Tag Archives: Android

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 … [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]

Huawei Summit Pictured In All Its Kinda, Sorta Android Glory

The Huawei Summit crosses an interesting line as part smartphone, part feature phone and tries to be the best of both worlds in a low cost way. By not requiring a data plan, you’ll still have access to calendar, calculator and contact “apps” that outweigh similar offerings on a standard feature phone. Available for both prepaid and postpaid offerings, a 3.2 megapixel camera, WiFi calling and 3.5″ display still makes this an … [read full article]

Google Schedules Android Event For October 29th, Nexus Anyone?

Ok, so the title is a little speculative, but we’re hopeful as some of the recent signs point to Google’s just announced Android event on October 29th being related to the Nexus — in at least some capacity. The actual purpose of the event is unknown, but the tagline “playground is open” certainly has our attention. If you aren’t in attendance, have no fear as Google always comes through with a live-stream at … [read full article]

Google Releases October Distribution Chart For Android Version Breakdown

It’s a new month and with the start of every month comes a brand new chart from Google showing their version by version breakdown in the Android world. There is a small bit of good news for Ice Cream Sandwich devices with a jump from 22.1 percent to 23.7 percent of all Android devices. Not quite the monumental jump we’d like to see, but every increase is a good increase. It won’t … [read full article]

Flashback: Four Years Ago Today, T-Mobile Introduced The G1

T-Mobile wants to wish Android a very happy fourth birthday and so do we. If we said Android had come a long way in four years, we all know that wouldn’t even be close to telling the full story. It’s been a long road with highs, lows, troubles and greatness all culminating in Android’s current lion share of the world smartphone market. So, let’s celebrate four years by asking what’s your fondest memory … [read full article]

Charting Carrier Activations By Operating System, How Did T-Mobile Do?

There’s little argument that Android is overwhelmingly the OS of choice on T-Mobile’s network, but what else is running on the network and how much of it? A new study from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) recently surveyed consumers who activated smartphones between June and August 2012. It’s hard to nail down exact percentages using the provided image, but you can get a pretty good idea that the overwhelming majority of T-Mobile customers … [read full article]