Tag Archives: Android

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]

Android Marketshare Declines In Second Quarter As Apple Jumps

While Android continues to dominate the US smartphone market, its grip slipped a little in the second quarter of 2012 as it dropped below 60% marketshare. Android’s drop to 56.3% of all smartphones in the US was noticeably different from the 10% jump Apple’s iOS platform posted, up to 33.2%, up from 23.2% in the second quarter of 2011. Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics said: “We estimate Android shipped 13.4 million … [read full article]

Two Out Three Phone Buyers Went Smartphone In Past Three Months, Android Reaping Rewards

It’s going to come as almost no surprise at all to learn that Android and Samsung continue to dominate smartphone marketshare in the US thanks to a new Nielsen study. As Android climbs and approaches 52% smartphone marketshare in the US, with almost 54.6% of new smartphone buyers opting to go the Android route in the past three months. Android’s growth isn’t at Apple’s expense however, as 33.4% of smartphone owners are using an Apple device. … [read full article]

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Code Released To Android Open Source Project

Want to take a look at the Android 4.1 source code? Good news, now you can as Google releases the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) for everyone to look at it, check, dissect, and enjoy. Word came from Android Open Source Project guru Jean-Baptiste Queru, that the company has released binaries for the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7, with the code for the Nexus S and Motorola Xoom to follow. The release is … [read full article]

Ice Cream Sandwich Growth Is On The Rise As It Hits Double Digit Adoption

Google has released the last numbers for their platform version overview on their Android Developers blog and good news — Ice Cream Sandwich adoption has hit double digits. First things first, you’ll notice Jelly Bean isn’t listed and that’s because it’s not on any consumer devices as of yet. Moving on, our takeaway is that most Android versions are leveling off … [read full article]

There Are 11 Patents Causing Friction Between Apple, Google And Their Partners

With all the talk of Android and Apple lawsuits lately, we’re forgetting that Microsoft has played a part in this mess as well, forcing at least some Android partners into licensing agreements due to patent infringements. Still, we wanted to know more about the patents currently causing all of this friction and thanks to Intellectual Property expert and Foss Patent guru Florian Mueller, who put together a list of the 11 patents, both … [read full article]

Samsung Says Announcements For Jelly Bean Updates Coming “Soon”

Following on HTC’s own comments yesterday surrounding future Jelly Bean updates, Samsung has released their own short statement to the folks at PocketNow: Samsung will soon announce which additional devices are eligible for the Jelly Bean update. As the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, Samsung leads the Android community with best-in-class devices like the Galaxy S III, and is creating new device categories with products like the Galaxy Note. Samsung has delivered the … [read full article]