Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Adoption Jumps

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Adoption Jumps
Other devices running Android 4.0 include the new Atrix HD from Motorola and the EVO 4G LTEfrom HTC, among others. The Motorola RAZR and RAZR MAXX were updated to Android 4.0 a bit earlier this year. [ Read our review of the first Jelly Bean tablet.

Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' hits 0.8 percent market share
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: While Android 2.3 'Gingerbread,' first released December 2010, continues to be the most popular version, Android 4.1 'Jelly Bean' has made rapid, albeit overall modest, progress. Adrian Kingsley- ... While Google doesn't break down the data based on devices, it is likely that the Samsung Galaxy Nexussmartphone and the Nexus 7 tablet make up the bulk of these devices running 'Jelly Bean.' Comparing this latest ... You have the LTE version... that version hasn't received an update yet! Weekid. 2 August ...

ZDNet (blog)

RIM To Sell LTE 4G PlayBook Tablet
The new LTE 4G Playbook, announced Thursday by the beleaguered BlackBerry maker, will free up PlayBook owners to roam beyond the range of Wi-Fi hotspots with their tablets. The 4GPlayBook sports nearly identical specs to the original version of the ...

Q&A: Checking Android App Permissions
New York Times (blog)
I'm wondering what data my installed Android apps can see and use on my phone. Is there a way to tell? A. When you install a new app on your phone, the program presents you with a list of “permissions” it requires to function and it is up to you to decide if ...

RIM Unveils 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook
PC Magazine
Research in Motion (RIM) on Thursday announced that the 4G LTE version of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet will go on sale in its home country of Canada next week, with broader availability later. The tablet, which offers built-in support for cellular networks ...

RIM finally unveils 4G LTE tablet, with Aug. 9 launch
CNET (blog)
The 4G LTE-equipped PlayBook comes with the same 7-inch display as its predecessor, and includes both front- and rear-facing HD video cameras. HDMI out and stereo speakers are also included. On the software side, users can expect the same operating ...

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is growing, but Gingerbread still rules them all
As manufacturers release upgrades to Android 4.0, and people buy Ice Cream Sandwich-based smartphones, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) accounts for 15.9 percent market share of the Android operating system family, which is the highest distribution level since its introduction in October 2011. ... The frankly irrelevant market share can be attributed to smartphone manufacturers skipping the 4.0-4.0.2 build and going straight to either 4.0.3 or 4.0.4 (Samsung, HTC,Motorola and Sony all did this). How about ...


RIM launch of LTE PlayBook set for Aug. 9 in Canada
Financial Post
RIM says the 4G LTE PlayBook tablet will be available Aug. 9 at Rogers, Bell and ...The PlayBook has largely been overshadowed by Apple's iPad as well as tablets from Samsung and others using Google's Android operating system. Research In Motion is ...

Financial Post

Research In Motion Introduces the New Ultra Powerful, Ultra Portable and Ultra ...
MarketWatch (press release)
The new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook maintains a sleek and ultra-portable form while delivering overall faster performance over the original BlackBerry PlayBook, as well as support for blazing fast 4G LTE networks. Launching in Canada first, the new 4G LTE ...

RIM finally unveils 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, launches August 9
CNET (blog)
If LTE is not available, the tablet will "automatically adjust to connect on HSPA+," RIM says. The tablet will be available to Bell, Rogers, and TELUS customers in Canada. The 4G LTE-equipped PlayBook comes with the same 7-inch display as its predecessor, ...

As CyanogenMod 9 Rolls Out, Snapdragon S1 Devices Miss Out
PCWorld (blog)
The folks over at CyanogenMod (CM) presently have their work cut out for them in making sure the most recent update of their Android rooting software works efficiently with Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). While CM 9 is already rolling ... Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to MoreAndroid Users · A User's Guide to Android Ice Cream Sandwich · CyanogenMod 7.1 Opens Hacking Doors to More Android Phones · Have a Nexus S? Get Your Hands on Ice Cream Sandwich Now! Apple's iOS 5 vs. Google's Android 4.0 Ice ...

Campaign Smartphone Apps: Keeping It Strategic
Huffington Post
While signing up for the Obama list solely required texting "VP" to 62262 (OBAMA), Romney's app has the barrier to entry of needing to own a smartphone, download an app, and provide your mailing address. Perhaps Romney's campaign has plans to ...

RIM keeps quiet on 4G LTE PlayBook UK release date
RIM keeps quiet on 4G LTE PlayBook UK release date. Summary: There may well be a new 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook winging its way to Canada and the US, but will it ever make it to the UK? Ben Woods. By Ben Woods | August 2, 2012 -- 14:21 GMT ...


AT&T to buy NextWave, holder of unused wireless spectrum, for $600 million ...
Washington Post
NEW YORK — AT&T Inc. has agreed to buy NextWave Wireless Inc., a company that holds the right to use sections of the wireless spectrum that could be used for broadband. AT&T said Thursday that it's paying up to $600 million in cash, most of which will go ...

