Well well well, that was fast! It was just yesterday that we reported about HTC’s decision to scrap its plans to offer any further OS update to its now aging smartphone, the HTC Desire. Less than 24 hours later, HTC has on the same Facebook page, posted an update ...
The history of Google’s Nexus series of smartphones has been very interesting. First came the Nexus One, the device promised users an unadulterated Android experience. This at a time when most Android device manufacturers were busy customizing their Android offerings ...
Holding on to your good ol’ HTC Desire waiting for an official update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread? Well your wait might have been for naught because if we are to believe an update on HTC’s official UK Facebook page, the device will not be officially receiving ...
There is little doubt that Google’s Android platform is gradually taking over smartphone market share. After leaving Symbian behind, the previously dominant OS, Android seems to be in no hurry to give other operating systems a chance. It even looks like they will increase the gap between the other players even more as well. In the UK for example, according to latest data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, Android smartphones account for almost half of the total smartphones sales in the country.
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Waiting to lay your hands on the latest Android Honeycomb tablet? Well, if you are in the States, your wait is over because today Samsung releasing its latest Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the United States. The device is now available for pre-order at BestBuy. However, if pre-ordering isn’t an option for you and you want the tablet in your hands now, head to New York where the tablet is a actually available for purchase at the Best Buy Store in Union Square.
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A rare bit of good news for owners of HTC Android phones: the mobile phone manufacturer has officially announced the abolishment of its previous policy of locking down the phone's bootloaders, meaning that future Android phones will be "rootable" without requiring too much effort on the part of the user.
It was not long ago that Google’s Marissa Mayer who heads its ‘locations and mapping” unit, quipped that more people would access Google Maps on Mobile phones than on PC’s by 2012. Its Android platform has been a chief contributor to the exponential growth of smartphones over the past few quarters. With almost all Android devices shipping with Google Maps, it is just a matter of time that the number of Maps users on smartphones exceeds that on PC’s. Keeping that in mind, Google has just announced an update for Google Maps for Android.
Do you have a Motorola Droid X lying around? Well, the phone you thought of discarding in favor of the new Droid – the Droid X2 might just get a wee bit smarter in the next few days. Verizon Wireless will be rolling out a much awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Droid X in the next few days. It will come around May 27, 2011 if the little birdies at Mobileburn are to be believed.