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Hey, look at that - Gingerbread is gaining in popularity after more phones are either shipping with it, or receiving the OTA update. From 3 per cent last month to 8.1 per cent now, a Cupcake is weeping somewhere.
LG's hero handset for 2011, the Optimus Black, was meant to hit store shelves in May, but although it missed that window, the good news is that it's landing across all three carriers, starting this month.
The INQ Cloud Touch is a phone targeted at the Facebook generation, but it does have one feature that could easily make its home on any and every smartphone on the market - a dedicated "Info" hardware button that offers an immediate shortcut to some of the most important data on your phone.
It was way back in March last year when Ruslan Kogan took me aside to show me his Android tablet prototype. Today, his company released the official version, a 7-incher running Froyo and a significantly more stylish body.
As of today, Android users can now take advantage of Flash 10.2 beta on their Froyo, Gingerbread and Honeycomb devices. Honeycomb users are getting a beta release, though, so full hardware acceleration is turned off until more development is done. But for all of you who went out and got the Xoom, you can watch clips inside and outside the browser in 480p right now. Support for 720p is still on the way.
While all the major phone manufacturers are making their mobile announcements over in Barcelona, Aussie gadget maker Millennius is making its own announcements closer to home. They've just announced a new Apanda Android smartphone, this time with a 1GHz processor and runnig Froyo, plus a shiny new 9.7-inch SmartQ tablet.
Samsung is very big on promoting their 21mbps HSPA+ network as 4G, and as such, they've taken the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, given it HSPA+ guts and 2.2 Froyo, then rechristened it the Galaxy S 4G. Other than that, it's basically the same phone, except it comes with Inception preloaded, as well as DoubleTwist for media syncing. T-Mobile says it will be in stores this month.
2010 was a huge year for Android, but one problem kept recurring - getting an update to the latest version of the operating system was far from guaranteed, regardless of manufacturer, or mobile carrier. What is guaranteed is that current Sony Ericsson Xperia owners will never be moving beyond Android version 2.1, with the company confirming that Froyo is definitely not an option for future upgrades.
If you own a Samsung Galaxy Android device, there's a good chance you're expecting an update to the second most recent release of Android, version 2.2. It has not arrived! A purported insider explains why. Short version: money.