Smartphones

Droid Bionic browser benchmarked, numbers look impressive

Droid Bionic browser benchmarked, numbers look impressive

Jerry Hildenbrand 83

       Droid Bionic                                Stock Android 2.3.4In his pre-release hands-on and review of the Motorola Droid Bionic, Joe the Insider also gave us a peek at some web browser benchmarks.  These numbers aren't the end-all be-all of real world performance, but they do show how the hardware and the software handle things like sprites and math functions while rendering...

Latest Android version numbers released, 84% of devices running Android 2.2 or higher

Latest Android version numbers released, 84% of devices running Android 2.2 or higher

Jerry Hildenbrand 2

Google has just released the latest set of Android version numbers, and the overall trend of legacy version numbers dropping continues.  There's no drastic changes, but a quick look at the chart above lets us see that numbers for Donut and Cupcake are now in the "also ran" category with each under two percent, and Eclair is steadily dropping compared to last month.  Froyo (Android 2.2)...

Android 2.3.6 rolling out to some Nexus S owners - Fixes voice search, breaks tethering

Android 2.3.6 rolling out to some Nexus S owners - Fixes voice search, breaks tethering

Bla1ze 34

Some Samsung Nexus S owners are seeing Android 2.3.6 roll out to their devices. We say some, because not all devices and not all carriers appear to be supported as of yet, though Google states the update will be rolled out over time and in some cases -- depend on carrier approval. Sprint has an update, GWK15F, posted on their site while folks in Canada on Rogers and Fido are also seeing...

Another day, another chance to win an HTC Thunderbolt from Waze and Android Central!

Another day, another chance to win an HTC Thunderbolt from Waze and Android Central!

Jerry Hildenbrand 1

Happy Friday ladies and gents!  What better way to start the weekend than by winning a shiny HTC Thunderbolt in the big Waze contest?  We're all winding down the day, thinking about where we'll go and what we'll do when the whistle blows at five o'clock, and chances are you'll be going out somewhere with friends or family this evening.  Be sure to take Waze along for the ride -- not...

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note - a new 5.3-inch, dual-core phone with a SuperAMOLED HD display

Samsung unveils Galaxy Note - a new 5.3-inch, dual-core phone with a SuperAMOLED HD display

Alex Dobie 98

Samsung's head of global sales and marketing, DJ Lee, has just announced a brand new "premium" smartphone at the electronics giant's IFA 2011 press conference. It's designed to fit between a traditional 3 to 4-inch phone and a tablet, and its name is the Samsung Galaxy Note.The Galaxy Note features Android 2.3 on a thin, 5.3-inch chassis with a Super AMOLED HD display, which runs at...

Sprint Playbook shows us a new device, policy changes, new rewards program, gives AT&T HTC Holiday a September release

Sprint Playbook shows us a new device, policy changes, new rewards program, gives AT&T HTC Holiday a September release

Jerry Hildenbrand 40

The latest Sprint Playbook is out, and while the majority of the news is a re-hash of the Sprint Epic 4G Touch news we saw last night in New York, there ares some other interesting tidbits nestled between the pages.  A new device, HTC Holiday rumors, policy changes, and a new customer rewards program are all afoot, hit the jump and check them out. Thanks, Anon! Kyocera Milano coming...