Tag Archives: Eclair

Ice Cream Sandwich Now Accounts For 7.1% Of All Android Devices

Google’s just released their newest set of Android OS distribution stats and we’re happy to see a small bit of growth for Ice Cream Sandwich as it now powers 7.1% of all Android devices. That’s an increase of 2.2% from May, which saw just 4.9% of all Android devices running on Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s likely that the release of HTC’s One X, S and V… Read more

Android distribution chart now includes Ice Cream Sandwich

Earlier this morning, Google pulled the curtain off their latest Android distribution pie chart, showcasing just where each version of Android stands against another. In this latest version, we see some versions fall in statistics, while others climb their way up to prominence. What’s better, is that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has finally made its… Read more

Alltel and Samsung launch the Gem

Alltel Wireless and Samsung announced the availability of the free (after $50 mail-in rebate) Gem: a budget Android with a 3.2MP cam, 3.2″ display, an 800MHz processor, and Android 2.1. The device is decidedly low end in a market environment where 1GHz processors are the norm for Android. With dual core devices just around the corner (as well as Android… Read more

Sony Ericsson offers up Eclair for Halloween!

Patient owners of Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X10, X10 Mini, and X10 Mini Pro, your days of lingering in a world of Android 1.6 are almost over. Sony Ericsson announced today that Android 2.1 will begin rolling out to X10 devices in the evening (European time) on October 31st and will continue throughout November. Some users will get the update over-the-air,… Read more

Motorola looking for Cliq 2.1 beta testers

Earlier today, we received word that Motorola is looking for first come first serve (along with some other pre-reqs) beta testers for 2.1 on the Cliq. Sure enough, like clockwork the Motorola Owners’ Forums has posted a message containing the following: “Motorola and T-Mobile are happy to announce a trial release of the 2.1 (Éclair) software upgrade… Read more

Android 2.0: more than multi-touch

Google announced today the support of 2.o in the SDK and there’s plenty for developers to be excited about: great control over bluetooth and sync plus contact integration that will really pull the vanilla Android experience together, for starters. A single inbox, multiple access points for your contacts, and the potential for bluetooth gaming with chat and… Read more

Android 2.0 Eclair photodump!

Well, BGR teased us yesterday with a video of the first Verizon Android phone, Droid, booting up along with the tantalizing promise that there was more to follow. And here is part one of that promise delivered; a walk-through of Android 2.0, complete with screenshots. Among the leak is evidence of a universal inbox, Maps 4.0, an app for simple phone… Read more

MotoDroid will run Android 2.0… or not

Will the Sholes/Tao/Droid ship with Eclair when it drops on Verizon? That depends on which tech blog you’re reading today (see more here). But this image from BGR – which is probably the best snap we’ve yet seen of the device – clearly indicated the phone is running firmware version 2.0. Via Android… Read more