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Android 4.0 now running on 15.9% of all devices, Jelly Bean only 0.8%

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About a month ago, we noted that Android 4.0 was on approximately 1 in 10 Android devices, or 10.9% to be exact.  Based on another stat recently released by Google, Android 4.0 now accounts for 15.9% of Android de…

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Android nabs 84% of recent smartphone sales in Spain, but U.S. share falls, says Kantar

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Android sales have been consistent after skyrocketing growth since 2009. In a ComTech report from analyst firm Kantar, that growth translates to Android dominating recent sales in key European markets and a…

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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 activates 1 million devices per day, 400 million exist – 4x as many as a year ago

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Almost one year ago, Androinica.com estimated that Google might reach 1 million activations per day based on the trajectory of Android daily activation numbers reported every few months. The growth rate eve…

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Commmunication

Skype for Android downloaded 70 million times on 1,300 “unique Android devices” [Infographic]

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Skype has just crowned itself “the most popular video calling application on Android.” I know a few people who would argue that there are better apps out there, but the numbers are hard to argue aga…

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U.S. smartphone penetration finally gets a majority, women and men report similar numbers

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The slow march to smartphone dominance is actually moving a tad faster these days. Nielsen’s “America’s New Mobile Majority” report reveals that for the first time, the U.S. mobil…

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Android 4.0 reaches its highest distribution level yet – about 5% – as Gingerbread rises

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hasn’t caught on with many devices. Unless you have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Asus Transformer Prime, or taken matters into your own hands and uploaded a ICS-based custom RO…

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Tablets

Amazon has won the Android tablet war – Kindle Fire has 54% of U.S. market share

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The Amazon Kindle Fire was an instant hit during the 2011 holiday season, selling an estimated 5 million tablets in just a few short months. The Kindle Fire just nudged past the Samsung Galaxy Tab line of product…

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Android Census 2011 Results: Tablets

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From December 2011 to January 2012, Androinica.com asked Android users to tell us about their habits and views related to Android. More than 800 readers responded, sharing their thoughts about Android and it…

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Where is my phone? Lookout reveals cities and locations people most often lose smartphones.

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How do I find a lost phone? Well, if you misplaced your device someone other than your house, there’s a good chance you lost it in a place full of drunk, screaming, overworked, caffeinated people. Looko…

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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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Android’s lead on iPhone among new smartphone buyers shrinks in Q4 2011

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Android has enjoyed multiple quarters as the leading smartphone operating system in the United States. And though that lead remains, the gap between Android and its biggest competitor, Apple’s iOS, i…

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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 welcomed 3.7 million new devices this weekend

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A lot of people were in the Christmas spirit over the holiday weekend. As a matter fact, a lot of people were in the Android Holiday spirit and bought their loved ones a new Android device. Flurry Analytics estima…

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Android activates 700,000 new devices each day

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“There are now over 700,000 Android devices activated every day.” That was the to-the-point statement posted to Andy Rubin’s Google+ page last night. No chest-beating or additional sta…

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