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Only 0.6-Percent Of Android Devices Have Ice Cream Sandwich Installed

It’s been over two months since Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) launched and the adoption rate is nothing short of pitiful. It’s sort of a disaster.


Kindle Fire Auto-Update Scorches Roots, Shutters Android Market

Amazon rolled out its newest software update for the Kindle Fire — version 6.2 — this evening. Initial reports indicate that it both de-roots your jailbroken device and removes access to the Android Market. But don’t worry — the borking is reversible.


Autocorrect Is Not Only Annoying, It Also Kills Apps

Here’s a pro tip for mobile developers: before you submit your application to an app store, check to see what autocorrect does to your application’s name. Just ask Dallas company Locai, this simple check could make or break your app.


Google Voice Gets Full Honeycomb Support

Engadget reports that Google just planted the latest version of Google Voice into the Android Market, fully optimised to work with Honeycomb. Took them bloody long enough, no? [Engadget]


Android Users Don't Really Use That Many Apps

It’s not that Android users don’t use their apps, they do: Nielsen says Android users spend about an hour a day on their phone with two-thirds of that time being spent apps. It’s that they’re all spending their time in the same apps (probably because most apps just suck).


Get The Latest Android Market Before The Official Update Rolls Out

Google’s rolling out an all-new, easy-to-browse Android Market over the next few weeks, but if you’re impatient you can grab it for your phone right now.


New Android Market Looks Like A Windows Phone App

Google just launched a new Android Market for Android 2.2+ users and added book and movie downloads to the Market. What’s bigger news to me though, is that sticking true to Google’s recent trend, Android Market looks a lot better.


Android App Downloads Now Total 4.5 Billion

Google’s seen an impressive jump in downloads from its Android Market app store, with their mobile advertising sales director for Europe Ian Carrington revealing it was just a year ago that it was only one billion downloads, “and that first billion took two years to happen… the last billion took 60 days.” [The Guardian]


What's Good And Bad About The Android Market For Game Developers

Noah Bordner is a veteran game animator who has worked with such companies as EA, Lukas Arts, and Bungie. His indie app gaming venture, Mika Mobile, has already found success in the Apple App Store. Bordner recently ported the popular RPG Battleheart over to Android. There, he found the experience to be a little trickier.


You Can Finally Find Out If Your Android Phone Is Compatibile With That App

A problem that has plagued Android Market was that you didn’t really know if an Android app would work with your Android phone. Google has rolled out a device compatibility check in the Android Market website to solve that. [Android Market via Android Central]