Android 4.x Finally Overtakes Android 2.3 Gingerbread

It seems that it wasn’t too long ago that Android 2.3 (and its subsequent variants) was the dominant Android operating system, but according to recent statistics (via Android Developers), Android 4.x has finally caught up. While Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still sitting at a whopping 44.2%, Android 4.x and its versions collectively represent 45.1% of active use, beating out Gingerbread 2.3 by a very narrow margin. Even better news is […]


Android 2.3 Gingerbread still on the majority of devices accessing the Google Play store, Android 4.0 ICS comes in second

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been out for nearly a year now but it seems that its predecessor, Gingerbread 2.3, is still the operating system dominating the Android scene, at least according to recent stats from the Google Play store. As you can see in the graph and table above, Gingerbread currently represents a whopping 60.6% of Android devices that have accessed the Google Play store, while Ice Cream […]


Dell Streak 5 receives official Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM

Dell might have stopped selling the Dell Streak 5 in the US, never mind the fact that this little puppy has been cleared for use at the Pentagon, but that does not mean the Texas-based computer manufacturer has stopped all forms of support for the Streak 5. In fact, Dell has just rolled out the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM for said device. If you are one of the few […]


Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread headed to Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket

If you happen to be one of the bunch of folks who picked up the spanking new Samsung Galaxy S2 Skyrocket from AT&T, then you would do well to quickly make a check on whether there is a new software update available or not. It does seem as though that Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread has been made available only to Skyrocket owners at the moment, and it remains to be seen […]


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LG Optimus 3D receives enhanced Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

At long last, the enhanced Android 2.3 Gingerbread upgrade for the LG Optimus 3D has just been released, and as with any other software update, this one will come with its fair share of new and improved features – including enhanced network speed, an overall better 3D experience as well as improved multimedia functions. Apart from standard Google enhancements with this update, LG themselves have also thrown in their own […]


Samsung Epic 4G receives Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

You know, I would have thought that a handset with the word “Epic” inside would definitely be of, obviously, epic proportions in terms of hardware and software specifications. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint that has been limping around in Android 2.2 Froyo for the longest time already. Nice to know that Sprint has just announced the availability of the Android 2.3 Gingerbread […]


Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now the dominant Android version

We’ve seen the Android operating system go through a number of delicious iterations, and here are the official statistics concerning Android 2.3 Gingerbread – it is now officially the most dominant Android version in the market, eclipsing its predecessor, Froyo (version 2.2), for the first time. Arriving at this stage certainly took some time – which was nearly one year after Gingerbread was released alongside the spanking new Google Nexus […]


LG Optimus 2X finally gets the Gingerbread update

We recently reported that LG would be rolling out the Gingerbread update to the LG Optimus 2X and according to reports online it looks like the update has started to arrive. So for those of you living in Europe or you purchased the international/unlocked version of this phone – start looking out for the notification to update on your phone. That’s assuming you haven’t already flashed a custom ROM for […]


LG Optimus 2X to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread update after all

Nice to hear that LG has stepped forward to clarify a potentially image damaging situation by calming owners of the LG Optimus 2X that they will definitely be receiving the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update tomorrow – for unlocked models that see action in Europe. This will of course, be a pre-cursor to what could very well be the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Apart from that, those who rock […]


Sony Ericsson to roll out Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread updates for Xperia devices globally

If you’re the owner of a Sony Ericsson Xperia device we’ve got some good news for you. Sony Ericsson has just announced on its official blog that the Android 2.3.4 update that it released last month in the Nordic Countries is now available to the rest of the world. The Gingerbread update introduces a lot of new features to the phone, so it’s definitely not something you want to miss […]


Sharp Galapagos 003SH gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread update

While the whole world stood still for a moment to have their expectations deflated with the announcement of the iPhone 4S, Sharp has quietly announced the Android 2.3 Gingerbread software update for those who own the Galapagos 003SH smartphone in Japan – obviously, those residing in the Land of the Rising Sun might find this bit of news to be of interest, since Softbank Mobile, the provider for the Android-powered […]


Samsung Galaxy S2 gets Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread ROM leaked

SAM Firmware alongside some of those who were involved in the DarkyROM have stepped forward with a rather interesting titbit of news – we’re talking about a leaked version of Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread that sports a build date of September 15th, and this particular ROM is meant for the Samsung Galaxy S2. Interestingly enough, most of the Galaxy S2 units out there, if not all, still run on Android 2.3.3 […]


Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread brings HD video recording to Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY

Prior to today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY had plenty of potential – but it was somewhat limited due to the lack of a decent software update. All of that is set to change now, with the latest Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread firmware update being announced for the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY, where it will also deliver 720p HD video recording capability with continuous autofocus for that added zest in your […]


TouchDroid team shows TouchPad on Android 2.3.5 with multitouch

Remember the TouchDroid project that kicked off shortly after HP announced that they will no longer continue support for the webOS platform? Well, shortly after that, a group of developers known as TouchDroid decided to port over the Android operating system to the HP TouchPad, and now we have a video of Android 2.3.5 running on a TouchPad – complete with multitouch capability to boot! The current firmware hacks receive […]