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Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean now on a quarter of all Android devices

Android Adoption

The latest Android numbers from Google (GOOG) highlight continued growth for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. As of October 1st, Ice Cream Sandwich is now found on 23.7% of all Android devices, an increase from 20.8% last month, while Jelly Bean has increased slightly to 1.8%. Despite the recent growth, the nearly two-year old Gingerbread operating system is still powering a majority of Android devices. 

Jelly Bean adoption is expected to increase in the month of October, however, with both HTC (2498) and Samsung (005930scheduled to update their flagship smartphones to the latest Android operating system. Even so, the rollout of the latest version of Android has still gone slowly compared with Apple, (AAPL) whose latest operating system was released last month and was already found on 15% of iOS devices after just 24 hours. Google does not release the update directly to consumers, unlike Apple. Manufacturers and carriers customize each software version, sometimes causing massive gaps from when Google announces an update and when a device actually receives it.

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Dan Graziano

October 2nd

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Review: Better, But Still Broken [Lightning Review]

Last year's Sony Tablet S wasn't perfect, but it was refreshing. It was a sign that Sony could still innovate, and that it wasn't afraid to try something different. The new Xperia S tablet is an improvement in every way. But it's still hung up on those same Sony snags. More »


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brent rose

September 20th

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Review: Better, But Still Broken [Lightning Review]

Last year's Sony Tablet S wasn't perfect, but it was refreshing. It was a sign that Sony could still innovate, and that it wasn't afraid to try something different. The new Xperia S tablet is an improvement in every way. But it's still hung up on those same Sony snags. More »


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brent rose

September 20th

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Hands-On: Still Weird. A Little Better. Let’s Hope Somebody Buys It This Time. [Sony]

It's been exactly a year since the original Sony Tablet S debuted. It was unique, and a lot better than the terrible Tablet P, but it never got to be all that popular. This year's Tablet S returns with the Xperia moniker and a set of improvements that should fix the flaws from the first time around. More »


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brent rose

August 29th

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Sony Xperia Tablet S Hands-On: Still Weird. A Little Better. Let’s Hope Somebody Buys It This Time. [Sony]

It's been exactly a year since the original Sony Tablet S debuted. It was unique, and a lot better than the terrible Tablet P, but it never got to be all that popular. This year's Tablet S returns with the Xperia moniker and a set of improvements that should fix the flaws from the first time around. More »


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brent rose

August 29th

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Archos Gen10 XS Tablet Review: One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back [Lightning Review]

Think Microsoft Surface is the only one that gets to have fun with a keyboard hidden in the tablet's cover? Hell naw, quoth Archos. The Gen10 XS Tablet is bringing some old-style clickity-clack to the tablet game. If only they'd made it, you know, work. More »


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brent rose

August 22nd

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Archos Gen10 XS Tablet Review: One Step Forward, Ten Steps Back [Lightning Review]

Think Microsoft Surface is the only one that gets to have fun with a keyboard hidden in the tablet's cover? Hell naw, quoth Archos. The Gen10 XS Tablet is bringing some old-style clickity-clack to the tablet game. If only they'd made it, you know, work. More »


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brent rose

August 22nd

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Ice Cream Sandwich finally gaining steam as share jumps to 16%

Android 4.0 ICS Adoption July

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich seems to finally be catching on. The latest numbers from the Android Developers blog show that Ice Cream Sandwich is now on nearly 16% of all Android devices, an increase of five percentage points from the 11% Android device share ICS claimed last month. This momentum is significant because ICS for many months plodded along as manufacturers took their time updating devices, and many older devices were stuck using Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gingerbread is still the most dominant version of Android by a huge margin, as it accounts for more than 60% of all Android devices currently in use, but this isn’t really a surprise since 2012 is the year of Gingerbread. Now if only Android 4.1 Jelly Bean would pick up steam…

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Brad Reed

August 2nd

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Ice Cream Sandwich finally gaining steam as share jumps to 16%

Android 4.0 ICS Adoption July

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich seems to finally be catching on. The latest numbers from the Android Developers blog show that Ice Cream Sandwich is now on nearly 16% of all Android devices, an increase of five percentage points from the 11% Android device share ICS claimed last month. This momentum is significant because ICS for many months plodded along as manufacturers took their time updating devices, and many older devices were stuck using Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Gingerbread is still the most dominant version of Android by a huge margin, as it accounts for more than 60% of all Android devices currently in use, but this isn’t really a surprise since 2012 is the year of Gingerbread. Now if only Android 4.1 Jelly Bean would pick up steam…

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Brad Reed

August 2nd

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Motorola Atrix HD Review: A $100 Android Phone That Doesn’t Suck [Lightning Review]

The original Motorola Atrix was a big star of CES 2011. Despite the fact that it morphed into the world's worst laptop, the phone itself actually held its own. Now, the Atrix is back. The gimmicks are gone, and what's left is a solid, affordable phone with a sharp HD screen and a speedy OS. Is the new Atrix about to make a splash again? More »


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brent rose

July 23rd

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