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18.6% of Android devices run OS 2.3 Gingerbread

Google has once again updated the charts that show the percentage of the different Android OS versions. Android 2.2 Froyo is still the OS that’s running on most Android devices at 59.4%, but that dipped by almost 5% from last month. As for Gingerbread (OS 2.3+), this desired OS is catching up fast and now

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 upgrade to OS 3.1 starts rolling out to Canadians

The Acer Iconica 10-inch tablet (A500) launched last month with Android OS 3.0 Honeycomb but like other countries, Canadians are reporting that an upgrade to OS 3.1 has started to roll out. This update brings better battery life, resizable widgets, improved multitasking, increased responsiveness and an increase in overall performance. If you have not yet

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Video: Rogers goes live with LTE in Ottawa

Rogers said they’ll be the first in Canada to deploy Long Term Evolution (LTE) and it looks like it might be true. Ottawa will be first to lit up with LTE this summer and calling it “Beyond4G”. Other cities to follow this by the end of this year will be Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, but

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Virgin Mobile LG Rumour Plus available today, $129.99 no-term

The other day LG Rumour Plus stock started to arrive at Virgin Mobile locations. A decent QWERTY slider for those looking for a low cost texting device. We were informed that the price was $150 outright, but those Virgin Angels have come through once again and lowered the cost to $129.99 no-term. You could also

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Samsung Galaxy 550 released by SaskTel

This isn’t the Galaxy that most people are craving in Canada, but SaskTel has released the Samsung Galaxy 550. This runs Android OS. 2.1, has as a 2.8-inch display and will run you $249.99 outright. There are other plans available such as the 3-year for $29.99, but think about it first… for an extra 50

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Mobilicity rolls out new referral program

Mobilicity, like all carriers, is looking to bring on more subscribers. We know that they brought in “thousands of the new customers” a couple weeks back with the “National Break Your Wireless Contract Day”. Now to hopefully keep the momentum going a new referral program has been created. Depending on the monthly plan your referral

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Virgin HTC Wildfire S goes up for sale at Future Shop

Even though Virgin is poised to release the affordable HTC Wildfire S tomorrow, Future Shop has put this up for sale early. This Android 2.3 powered device is tiny at 101.3 x 59.4 x 12.4 mm and light (105 grams), comes with a a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 5 megapixel camera and Wi-Fi… as expected this

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