The Android Story

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A few weeks ago we published a short history lesson about the evolution of Android. It’s clear that you liked the article, so I hope you will love this one too. The guys at SocialCubix created a nice infographic about the same topic. Most of the information is the same, however there are a few new aspects, and since it’s an infographic it looks much better than the before mentioned article.

So lets take a look how Android evolved from the legendary HTC Dream to Android 4.4 KitKat:

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”.

New Android smartphone and tablet manufacturer – Lamborghini


When it comes to getting the latest and greatest smartphone or tablet, many people aren’t afraid to hand over huge bundles of cash, often paying as much as $700-$800 for a device off-contract.

However how would you feel about shelling out $2750 for a phone with a 3.7 inch screen, 5MP camera, 4GB of internal memory and a 1400mAh battery? No? What about a 9.7 inch 1024 x 768 resolution tablet with a single core 1.2GHz processor, all for just $2290? Wait, don’t go! I forgot to mention both devices are running Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

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.

Lenovo's X1 Hybrid Laptop Crams Customized Gingerbread Next To Windows, Calls It "Instant Media Mode"

lenLenovo has just unveiled its new X1 Hybrid laptop, which runs Windows with a twist – namely, it can boot into "Instant Media Mode," which allows the laptop to run off of a Snapdragon processor, utilizing custom software based on the Android 2.3 kernel. Ostensibly, this mode is meant for users who want to get through a long flight, or simply zone out with a variety of media, with double the battery life they'd have running Windows.

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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HTC Desire HD Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread Update


There have been reports from HTC Desire HD users that they are getting the Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update with HTC Sense 3.0. These reports have all been from users with unbranded devices and we aren’t aware of any carriers pushing this update yet.

Gingerbread now on more than 50 percent of Android devices


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