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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 1 in 10 Android devices [STATS]

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About 1 in 10 Android devices run relatively up to date software. Google has updated the Platform Versions chart to reveal that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now on 10.9 percent of devices accessing the Goog…

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Android Update Alliance one year later: is this sufficient progress? [CHART]

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The Android Update Alliance was supposed to fix Android’s flawed update structure, but a year later, one has to wonder if it has really had much of an impact. There are still several prominent phones that…

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Android Update Alliance one year later: empty promises, promises, promises [OPINION]

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The Android Update Alliance was destined to disappoint, and we all should have seen it from the start. How could we really believe that all of the major players in Android would stick to a non-binding agreement t…

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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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Google TV

VIZIO fragments Android but unifies its own media experience [VIDEO]

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Vizio has two Android tablets, a phone, and three different forms of Google TV slated for release this year. Each device format runs a different form of Android, and is likely to always be behind the current soft…

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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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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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When is my Android device getting Ice Cream Sandwich? ComputerWorld takes a guess.

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Since Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich in October, one of the most popular questions asked online is “When will Insert phone name here get Android 4.0?” That’s a difficult question to a…

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Dear Molly at CNET: You are wrong about Android

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Molly Wood did what many journalists seem to do when it comes to Android vs. iPhone – throw out a lot of opinions, mix in some misinformed statements to justify them, and then completely miss the mark about…

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Gingerbread gaining ground on Froyo, Honeycomb may be on more than 3 million devices

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Believe it or not, something other than Apple iPhone Mania took place today. The Android Platform Version Chart, which helps developers decide which version of Android to support, was released today. The lat…

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Android News

Mozilla borrows from Android to create its own mobile operating system

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Mozilla is really happy for Android, but not happy enough to sit and do nothing other than build Firefox for Android. With its new Boot to Gecko (B2G) project, Mozilla will take an Android foundation and build a w…

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Does this Android app work on my phone? Android Market website quickly says Yes or No.

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There are few things on Android more frustrating than looking for the hot new Android app, only to discover that it is not compatible with your particular device. The Android Market now provides a quick confirm…

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Android Apps

Android Market will soon allow developers to upload different app versions for different Android devices

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Android fragmentation problems? Poppycock! Google has just confirmed that it is releasing new developer tools that should give developers – and consumers – a way to alleviate some of the stress…

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Google encouraging 18 month update pledge for Android phones – that’s encouraging, not requiring

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Google Android Product Manager Hugo Barra had our hearts a flutter when when he announced that Google is forming a task force to encourage companies to commit to updating their Android phones. “When har…

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