to T-mo, and depending on how you feel about Samsung, it might not be good.

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Unheard of Android 2.4 Is Powering the Sony Experia Arc!

It looks like Gingerbread isn't fully out of the oven yet! Tweaker.net posted an article detailing a hands-on with a Sony Experia Arc that was running an unannounced Android 2.4!

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Google Shows Off Android 3.0 Honeycomb; Exclusively For Tablets

Well, the video’s been made private on YouTube, but that didn’t stop Engadget from snapping it up for our viewing pleasure. On the androiddevelopers YouTube channel, Google (accidentally?) posted a full-fledged, all-out, crazy-insane video showing off it’s next version of ...

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Android Preferred to iOS When It Comes to Ads

Chalk up another win for Android (however bittersweet it may be). The CEO of Pontiflex recently was quoted saying that Android was more important for mobile ads because it was so much faster in implementing ads.

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Shooting Holes in Rumors: Gingerbread Edition

Apparently we need to pump the breaks on the Android 3.0 and/or Gingerbread rumors.  All that good stuff we reported earlier this week regarding the fall release and minimum hardware expectations?  It’s all probably a buncha hooey.  Take a look at some of Dan Morrill’s recent tweets ...

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Next Android Build to be Called ‘Froyo’, Not ‘Flan’

Many, including ourselves, assumed the next version of Android to get a neato nickname was going to be Flan.  According to Erick Tseng, Senior Product Manager of Android, it will be called Froyo, as in frozen yogurt. Either way, it sounds delicious. It will probably make for a better, more ...

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Future Smart Phone Buyers Considering Android Over Palm, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry

A new survey from ChangeWave research indicates that future smart phone buyers are considering Android than that of Palm, Windows, and Blackberry.  Only three months ago, Android was last place in terms of consumer preference, tied at 6% with Palm.  Fast forward to today and Android (21%) ...

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Official User Data for Android Developers Helps Cut Through Fragmentation

In an effort to battle fragmentation on the platform, the Android Development team took to the official blog today to announce the availability of a new device dashboard.

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