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Google Is Out Of Touch With Reality When It Comes To Android Software Updates (GOOG)

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The head of Google's Android Open Source Project took to his Google+ page yesterday to congratulate Sony on its recent tablet update to the latest version of Android.  That version of Android is called Ice Cream Sandwich, and it was released more than five months ago. In his Google+ post,...
Google Is Out Of Touch With Reality When It Comes To Android Software Updates (GOOG)

Lenovo announces Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q2 for the Thinkpad tablet

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The Lenovo Thinkpad was originally announced in July of 2011 and launched in August 2011, making it a pretty old Android tablet given the fast pace of product launches.  Fortunately for early Thinkpad tablet adopters, Lenovo has recently announced that an Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for the enterprise targeted tablet...
Lenovo announces Ice Cream Sandwich update in Q2 for the Thinkpad tablet
Next Issue brings 39 all-you-can-read magazines to iPad

Mint.com Launches Android Tablet App

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Mint.com, the financial service we first mentioned at TechCrunch40 in 2007 (wow, that seems like a long time ago), announced that they have launched a new native app specifically for 9 and 10 inch Android tablets running Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich. This new app, available in the Android Market,...
Mint.com Launches Android Tablet App

Android Jelly Bean hits 6.7% adoption, ICS 27.5%, but Gingerbread still on over half of devices

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Google on Monday updated its Platform Versions Web page for Android, and it looks like Android 4.x has finally passed the 30 percent share of the droid’s pie. Unfortunately, however, more than half of users are still on Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). Breaking down the numbers more specifically, 6.7 percent of...
Android Jelly Bean hits 6.7% adoption, ICS 27.5%, but Gingerbread still on over half of devices

Apple adds six Samsung products including Note II, S III mini and Galaxy Tab 2 to California lawsuit

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Both Apple and Samsung keep exercising their rights under the Northern District of California's permissive rules governing the timing of infringement contentions. After Samsung added the iPhone 5 and Apple brought claims against the Galaxy Note 10.1 and Galaxy S III, as well as the Galaxy Nexus with the Jelly Bean (Android 4.1)...
Apple adds six Samsung products including Note II, S III mini and Galaxy Tab 2 to California lawsuit

Why Nvidia will rush to Tegra 4 as fast as it can

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When Nvidia finally announced the Tegra 3 platform a few months ago, it was undeniably the best ARM-based system-on-a-chip (SoC) to be had. However, as other manufacturers begin to detail next generation ARM chips, Tegra 3 is already starting to lose a little of its luster. Last year’s Tegra 2...
Why Nvidia will rush to Tegra 4 as fast as it can

Android this week: Transformer Prime; Galaxy Tab 7.7; Kindle Fire still hot

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This week, two of the latest Android tablets arrived on my doorstep: An Asus Transformer Prime and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Both are upgrades over models from last year and even though I’ve only spent a little time with each, both have already impressed me for various reasons. The...
Android this week: Transformer Prime; Galaxy Tab 7.7; Kindle Fire still hot

Comscore: Android still top US smartphone OS, but iPhone top smartphone and iOS gaining

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Despite some handwringing over Apple’s somewhat slowing iPhone growth, its share of smartphone subscribers has continued to rise in its biggest market: the U.S. On Wednesday ComScore published a report taking the temperature of the smartphone market in Apple’s home country and it is at No. 1 with a 37.8...
Comscore: Android still top US smartphone OS, but iPhone top smartphone and iOS gaining

AppMobi Accelerates Android HTML5 Performance With new directCanvas SDK

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A lot has been made over the last couple of days of how Android renders HTML5 a lot slower than iOS. This comes as a revelation to absolutely no one. HTML5 development studio appMobi thinks it has a fix. At the Game Developers Conference today appMobi announced the availability of...
AppMobi Accelerates Android HTML5 Performance With new directCanvas SDK

Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

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A new report from advertising and analytics company Flurry demonstrates just how dedicated developers still are to Apple’s platforms, with some 7 out of every 10 new apps being made for iOS, versus only 31% for Android in Q1 of 2012. The firm measures the ‘new project starts’ by recording...
Flurry: 70% of new apps are made for iOS, where developers make 4x more than on Android

YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices

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Honeycomb and Ice Cream Sandwich Android-running hardware has had access to HD resolution YouTube streams since launch (as seen above), but an update to the app that rolled out yesterday finally brings HD to some devices running Froyo or Gingerbread. The catch is that YouTube HD res won't work...
YouTube Android app update brings HD video streaming to 'capable' 2.2+ devices
Android emulator adds GPU support, giving it a significant performance boost

CloudOn brings its Office to Android tablets, adds support for Google Drive (video)

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Indirectly or not, the other guys seem to enjoy their time spent with CloudOn's unorthodox delivery of Microsoft Office. Fortunately for you, the service just announced it's now available to the Android folk -- at least to those with a Google certified slate. The CloudOn application comes as a...
CloudOn brings its Office to Android tablets, adds support for Google Drive (video)
Toshiba Excite 10 LE to launch March 6th, a day before iPad 3 event

Hulu Plus comes to seven Android tabs with shiny new UI

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First, lets get the short list out of the way. If you're not the proud owner of a Transformer Prime, Transformer, Xoom, XYBoard 10.1, Thrive, Iconia or G-Slate then chances are Hulu Plus coming to Honeycomb and ICS slates doesn't do you much good. (Hopefully Hulu will get the...
Hulu Plus comes to seven Android tabs with shiny new UI

Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands

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Maybe it was too thick, maybe it was too heavy, maybe you just didn’t like Honeycomb. Regardless of your reasoning, you may want to keep your eyes peeled on your credit score if you bought and returned a Motorola Xoom between March and October 2011, because your personal information may...
Some Refurbished Xooms Could Put Personal Data In The Wrong Hands

Andy Rubin Is Full Of It -- It Would Be EASY For Google To Give Motorola An Edge (GOOG)

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Today at a mobile industry conference, Google's Andy Rubin explained that Google isn't going to favor Motorola over any other Android reseller. As The Verge reports, he told reporters that Android and Motorola are so completely separate, he "doesn't even know who's running" Motorola once the acquisition is complete....
Andy Rubin Is Full Of It -- It Would Be EASY For Google To Give Motorola An Edge (GOOG)
Android version breakdown shows big gains for Ice Cream Sandwich

Google tells Android devs to kick the menu button to the curb, seriously you guys

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If you've seen Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus in action, then it should be clear that the menu button has no future in the Android ecosystem. In order to drive that point home, Google has posted over at the Android Developer blog urging app creators to "say...
Google tells Android devs to kick the menu button to the curb, seriously you guys
2012 is still the year of Gingerbread

Ice Cream Sandwich takes a bite out of Gingerbread, represents 15.9 percent of Android devices

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Two major updates later (three if you count the tablet-exclusive Honeycomb), and Gingerbread is finally starting to falter. According to Google's latest two week survey of devices accessing the Play store, Ice Cream Sandwich is on the rise, filling out 15.9-percent of the Android user base. That's a full...
Ice Cream Sandwich takes a bite out of Gingerbread, represents 15.9 percent of Android devices

Android platform developer: five-month wait for OS update is "reasonable"

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Sony recently updated its Tablet S product from Android 3 to Android 4. The latest version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), was released in November. According to Jean-Baptiste Queru, an Android platform engineer at Google, the five-month wait is “very reasonable,” in light of the complexity involved...
Android platform developer: five-month wait for OS update is "reasonable"
Google Drive for Android updated with card-style grid view, quick preview, OCR document scanning, and more
Android 4.2′s built-in antivirus software only detects 15% of malware

How to use the Galaxy Nexus as a desktop replacement

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Phone makers have been toying with HDMI output for the last few years, but the functionality has been limited. You might have been able to stream some video to a larger display, but controlling the device still meant touching the screen. Starting with Honeycomb on tablets, and continuing with Android...
How to use the Galaxy Nexus as a desktop replacement
Video communicaton software startup Brandlive wins $260K at Angel Oregon
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 review
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, Galaxy Player 4.2 coming to US along with big price cuts
Designer Matias Duarte on steering the “ocean liner” that is Android
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