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Galaxy Nexus will be the first to get Jelly Bean Android 4.1 according to Google Play Checkout

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About an hour ago, if you tried placing an order for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ model in the Google Play Devices section, you would have seen an interesting product description in the checkout section.  The…

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Google Play now lets Android developers respond to user reviews publicly

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Android developers can finally respond to comments left by users in the Google Play store. Until today, user reviews on Google Play were just a stream of comments that couldn’t be challenged unless anot…

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AT&T’s Galaxy S II receives Android 4.0 update through Kies

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With the Samsung Galaxy S III stealing much of the smartphone spotlight, it is important to remember its humble roots with the original Galaxy S device and the Galaxy S II.  Today, Samsung began pushing out the A…

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream jumps to 7% share of Android devices; Gingerbread now up to 65%

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Only 7 of every 100 Android devices are powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the most recent firmware available. That’s the story told by the latest edition of the Android Platform Versions chart.…

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Recent benchmark results confirms a 7 inch Google Nexus Tablet with Android 4.1

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Up until now, most of the reports regarding the Google Nexus Tablet have been rumors and whispers based on people in the industry.  Today, the Google Nexus Tablet showed up in an online benchmark test and reveal…

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Google Play adds in-app subscriptions for games and apps

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Android users, who have previously bought apps and in some cases upgraded their games, can add subscribing to apps to the list of ways that they consume content on Android. Google Play Product Manager Ibrahim E…

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New HTC posting shows which smartphones will get Android 4.0 and when

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Today, HTC released a post on its Android 4.0 Frequently Asked Question’s page which shows a list of Android smartphones and a target range of months in which the Android 4.0 update should be delivered. S…

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Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX slated to receive Android 4.0 in Q2

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We have some good news for Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners as Motorola recently updated its ICS Upgrade forum page to reflect some new dates.  The aforementioned Android smartphones on Verizon W…

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Google may work with 5 OEM partners to create multiple Nexus devices running Jelly Bean

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The Wall Street Journal reported an interesting story today — one that has serious ramifications for the mobile industry if it pans out.  Essentially, Google is said to be in discussions with five diffe…

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LG Lucid – Verizon’s newest mid-range phone is its best [Hardware Review]

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Mid-range phones are the butt of many jokes around the Android circles, but there is large market for them and, let’s face it, a lot of people don’t need or use a top of the line phone. The good thing fo…

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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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Ubuntu for Android delivers a more advanced desktop mode running from a phone

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Motorola’s Webtop is not the only Android-based desktop game in town. Canonical has announced Ubuntu for Android, a whole new “peripheral ecosystem” that runs a desktop-class mode with…

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Motorola reveals more details surrounding ICS upgrade time frame for various devices

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Throughout the next couple of months, Motorola engineers will be hard at work implementing Android Ice Cream Sandwich on various devices.  Android 4.0 already began rolling out to the Motorola XOOM WiFi mode…

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Where Is My Google Chrome for Android? The Wait Continues for Non-ICS…

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As you’ve probably heard by now, Google Chrome (beta) has finally come to Android. The wait is over! At least it is if you’re one of the lucky ones already running ICS. For the rest of our devices that…

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Google reveals malware-scanning feature to screen Android Market apps

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In light of the many reports of alleged malware scares on Android, users might get the misconception that Google doesn’t care about Android security. The fact that so few of those scare ever involve the A…

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