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%.
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
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
In Google’s most recent earnings call, Google CEO Larry Page made a big deal out of the affordable tablets using the Android operating system. The ZTE Optik, carried exclusively by Sprint is one of those tablets except instead of the $250ish price tag most Android low-cost Android tablets are carrying, the ZTE Optik is only
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
10 months ago I wrote a piece for Laptop Magazine that grew intense scrutiny on Twitter and even in the comments over at Laptop. The piece was titled “The Elephant In The Room: Android Tablets Failing”. How could I, Thedroidguy even say such a thing… gosh! 10 months later I use a Toshiba Thrive 10
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.
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
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 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
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 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
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
Back in December ZTE said that they were going to focus on delivering higher quality Android superphones to the United States. We also heard several rumors that ZTE would be bringing a new tablet to market as well. That tablet seems to have appeared, and it’s headed to Sprint. Phandroid is reporting tonight that the