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Android Distribution Score Shows Only 1.1% Share for KitKat

This evening, Google officially released the Android distribution score. The data collected by Google was based on a 7-day period which ended on December 2, 2013. Based on the figures shown by Google via DroidLife, Jelly Bean once gain topped the chart with a 54.5% share while KitKat only got a dismal share of 1.1%.

Android Jelly Bean Overtakes Gingerbread, Now Top Android OS

Google just released new data showing the statistics of their various Android versions. The results show that for the first time Android Jelly Bean has finally overtaken the other versions, including the popular Gingerbread version. This is probably the result of OEMs pushing Jelly Bean updates to most of their devices. Comparing the market share

Day After Launch Sprint Pushes Update To ZTE Optik

The affordable ZTE Optik Android tablet launched yesterday at Sprint stores everywhere. The $99 (on a new two year agreement) tablet comes with a 7″ screen, 1.2ghz dual core processor and 3G connectivity on the Sprint network. After their first tablets reached store shelves and customers Sprint has quickly come up with a bug fix

Review: Motorola Xyboard 10.1 Tablet From Verizon Wireless

At the tale end of last year Motorola introduced two new Android tablets. The Motorola Xyboard 10.1 and the Motorola Xyboard 8.2 were the follow up tablets to the Motorola Xoom. As we are all well aware the Xoom was the tablet used to introduce Android 3.x Honeycomb to the world. It was a pioneer

Android Police Wrong: Kugel Also Begins With “K”

Our friends at Android Police ran a story today that brought light to the fact that “Key Lime Pie” is the only desert that begins with a “K”. If you’re not familiar with why we are discussing deserts and the letters they start with, it’s because that’s the naming structure behind Google’s versions of Android. 

“World’s Thinnest Tablet” The Toshiba Excite 10 LE Available March 6th

In January at the International Consumer Electronics Show, Toshiba introduced the “world’s thinnest tablet” the Toshiba Excite X10.  Since then they’ve renamed the tablet to the Toshiba Excite 10 LE and they’ve announced pricing and availability. The Toshiba Excite 10 LE will be available next week starting March 6th starting at $529.99. The Excite 10LE

Motorola XyBoard Heads Down Under As Xoom 2

At the tail end of 2011 Motorola introduced two new tablets to the United States via Verizon Wireless. The Xyboard 10.1 and the Xyboard 8.2 were the follow ups for the Verizon Wireless Motorola Xoom. Both tablets run on Verizon’s 4G/LTE network and have 1.2ghz dual core processors. The bigger of the two, the Xyboard

Verizon Wireless Updating Motorola Xyboards Adding Global Roaming

Verizon Wireless is going to start pushing out an update to the Motorola Xyboard and the Motorola Xyboard 8.2. The update coming to the pair of Motorola’s new Android Honeycomb tablets promises enhancements to browser performance, improved touch response and adds global roaming, as promised when the tablet rolled out a few months ago. A

New Staples Infographic Shows Trends In Tablet Useage

Tablets are burning up the charts in the United States, and big box office supply retailer Staples has taken notice. Staples has released a really cool infographic showing tablet trends and what people are doing with their tablets. According to the infographic 82.1 million people in the United States will own a tablet by 2015,

Google Kills Android’s Menu Button For Action Bar

Google has officially killed the menu button for Android. Scott Main the lead tech writer for developer.android.com wrote in a blog post today via Tim Bray, that with the release of Android 3.0 Honeycomb on tablets, Android started to make a transition away from the menu button and to the action bar. Now, Google is

Android Tablets Closing The Gap

New research out of Strategy Analytics says that the tablet computer market grew 260% last year to 66.9 million units overall. In the fourth quarter alone tablet reached “an all time high” of 26.8 million units sold. Of course the majority of the tablet share comes from iPad which has 58% of the market. However

Standz Out To Support Android Tablets As Well

At first glance you may not understand the value of the Standzout, StandzFree tablet stand but this is an accessory worth checking out. The Standzfree stand was introduced last year for the iPad. It’s a music stand style contraption that allows you to mount your tablet onto a gooseneck stand for using it standing up,

Hands On With The Waterproof Fujitsu Arrows Tablet

The Fujitsu Arrows tablet is already available for sale in Asia. There is a 4G version available in Japan on DoCoMo.  While the inner workings of the Fujitsu Arrows tablet are inline with several Honeycomb tablets available stateside there are a couple features that make this a stand out tablet. First off the waterproofing. The

LG Introduces First LTE Tablet

We’re not sure why LG didn’t unveil this tablet last week at CES however on Tuesday LG announced their first LTE tablet.  Not only is this LG’s first LTE tablet according to LG it’s the first LTE tablet in Korea, where it will debut. The new Optimus Pad LTE will feature an 8.9 inch 1280×768

CES 2012: Samsung & Verizon Wireless Announce 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 7.7

Samsung and Verizon Wireless have announced that the sleek and stylish 7.7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is coming to the nation’s largest 4G/LTE network. Now if you’re keeping score there are quite a few Samsung Galaxy Tabs on the market. Samsung spearheaded the Android tablet market in the fall of 2010 with the original 7″

Gingerbread Now On 50% Of Android Devices

The offifical Android developer’s blog at Google keeps track of the versions of Android that actually touch the Android Market on a 14 day basis.  The most recent report found here shows that Android 2.3x is finally at 50%. Android 2.2 “Froyo” was the leading version of Android just last month. An onslaught of new