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Android 4+ now running on more devices than any other flavor

For very long time the most common flavor of Android running on mobile devices was the rather old and outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread. While there are several newer versions of the Android operating system that had been on the market for a long time, Gingerbread still held the majority of the Android market share. That has finally begun to change.

Android usage report released showing the slow and steady climb of Jelly Bean

The latest Android usage numbers have been released by Google. if you remember back to last month we were excited because Jelly Bean reached a double digit percentage and Cupcake officially dropped off. This month, we have to say that the numbers came with not quite as much in terms of surprise. Basically, Jelly Bean usage increased a bit and Gingerbread usage decreased a little bit.

Android distribution numbers for November see Jelly Bean making gains

Google has released the Android platform distribution numbers for November, and things are starting to look up for Jelly Bean. Whereas Jelly Bean only held a 2.7% share in October, it was up to 6.7% in November. That's not too bad when you think about the sheer number of Android handsets out there, but of course, Gingerbread is still reigning supreme as it's running on 50.8% of handsets according to the data.

Rain attacks Android at the Googleplex

When it rains, it pours. That is exactly what has happened in Mountain View today over at the Googleplex. In case you've missed it Google and Android was under attack today from rain, and then the Eclair statue on Google's front lawn joined in -- threatening the Ice Cream Sandwich. I think the folks over at Google are a little bored today on Friday the 13th.

Gingerbread still leads but Android 4.0 jumps to 2.9% of devices

The beginning of the month brings paychecks, bills, and new Android distribution statistics from Google. And while April's stats aren't dramatically better than March's, they do show a steady progression for Ice Cream Sandwich. Thanks to a handful of updates on devices like the HTC Vivid and Galaxy S II, the latest version of Android is now running on 2.9% of devices, up from 1.6% last month. That's about an 80% growth factor - and impressive figure, but still a little disheartening when you think that the open-source software has been available for almost five months.

Motorola MotoACTV update will allow pairing with all Android phones

Motorola's MotoACTV digital watch/pedometer/Dick Tracy cosplay accessory is a pretty neat piece of tech, but it's somewhat limited by its ability to pair only with Motorola phones. The latest update will fix that oversight, allowing the MotoACTV to pair with and work with all Android devices running 2.1 Eclair or later. Because leveraging your brand should always come second to leveraging your hardware, right, Moto? The update is scheduled to hit the Google Play Store later today.

Painkiller comes to Android via Duke Nukem developer

There's been a lot of classic games getting remade for Android lately, and the latest in the long line is sleeper first-person shooter hit Painkiller. The original game came out in  2004 for the PC, but noted Android developer Machineworks is bringing it back for a go-round on your phone or tablet under the name Painkiller: Purgatory HD. You can pick it up in the Google Play Store for the odd price of $1.11, and any device running Eclair or later can join in the fun. That said, you'll probably want something with at least a 1ghz processor to get the best experience.

Ice Cream Sandwich posts small gains in February

Any long-time Android observer knows how this goes: a new version of the operating system is painfully slow to germinate with the public. Such is the case with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which now accounts for 1.6% of all Android devices across its three published versions. That's about a 60% growth from just a month ago, but still only accounts for about 4.5 million phones and tablets, given Google's MWC report of 300 million total Android devices.
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