Back in January, Android 4.0 made up for all of 0.6% of the world Android market share. As of February 2, it has jumped up to a full 1% as a handful of tablets received updates from Honeycomb. Gingerbread as expected, remained king, growing another few percentage points thanks to updates on a number of phones.
Overall though, the pie looks almost identical to that of the previous month. While manufacturers work hard on updating their phones to ICS in the coming months, it likely won’t change much for a while.
Via: Android Developers
Wow, look at Samsung go. Just yesterday the DROID Charge started to receive Gingerbread (Android 2.3), and now today, the Fascinate is getting some love. It’s build EH03, the same one we were told would be the final build by a source a few weeks back. Click the image above for the full view on the changelog.
One of our readers has reportedly received the update already.
Are you a DROID Charge owner? Then today is your lucky day. The Gingerbread update that we brought word on last week, is now available to the masses. Simply head into Settings>About phone and check to make sure that it is available. There are a bunch of fixes and enhancements tied to this update – you can find the full changelog here.
And that puts all of Verizon’s LTE devices on Android 2.3. +1
Verizon just pinged us to confirm that the Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for the DROID Charge will become available on November 29. Full change log can be found here.
With Gingerbread source for the DROID Charge getting released this morning, it was only a matter of time before the official changelog was posted. We told you we would keep an eye on it, and sure enough, it’s live right now.
If you are new to Android 2.3, just know that this will improve the performance of your device immensely. You won’t find a ton of new features, but the overall stability and speed increases will be instantly noticeable. If you have been frustrated over the last couple of months, get ready to love your phone again.
The update is 119MB in size and will leave your phone at build EP4. No word on when it will be released, but rumors floating about are suggesting that November 29 is the day.
Full changelog after the break. (more…)
The DROID Charge and Samsung Fascinate are essentially Verizon’s last two phones that should be running Gingerbread (Android 2.3) yet for whatever reason, are not. It’s no secret at this point that Sammie is one of the worst when it comes to updating their phones, but there may be light at the end of this tunnel. Source for the Charge’s GB update has been posted as build EP4D, which is a pretty good sign that we could see it roll out any day.
We have looked in all of the usual places for support docs and came up empty. A rumor floating around VZW’s forum suggests that the update may roll out as early as November 29 though. We’ll continue to monitor it all.
And if you were interested in grabbing the source, hit up this link and search for “SCH-I510.”
We are watching mobile phones that run Android get smaller, all while trying to stay as fast as possible with the latest technology. I think we have found the smallest piece of hardware that runs Android ever; it has a 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, Bluetooth, WiFi, HDMI out and a microSD card slot. And it all fits within a thumb drive.
Meet codename ‘Cotton Candy.’ Why the delicious name? The thumb drive only weighs 21 grams, the same weight as the candy. FXI developers are the brains behind this awesome piece of hardware that allows for “Any Screen Computing.” When plugged into a PC or a Mac the system recognizes it as a thumb drive, and then you can launch the software from there that allows you to run full Android 2.3 Gingerbread from the stick. But the cool does not stop there. (more…)
The screenshot we have included above popped into our inbox this morning from one of our good friends in the industry. As you can see, it’s Gingerbread (Android 2.3.5) for the Samsung Fascinate on Verizon. According to our trusted source, Big Red has finally started “field testing” the software which is a good sign that Fascinate owners may actually see it at some point in the near future. The build number is EH03. My guess, you will see a leak of this build any day now from one of the various Samsung devs in the community.
And of course keep in mind that this build could fail and we could get EH04 or something else. As of now, this is in testing.
Now, if only we could see something for the DROID Charge.
“ZOMG, it’s just a build.prop edit!”