Tag Archives: Android

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]

Google Releases September Distribution Chart For Android Version Breakdown

It’s a new month and with the start of every new month comes a fresh new chart from Google showing the version breakdown in the Android world. By this we mean the distribution of Android Versions across the platform, including Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. The good news is that Android 4.0 and above devices now account for 22.1 percent of all Android devices on the market. That number is … [read full article]

Parody: The iPhone 5 Will Be Perfect For Pictures Of Your Food

We’d be remiss if we didn’t say that PLENTY of Android owners fit into the very same group this iPhone 5 keynote parody video is lumping iPhone owners in. In fact, there are tons of smartphone owners out there that fake up far too much of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and the rest of the social media world with pictures of their food. Still, this is a fun little parody poking fun at the new world … [read full article]

Coming In October: The Huawei Summit, What Is It?

Chalk up yet another unknown device for T-Mobile coming in October, on Halloween in fact as that’s the date set for the debut of the Huawei Summit. There a number of possibilities that exist here — however, given that our most recent Huawei phones have all been mid-range to introductory smartphones, our hopes aren’t that high for something jaw-dropping. That’s not to say Huawei doesn’t make excellent T-Mobile ready products, as the [read full article]

Newest Android Distribution Chart Shows Big Jump In Ice Cream Sandwich

On the first of every month, Google announces updated numbers of the different Android versions and how they are distributed across the platform. With the start of August, we’re seeing a huge jump in Ice Cream Sandwich with a boost from 10.9% in June, up to 15.9% in August. While that still pales in comparison to Gingerbread, which accounts for 60.6% of all Android devices, any bump in the right direction is a … [read full article]

Google Launches Official Android Blog, Says Goodbye To Google Mobile

A sappy goodbye and a big hello as Google has officially retired the @googlemobile Twitter account and blog all while introducing a brand new Android blog dedicated to all things, well Android. The brand new Official Blog for Android will bring “news and notes from the Android team.” The new official Android blog will be a welcome addition to the mix of all the unofficial Android blogs roaming the badlands, including ourselves with … [read full article]