RIM attempts tablet re-entry with 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet
ZDNet (blog)
RIM has unveiled a 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, adding high-speed wireless data to its existing 7-inch QNX-powered tablet. The ailing smartphone maker said the much-rumored tablet will debut in Canada on August 9, and will "be available in the ...

Ice Cream Sandwich on 16 Percent of Android Devices
PC Magazine
At June's Google I/O developer conference, the company took the wraps off Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is now on the Nexus 7 tablet, the Motorola Xoom , and Galaxy Nexus. HTC has also committed to bringing the mobile OS to its One smartphones.

Android Still King, But iOS Sees Gains on US Smartphones
PC Magazine
Google's Android OS continued to dominate the U.S. smartphone market in the last few months, but Apple's iOS saw the greatest pickup between March and June, according to Wednesday data from comScore. ... Motorola landed at No. 4 with 11.7 percent, down 1.1 percent. On the browser front, meanwhile, Net Applications found that Safari was the top mobile browser for July with 66.22 percent of the market thanks to the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone. The Android browser had 19.41 percent of the mobile market.

Gingerbread still dominant Android OS
These numbers come straight from Google, and if you look at Apple's iOS 5 take up numbers, where 80 percent of iOS devices are running iOS 5, you'd probably be scratching your head and wondering what's gone wrong. ... If one of the factors when choosing a smartphone is the timeliness of getting updates to your mobile OS for the latest features, Apple's walled garden may be the best choice, followed by Google's Android (even though it's slow, most midrange and high-end handsets eventually get upgraded).


Android Smartphones Benefit From Robust China Sales: Canalys Report
With its 199 percent year-over-year smartphone growth, the country helped drive overall shipments to 158.3 million units during the second quarter, up from nearly 108 million a year ago. The overall market, meanwhile, increased by ... China has been a focus for the ailing Nokia, though with Motorola, it “lost significant ground” in China during the quarter, said the report. It added that, among the .... 6: iPhone, iOS Rule the Enterprise, but Android Is Gaining: Good (2012-07-25). 7: HTC One X Discounted to $100 in ...

RIM announces LTE PlayBook, considers licensing BB10
The LTE PlayBook will come in a single 32GB variant and aside from 4G connectivity it is essentially the same as the Wi-Fi version -- that means it has a 7-inch display, both front and rear-facing cameras, HDMI-out and stereo speakers. On the software side ...

comScore: Android still mobile king; Apple's growth spurt
ZDNet (blog)
Summary: Samsung retains the lead over other smartphone makers, but its share is shrinking, while Apple is growing faster than Android but Google's mobile operating system still retains the platform crown. ... Since I work for Sprint and take advanced technical support phone calls, I have experience with telling people, no there is no 4G, no file manager, no you can't use your own sound as a ringtone (without a 12 step convoluted process), you can't drag and drop ... You do it with android devices me I do it with iOS.

AT&T buys NextWave spectrum hoping to create a new 4G band
By buying NextWave, AT&T removes the biggest obstacle to its plan to convert the Wireless Communications Services band from a worthless patch of airwaves to highly valuable 4Gspectrum. ... ATT-4G-LTE-Logo. AT&T may have just solved the problems that have plagued its Wireless Communications Services (WCS) spectrum, rendering the airwaves worthless since they were first auctioned in 1997. It plans to acquire NextWave Wireless, the next largest holder of WCS licenses, which would remove the primary ...

Jeff Gelles: Samsung Galaxy Note: Is a bigger smartphone better?
Philadelphia Inquirer
WiFi calling. T-Mobile's Note comes loaded with one of the fourth-place carrier's special features, which allows you to make seamless Internet calls when cellular signal is weak. The Note also comes with a mobile hot spot feature for when broadband service is ... Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich." With last month's release of Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean," this is no longer the latest version of Google's open-source operating system – yet another rival technology that prompted Apple's accusations of copycatting. But it's an ...

RIM PlayBook for LTE networks launching Aug. 9 in Canada
CTV British Columbia News
WATERLOO, Ont. -- Research In Motion (TSX:RIM) says it's launching a new BlackBerry tablet computer to perform on high-speed, advanced LTE networks in Canada first. The tablet is designed to provide a wireless Internet experience that's equivalent to ...

4G LTE PlayBook to be Available in Canada August 9th
The new 4G PlayBook will be fast, easy to carry anywhere and will now have built-in support for 4G LTE networks. Imagine having everything you love about your PlayBook, but better. It'll also be preloaded with OS 2.0.1, which Wi-Fi PlayBook owners can ...


Madfinger game goes free on iOS, piracy to blame like on Android?
ZDNet (blog)
So, is Madfinger blaming piracy for the iOS relaunch like they did for the Android one? Not exactly. On the company's Facebook Page, which was used to criticize for Android piracy rates, the announcement was straightforward and didn't really explain much: ...

Android 4.0 lands on Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets
The company's U.K. division told TechRadar that "Samsung U.K. can confirm the roll out of theAndroid 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi and Galaxy Tab 10.1WiFi devices is live. Any further updates for the Galaxy Tab range ...

