It’s been about a month since LG first announced which of its phones would be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And it’s going to be at least three more months or so before any of them actually see it.
LG on its Facebook page today announced that the Optimus LTE, Prada Phone by LG 3.0, Optimus 2X, Optimus Sol, myTouch Q and Eclipse would start to see ICS upgrades in [Read More...]
Only a few days after Samsung announced that the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab would not be updated to Android 4.0, the company has caved in to consumer outcry and is now taking a second look at the update to see if they can find a way to squeeze in TouchWiz, carrier bloatware, video calling and Android 4.0 on the limited ROM space they have to work with on both devices.
It has been a few months since we last talked about it, but BOLT has emerged again in a second preview beta. The slick looking and very fast web browser alternative has been updated with a number of enhancements and is available for download. New for this version are adaptive streaming for video, a social tab for sharing to Facebook, and general UI fixes and improvements. If you want [Read More...]
Last year, a group of Canadians got together and decided it was time for their lovely nation to celebrate the awesomeness of Android. Gathering together developers, enthusiasts, exhibitors and sponsors, these crafty Canucks created the AndroidTO conference and brought the lean, green, Android machine to the great city of Toronto. While Android was surely a minority in the Canadian mobile market, the conference was met with overwhelming support [Read More...]
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Here’s a new video from the folks hard at work attempting to get a usable port of Android onto the dying HP TouchPad, and more progress has been made. The touchscreen still doesn’t work, which is king of a big deal (but one they’re working on), but what’s new now is a bit of command-line accessible dual-boot action with Android 2.3.5. Again, not much your average weekend flasher can take advantage of — this [Read More...]
It’s no great surprise to anyone who actually thinks about it, but a new report by Nielsen claims that Android is the number one smartphone OS in the United States with iOS and BlackBerry joint second.
Currently Google’s Android accounts for 29% of smartphones while Apple’s iOS and Research In Motion’s BlackBerry both hold a 27% share each. After that it’s a mish-mash of operating systems with Windows Phone [Read More...]