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A Shocking Number Of Android Devices Still Run On Gingerbread

You’d think with all the shiny new Android phones everyone got for Christmas, most people would be running some form of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, or even 4.1 Jelly Bean if they were lucky. You’d be wrong, though. Over 47 per cent of the devices that accessed the Google Play store in the last 14 days were running some version of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gross.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian networks like Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian networks like Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


This Week In Smartphone Software Updates: Telstra, Optus, Vodafone

Wondering when the sweet new versions of Android will land on your device? You’re in luck: each week, Gizmodo Australia will take you through all of the handset updates currently being tested on Australian networks like Vodafone, Telstra and Optus, and tell you when you can expect them on your device.


Huawei Ascend P1 Review: A Coming Of Age

You may remember the name Huawei not just from national newspaper headlines, but also from cheap smartphones like the sub-par, sub-$200 Ideos X1. Now the company is out to impress with beefier hardware, thinner handsets designs and nifty interfaces that show that Huawei is finally growing up.


HTC One V Lands At Optus

It’s no secret that we’re fans of the HTC One X and One XL. They’re great handsets that handle the top end of the smartphone market really well. If you’re after something in the same family that’s lighter on the pocket, the HTC One V is for you.


Port Google Now To Your Ice Cream Sandwich Android Phone

With the right skills, you can port Jelly Bean’s Google Now over to your Ice Cream Sandwich Android device. If you want to try the oh-so-creepy predictive assistant, but you’re not yet running a build 4.1 operating system, you can do so following a set of instructions posted on the XDA Developers forums.


Only 10% Of Androids Have Ice Cream Sandwich After Eight Months

Ice Cream Sandwich is now installed on 10 per cent of active Android devices, according to Google’s own numbers. About 64 per cent of users are still using Gingerbread. And the latest iteration of Android, Jelly Bean, is already on its way.


Matias Duarte Q&A: Jelly Bean, The Nexus 7 And The Wild, Weird World Of Android

Matias Duarte is the Director of Android User Experience at Google, which means he’s the artist who pretties up the green robot’s gears. We got some one-on-one time with him at Google I/O, and he opened up about the Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, and why we shouldn’t be so huffy about Android fragmentation.


Kogan Agora Tablet Review: Doing It For The Kids

On paper, the Kogan Agora tablet looks great. $179 gets you a 10-inch tablet complete with an IPS screen, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich powered by a 1Ghz ARM processor with 1GB of RAM and front- and rear-facing cameras. What could go wrong?