AT&T grabs NextWave for 4G LTE boost
AT&T has announced plans to buy NextWave Wireless, hoping to use the company's WCS and AWS spectrum licenses to increase its own 4G LTE coverage. NextWave was granted Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service ...


Apple iOS & Android Gain Share in June, iPhone Gains on Samsung
The Mac Observer
The company's data also showed iOS and Android gaining share in smartphoneusage against all other platforms. ... Motorola lost share, going from 12.8 percent in the three months ending in March to 11.7 percent in the three months ending in June.

The Mac Observer

Motorola Droid RAZR HD makes another cameo, shows its global ...
By Myriam Joire
The global variant of Motorola's flagship handset -- which is expected to supersede the Atrix HD and inevitably land on Verizon real-soon-now -- just made an appearance on xda-developers. What's new? It appears this phone is being tested on ... Type Smartphone; Operating systemAndroid (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0]); Announced 2012-04-16. see all specs →. There are not any reviews for ... Gmail 1.3 for iOS now saves image attachments · Both US presidential candidates pushing ...

Google Updates The Gmail Android App, Now Works Better With 7 ...
By Matt Burns
The latest Gmail Android app update brings several new features, but this is a must-have for 7-inch tablets. Google slightly reworked the UI and it now works better with 7-inch tablets. ... RIM Reveals The 4G LTE PlayBook, Plans For A Canadian Debut On August 9 (Updated). next story » Pubslush Founder Jesse Potash On Relaunching The ... gmail: Timeline. 8.2.12 Google Updates The Gmail Android App, Now… 6.25.12 Gmail's iOS App Gets Full Notification Center Support,…

Google Is Cracking Down on Terrible, Malicious Android Apps in ...
By Mario Aguilar
Google just introduced new content restrictions for apps in Google Play in hopes that it can crack down on the malicious apps that pollute the Android ecosystem.

Gmail 1.3 for iOS now saves image attachments | TUAW - The ...
By Mike Schramm
Gmail 1.3 for iOS now saves image attachments. by Mike Schramm Aug 1st 2012 at 8:00PM. The official Gmail app for iPhone recently got a nice update, and in addition to a few bugfixes and performance enhancements, users now have the ...
TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog

Super Robot Taisen: Card Chronicle coming to iOS and Android ...
By Xav de Matos
Super Robot Taisen Card Chronicle coming to iOS and Android · Super Robot Taisen – known as Super Robot Wars on this side of the pond – is coming to iOS and Android devices in the form of a card battling game. (That's battling via cards ...

RIM's 4G LTE PlayBook Launches in Canada August 9 - Lauren ...
By Lauren Goode
Research In Motion announced this morning that its 32 gigabyte, 4G LTE-equipped PlayBook tablet, running BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2 software, will be available through Canadian wireless providers on Aug. 9. No word from RIM on exact ...

The Latest Distribution of Different Android Versions
By Amit
What percentage of Android mobile phones and tablets are running on different versions ofAndroid?
Digital Inspiration Technology Blog

ICS climbs but Gingerbread still dominates Android stats | Android ...
By Shane McGlaun
Every time we get a new version of Android many Android fans start to wonder what the most popular and commonly used Android flavor is. Google has now released.
Android Community

Raspberry Pi Android port: Ice Cream Sandwich available soon
By Brad Reed
Raspberry Pi — the super-ugly, super-affordable $35 computer — is about to lose its Linux-only shackles and move into the modern touch interface era with Android. The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Tuesday announced that one of its ...
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Linux Today - Google Cracks Down on Deceptive Android Apps
Google has updated developer program policy page to make the platform more secure and easier to navigate for users. The search giant also outlined the types of apps not allowed on the platform. For example, apps that disclose personal ...

Seedio is an app that syncs multiple iOS speakers together ...
By Tyler Lee
While Seedio might not be able to boost the volume on your iPhone's speakers, it will instead allow you to beam the song you're currently playing on your iPhone to other iOS devices on the same WiFi network who also have Seedio installed, ...

ICS on 16% of all Android devices, Jelly Bean at 0.8%
By Lucian Armasu
Last month, Google announced that ICS devices represented close to 11% of the total Androiddevices, and now a new report is saying that ICS saw a 50% increase on Android devices, jumping to 16% after a month. Gingerbread still owns ...
Android Authority
Google Play
These rules are important in maintaining a positive experience for everyone using Android apps from Google Play. Be sure to check back from time to time, ...

Motorola ELECTRIFY™ 2 and DEFY™ XT Launch on U.S. Cellular ...
Motorola Mobility Ventures ... Motorola ELECTRIFY™ 2, the next generation of the popular ...

Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE Fact Sheet - Media Center - Motorola
Motorola Mobility, Inc. - Fact Sheets. ... with scratch resistant glass, Motorola PHOTON Q has the largest screen available on a 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone. ... Android 4.0.4 (Android Ice Cream Sandwich) ... WiFi: 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11 n ...

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