Author: Chris Burns
back at Google I/O when the folks at Google announced an alliance between manufacturers that would all but guarantee you'd have updates sent to your Android devices up to and including 18 months after its inception date? Have you heard anything about that group since? Not just a whole heck of a lot, right? Well check it out, the folks at AndroidAndMe have done a study taking into account every released device at this very moment and have found which devices have the most current OS (and we're talking only about smartphones here, not tablets), that OS being Android 2.3 Gingerbread right this moment. What they've found, first of all, is that HTC is in the clear lead with 13 devices on Gingerbread while Samsung is the closest behind with 9 devices on Gingerbread in total.
reviewed in full here on Android Community and whose close cousin the Sony Tablet P we've also got a full hands-on with as well. Lucky you, the first of these two tablet devices will be in your hands in less than a month if store information proves to be completely correct. Will the awesome uniqueness of this tablet set offset the costs which rival all other Android tablets?
massive Euro ban of the tablet, Vodafone UK, has now got their stock up for sale, thanks to the courts suspension of said ruling outside of Germany. This device of course is also for sale in some other bits of the world including the USA and Australia, but has certainly suffered some losses in potential sales due to the court ruling. Meanwhile the rest of the UK is more than likely awaiting shipment of their Tabs so that sales may resume across the English side of the ocean.
HTC ThunderBolt which is now $149.99 - this is the only LTE-capable smartphone on the whole list, and buying it here will mean it's pre-owned. Then there's the Motorola XOOM for $299.99 - note that this is a pre-owned model you'll be getting - this is the only LTE-capable tablet on the list. There's a couple of LTE mobile modems on sale too but I'll let you check those out for yourself since they're not Android-based.
Motorola Droid BIONIC. This device is set to be the first dual-core smartphone on the market with Verizon's 4G LTE connectivity. Today what we're seeing is a fellow going by codename bworly65 filming every little hands-on video you could ever hope for.