Tag Archives: Android

Public Service Reminder: Watch Google’s I/O Three-Hour Keynote Live

Google I/O is just under two hours away and as is standard Google, there’s a live-stream for your viewing pleasure. Will they announce a Galaxy S 4 “Google Edition?” How about a Nexus 4 with T-Mobile-ready LTE bands? How about a unified chat service? Watch it all go down live…just prepare yourself for a lengthy three-hour keynote. In other words, no bathroom breaks allowed. … [read full article]

Google’s New Android Chief Sundar Pichai Speaks Out Before Google I/O

We’re set to see a lot more of Sundar Pichai in his new role as the head of Android later this week at Google’s I/O keynote. Before that, Pichai spoke to Wired and talked a little about what we will see later this week, the future of Android, slow Android updates and how Android and Chrome can live together. On Samsung being so dominant: I realize this gets played up in … [read full article]

Google Releases Newest Android Distribution Chart, Jelly Bean Nears 30% Of All Android Devices

It’s the beginning of a new month and that means a brand new look at the Android distribution chart. The good news is that Jelly Bean continues to grow, albeit slowly as its up to 28.4 percent of all Android devices, compared to 25 percent one month ago. Unfortunately, the growth of Jelly Bean seems to be coming at the expense of Ice Cream Sandwich which is down almost two-percent from last … [read full article]

Editorial: A Quick Note From Your Editor (That’s Me) Regarding Coverage

There is a devil and an angel on my shoulders right now, one of which is saying post this and try to explain your position. The other is saying post it, rant your little heart out and close off the comment section. Let’s see which voice I should have listened to: In recent days, there have been some “complaints” on the rise in iPhone coverage, specifically after the official iPhone announcement. I just want to … [read full article]

Google’s Newest Android Distribution Chart Sees Android 4.0+ Overtake Gingerbread

We always know it’s the start of a brand new month with the release of Google’s newest Android distribution numbers. There’s some good news for the two-week period ending March 4th — devices running Android 4.0 or higher are now the majority of the Android platform. With Ice Cream Sandwich holding 28.6% and Jelly Bean with 16.5%, Android 4.0 overtakes Gingerbread’s 44.2% of the Android pie. Amazingly, Donut, Eclair and Froyo still … [read full article]

BlackBerry 10 Will Support Android 4.1 Apps Sometime In The Future

The jury may be out on the initial success of BlackBerry’s new 10 platform for at least another few months, but a new piece of news this morning might entice at least a few Android fans. A major feature in the current BlackBerry 10 platform is the ability to support and run Android apps. Unfortunately, as it stands today the very best Android apps BB10 can run stop at Gingerbread, a software version … [read full article]

Google Wishes You A Happy Holidays From Android, And Maybe a Tease At The Nexus 10 Dock

We’re always looking forward to what the folks in Mountain View conjure up for seasonal greetings, and this time it’s a heartfelt message with a seasonal spin. It may also be the launching ground for an upcoming Nexus 10 tablet dock. The folks from Android Central can take credit for the find, seen at both :16 and :59 seconds in. Unfortunately, there’s no hint of any kind of connectivity options — just the opportunity … [read full article]

Report: Microsoft Will Lose Dominant Marketshare To Android In 2016

According to a new Gartner study, Google’s Android operating system will be used on more computing devices than Microsoft’s Windows Platform within the next four years. The study shows the massive shift happening in the marketplace as Android continues its rise to world domination. At the end of 2016, Gartner expects there will be 2.3 billion computers, tablets and smartphones using the Android platform, compared to 2.28 billion Windows devices. As for 2012, Gartner anticipates 1.5 billion Windows devices against 608 million using … [read full article]

T-Mobile Partners With Lookout To Add Malware Protection To Android Devices

T-Mobile and Lookout announce a joint effort to offer T-Mobile customers “instant protection against mobile threats with Automatic App Security.” T-Mobile will provide customers free, out of the box protection beginning on the LG Optimus L9 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Automatic App Security, will have Lookout scan any downloaded app for potential threats and notify the users if there are any security threats. The product works automatically requiring no … [read full article]