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Andy Rubin: Android is still open

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Andy Rubin is the VP of Engineering at Google. He’s also the man credited with getting the Android ball rolling and overseeing its earth-moving progress, so when he says something about Android, we tend…

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Google locking down Android? No. I doubt we could be so lucky.

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Bloomberg reported today that Google is cracking the whip on Android phones, forcing companies to abide by anti-Android fragmentation clauses and not modify the Android experience too much. The Internet th…

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Tablets are for Honeycomb, not your phone

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Android 3.0 is designed for tablets, not phones. Google made that abundantly clear when promotional images and videos of the Honeycomb version of the operating system debuted at CES, but that hasn’t st…

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Android News

Froyo Gains 10% in Latest Android OS Distribution

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New stats on the supposed “fragmentation” of Android have been released. As of December 1st, Android 1.5 and 1.6 combine to make up just under 17% of the platform distribution, leaving the other 8…

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Most Android phones on Froyo or Eclair, Cupcake on decline

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Eclair is the most widely-used version of Android based on recent stats released by Google. In the past two weeks, 4 out of 10 phones that accessed the Android Market have been running Android 2.1 (Eclair). The n…

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Gingerbread statue arrives at Google, world collectively asks when will it land on Android phones?

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The Android Developers account posted a video of team members setting up a large Gingerbread statue at the Googleplex, and we all know what that means: Gingerbread will be arriving soon. In the past, Google has…

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TweetDeck CEO: Android development is not a nightmare

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Just a few minutes after posting about Andy Rubin’s comical dismissal of Steve Jobs’ anti-Android speech yesterday, readers pointed out another affected executive who has taken to Twitter to s…

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Steve Jobs questions Google’s openness, Andy Rubin counters in comical tweet

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Steve Jobs is running scared because of Android. We’ve always known that Jobs wasn’t a fan of Google’s mobile operating system, but he typically took a dismissive tone, patting Android on…

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Tweetdeck user stats show the popularity of hacked ROM’s

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Ever wanted to know how diverse are Android users? Take a look at this chart from TweetDeck. After racking up more than 36,000 installs of its beta Android application, TweetDeck has taken a look at the numbers a…

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Verizon confirms V Cast Android App store coming soon to Froyo

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First there were rumors and then there was official word from Verizon that it is indeed going to offer a competing market to deliver Android apps. At the Verizon Developer Community in conference in Las Vegas to…

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Facebook denies it’s building Android-based OS

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If TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington’s sources are to be trusted, Facebook is secretly building a phone that would deeply integrate the social network and its services with the growing mobile market. I…

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Android distribution chart update: more than 55% of Android phones now run version 2.1

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It’s always good news to see the latest Android version numbers, especially when one version holds the majority of the entire distribution. According to the official Android Developers site, over 55%…

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Rumor: Android Gingerbread coming this fall to high-end devices only

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RUMOR ALERT! Take this with a grain – or spoon – of salt, but supposed details of the next major revision of Android, Gingerbread, have emerged. According to Unwired View, the bells and whistles of…

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Will the G1 get Froyo? Yes. No. Maybe.

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Since Froyo was open-sourced last week, the number one question that people have asked is “Will my G1 get Froyo?” I’d love to give an emphatic ‘yes’ or ‘no’ as a re…

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Android 2.1 will soon account for half of Android Market users

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Nearly half of active Android users will soon be on a device with Android 2.1 based on recent data from Google. The Android Developer chart shows that 45 percent of devices that accessed the Android Market withi…

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