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A brief history of Android releases

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With Android 4.4 KitKat now officially out we are looking ahead to learning about the newest release of the platform. The build is debuted with the Nexus 5 on Halloween, however previous Nexus products should also see the Hershey-inspired version in due time. In fact, we might look for 4.4 KitKat on a variety of devices, perhaps going back a few years. Why? According to Google, the goal with KitKat is to “make an amazing Android experience available for everybody”.

Google Updates Android Distribution Chart – Gingerbread Dominant, Ice Cream Sandwich On Its Way Up

1It is once again time to gather round and take a look at the Android platform distribution chart, Google's periodic pie chart which records the distribution of our friend Andy's various versions.

This time around, there isn't a whole lot to be surprised about – Gingerbread (2.3-2.3.7) handily outweighs all other Android versions, snatching up 65% of the overall pie. Froyo (2.2), which deftly dominated the chart just under a year ago, has shrunk to a comparatively teeny 19.1%.

Meanwhile, Android's latest (and greatest) iteration – Ice Cream Sandwich – is slowly making progress, having clawed its way up to 7.1% of the chart.

Google: Gingerbread leads all Android versions at 55.5% as Ice Cream Sandwich scratches surface

Android 4.0 has started to make a dent in the platform versions chart, but Gingerbread leads all.

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Gingerbread now on more than 50 percent of Android devices

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Android market changes

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A few weeks ago Google has changed Android Market as you may noticed. First of all they reduced the purchase refund window from 48 hours to 15 minutes to try an application and get a refund if they didn’t like it.
Developers must set a content rating for their apps: Mature, Teen, Pre-Teen, or All. Applications or games without a rating will be treated as Mature.

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