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Android Version Distribution Gingerbread

Gingerbread still dominates Android, but Ice Cream Sandwich is on the march

November 2nd, 2012

Google (GOOG) released Android 2.3 Gingerbread in December 2010 and since then it has launched three major updates for the Android platform. And yet, the two-year old operating system continues to dominate Android devices as Google’s latest distribution numbers show that the software is still found on more than 54% of all Android devices. The numbers also show …

Ice Cream Sandwich finally gaining steam as share jumps to 16%

August 2nd, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich seems to finally be catching on. The latest numbers from the Android Developers blog show that Ice Cream Sandwich is now on nearly 16% of all Android devices, an increase of five percentage points from the 11% Android device share ICS claimed last month. This momentum is significant because ICS …

Ice Cream Sandwich adoption approaches 5% but Gingerbread still growing

May 2nd, 2012

Google updated its Android version tracker on Tuesday, revealing the latest version of its Android operating system is slowly gaining ground. The estimated number of devices running Ice Cream Sandwich has increased by more than two-thirds over the last month, from 2.9% of all Android devices to 4.9% as measured during the 14-day period ending on …

Sprint’s LG Viper 4G LTE launches April 22nd for just $99.99

April 12th, 2012

Sprint announced last week that pre-orders for one of its first 4G LTE-enabled smartphones were going live on April 12th, and now the carrier has made launch details official. LG’s affordable Viper 4G LTE will become available in just over a week on April 22nd for $99.99 on contract. While this makes LG’s new smartphone …

Samsung’s Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ seemingly coming soon to Sprint

April 11th, 2012

The nation’s third largest carrier may be looking to offer the massive Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone/tablet hybrid. TechnoBufflo on Tuesday discovered an image of the “phablet” on Sprint’s website, likely foreshadowing things to come. Samsung’s Galaxy Note has been wildly successful for the South Korean vendor, which recently announced that global sales to end-users have topped 5 million units. The Galaxy …

BlackBerry 7 rated most secure operating system

April 11th, 2012

Trend Micro on Wednesday named Research In Motion’s BlackBerry 7 OS as the most secure mobile operating system in a new report titled “Enterprise Readiness of Consumer Mobile Platforms.” The security firm compared four of the top mobile operating systems — Android 2.3, iOS 5, Windows Phone 7.5 and BlackBerry 7 — and found the Waterloo-based …

Is the iPhone fragmented? iOS adoption measured against Android

April 5th, 2012

The iPhone’s unprecedented success stems from the combination of multiple factors, not the least of which are Apple’s industry-leading design prowess and its ability to make software that appeals to enthusiasts and mass-market users alike. The culture and hype surrounding Apple products doesn’t hurt either, of course. Where the overall experience is concerned, Apple wisely created a …

Android fragmentation rears its ugly head once again

April 3rd, 2012

Google updated its Android version tracker on Monday, revealing that the latest version of its mobile operating system — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — has more than doubled its installed base over the past month. Unfortunately, that only carries Google’s current Android build to a 2.9% share of all devices. Combined with Honeycomb, this means …

The ‘phablet’ is a hit: Samsung Galaxy Note sales top 5 million

March 28th, 2012

BGR reviewed the Samsung Galaxy Note in February and while there were a number of features we liked about this phone/tablet hybrid, we found it to be entirely too large overall to be used as a cell phone. Toward the end of February, Samsung confirmed that it had sold more than 2 million Galaxy Note …