Gingerbread archive

  • Android Jelly Bean overtakes Ice Cream Sandwich in adoption, Gingerbread still king
    Phones

    Android Jelly Bean overtakes Ice Cream Sandwich in adoption, Gingerbread still king

    By 2 May 2013

    New statistics revealed by Google show that Jelly Bean has finally overtaken Ice Cream Sandwich in the Android popularity stakes. Both 4.1 and 4.2 versions of Android account for 28.4 per cent of global devices, while Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3 and 4.0.4)...

  • Jelly Bean now on 13.6 per cent of all Android devices, as Ice Cream Sandwich growth stalls
    Apps

    Jelly Bean now on 13.6 per cent of all Android devices, as Ice Cream Sandwich growth stalls

    By 5 February 2013

    Google has updated its Current Distribution page on the Android Developers portal to give us a little indication of where the platform is headed. According to the numbers, Google's latest version of Android, Jelly Bean, has reached 13.6 per cent of all...

  • Jelly Bean takes 10 per cent Android market, but people still using Donut
    Phones

    Jelly Bean takes 10 per cent Android market, but people still using Donut

    By 4 January 2013

    Google's Android Jelly Bean operating system now accounts for 10 per cent of Android phones in use over the past 14 days, Google has confirmed, showing a huge increase in usage over previous figures. According to new data released on the company's Android...

  • Nikon Coolpix S800c review
    Cameras 3 out of 5

    Nikon Coolpix S800c review

    By 12 October 2012

    As mobile phones begin to penetrate what once was “camera-only” ground, the proliferation of such smartphones is said to be the demise of compact camera sales. The solution? Camera inoculation. At least that’s where the Nikon Coolpix S800c has gone...

  • Getac Z710 lays claim to being toughest ever Android tablet
    Tablets

    Getac Z710 lays claim to being toughest ever Android tablet

    By 4 September 2012

    Getac has unveiled its 7-inch Getac Z710 device, adding that it’s “the world’s most compact and robust Android tablet”. Judging by the official press shots, it certainly looks like it could hold its own, with a rubberised shell encasing the entire...

  • Nikon Coolpix S800C Android-based camera pictures and hands-on
    Cameras

    Nikon Coolpix S800C Android-based camera pictures and hands-on

    By 28 August 2012

    It was only a matter of time before an OS such as Android made its way into a camera. Polaroid had headed up the idea with the SC1630 model, but now it's Nikon that's in line with the Coolpix S800C. This Coolpix not only offers the usual fun of a 10x...

  • Next Nikon Coolpix compact camera rumoured to run Android
    Cameras

    Next Nikon Coolpix compact camera rumoured to run Android

    By 9 August 2012

    Nikon’s next Coolpix compact camera could well run Google’s Android operating system and might even be with us as early as 22 August. The Nikon Coolpix S800 (some are speculating that it will actually be the S800c) is rumoured to have access to all...

  • Huawei launches the Ascend Y 100 and the G 7105 exclusively with O2
    Phones

    Huawei launches the Ascend Y 100 and the G 7105 exclusively with O2

    By 11 May 2012

    O2 will be the exclusive vendor for both the Huawei Ascend Y 100 and the Huawei G7105, as the manufacturer again caters for an entry-level audience. While not of the same calibre as the excellent Huawei Ascend G300, the Ascend Y 100 is again an Android-powered...

  • Gingerbread still most popular version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich still playing catch-up
    Phones

    Gingerbread still most popular version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich still playing catch-up

    By 2 May 2012

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich share has grown to 4.4 per cent in Google's latest platform versions report, showing that the newest version of Android is growing in popularity, but by no means the most popular version of the mobile OS. That crown goes...

  • Sony Xperia S official
    Phones

    Sony Xperia S official

    By 10 January 2012

    There have been plenty of rumours as to what Sony Ericsson, or, more accurately, Sony Mobile Communications, would or would not launch at CES in Las Vegas at the start of 2012, and now it is official. The much rumoured Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD is...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD breaks cover ahead of official launch
    Phones

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD breaks cover ahead of official launch

    By 8 January 2012

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc HD has turned up ahead of an official announcement at CES getting papped in the process. The phone, which has turned up on ITProPortal, just shows the phone will keep to its HD name offering a HD screen resolution as well...

