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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 …

LG G2 Jelly Bean vs KitKat video

The LG G2 is a cracking phone that many people have been wondering when it will be updated to KitKat, well LG have answered that by saying mid March. They’ve also made a video showing the speed differences in the UI. With the KitKat OS upgrade, the LG …

Sony expands Jelly Bean roll-out to more devices

Last week we brought you the news that the Sony Xperia Z1 and Z Ultra were starting to receive their Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update. Well, today Sony have announced that the update is coming to a number of other devices. If you’re the owner of an Xperia …

HTC One update to 4.3 begins

The HTC One has now been on the market for nearly seven months and is still HTC’s leading device. July saw the handset receive the 4.2.2 update and now the latest incantation of Google’s Android OS is beginning to roll out bringing the HTC One bang up to …

Android 4.3 causes big problems on some Nexus 4 phones

Android 4.3 hasn’t been the most well received update ever; some calling it pointless and others claiming no benefits whatsoever. Well, things are just getting worse as more and more users are reporting that it’s causing major problems on their Nexus 4 handsets. Over on the Google support …

HTC One update on Three rolling

    Blimey, this was quick! So HTC announced this morning that the 4.2.2 update for the HTC One was being rolled out to the UK today, and now Three have tweeted the same for their phones. I think that’s one of the quickest updates from a carrier so …

LG Optimus L5 II – Review

The LG Optimus L5 II is an interesting little phone, plasticy, lightweight and covered in fingerprints yet still it is an appealing little phone. Introduced as the middle device in the 2nd generation of budget “Optimus L” phones, there is also an L3 and a L7 which are …

Jelly Bean is now on 28.4% of devices

Each month Google publishes information about the various distributions and each month it makes for worrying/interesting reading. Jelly Bean is now on 28.4%of devices, Ice Cream Sandwich on 27.5% and Gingerbread on 38.5%of devices. Google last month changed how they get the data as well. Note: Beginning in …

HTC One S Jellybean update out for Three customers

  Hot on the heels of the One X update, Three have started rolling out the 4.1 Jellybean update for One S devices now. This brings the smoothness of Android’s Project Butter and Google Now to the One S, so if you’ve got one, go and get the …

Sony Xperia SP photos leaked – The Z’s little brother?

The Xperia Z has swamped the Sony headlines recently, but there are more devices on the horizon. One of which has shown its face on German site Android Hilfe going by the name Xperia SP. Originally known with the working name of C530X, the Xperia SP is photographed …

Sony announces update schedule for Xperia T, V and TX

If you’re an owner of a Sony Xperia T or Xperia V you can look forward to getting an update to 4.1 Jelly Bean this month. However, if you rock an Xperia TX then you’ll have to wait until March, but at least you know it’s coming. A …

ZTE announce the V81 8″ Jelly Bean tablet

Another day closer to MWC and another product that’s meant to be on show soon. This time it’s the turn of ZTE. Spec wise it seems to be a pretty basic device, which begs the question”why bother” neither high end or entry level. Here are the specs: Size  …

Jelly Bean for Orange Galaxy SIII’s – At last!

Well, it certainly took a while for Orange to sign this one off, but the Samsung Galaxy SIII Jelly Bean update is now rolling out for handsets on Orange. Reader John Bairner tells us… It’s here at long last Via Kies Jelly Bean 4.1.2 Orange update for the …

4.1.2 update hits the Samsung Galaxy S Advance

The folks over at XDA-Developers are reporting that a bit of official Jelly Bean goodness has been served up to Samsung Galaxy S Advance owners in Russia. A user called Raneet has created a thread with proof and installation details for those owners outside Russia – which includes me! …

EE HTC One X gets Jelly Bean

Tom Darcy has just pinged me an email after having Android Jelly Bean arrive on his HTC One X. It started arriving about a month ago elsewhere but Tom is on EE so if you got your handset through Orange or T-Mobile, look for an update right now. …

Android 4.1.2 Arrives for the Samsung Galaxy SIII

Pick up your Galaxy SIII and check for updates on Samsung Kies. Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now arriving and it’s even here on my Orange / EE-branded device. The update includes the multi-window functionality from the Note 2, improved battery life, better camera app (with Best Face) …

Sony Jelly Bean update schedule

Sony have updated a blog post with some more information on what devices will be getting Jelly Bean 4.1 and when we can expect to see it.  As a user of the Xperia T myself this cannot come soon enough with features like Google Now working fantastic on …

Google cancels December for Android 4.2 users

Don’t tell the kids, but Google has done what the Grinch couldn’t – stolen Christmas! OK, they haven’t actually stolen it, but if you’re an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean user you better not have been born in December, because Google have dropped (another) almighty clanger by omitting the …

Android 4.2 – Review (updated)

A mere four months after the release of Android 4.1, we now have 4.2. It’s still called Jellybean, but despite the lack of a name change there are still some nice additions, more so than the last time we had two versions of Android with the same name …