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It’s been about a year and a half since Google released Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, yet a majority of Android devices still don’t run it. An even smaller percentage have the ‘tweener release, Android 4.1/4.2 Jelly Bean. There’s still a preponderance of Android devices stuck with Android 2.3... Read more...
Another month is in the books (September), and that means it's time to examine the state of Android. What did we find? Well, according to data posted on the Android Developers blog, Gingerbread (Android 2.3 to 2.3.2) is still the most widely used version of Google's mobile operating system and is installed on more than half of all active Android... Read more...
Whenever Apple releases a new iOS version, most who own an iPhone have the benefit of being able to upgrade. It's one of the biggest advantages of going Apple, while the opposite can sometimes be said about Android. Would you believe that despite having been released last October, Ice Cream Sandwich still isn't the dominant Android version?... Read more...
Huawei didn't used to be a name you saw creep up in the consumer universe, but now, it's one name that's growing impossible to miss. After launching a new of slates and smartphones in recent months, the company's making yet another splash with a striking handset: the Honor. It's a phone based on Android 2.3.5... Read more...
AT&T isn't the only wireless carrier who's hoping to attract new customers with a budget-friendly smartphone. T-Mobile and Samsung are teaming up to offer two new Android-powered smartphones, the Samsung Exhibit 4G and Samsung Gravity SMART for less than $100 (after rebate and with a contract). The Samsung Exhibit 4G runs on Android 2.3... Read more...
When we reviewed the Nexus S 4G, we said we wish the phone would be available through additional channels (at the time, it was an unlocked phone that had T-Mobile service sold through Best Buy). Now, our wish has been granted: Today, Sprint and Google announced plans to bring the Nexus S 4G from Google to Sprint this spring. The phone will... Read more...
The Samsung Nexus S is no longer the only device to sport Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). It remains the only device to carry the latest Android officially, but the Samsung Galaxy S now has an unofficial build, thanks to the hard work of xda-developers. Some functions like voice (oops), wi-fi, camera and GPS aren't working. Thus, unless you want... Read more...