Google today updated its developer dashboard, which showed that Jelly Bean (version 4.1 and 4.2 combined) increasing its market share of the Android platform usage on devices by 2.9 percent month-over-month from 13.6 percent last month to 16.5 percent this month. Gingerbread, the hands-down leading version of the OS running on active devices, dropped in market share by 1.4 percent to 44.2 percent of devices.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich, the second newest Android version behind Jelly Bean, saw its market share fall slightly from 29.0 percent to 28.6 percent.
Froyo and Eclair, Android [...]
HTC is bringing Jelly Bean to its 2012 suite of devices fairly soon. This is known, but the company outlined its plans for these, and earlier devices, today in a FAQ on its support site.
According to the Taiwanese company, the One X and One S will receive Android 4.1 with Sense 4+ first, likely by the end of this year, with other devices such as the Amaze, Sensation and Raider coming later. Devices with 512MB of RAM, which include the recently-released One V and Desire C, will not be upgraded to Jelly Bean, as they want to ”ensure each of our products has the optimal user experience.” Jelly Bean, with its Project Butter additions, requires [...]
We have some exciting news for long-suffering Android users patiently waiting for a feature that arguably should have been included since the beginning. Google is set to add pinch-to-zoom to its next version of Gmail, presumably to be added to the final build of Android 4.2 when the Nexus 4 launches next month.
AndroidPolice obtained exclusive access to the .APK file, which seems to work without issue on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Besides the obvious improvements, Google has added some subtle things such as swipe right to archive/delete, as well as reporting phishing from inside the [...]
Micromax has launched an Android dongle running Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich with a 1GHz processor and 4GB of internal memory.
The Mercury mTab7 price in India has been revealed by Kobian, a brand that’s not known for merely associating itself with budget tablets. It’s given us the Rs. 15,000 mTab Neo2 and the Rs. 16,000 Neo previously.
This time around, the company is catering to the ‘price sensitive Indian market’ with its latest introduction. It is the sixth and newest of the mTab members, all of which run various versions of the Google mobile OS.
Priced at Rs 6,499, the tablet comes with a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen. Other specifications of the tablet include a 1.2 [...]
Micromax today added yet another tablet to its Funbook family, the Funbook Infinity, which has been priced at Rs 6,699/-.
The Android 4.0 sporting Funbook Infinity comes with a 7-inch display and is powered by a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor with 512MB RAM. It comes with 4GB internal storage, expandable by 32GB with a micro-SD card. Like other Micromax tablets, the Funbook Infinity comes with 3G dongle support and Wi-Fi connectivity. The tablet is equipped with 2.0-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front facing camera.
Micromax claims the 4000mAh battery ensures browsing [...]
Sony today launched their first sub-10,000 rupee Android smartphones, the Xperia Tipo and Xperia Tipo Dual. The smartphones, priced at Rs Rs. 9,999 and Rs. 10,449 respectively are powered by Snapdragon processors and run Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
Sony highlighted that the phone is targeted at the youth, and is designed for music and multimedia lovers, bringing back memories of their famous Walkman Series phones.
The phones are built on strong battery life and expandable storage of up to 32GB, in addition to a free 50GB cloud offer [...]
Sony launched a waterproof tablet under its Xperia brand at the IFA electonics trade show in Berlin today.
The tablet features a 9.4-inch IPS screen with a 1,280×800-pixel resolution and uses Sony’s TruBlack panel, which the company says provides more vibrant colors, deeper blacks, and minimal screen reflections.
Measuring 241×8.8x174mm, the Sony Xperia Tablet S is thinner and lighter than the original Sony Tablet S, has a 1.3GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system [...]
LG today unveiled the LG Optimus L9, a 4.7-inch smartphone running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The L9 packs a 1-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, an IPS display, and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, as well as a VGA camera on the front. However, it remained silent about the screen resolution of the phone.
The slim device will also come with a pre-loaded bespoke version of the QTranslator app, which uses optical character recognition technologyt to translate from over 40 languages, including those with non-roman literals, into the language of your choice from 64 user [...]
iBall has launched the Andi 5c, which runs on Android 4.0 ICS and sports a massive 5-inch IPS display.
The phone is based on Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich operating system with a 1 Ghz cortex A9 processor. It comes with built-in GPS, 3G with up to 7.2 Mbps speeds and a big 2300 mAh battery.
Andi 5C has sensors like G-sensor, proximity sensor and light sensor. The phone is a dual SIM one with support for two GSM SIMs cards. It has also a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with an LED flash.
The phone will rival the [...]
Micromax’s A100 smartphone has popped up on an online shopping website (Homeshop18.com), though it’s listed as out of stock. The device was first reported on our website (read here).
According to the listing, the smartphone will be priced at Rs 9,999 and has a 5-inch display with 480×854 resolution. This dual SIM device runs on Android 4.0.4(ICS) and offers 3G connectivity.
Micromax A100 comes with a 2000 mAh battery, a 5MP camera, and 4 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 32 GB.
The IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany seems to be the ground center for several new devices that run on Google’s Android mobile operating system. Samsung is probably one of the most-discussed companies that are expected to launch new smartphones at the event, but Sony doesn’t fall too far behind.
If rumors are anything to go by, the Japanese electronics giant has three smartphones and one tablet lined up for this event.
This Xperia-branded tablet has earlier leaked via a set of slides, which detailed some very attractive specifications. A 9.4-inch 1280 x 800 screen can be seen up front, while a quad-core NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset provides the power. It [...]