Alcatel have just confirmed a new device for the One Touch Idol family here at IFA in Berlin. The new One Touch Idol Alpha is their brand new flagship 4.7-inch device, which is showcasing their new design direction with sleek curves and aluminum designs. We have all the details below.
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Nook Tablet and the original Kindle Fire. These were both originally released with a customized version of Android 2.3, however thanks to CyanogenMod they can be running Android 4.3.
Samsung seems to have begun rolling out an Android 4.2.2 update for another two devices. These latest are both tablets. Specifically, the Galaxy Note 8.0 LTE and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. As always, the catch with Android device updates is these tend to rollout by markets. And in this case it looks like we have an update beginning in the UK and France.
HTC has released the Android 4.3 kernel source code and other goodies for the Google Play edition of the One. The files, of which there are two have recently appeared on the HTCdev website. Those files include the Framework Support Files and Stock UI, which are sitting with notes about how these are kernel version 3.4.10.
Motorola XOOM 4G LTE is far from the newest tablet available at the moment. In fact, at this point it is probably more accurately described as being one of the oldest. But even with that, it looks like the updates will continue. In this case we are looking towards those who happen to sporting the Verizon branded XOOM 4G LTE.
Android distribution as of August 1 this year. Not far behind is Ice Cream Sandwich, which is enjoying a good 23% of the pie.
Android 4.3 a short time back and the update began rolling-out almost immediately. While getting the official updates is nice to see, the other side of these perks often means quick work when it comes to third party custom ROMs.
Galaxy S III originally began back in December of last year. The initial rollout was by way of Kies and the OTA came available a month later. While that update brought the handset up to Android 4.1.1, it didn't include the Samsung Premium Suite portion of the update. Well, flash forward till the present day and there is finally word of when that will be available.
AT&T launched the Pantech Discover back in January. The handset dropped as a budget-friendly device and while the specs were more than acceptable for the $50 purchase price, there was the bit about Ice Cream Sandwich that was hard to overlook. With Android updates always uncertain, we couldn't help wondering when or if the Discover would get an update.
fragmentation has once again returned. This time around the talk has come by way of the recently published Android Fragmentation Visualized report from OpenSignal. This report is taking a look at fragmentation as both a strength and weakness and while there is quite a bit of information available, we cannot help but overlook how this details the dominance of Samsung. But first, some other interesting numbers from the report.