Tag Archives: Android

Will Samsung Renew Focus On Bada At The Expense Of Android?

I have to preface this story and say that we are really taking some liberty with the new Samsung Electronics’ CEO comments as he calls for the company to redouble focus on its BADA software, hinting at a possible move to build up their own proprietary system. Which has us asking, what about Android? Android’s meteoric rise has helped pushed Samsung to very top of the smartphone sales charts and is something that the … [read full article]

Happy Face: Offline Google Maps Coming To Android Very Soon

While offline Google Maps has been available as a labs feature through the browser allowing cached maps for offline use for some time now, it’s coming soon as an official feature. No word yet on when the Google Maps app on Android will receive the update — however, you’ll be able to select what type of maps you want offline to help save space. Awesome. Developing…

Android Marketshare Set To Drop, Windows Phone To See Significant Jump By 2016?

So, here’s a bit of a doozy for all you Android fans out there enjoying the meteoric rise of your favorite operating system — the growth won’t last. Well, not only will it not last, it will peak in 2012 and then begin to make way for Windows Phone. According to market research firm IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report, what goes up, must also come down. The report solidifies Android as … [read full article]

Ice Cream Sandwich Marketshare Jumps In May, Still Not On Enough Devices

Google’s just released their newest set of Android OS distribution stats and we’re happy to see a small bit of growth for Ice Cream Sandwich is it now powers up to 7.1% of all Android devices. That’s an increase of 2.2% from May, which saw just 4.9% of all Android devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s likely that the release of HTC’s One X, S and V smartphones, plus a few carrier … [read full article]

Blast From The Past: T-Mobile Prepares To Launch The First Android Device

As we look back at the growth of the Android platform, it’s hard to believe that back on October 22nd of 2008, T-Mobile launched the T-Mobile G1 as the sole Android device on the market. Oh, how time flies when we’re having fun as we look back at what has become an explosion of growth inside the Android world. I came across this image as I was looking through some older emails … [read full article]

My 30 Day Android Challenge…Day 26

  Today marks the 27th day of my Android challenge and with three days left, attempts to really integrate Android into my life have risen to another level. At this point I’m neck-deep in wading through the wonders and disappointments of the Android platform. Most notable is my sudden commitment to finding the perfect launcher/lock-screen combination which has taken up far too much of my time. Before I get into that, … [read full article]

“Because We May” Sale Puts A Ton Of Popular Android Games On Sale

Developers are uniting this weekend and putting a number of awesome Android titles on sale this weekend and if you’re a mobile gamer, you should be excited. They have a number of my own personal favorites including World of Goo, Canabalt HD, Anomaly Warzone Earth HD, Great Little War Game, Fieldrunners and more. There is some seriously awesome content mixed in here and the deal begins today, May 24th and runs through June … [read full article]