Tag Archives: Android

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Officially Announced, Available Mid-July For Galaxy Nexus Owners

Just a little over two hours ago, Google made Android 4.1 Jelly Bean a reality and the latest version of Android brings a bunch of new and improved features. Take a speedier interface, or a higher system frame rate and combine it with some architecture rework and you should have a smoother Android experience, smooth like “butter.” Perhaps Google Now will interest … [read full article]

Android Is Enjoying Ridiculous Growth, 1 Million Daily Activations

So how Android is doing these days? I’d say pretty well considering they are at 400 million total Android device activations, up from 100 million activations from Google I/O 2011? That’s a pretty big jump, hell that’s a HUGE jump. Even better? More than 1 million Android devices are being activated every day, at a rate of 12 per second. Yeah, Android is growing. Image Credit: @PhoneDog_Aaron

Jelly Bean Makes Official Cameo On Googleplex Lawn, Announcement Tomorrow

With every new Android release, a statue is placed on the Googleplex lawn with whatever dessert version codename for Android Google utilizes. Well, it’s that time again, and a cup of spilt jelly beans have arrived on the Googleplex lawn. So what does this confirm exactly? We know that with the Google I/O keynote less than 24 hours away, we’re going to see a lot of Jelly Bean talk tomorrow morning. So what … [read full article]

Clearing The Air On Galaxy S III Availability Tomorrow, June 27th

Yesterday, we saw the unofficial word that T-Mobile’s Galaxy S III launch was getting broken up into two parts, along with Sprint’s due to heavy, heavy demand on Samsung’s part. With the news that the launch was being broken up, plenty of questions have arisen on the specific launch details of both the 16 and 32GB sizes along with the colors themselves. I believe we have our answer in the image above, … [read full article]

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]