Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Android distribution: KitKat now over 20%

As a monthly 7-day data collection on Android platform distribution statistic, Google has published the August number – with Android KitKat 4.4 passes 20 percent, now at 20.9 percent. The gain in Android KitKat version is not because of the older Froyo or Gingerbread, but from the reduction of Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich version.

$35 DataWind Aakash tablet on sale in India

India has long been the home of dirt-cheap tech for the masses, and now you can add an Android tablet to the mix. The Aakash (Hindi for "sky") tablet is being sold for the equivalent of $45 to the general public, with subsidized $35 versions selling to students and teachers. In local currency it's about 1,700 Rupees. The basic tablet is being made by budget manufacturer DataWind.

ViewSonic V430 Android smartphone appears in Russia

ViewSonic is back today with another Android handset spotted in Russia. You might not remember many Android phones from ViewSonic but they had the V350 and then the scary ViewPad 4. Today we have the V430 Android 2.2 FroYo smartphone -- Yes sadly we said Froyo but we have hopes it might get a boost to some Gingerbread.

ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro Hands-On [Video]

We've all seen the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x and ViewPad 7e - and now we have some special hands-on treatment for the ViewPad 10pro. We previously believed the 10pro would be dual booting Android 2.2 and Windows 7. However, what makes this slate special is that it doesn't natively run Android OS. Through the help of BlueStacks, Android applications run seamlessly over Windows 7. Take a closer look below to view the BlueStacks integration as well as some recent UI enhancements made for the 7e and 7x.

ScreenCast App Review, Screen Recorder for Android

Today I found a new application for Android that looked pretty awesome, it's called Screen Cast. This is a screen capture and screen recording application for Android smartphones and tablets. Obviously something like this will require root access, but that is to be expected. In the market now by Media Solutions they have both a free version to test the app and try all of the features, as well as a paid version for $2.99 for those wanting to record for a bit longer.

ViewSonic G-Tablet 10″ Dual-Core Android Tab only $239 Today [Deal]

This isn't the first time we've seen the G-Tablet in the bargain bin, and most likely it wont be the last. For the price you actually get a pretty great device that has plenty of power to help keep things moving smooth. This is the ViewSonic G-Tablet and it was actually the first NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core tablet to hit the market here in the U.S. even though sadly it only runs Android 2.2 FroYo. Today it can be yours for just $239 at Woot.com

Google Videos App Now Works on Gingerbread and Froyo Devices

Google's Videos app was announced and released for the Motorola XOOM back at Google I/O in May, letting you rent and watch movies on the tablet, as well as on your computer. Watching it on your phone was promised, but the app wasn't available. Until today that is. Videos has been updated in the Market and is now available for many Froyo and Gingerbread devices.
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