Tag Archives: Android Versions

Breakdown: Android 2.3 vs iOS 5 for iPhone

When it comes to rivalries in technology, Apple and Android may be relatively new to the ring, but that doesn’t mean the two don’t make for some of the most interesting headlines in the industry. Well today, the next round of the mobile-tech fight is about to kick off. Apple has announced iOS 5 and all the new features that come with it. How do those… Read more

Ice Cream Sandwich official, coming Q4 2011

The wait is finally over. Google has announced exactly what Ice Cream Sandwich is, and exactly when it will be available. Starting in Q4, Google will roll out Ice Cream Sandwich to all devices, everywhere. Ice Cream Sandwich will take elements of Gingerbread and Honeycomb, mix them with some new advanced resizable frameworks, camera enhancements, and… Read more

Android version fragmentation gap closing

The Android Developers site has posted new numbers regarding version adoption and 2.2 is at the top of the list with 43.4%. 2.1 now stands at 39.6%, and Android 1.6 and 1.5 hold 10.6% and 6.3%, respectively. This may not be huge news in terms of mitigating Android’s fragmentation issues, but the differences between 2.1 and 2.2 are less dramatic than the… Read more

Nexus One running 3.0 in the wild?

Probably not. But, it is possible. This is definitely one of those things where each side has a story. Let’s take a look: Earlier today, John put up a story talking about how GreeneComputing (makers of Linpack for Android), have test results from devices running 3.0, 3.0.1, and 3.2. Pretty big news. Considering that during Google IO, we were told… Read more

Android 3.0, 3.0.1, and 3.2 running…somewhere?

I’m not sure how easy or difficult it is for a ROM cooker to make his software false report about the version of Android it’s based on, and I can’t think of any legitimate reason a hacker would go to the trouble without ensuring a big hoopla ensued. So it’s definitely interesting that GreenComputing found evidence of Android 3.0, 3.0.1, and 3.2 running… Read more

Android 2.2 debuts on the Platform Versions chart

Another Android release, another update to the Platform Versions page.  While it’s only a measly 1.8%, Android 2.2 has made its official debut on the chart.  Keep in mind that the official 2.2 update is still only available on the Nexus One and has only been on the airwaves for a few days.  Several other devices are slated to get some Froyo goodness… Read more

Android 2.1 has a commanding lead in the fragmentation race

Android is ever evolving.  In the past year and a half, there have been several major updates to the OS.  These updates pushed innovation forward, but opened a divide as not all handsets received the updates. In the past, developers were blind as to how many, of each version, were out there. Every couple of weeks, or so, Google now updates their… Read more

Android 2.1 takes another bite of the pie

Considering that Sprint’s official 2.1 update for their Hero is (in the process of) being released, and that some major 2.1 devices are just hitting or are about to hit the street, I’d say that the chart below is already outdated. Wired, who got the data from the Android Developer website, cites the numbers to illustrate that Android fragmentation is on the… Read more