  • Pocket-lint's top 10 stories of 2011
    Online

    Pocket-lint's top 10 stories of 2011

    By 28 December 2011

    2011 kept the Pocket-lint news team busy all year round. Smartphones, in particular, had us turning our fingers into keyboard-shaped sausages as we fired out hands-on stories for your enjoyment. Tablets also had us fairly busy, as the floodgates opened...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners get 200 new games from OnLive
    Gaming

    Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owners get 200 new games from OnLive

    By 23 December 2011

    Are you a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play owner? Good news if you are, OnLive, the streaming gaming service has just confirmed that your phone is one of the new smartphones now supported meaning you can game games like never before.  "The OnLive app for Android...

  • ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review
    Tablets 2.5 out of 5

    ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review

    By 19 December 2011

    There's a saying in tech that when it comes to buying the latest computer you should always spend as much as you possibly can to make sure you get something that will last you as long as possible. But with tough economic times ahead, that isn't always...

  • Gingerbread now the dominant Android platform
    Phones

    Gingerbread now the dominant Android platform

    By 2 December 2011

    Froyo has been toppled from its lofty perch as the the dominant Android version, being replaced by Gingerbread. The 2.3 variations equate for over 50 per cent of the Android market share, across all mobile devices, and the figures suggest that the fandroid...

  • T-Mobile Vivacity: Android smartphone thrills for peanuts
    Phones

    T-Mobile Vivacity: Android smartphone thrills for peanuts

    By 25 November 2011

    T-Mobile has added an own-brand budget Android smartphone to its in-store and online line-up. The T-Mobile Vivacity offers Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a 3.5-inch WVGA TFT touchscreen and is available on both pay as you go and contract (at £10 per month...

  • Motorola RAZR review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Motorola RAZR review

    By 23 November 2011

    If nothing else, 2011 has been an exciting year for phones that aren't the iPhone. Android continues its evolution, new handsets are popping up all the time and many of them are stunning. Two of the biggest this year are the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and this,...

  • Adobe: Flash for Android 4.0 before end of 2011, no Flash for Android 5.0
    Phones

    Adobe: Flash for Android 4.0 before end of 2011, no Flash for Android 5.0

    By 21 November 2011

    Adobe has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it plans to release Flash for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich by the end of 2011, but it will be the last update going forward. That means that there will be a Flash-free future for Android beyond ICS.  "Adobe will...

  • LG Optimus Android Gingerbread update lands
    Phones

    LG Optimus Android Gingerbread update lands

    By 1 November 2011

    LG has finally brought Android Gingerbread 2.3 to its range of Optimus handsets; the new version of the operating system replaces Android Froyo and  will be rolling out to three handsets during the November. After the initial three, more premium handsets...

  • Motorola RAZR UK release: 1 November
    Phones

    Motorola RAZR UK release: 1 November

    By 18 October 2011

    Online phone retailer Clove.co.uk has put the newly announced Motorola Razr, called the Motorola Droid Razr in the US, up for order on its website whilst detailing that it will get a 1 November UK release. "Following Motorola’s announcement of the Droid...

  • O2 rolls out Android 2.3.4 for HTC Sensation owners
    Phones

    O2 rolls out Android 2.3.4 for HTC Sensation owners

    By 20 September 2011

    Owning a flagship Android handset doesn't necessarily mean enjoying the latest version of Google's operating system.  In the case of the HTC Sensation, many have been waiting for an Android 2.3.4 update to bring it in line with other leading dual-core...

  • Google: Developers should prepare for imminent Ice Cream Sandwich launch
    Online

    Google: Developers should prepare for imminent Ice Cream Sandwich launch

    By 20 September 2011

    As Google prepares to launch Ice Cream Sandwich over the next 2 months, it has posted a request to developers that they should also prepare. They have been prompted to get their apps ready for a new world of multiple screen sizes, be it an Android smartphone...

  • HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on
    Tablets

    HTC Jetstream pictures and hands-on

    By 14 September 2011

    When it comes to tablets, HTC has two. A 7-inch Gingerbread powered HTC Flyer, and the new 10-inch Honeycomb powered HTC Jetstream just announced in the US on AT&T. Keen to see how Honeycomb works on the new 10-inch model and what it looks like in the...

  • Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing
    Audio

    Android Sony Walkman prototype gets IFA showing

    By 5 September 2011

    Sony showed off a Walkman Mobile Entertainment Player on its stand at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. It was quickly pointed out to us that this was a prototype, but we can see where Sony are headed with this one, and that’s straight up...

  • Samsung Galaxy S Plus review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Samsung Galaxy S Plus review

    By 30 August 2011

    The first Samsung Galaxy S handset caused quite a fuss for a number of reasons. Firstly, it was a remarkable device and one that people genuinely wanted to own. Secondly, though, was how much it looked like an iPhone, down to the home button and curved,...