- Android was founded by Andy Rubin in 2003.
- Google purchased Android in 2005, and placed Andy Rubin as the head of development.
- In 2008, the first Android phone was released by HTC
Well what do you know, Android 4.0 ICS is vastly increasing its numbers! As each month passes, the newest version of Android has been adopted to more and more Android phones. This is due to two factors – first, OEMs are finally updating their devices. Second, newer devices are being launched running ICS.
This means that ICS now finally has more users than the drastically outdated Android 2.1 Eclair (on 5.2%) and is closing the gap between itself and Android 2.2 FroYo (19.1%). It’ll be a great day for Google, OEMs and most of all – the users – when ICS takes a majority share.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread still holds onto the majority, with a whopping 65%. Gingerbread has jumped …
Official statement has been made stating that certain phones will receive the much sought after update. This includes:
Is it worth upgrading phones to get your hands on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
We say 100% YES!
Here’s 10 reasons why -
- New User Interface: The beautiful holographic feel of Android 3.0 Honeycomb comes to smartphones. It comes bundled with a new and very appealing to the eye font called Roboto.
- Wi-Fi Direct Sharing: Android have taken a page from Apple’s book here as this is very similar to Apple’s AirDrop in Mac OS X. Androids running 4.0 have the capability to share files over Wi-Fi without a router present
Welcome to the weekend!
Let’s see what’s in the news today -
Number of daily Android activations DOUBLES the number of children born per day! Read here!
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Motorola Xoom tablets! Read here!
Android custom ROM Cyanogenmod passes 1 million installations! Read here.
We’ve got Nexus phones, there are rumours of a Nexus tablet, but is there a Nexus TV coming? Rumours show that LG and Google are working together on something. Read here!
Here is today’s news -
Motorola ‘can’t make money’ selling stock Android phones? Read here!
Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt believes Android can become a ‘home automation’ system of its own? Interesting stuff, read here!
Jealous of all the Galaxy Nexus owners with a NFC chip? New micro-SD card doubles as a NFC chip! Read here!
Have a Happy Thursday!
Happy Wednesday everyone!
[CES] Boy would I love to get my hands on one of these – Lenovo changing the Smart TV scene with the first ever Android 4.0 ICS powered TV.
Just another little ‘cool’ piece of technology – It’s pretty much swiping your tablet onto your TV … if that makes sense.
iPad App of the year, Snapseed, coming to Android! Read here.
[CES] Google CEO Eric Schmidt on Google TV and Android – always a positive man! Read it here.
I hope you’re week is getting off to a good start!
Here is today’s top news -
Android users hit by scareware scam? Read here.
Intel chips heading towards Vizio’s new 10-inch tablet! Read here.
Enjoy your day and happy reading!
This blogger has moved from Melbourne to the sunny land of Byron Bay – but only for one week sadly. I will be delivering your daily Android update via an internet café, which thank god for modern technology, has a powerful AC unit.
Anyway, to todays news!
Who of you are sick of hearing from Google and the OEMs that your next update is ‘in the works?’
Well, we have word that the Transormer Prime will receive its update on the 12th of January.
Also wanting a straight out answer of whether your Galaxy S or original Galaxy Tab will be receiving an ICS update? It may be sad news, but please read Here.
Good news for Android …