The news has come in today that just a smidgen under 30% of all active Android users are running Jelly Bean. This number covers both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was released in July 2012, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which was released in November 2012. The official number comes in at 28.4%, with ICS users eating up 27.5% of the Android user base. Couple these together and we have 55.9% of users on using devices that fall under Google’s Holo theming standards.
While these numbers sound great, we still have the largest amount of Android users running Android 2.3.x Gingerbread, which first showed its face all the way back in 2010. Gingerbread accounts for a total of 38.5% of …
Want a new TV? Want it to be smart? Like Android? Then Kogan’s got a pretty sweet deal for you.
We’ve seen the Kogan Agora Smart TV HDMI dongle before, but this time we’re seeing an all-in-one device. They’ve just brought out a 39-inch Full HD Smart TV that runs on Android 4.0 ICS. It’s got a fairly large screen, has a high quality screen and runs on a highly customized version of Android 4.0 ICS – similar to what we saw on the dongle. The insides, on the Android side, feature a:
- 1GHz Cortex A9 processor
- 512MB RAM
- Mali 400 GPU
- 4GB internal storage
From the looks of things it also has access to the Google Play Store, …
As with every month, Google/Android release the numbers on Android operating system distribution for all Android devices. While the numbers aren’t that surprising, it’s good to see that the newer OS versions are starting to make some headway in the greater scheme of things.
It is, however, a shame that the most popular Android operating system is one that was first launched way back when in 2010. We’re almost at 2013 (if the world doesn’t end first) and Android 2.3.x Gingerbread is still powering 54.2% of Android devices, just down a few percentage points from last month.
Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich, on the other hand, has got its hands on just over a quarter of all Android phones and …
Google has updated their Android distribution charts for the month of October, which gathers information on Android users over the last two weeks.
In the last month it appears that there has not been too much headway towards the newer Jelly Bean OS. In fact, there are still more devices running on the incredibly unpopular Honeycomb OS (1.9%) than Jelly Bean (1.8%).
Ice Cream Sandwich has grown from 20.9% to 23.7% in the last month, marking an increase of 2.8%. In the next month we can expect the Galaxy S III, One X, One XL and other major phones to begin receiving the update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which would mark a deciding increase in the adoption of …
Finally, the long, extended, continuing wait is over! If you’ve purchased a Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone and have been anxiously awaiting the update to Ice Cream Sandwich – then, well, it’s here!
You know the drill:
Head over to the Settings -About -Software Update -Check Now.
The update is available OTA (Over The Air) or via Samsung’s Kies Software.
In other news, the Xperia S is still waiting for Sony to roll out the update – shouldn’t be too long now!
As always, let us know if you get the update and how it goes below!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Have you got any of these phones from Vodafone? Well, today sure is your lucky day. Vodafone have finally got some really great, solid news about these Android devices. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is just around the corner!
Vodafone has approved the updates for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Xperia S, leaving it up to Samsung and Sony respectively to hit the button and push the update out. There’s not too long to go.
Head on over to the Settings -> About -> Software Update -> Check Now and see if the update is ready. It shouldn’t take over a week, so start getting excited. Of course, there are sometimes hiccups so we made have a longer wait …
Have you got a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Vodafone? Well, don’t get too excited just yet. The update isn’t here.
However, Vodafone have updated their update blog to let everyone know that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will soon be receiving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Vodafone has stated that the update is:
Approved by Vodafone, awaiting roll out by Samsung; keep an eye on our blog for further information.
So, for all of you who have been waiting – the time has almost come! We’ll keep you updated if we hear any more.
As always, be sure to let us know if you get the update and how it goes!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Well, the numbers are in again and it’s looking positive for the newer (kind of) versions of Android. It’s been around 9 months since Ice Cream Sandwich first launched and now 20% of all Android devices are finally running on it. To me, that is quite a good number.
Over the last month there has been a jump from around 16% of Androids on ICS to 20.9%, so many of our Gingerbread devices are finally getting some much needed creamy goodness.
Jelly Bean, on the other hand, has not been seeing much adoption thus far. After it was found to be powering 0.8% of devices last month, it has only made a 0.4% jump to 1.2%. This was to be …
Vodafone have today released the Weekly Wrap Up for all updates from their network. While it appears that the Xperia S, Galaxy S III and Galaxy Nexus aren’t too close to their respective updates just yet, a couple other phones are in line.
The Sony Xperia Ray and the HTC One X are waiting idly by for an update to come strolling in now. That is, the Ray will be getting it’s first dose of Ice Cream Sandwich and the One X will be receiving the 4.0.3-4.0.4 that fixed so many of those little niggling issues.
Both updates are awaiting a roll-out from the respective manufacturers, which means they shouldn’t be too far away.
In other news, the Galaxy S …
Have you got a Motorola Xoom 2 from Australia? Well, today is your lucky day! Motorola AU have tweeted this morning letting everyone know that all Australian versions of the Motorola Xoom 2 are now being updated to the creamy goodness of ICS! All WiFi and all 3G variants that is. I know it’s taken a while to actually have the update up and running but when a good thing comes the only response should be a happy one. Better late than never.
We’re extremely happy to announce that the XOOM 2 ICS software is now available for all Australian WiFi and 3G customers.
— Motorola Australia (@Motorola_AU) September 2, 2012
You know the drill. Head over to the Settings …
Got yourself one of the early editions of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with Vodafone? Well, you’re in luck! In fact, you’ve bought a Galaxy Tab 10.1V tablet from a Vodafone anywhere in the world then you’ll be getting the update!
The upgrade is available only via OTA (wireless) and is being carried out by Google, not Samsung, which is quite interesting.
You know the drill, head on over to the Settings -About -Software Update -Check Now and see if the update has hit your tab yet.
Be sure to let us know if you got the update and how it goes in the comments below!
Source: Vodafone Blog
Got yourself one of the first 3D-toting Android devices on the market? Is it called the HTC EVO 3D?
Well, today you are most certainly in luck – that is, if you’re on the Optus network and purchased your phone from them. The update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is out and ready for you to sink your teeth into!
The update takes your phone from Android 2.3.4 straight to Android 4.0.3, so it’s quite a big update. You’ll also be able to jump from Sense 3.0 to Sense 3.6, which brings a whole host of new (and might I add better) Sense features.
You know the drill. To get your hands on some ICS then head over to …