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Android OS stats Dec 2012

Android Jelly Bean is the latest version of the Operating System and the most coveted version of Android available today.  However, Gingerbread still has the most coverage of Android since it is still the overwhelming majority version. Six months after launching Android Jelly Bean, only 10.2% of all Android users are running the latest version.

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Android makes its way onto Digital Cameras

It would now appear that Android has made its way into the digital camera market now, as well as recent entries in media and home entertainment systems.  Nikon apparently has an Android-based camera in the works, according to some Indonesian Communication Agency docs uncovered by Nikon Rumors. The pointer-and-shooter in question, which is said to possibly

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Android v4.1 Jelly Bean Highlights

  Initially available on the latest Nexus S and Nexus 7, and rolling out in the coming months to other devices Faster, Smoother, More Responsive Due to the success of Google’s “Project Butter”, the latest version of Android is just like the saying goes “as smooth as butter”. Jelly Bean is the most responsive and

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Tip: Installing market apps that are stated as not compatible on your tablet

Recently I procured a tablet for some new projects in development.  Firstly, the tablet experience is quite amazing under ICS, very much more aligned to traditional style computing than mobile in many ways, apart from the lack of a windowed UI in ICS it makes for quite a nice multi-tasking device. However the first obstacle

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Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update being rolled out in Europe

Owners of many mid to high end handsets across Europe have reported they are receiving OTA updates to the latest and greatest incarnation of the Android OS.  Ice Cream Sandwich ushers in a new era for Android, giving it the much needed polish that was previously lacking to confront the Apple fanboi’s with.  I have

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Steve Wozniak blasts iPhone, favors Android

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has underlined his love for Android handsets, stating his gripes with the iPhone and why in many ways he prefers Google’s OS. He even claimed voice commands worked better on Android, as does the GPS system, the Daily Beast reports. “My primary phone is the iPhone, I love the beauty of it. But I

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Ice Cream Sandwich on the way for HTC handsets

The HTC Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation XE and Evo 3D will all be getting an upgrade to Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich early next year. Welcome news for fans of those phones, but what about the HTC Desire series? And indeed, the recent HTC Rhyme? A bunch of US-only phones have also been confirmed for the ICS update (stateside readers check out the full

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Promo video for just released Nexus Prime

This is the promo video for the just released Google Nexus Prime, manufactured by Samsung and running the latest release of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich. The video speaks for itself, showcasing some innovative new features. The panoramic camera function is quite amazing, other highlights include unlocking via face recognition, novelty real-time image effects for fun

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Gingerbread for more handsets courtesy of CyanogenMod

Android smartphone owners looking to upgrade to Gingerbread are in luck. CyanogenMod, one of the better custom phone firmware offerings has been updated, adding support for 24 more handsets. The list of added phones includes key recent releases from Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Motorola and HTC: HTC Desire S HTC Incredible S HTC Incredible 2 LG

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Smart TV sets to hit the stores early 2012

Smart TV is an emerging technology that promises a lot to couch potatoes.  The new breed of TV’s will be able to run basic apps and will ship with a keyboard and likely a built-in trackball.  These will be internet ready televisions with ethernet or Wifi.  The services offered will be similar to existing set-top

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