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Android OS

Gingerbread finally overtakes Froyo in Android market share

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread debuted on devices in December 2010, but not until November 2011 did Gingerbread surpass its predecessor, Android 2.2 (Froyo). The latest Platform Versions chart shows that Gingerb…

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Android OS

Gingerbread gaining ground on Froyo, Honeycomb may be on more than 3 million devices

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Believe it or not, something other than Apple iPhone Mania took place today. The Android Platform Version Chart, which helps developers decide which version of Android to support, was released today. The lat…

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Tablets

Leak shows three Hanspree tablets coming this year

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Hanspree isn’t a big name here in the US. It’s a name you might know more from their TVs, and if you live in Europe, you may know their other electronics and computers, but now they’re also gett…

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Android OS

Only 2 percent of Android phones have the latest software; tablet stats likely worse

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The latest Android Market stats have been released to remind users that their phones are out-of-date. The majority of Android phone are reasonably capable and in-line with major features released from Googl…

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Firmware updates

Froyo Watch: AT&T Captivate now, Aria tomorrow, Sprint Epic 4G stalled

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Alright, folks. We’ve got some good news and bad news for all the people who have been pestering their carriers, phone makers, and us about when their phones would be get the Android 2.2 (Froyo) firmware u…

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Samsung

How to update Epic 4G to Android 2.2 right now – no waiting involved

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We reported yesterday that the Samsung Epic 4G update to Android started yesterday and would continue in stages throughout the week. But after waiting days, then weeks, and several months for Froyo to arrive,…

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Samsung

Samsung Epic 4G Froyo update starting right now

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Samsung and Sprint are finally delivering the Android 2.2 upgrade to owners of the Epic 4G. After months of waiting and several delayed false starts, Sprint has confirmed that an over-the-air update that will…

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Firmware updates

Android 2.2 for Samsung Vibrant going to T-Mo customers starting Jan. 21

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Tomorrow is Froyo Day for the first wave of Samsung Vibrant owners. After months of wait, the rollover of Android 2.2 will finally begin for users on the T-Mobile USA network. Chief marketing officer Cole Brodm…

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Sony Mobile

Sony Explains No Froyo for X10, Proves They Don’t Understand Android

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Although the news probably didn’t surprise too many people, earlier today, Sony Ericsson finally stated that there will never be a Froyo upgrade for the Xperia X10. Now, they’ve released an expl…

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Firmware updates

Bad news for SE Xperia X10 owners: you’ll never get an official Froyo upgrade

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In Androinica’s 2011 Android wish list post, the last wish on my list was that manufacturers of Android phones would get better at updating its devices. Unfortunately, my wish has not been granted so far. Sony E…

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Google Android

Updated: SMS bug in Android sends your text messages to unwanted contacts

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There has been an ongoing SMS (text messaging) bug in Android for around 6 months that has some users pretty upset, or maybe even fired from their jobs because of it. It appears that on some handsets (the latest be…

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HTC

HTC Wildfire getting Froyo update starting now

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HTC has been working feverishly this month to keep its promise to deliver Android 2.2 to devices before the year is out. Today, it’s the HTC Wildfire getting a Froyo update. HTC announced earlier this mor…

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HTC

Samsung Intercept and HTC Aria (in Asia) getting Froyo updates

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The Android 2.2 boat is trudging along to two phones previously stuck on Android 2.1. Both the Samsung Intercept on Sprint and HTC Aria in Southeast Asia are in the early stages of receiving Froyo through an over…

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Tablets

NOOK Color getting Android Market, Froyo next month [RUMOR]

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UPDATE: Just got a call from Barnes & Noble and as suspected, they say this is false. Barnes & Noble has absolutely no plans to bring the Android Market to the Nook Color and “Are committed to NOOKD…

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Google

Google Instant on Android 2.2 searches 28 languages, 40 countries. Is yours supported?

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A lot of people were disappointed when Google Instant debuted last month supporting only Android 2.2 in US English. Instant search still requires Froyo or higher, but Google has expanded support to other nati…

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