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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 1 percent of all Android devices, Gingerbread still on the rise

Google has just released the latest numbers regarding who's using what version of Android. These are devices that have accessed the Android Market over two weeks ending Feb. 1. The long and short of it is this: Ice Cream Sandwich is up to a whopping 1 percent of all devices. That's the Galaxy...
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Motorola Droid 4 lands on Verizon's Droid Does site

As the Motorola Droid 4 inches closer to release, the device has taken its place on Verizon's "Droid Does" site, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Droid RAZR and Droid Xyboard. You'll find the usual teaser content, as well as a rundown of specifications for Verizon's first 4G LTE QWERTY...
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Samsung Galaxy S Advance available in the UK from Feb. 6, priced at £350

We heard last week that the Galaxy S Advance would be coming to Russia later this month, and now it's been confirmed that Samsung's latest mid-range smartphone will be hitting the UK around the same time. Independent retailer MobileFun has the device up for pre-order, with stock expected next...
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Samsung Infuse 4G finally gets its official Gingerbread update

The AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G is finally -- finally!!! -- getting its update to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. (A point release higher than a recent leak.) The official rollout begins today, AT&T says. Here's the full changelog: Improved Copy and Paste functionality Redesigned Multi Touch...
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Whitepaper for Sony Xperia S gives us a detailed look at its specs

While we're not expecting to see the Sony Xperia S until early March, we're gradually seeing more and more details on the device trickling out. British retailer Clove has received a copy of the Whitepaper for the Xperia S and within its 18 pages we get a pretty detailed look into its specs.  The...
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Casio G'zOne Commando update brings bug fixes and push-to-talk

Casio and Verizon are continuing to roll out software updates for the G'zOne Commando, following the rugged phone's Android 2.3 Gingerbread update late last year. The latest software for the Commando brings it up to version C771M100, and adds free push-to-talk capability, along with the usual...
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Late night poll: What version of Android are you running?

We know what Google tells us about the number of devices on each platform.  We can also read server logs and get a pretty good idea of the versions of Android hitting the site.  But what better way to find out what versions of Android you guys are running than to ask?  We're not interested in the...
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LG Optimus L3 emerges in Sweden, appears to be new entry-level offering

LG has been busy selling various flavors of its high-end Optimus LTE over the past few months, but that doesn't mean it's forgotten about its entry-level line-up. A new budget device, dubbed the LG E400 Optimus L3, has appeared over on Swedish retailer CDON, running Android 2.3 (and LG's Optimus...
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'Xperia P' branding rumored for Sony LT22i 'Nypon'

  Some more evidence has cropped up this morning to suggest that Sony (Ericsson) is moving forwards with a letter-based naming scheme for its 2012 line-up. Just like last week, when we saw suggestions that the entry-level ST25i 'Kumquat' looked set to become the Xperia U, a recent listing by the...
HTC Rezound

HTC Rezound update documents live, OTA should follow soon

The "official" update document for the HTC Rezound is now live on Verizon's website, which usually means an OTA update is nigh.  According to the page, the Rezound should soon be seeing software Version 2.01.605.11 and baseband version 0.95.00.1118r, so unfortunately this is not the Ice Cream...
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European LG Optimus Black Gingerbread update rolling out now

It's been a long time coming, but European owners of the LG Optimus Black should finally be starting to see some Gingerbread. Optimus Blackl owners in India also should be seeing this update. We first heard about the updates for the Optimus range way back in October, and now it's the turn of the...
Sony Ericsson ST25i. Image courtesy of XperiaBlog.

Sony Ericsson ST25i 'Kumquat' pic leaks, is Mini-Me to Xperia S's Dr. Evil

We saw plenty of the Xperia S before it officially surfaced at CES, and we've already seen leaked photos of the MT27i "Pepper", along with a purported leaked roadmap for other Sony phones. Today, though, XperiaBlog has the first image of at what is reportedly the Sony (Ericsson) ST25i "Kumquat", a...
HTC EVO View 4G

Hurry: HTC EVO View 4G still on sale at 1SaleADay for only $229

Who wouldn't want to save $510 on a HTC EVO View 4G Android tablet? That's what I thought, just about everyone loves to save money and 1SaleADay has it priced out at $229 for today only. You got a few hours more to save nearly 70 percent on this tablet, which runs Android 2.3 which isn't ideal but...
HTC EVO 3D

UK retailers slash HTC EVO 3D prices

When we reviewed the GSM version of HTC's EVO 3D back in August, our main complaint was the exorbitant price of the phone. On-contract deals were nowhere to be found, and at the time of review SIM-free prices came in at over £500 (~$830), considerably more than the similarly-specced HTC Sensation...
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Prada Phone by LG 3.0 coming to T-Mobile UK in February

Good news for any fashionistas looking for an upgrade on T-Mobile UK. The British network has today confirmed that it'll be getting LG and Prada's latest smartphone in February, in a new entry on its "coming soon" page. The LG Prada 3.0 (full name 'Prada Phone by LG 3.0') combines a sleek physical...
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Pink Samsung Galaxy S II arriving the UK for Valentine's Day

Stuck on what to get that special someone for Valentines this year? Enter Samsung to lend a helping hand as this pink version of the massively popular Galaxy S II is due to be launched on Feb.13. Make no mistake, this is a regular Galaxy S II, just they painted it pink. While having been announced...
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Samsung Galaxy S II HD spotted on retailer websites

It seems that British retailer Mobicity may have jumped the gun with the announcement of a new high-end smartphone from Samsung -- the Galaxy S II HD. The device appeared on Mobicity's site today, alongside a promotional blurb promising "a larger, higher resolution screen and more battery power."...
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Hands-on redux with the LG Viper on Sprint

 Youtube link for mobile viewing After going hands-on with the LG Viper at CES during the stylish-yet-dark Sprint party, we just  had to get our hands back on one of these devices to check it out a second time.  The booth rep here reiterates a good point -- you're not actually looking at a final...
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The Sun newspaper hits Android, as long as you're on Gingerbread

British tabloid newspaper The Sun has decided to head down the digital route, with the arrival of its very own subscription-based Android application.  The premise is quite promising if you're a regular Sun reader. All the "news", less of the paper. The first month's subscription will set you back...
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More Xperia NX and Xperia Acro HD details -- coming to Japan in February and March

The first detailed information on the Japan-only Xperia Acro HD and Xperia NX has emerged along with promotional images, following Sony Ericsson's announcement of the devices on Monday. If you've been following Sony's CES presence over the past few days, then both phones may look strangely...

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