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Windows 8 & Ice Cream Sandwich: signs of what could be omnipresent technology [Opinion]

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Since Android debuted on phones in 2008, people have wondered what else it could power. We’ve since seen obvious uses in tablets and PMP’s, but Android has even trickled into everything from came…

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Gingerbread Android dominance is actually growing in Market stats

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More than three months into Android 4.0 being introduced, Android 2.3 remains the dominant OS version. We’d expect as much given Android’s slow upgrade history, but there is something surprisi…

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Android has 300 million devices, 850k daily activations, and 450,000 apps

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Android activates 850,000 new devices each day. That number climbs each time the sun rises and sets, leading to more than 300 million Android devices being activated since October 2008. Who would have thought…

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Gingerbread increases its lead as number 1 Android version, while ICS grows slowly, but steadily

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The Android Platform Version chart has just been updated with the December figures and, while there aren’t any important surprises, there are a couple of interesting changes. Gingerbread remains the number…

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HTC Rezound – HTC’s newest offering comes with the specs to compete, not the style [Phone Review]

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Coming out of the gate, the HTC Rezound had a tough battle. The Motorla Droid RAZR had already been released, and rumors of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus release date were in full swing. To make the Rezound stand out in…

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Android 4.0 and 1.5 have about the same number of users in latest platform versions chart

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The same amount of people running the latest version of Android is identical to number of users on one of the oldest versions. The Android Platform Version chart has been updated, and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sand…

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Android is still the top mobile operating system in the US, as it increases its lead over Apple’s iOS

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If there was still anyone who thought that the battle for supremacy in the United States mobile OS market was close (or close-ish), the recent news we got from ComScore should make things clear once and for all. A…

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Google Android Training gives development lessons for making better apps

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Google is providing extra resources to developers looking to create or improve Android apps. Announced last night via a Reto Meiers post on the Android Developers Blog, Android Training is a new set of classes…

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Google Android UI lead not troubled by skins, but hopes ICS lessens changes to stock Android [Audio]

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Android Ice Cream sandwich has been described as striking, polished, and the most ambitious reinvention of Android yet, but that’s not good enough for Android phone manufacturers. Companies like HTC…

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Gingerbread now on half of Android devices, Honeycomb reaches all-time high

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After a long reign at the top of the Android  Platform Version Charts, Android 2.2 (Froyo) surrendered its position to version 2.3 (Gingerbread) last month. Gingerbread has extended its lead as the top OS vers…

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Mobile anti-virus app makers are “charlatans and scammers” says Google employee

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Chris DiBona is no fan of mobile anti-virus software, and he’s not afraid to say it. DiBona took to Google+ to decry companies who, as he believes, stoke fear and misinformation about mobile device ̶…

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Google patent on lockscreen gestures shows what might happen in future version of Android

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Google has been granted a patent for its pattern gesture to unlock a phone. But Google, not satisfied with merely using facial recognition software for lock screens, also has plans to make gestures perform fun…

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Androinica asks: Was Ice Cream Sandwich worth the hype? [Poll]

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Ice Cream Sandwich should have melted by now. It should have been kept locked away in a freezer until ready for consumption, but months worth of leaks, speculations, and the anxious demands of users prevented a…

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream highlights and new features you may have missed from the demo

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Alright, folks. We know that Android 4.0 is official now that Google took off the veil at its Hong Kong press event. Those of you who watched the live hangout during the broadcast know that the new features were la…

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Watch the Ice Cream Sandwich unveiling, see if these leaked Nexus Prime specs are real

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In less than 12 hours, the world will be debating whether or not Ice Cream Sandwich lives up to the hype. To make sure you aren’t left out at the next virtual water cooler chitchat, be sure to watch the live br…

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