Sony Releases ICS Update for Xperia PLAY


Although it’s in Beta, it’s good to see manufacturers rolling out the latest version of Android for handsets. Sony is soliciting feedback from those willing to try the Beta. The download page is here: Download Source: Phandroid Did you like this? Share it: Read More

“Smoked by Windows” Cheating by Microsoft? (U): Microsoft Pays Up

Courtesy: Skattertech

Electronista is reporting that Microsoft’s “Smoked by Windows Phone” got pwned by a Galaxy Nexus, and they refused to pay up (an HP Ultrabook) when a Galaxy Nexus user smoked Windows Phone at a Microsoft store. It’s being reported on Reddit that the Wifi network at the Microsoft stores is set up in such a way that it throttles non-Windows Phone smartphones,... Read More

Android 5.0 “Jelly Bean” Said to Launch Q3 2012


Digitimes is reporting today that the next version of Android OS (5.0 Jelly Bean) will launch at the end of the year. As per usual, the site doesn’t link to a source, so take it with a grain of salt. However, Google is known for very fast updates that such that fragmentation can occur and adoption of of the new OS is slow. Digitimes does state that adoption of Andriod 4.0... Read More

Android an Utter Failure?


Jay Yarow has an interesting piece over at Business Insider, where he opines why the iPad has dominated the tablet market thus far. Definitely peruse the Comments section of the page-very interesting… Source: Business Insider Did you like this? Share it: Read More

Google Apps Crash Twice as Much as Others on ICS


ZDNet’s James Kendrick claims anecdotally that the apps created by Google crash twice as much as other apps on its new OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. “The worst offender is the Gmail app, a great email app in every way except it crashes all the time. Sometimes it crashes when updating the inbox, other times when composing an email. It runs fine and then the app just disappears,... Read More

AaM Claims Low Cost Nexus Tablet

AAM Nexus Tablet

Android and Me is claiming to have gotten wind of a low cost Nexus tablet. It would appear that perhaps Google is ceding the premium tablet market to the iPad, and would appear to be aiming for the Kindle Fire. If true, Google may just be starting small to put in place the manufacturing, distribution, and support before going big. Via Android and Me Did you like this? Share it: Read More