Tag Archives: Google

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]

Google Announces Nexus 7 Tablet, Offers Some Heavy Competition To Kindle Fire

We’ve been waiting for Google to announce the Nexus 7 tablet all day, and our wish is now granted as Google has unveiled their first self-branded tablet, running stock Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Manufactured by Asus, the tablet features high-end specs with a presumably low-end price with a super slim profile and design. Full Specs: 1280 x 800 HD display Tegra … [read full article]

Google Adds Movies, TV Shows And Magazines To Google Play Store

Google is making some big changes, or rather some big additions to their Google Play store today with the with the introduction of movie purchases, TV episodes or entire seasons and magazine subscriptions. Magazines will include single issues or subscriptions with many popular titles including 14 day free trials. All of these features are available on the Google Play store today on the smartphone, web or tablet. Developing…

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]

Android Activations Hit 900,000 Per Day, Andy Rubin Not Going Anywhere

The rumor mill is often a dangerous place and this weekend was a prime example of that as a weekend “story” spiraled out of control this weekend and had some believing the “father of Android,” Any Rubin was preparing his exit from Google. The good news is that Rubin quickly squashed those rumors on both Google+ and Twitter, adding that Android was now seeing over 900,000 daily activations. Quite the achievement for 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…

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]