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Google locking down Android? No. I doubt we could be so lucky.

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Bloomberg reported today that Google is cracking the whip on Android phones, forcing companies to abide by anti-Android fragmentation clauses and not modify the Android experience too much. The Internet th…

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Honeycomb code will not be released until Google sees fit

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Android Honeycomb will stay locked in the pantry until Google decides it’s ready for release to everyone. BusinessWeek reports that Google will not make the Honeycomb (Android 3.0) code readily-avai…

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Only 2 percent of Android phones have the latest software; tablet stats likely worse

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The latest Android Market stats have been released to remind users that their phones are out-of-date. The majority of Android phone are reasonably capable and in-line with major features released from Googl…

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Honeycomb features such as action bar, app switcher and hologram design will come to our phones in Ice Cream

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Like Andrew mentioned in his report about Eric Schmidt’s MWC keynote, Google’s next version of Android will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, so there will not be separate versions for phones…

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NOKIA ignores Android, jumps from burning platform into oil-soaked waters

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Nokia CEO Stephen Elop used a “burning platform” metaphor to tell staffers that their company faces a life-threatening decision. They can either stand on a burning oil rig and be consumed by the f…

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“Forking” be damned, crude smartphone support found in Android 3.0 Honeycomb emulator

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If you were worried about what Android version your device was going to get after Gingerbread 2.3 and believed the hype that Android 3.0 was for dual-core, tablets only, it looks like there is some evidence to th…

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Google details Android 3.0: multicores, better graphics, media, and UI overhaul

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Android 3.0 is Google’s foray into an operating system targeted for tablets, and developers are now being treated to platform updates showcasing its many new features. Version 3.0 (Honeycomb) has bee…

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Andy Rubin shows off the newest feature of Ice Cream: the Sandwich

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We’ve all been walking along with Google on their journey to give us type-Android diabetes with Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and soon Honeycomb. The prevailing idea had been that the ne…

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Rumor: Ice Cream is a summertime treat, number irrelevant

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Google may have said that they were going to slow down the Android OS updates, but it looks like they may want to bring some parity between the phone OS and tablet OS before pulling back the reigns. According to …

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Why having the Google Experience may be better than having the latest hardware

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As a longtime T-Mobile subscriber, I found it impossible to pass up the Nexus S as a $199 upgrade. Like Michael, I will miss my Nexus One, but it already has a new owner that will cherish its awesomeness (someone up…

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Android dev console changes tip hand for major Market overhaul

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All signs are pointing to a major overhaul of the Android Market coming in the very near future. We first reported to our Twitter followers last week that something big was coming to the market based on teasing co…

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Most Android phones on Froyo or Eclair, Cupcake on decline

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Eclair is the most widely-used version of Android based on recent stats released by Google. In the past two weeks, 4 out of 10 phones that accessed the Android Market have been running Android 2.1 (Eclair). The n…

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TweetDeck CEO: Android development is not a nightmare

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Just a few minutes after posting about Andy Rubin’s comical dismissal of Steve Jobs’ anti-Android speech yesterday, readers pointed out another affected executive who has taken to Twitter to s…

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Steve Jobs questions Google’s openness, Andy Rubin counters in comical tweet

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Steve Jobs is running scared because of Android. We’ve always known that Jobs wasn’t a fan of Google’s mobile operating system, but he typically took a dismissive tone, patting Android on…

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Tweetdeck user stats show the popularity of hacked ROM’s

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Ever wanted to know how diverse are Android users? Take a look at this chart from TweetDeck. After racking up more than 36,000 installs of its beta Android application, TweetDeck has taken a look at the numbers a…

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