Tag Archives: Android

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]

Adobe Bids Adieu To Flash Player On Android, No Support For Jelly Bean

With month having passed since Adobe confirmed they would ending support for Flash Player on mobile devices, comes the official word that Adobe will not support Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Adobe has said that Android 4.1 won’t get support or certified for Flash, though they aren’t going as far as to say it won’t run altogether. Adding insult to Flash injury, Adobe will stop allowing installations of Flash from Google Play … [read full article]

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