Tag Archives: Android

Android Keeps Gaining Popularity, Leads The US Market

Android continues to gain popularity and grow, not that we’re surprised. According to Kantar’s current market share numbers, Android has a 51.2% market share in the last three months, raising 5.8% since last year. In comparison, iOS currently holds 43.5% of the market share, a 3.5% drop from last year. Little by little, Windows Phone is growing,… Read more

OUYA Consoles Are Now Shipping To Backers

It’s been a pretty crazy road for the OUYA console. Starting as a simple Kickstarter, it exploded into incredible popularity, and the team got working. They created an affordable gaming console with its own app store, and sent it out to developers in a special edition clear shell. Those developers gave a ton of feedback, and the team changed many… Read more

Facebook’s New Home On Android Being Shown Off April 4th

Facebook has something in store, and they’re going to show it off very soon. On April 4th at 10 AM Pacific, they will show off their “new home on Android.” We don’t exactly know what that means, but we can guess. Could it be the next Facebook phone? The original HTC ChaCha was not a success in any way, and there have been many rumors floating around… Read more

Humble Mobile Bundle Returns With 6 More Games

The Humble Mobile Bundle is back with six more games you can buy for any price you want. This time, the games are Contre Jour, Anomaly Korea, Plants vs. Zombies, and Bladeslinger. But if you pay more than the average (currently $5.45), you will also get The Room and the well known Metal Slug 3. It’s a very solid set of games that we’re sure any Android… Read more

NASA’s Smart SPHERES Use The Nexus S, But Why?

NASA’s Smart SPHERES recently graduated from in house computers to Android devices, specifically the Nexus S. Though it’s cool that space faring orbs have Android devices built into them, what’s the reason for using our beloved platform? What makes Android, and specifically the Nexus devices, so attractive? Modding, of course! Using a smart phone as… Read more

HTC Myst Passes Through FCC, Has AT&T LTE For Fast Facebooking

For those of you who are heavy Facebook users, the new HTC Facebook phone might be coming soon. The HTC Myst, rumored to be the next Facebook phone, has just passed through the FCC with AT&T LTE bands. This means we might see it sometime soon, at least leaked. With a rumored 4.3″ 720p display, a dual core Snapdragon S4 Plus at 1.5GHz, a 5MP camera, and… Read more

LG Said To Be Joining The Smartwatch Wars Behind Closed Doors

It seems that everyone is rumored to be making a smartwatch. This “war” is a secret but something crucial, a rush to see who can get the first product out to the world. LG joins Samsung, Apple, and Google in developing a smart watch (allegedly of course), but LG does have some experience. They built a watch in 2009 with GSM radios, a watch phone. Smart… Read more

Google’s Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt Says Chrome OS, Android Will Stay Separate

With Andy Rubin stepping down from his role as the head of the Android platform as it comes under a single umbrella with ChromeOS, there has been some immediate thought that the two platforms could merge. That won’t be case says Google’s former CEO and now Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. Speaking at Google’s Big Tent event in India, Schmidt stated… Read more

Android Reaches 750 Million Activations

Today, Larry Page announced the departure of Andy Rubin from the Android team. He’s staying at Google, but Android will no longer be his project. However, Mr. Page threw in a new tidbit of information. Android has reached 750 million activations. Not only that, but the Play Store has reached 25 billion app downloads. These are massive landmarks,… Read more