BBM for Android Gingerbread now available

BBM for Android Gingerbread

BlackBerry first announced that it would offer a version of its BBM app for devices still running Android Gingerbread back in January. The company announced yesterday that this “special release” is now available for download through Google Play. This means that Android Gingerbread users can start to enjoy the immediacy, privacy and control of BBM to chat and share with […]

Jelly Bean now on 54.5% of Android devices with KitKat staking out 1.1%

Android version distribution - December 2013

The latest installment of the Android Platform Versions report is out. As usual, it tracks the devices that accessed the Google Play Store in the prior 7 days and provides a summary of the Android versions seen over the previous seven days. Designed to help developers decide which versions to support in their apps, it also continues to give us […]

Android Jelly Bean finally on more devices than Gingerbread

Android version distribution

Google has just updated its Android Platform Versions Dashboard and, lo and behold, Android Jelly Bean can finally be found on more devices than Gingerbread. Android 4.1.x and 4.2.x now make up 37.9 percent of all Android devices that visited the Google Play Store during the 14-day period that ended today. Gingerbread (Android 2.3.x) still accounts for 34.1 percent of […]

Google Android Jelly Bean adoption continues to inch up

Google has once again updated its “Platform Versions” report showing the distribution of various Android versions across devices that have accessed Google Play within a 14-day period. Jelly Bean (including both 4.1 and 4.2) continues to inch up (about 3% over the last month) with version 4.1 accounting for the lion share of the increase. At the same time, the […]

Android 2.3.4 upgrade now available for TELUS Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G

TELUS had promised an Android 2.3 upgrade for its version of the Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate 4G when it launched earlier this year. Samsung and TELUS have now made good on this promise and an Android 2.3.4 (Build number: GINGERBREAD.PTLKH2) upgrade is now available. The update must be done using Samsung’s Kies software. Read more about this story

CyanogenMod making progress on Android port for HP TouchPad

Having scored myself an HP TouchPad, I am now watching CyanogenMod’s progress on porting Android Gingerbread to the HP TouchPad more closely than before. Their latest update indicates that several new features are now supported or actively being worked on. Wi-Fi, Android Market access and the accelerometer now are now working while the team continues to make progress on sound […]

Sony Ericsson Canada releases Xperia X10 Android 2.3 upgrade

A day after promising it would release it next week, Sony Ericsson Canada today announced via Facebook and Twitter that the Android 2.3 upgrade for the Xperia X10 is now available: Great news – The #Android 2.3 upgrade for the #Xperia #X10 is ready to go. Update now via PC Companion. As the tweet indicates, you will need the Sony […]