Android 2.2

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.

InfoSonic reveals US made budget smartphone, the Verykool s700

Budget smartphones are nothing new, especially when they come out of places such as China and other markets by the truckloads. Today however, we have news regarding a US Made smartphones coming from a company based in San Diego, California. Infosonic, a technology manufacturer, has just announced the Verykool s700 smartphone.

Samsung DoubleTime Review

The flexibility of Android and the continuing march of mobile technology progress are making Android available on hardware and price points that would have seemed impossible just a couple of years ago. The latest phone to skirt the line between smartphones and featurephones is the Samsung DoubleTime, a QWERTY phone with a novel hinged and double-screen design. For $50 on a new two-year contract it's definitely on the low end of AT&T's smartphone lineup, but can it stand up on its own? Let's find out.

2.3 Gingerbread now on almost 40% of Android devices

Google announced the latest software breakdown for Android today (what, you didn't think there was only one announcement going on, did you?) and the numbers are promising. 38.7% of devices running Android are using version 2.3, "Gingerbread", the latest smartphone version officially supported by Google. For what's probably the first time this year, less than half of the Android userbase is running on Froyo.

Qualcomm Releases Vellamo Benchmark Aimed at Mobile Browser Performance [Hands-On]

We all love benchmarks right? We get a shiny new smartphone or tablet and one of the first things we do is run a few benchmarks for comparison, I do at least. I'm always trying new things and tweaking CPU speeds trying for a high score. Qualcomm has developed a new benchmark system aiming for something entirely different. Its goal is testing mobile web browser performance across the Android platform.

[Deal] Archos 70 Android 2.2 8GB Tablet $199 at Newegg!

The popular Android tablet maker Archos have a pretty stellar deal going on right now over at Newegg.com. The Archos 70 is a 7" Android 2.2 Tablet and it retails for $279 but this weekend only Newegg has it for the low price of $199. It may not be the best tablet around but for the price and specs it is hard to beat. The deal wont last long so you better hurry. Details and code below.

LG Optimus 3D Officially Launched Today

We have heard plenty about it and knew it was coming for a while, but today LG has officially launched the LG Optimus 3D. Probably in an attempt to beat the HTC EVO 3D to market. Lucky for us we had the Optimus 3D sometime back in May and were able to do a full review and you can read all about that here.
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