Tag: Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich users will be stuck on Chrome’s 42nd release forever

If you’re an Android user running Ice Cream Sandwich, take note. Google has announced that it is “freezing” Chrome for Android 4.0. That’s a nice way of saying, “No more updates for you,” as the search giant’s blog post on the matter has confirmed that Chrome’s 42nd release will be the last for Ice Cream…

KitKat now running on one third of Android devices

Android 4.4 KitKat jumped to 33.9% of all devices as of December 1st, according to Google’s latest audit of the Play Store. A jump of just over 3%, it points to the fact that many OEMs are still pushing the penultimate version of Android as the latest, Lollipop, begins shipping on Nexus devices. Most of…

Android’s lead grows to 79% of all smartphones shipped in 2013

Android is still surging, growing to 79% of all shipped smartphones in 2013, but the dominance of Google’s mobile ambitions is slowing. According to Canalys, Android grew from 68% of all smartphones shipped in 2012 to 79% in 2013, while iOS dropped 5%, from 20% to 15%, in the same period. Windows Phone increased to…

Gartner predicts Android will pass a billion users across all devices in 2014

Google recently announced that they’ve activated over one billion Android devices since launching the platform in 2008. The latest report by research firm Gartner confirms it, saying “Android continues to be the OS of choice.” According to the firm, Android is on pace to eclipse that number and hit the 1.1 billion active user mark…

Videotron, Rogers and TELUS launch the Samsung Galaxy Gear

The Samsung Galaxy Gear is a “companion” device and is currently available in Canada across major big box retailers. In an interesting move, Quebec-based regional carrier Videotron has added this smartwatch to its lineup today. The price is the same at $329.95, but if you’re purchasing the Note 3, or anyone of the future compatible…

52.1% of all active Android devices run Jelly Bean

According to Google’s monthly Android OS distribution chart — which tracks devices that actively visit Google Play Store — Jelly Bean (OS 4.1 to 4.3) now makes up for 52.1%of all devices, up from 48.6% last month. Every other OS dropped in usage, most notedly Gingerbread by 2.2% to run on 26.3% of Android device…

Nearly half of all Android devices run Jelly Bean

It’s taken seemingly forever, but Jelly Bean is now on nearly 50% of active Android devices — 48.6% to be exact — as of October 2nd, 2013. The stats, which are released each month, indicate that Jelly Bean’s slow-and-steady march to the top has not exactly fixed Android’s fragmentation problem, but has allowed developers to…

Android has 43% of the smartphone market share in Canada: comScore

Stats on Canadian wireless market share are hard to come by. The CRTC and the CWTA each publish reports, but third-party representation is always good. Research firm comScore has come out with some new figures, though they’re reporting from results obtained in June 2013. However, taking into account how quickly the market changes there might…

WIND Mobile releases the Samsung Galaxy Ace II e

For $259 you could have yourself the Samsung Galaxy Ace II e on WIND Mobile. For an entry-level Android the specs are decent: runs OS 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1GHz dual-core processor, 3.8-inch display (480 x 800), 16GB internal storage, 2600mAh battery 5MP camera and captures 720p HD videos… basically a GS3 mini. Check it…

Samsung announces a few new Galaxy S4 colours, nothing specific for Canada yet

Samsung’s Galaxy S4 surpassed 10 million in “global channel sales” earlier this week. This milestone made it the fastest selling Android in history, which Samsung claims is selling at a rate of four units per second. The GS4 is available on every Canadian carrier – Rogers, Bell, TELUS, Fido, Virgin, Koodo, WIND, Mobilicity, Videotron, SaskTel,…

WIND and Mobilicity confirm May 3rd availability for the Galaxy S4

The Big 3 carriers and their sub-brands all announced plans earlier this week to release the Samsung Galaxy S4 on May 3rd. For those who decided to pre-order you’re looking at scoring this 5-inch Jelly Bean a bit early on May 27th. In speaking with Samsung Canada they said that all carrier would have in-store…

Subway Surfers coming soon to Windows Phone

Denmark-based Kiloo Games are the creators of Subway Surfers. This run and jump game is way more addictive than Temple Run and is currently free (supported by ads) on iOS and Android. Subway Surfers has seen millions of downloads and it seems the company is prepping to release the game for those rocking a Windows…