April Marketshare

Android distribution chart from April shows continued growth

It’s that time of the month again when Google publishes its Android marketshare figures to give users and developers a better idea of how Android versions are faring. Expectedly, the chart from April reveals that Android 4.4 KitKat grew from 5.3% in March to 8.5% in April. This is a strong pace of growth for Android

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How to Clear Cache and Clear Data in Various Android Versions

As mentioned in a previous article pointing out the difference between clear cache and clear data, the process of clearing these two regularly will help you solve various problems related to apps. We already know that the process to do this is by doing these steps: Access Settings. Go to Application Manager or Apps. Note

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Samsung Galaxy S4 Flip to Mute Incoming Call Feature Missing

One reader sent us this message about a problem that he is experiencing in his Samsung Galaxy S4’s flip to mute feature, “After I updated my Galaxy S4 smartphone to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the flip to mute feature that I am using to put the ringtone into silent when there’s an incoming call seems

VPN Related Security Flaw Detected In Android Jelly Bean, KitKat

A new Android flaw has been discovered that affects the virtual private network of devices running on Jelly Bean or KitKat. The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In) said in an advisory released to users of its network “A critical flaw has been reported in Android’s (virtual private network) VPN implementation, affecting Android version

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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%.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 No Signal After 4.3 Update

One message in The Droid Guy Mailbag that we received earlier reads, “After the Android 4.3 update, I have been experiencing a Galaxy Note 2 no signal problem. Is there a way to fix this issue?” Possible Factor Causing the Galaxy Note 2 No Signal Problem Looking at several forums and websites dedicated to Android

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Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1 now getting Android 4.1.2

The Motorola DROID Xyboard 10.1 tablet which broke cover in late 2011 is now getting the Android 4.1.2 update according to the owners of the device. The update is long overdue now, but not surprising considering Motorola’s history with tablet updates. The tablet was launched in partnership with Verizon in December 2011 and hasn’t made

Samsung Galaxy Note II Android 4.3 update rolling out officially

It was only two days ago that a near-final Android 4.3 firmware leaked for the Galaxy Note II, Samsung’s second-generation phablet, and the official OTA update has now begun rolling out to both the standard (GT-N710) and LTE models (GT-N7105) of the device. India is the first country to get it, but the update should be

LG Intuition on Verizon getting updated to Android 4.1

Android 4.4 KitKat might be the talk of the town right now, but the sad reality is that most devices out there are currently stuck at Android versions as old as 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). They’ll probably never see the chocolaty goodness of KitKat, but one device is at least getting the chance to hop

November Marketshare

Jelly Bean now running on more than 50% of Android devices

Google has published the Android distribution chart from October revealing terrific overall progress. Compared to last month’s figures, Jelly Bean has seen a decent increase bringing its total tally to 52.1%. This includes all Android versions after Android 4.1 including the recently launched Android 4.3 OS which only has 2.3% of marketshare. Google will expect to

Jelly Bean now running on over 48.6% of all Android devices

Google has just released the Android version distribution chart for the month of September, and the growth has been impressive. But it’s not all good news, as Android 2.3 Gingerbread, still seems to be running on over 28.5% of all Android devices. On top spot is Android Jelly Bean which is powering over 48.6% of


AT&T updates HTC One VX with Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean

The HTC One VX was ousted as one of the few phones from HTC to get the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean sometime in the near future and AT&T has finally made true on the leak. With carriers and mobile makers moving at an incredible pace for new innovation, we normally see smartphones like

The Road to Key Lime Pie is paved with Jelly Beans

Google is widely expected to release Android 5.0, Key Lime Pie, in the last quarter of this year. Key Lime Pie is expected to be a major update of Google operating system. The last major update of the Android Operating System was Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, released October 2011. In between, we have seen


LG Optimus L9 on T-Mobile receiving fresh Jelly Bean update

The Optimus L9 smartphone on T-Mobile has had a topsy-turvy history with the Jelly Bean update as it was pulled back shortly after being rolled out due to excessive battery drain. But LG and T-Mobile seem to have figured out those issues as the smartphone is now receiving a fresh update to Android 4.1.2. Users

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

Android 4.2.2 is coming to HTC One, although no date is set

HTC has always had a rather slow pace when it comes to Android updates, with most phones sitting on old software and some premium handsets from last year not even getting a taste of Jelly Bean. However, with the amount of sales for the HTC One, we may see the Taiwanese company push to get Android

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BlackBerry 10.2 will support Android Jelly Bean apps

BlackBerry will be making a huge leap with the Android OS with the next update, 10.2. The new BB10 update will now allow users to download Android Jelly Bean apps and below onto their BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry OS has the power to install and run Android applications, something both Windows and iOS have yet

Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced Spotted in Benchmark Result

After releasing a couple of Samsung Galaxy S4 versions in the market, it seems like the Korean company is gearing to release another version in the near future. The new product will be the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced. According to a Dutch website called Mobileaks and Android Authority, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-Advanced was