Tag: Gingerbread

Android distribution numbers for the week to August 1st

Google announces distribution numbers for the Android devices that connect to the Play Store on a monthly basis. The Android distribution numbers for the week up to August 1st are now out, and they make for interesting reading if you like that sort of geeky number subject. Android …

Android Version Figures updated, but does it matter anymore?

  The numbers are in and it’s official, Jellybeans are taking over the world……nearly! Earlier this year Google announced that they had hit 1 billion Android activations which, looking at the table below, means that over 480 million devices are now on Android Jellybean. Version Codename API Distribution …

Android Gingerbread is slowly on the decline

Every month Google publish data about the current user base and what versions of Android is being used. It usually makes for interesting and worrying reading. The most recent figures have turned something interesting up. Version Codename API Distribution 1.6 Donut 4 0.2% 2.1 Eclair 7 1.9% 2.2 …

Huawei announce G330 and Y201

Huawei have today announced two new models for its line up of Android handsets. Firstly the Ascend G330, the follow up to the G300, runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, has a 4″ screen, is powered by a 1Ghz dual core processor and  incorporates Huawei’s own HAP 5.1 …

Huawei Announce The Ascend Y201 – Exclusive to Tesco Mobile

Today Huawei have announced their latest smartphone, the Ascend Y201. The new Ascend Y201 is an entry-level Android handset that will be exclusive to Tesco Mobile. Launching today, the latest offering from Huawei runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and uses Huawei’s own easy to use interface coined HAP …

Huawei Ascend G300 Smartphone for only £45 At Tesco

Earlier in the week the eagle eyed people over at HotUKDeals spotted the Huawei Ascend G300 for only £65 in Tesco stores when you spend over £30 on groceries. Well, the good news is that this price has fallen even more and now you can bag yourself the …

ZTE Kis smartphone now available on Virgin Media

Another ultra-cheap Android device is about to hit the market, this time from ZTE. The ZTE Kis will sell for less than £50 on Virgin Media from today and has a 3.5″ HVGA 480×320 screen. Powered by an 800MHz CPU, the phone runs Android 2.3 and has Bluetooth …

Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 Launch Date Revealed

With all the furore surrounding the launch of the Samsung Galaxy SIII it’s easy to forget that there are plenty of  other phones in the Galaxy range and they are not all aimed at high end users that require copious amounts of processing power and  the ultimate in today’s …

Opinion: Handset Makers, Not Good enough, Must Try Harder

It is seven months since the launch of the latest incantation of Google’s mobile operating system,  Ice Cream Sandwich. Since October 19th 2011, there have been 3 revisions and the OS is now on version 4.0.4 Within a few days of the release of the SDK, ROMs started …

Huawei Ascend Y 100 – Overview and first look

This morning a jiffy bag turned up and a small phone was inside. To a “power user” the diminutive Huawei Ascend Y 100 has a relatively small 2.8″ LCD screen and isn’t anywhere near as large as phones like the Galaxy SIII or HTC One Series. The “geek” …

Carphone Warehouse to get Pink Galaxy Note

Samsung’s Galaxy Note has so far been one of the surprises in the mobile arena.  A sort of half breed, stuck somewhere between a tablet and a phone, the Note has won many admirers and sold by the bucketload. To further enhance those sales and desirability, Carphone Warehouse have announced …

Latest Figures Showing Sharp Rise In ICS Usage.

The latest figures released by Google on the Android Developers site have shown a sharp increase in the number of devices that have Ice Cream Sandwich using Google Play. It has been revealed that ICS (Android version 4.0.x) now accounts for 4.9% of all devices, an increase powered …

Panasonic Eluga Now Available From Expansys

As detailed in February and revealed at MWC, the Panasonic Eluga is now available in the UK. Running with a 1GHZ dual core CPU, an 8 megapixel rear camera,Wi-Fi, NFC, and running Android 2.3 (soon to be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich) the phone has a 4.3″ display and …

Galaxy Tab 8.9 – Down to just £279

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has been knocked down to just £279 at PC World – it was £399. A pretty decent deal for a dual-core 1GHz tablet with 16GB, twin cameras, WiFi and that 1280×800 pixel 8.9″ screen. Running Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) you also get all the …

Galaxy S Advance – Further info

OK, so just recently we heard that Three were to take the Galaxy S Advance. It seems a little puzzling. Why announce a new phone now? Weeks before Mobile World Congress? Well, it’s hopefully a signal that Samsung are clearing the way for a mahoosize launch of the …

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Coming To Three

Three have announced today they are going to stock the brand new Samsung Galaxy S Advance which itself was only announced earlier today!, Yet another addition into the Galaxy S range, the S Advance has some impressive specs without being a top of the range expensive phone although we do not know …

Do your kids play with your phone or tablet?

Maybe you should try this, the new Android tablet from Inspiration Works. Named the “Kurio” this is on display at the Toys and Games Fair in Hong Kong so you can probably expect it to arrive here in July. Tablets aimed at children are already out there, and …

Samsung Galaxy M Style announced

  Samsung have just announced the Galaxy M, launched in South Korea yesterday. No news of when it’ll come our way, if at all, but it looks like a nice, capable mid-range smartphone. As you can see from the photo, it’s running Gingerbread and has a decent enough spec …