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Android’s next big update may be entirely contextual (in 2015)

Android’s next big update may be entirely contextual (in 2015)

This week there's been word from Google - in a round-about way - that a new contextual OS will be coming our way by 2015. Based on the wording delivered in the tip, this could easily be another push for Android - and based on how infrequent the updates to Android have been over the past year or two, it's not unrealistic that it would be delivered by the suggested 2015.

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Android Fragmentation visualized by OpenSignal: Jelly Bean in the lead

Android Fragmentation visualized by OpenSignal: Jelly Bean in the lead

It's time again to have a peek at how fragmented the world of Google's mobile operating system Android is - and to see how one app can take a stab at bringing a real survey sample to the public in turn. What the developers behind OpenSignal have done is to analyze the Android device market using the data they've collected from users downloading their app. What this amounts to in short is 8 versions of Android still in use today, 37.9% of Android users using some form of Jelly Bean, and 11,868 distinct Android devices "seen" this year alone.

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SelfLoops brings ANT+ to all Android devices

SelfLoops brings ANT+ to all Android devices

If you're a fitness nut and/or enjoy knowing bits and pieces of information about the environment around you using smart sensors, SelfLoops may very well have made an accessory you're all about. This SelfLoops ANT+ accessory (as it's so humbly titled) brings about connectivity to fitness and health sensors that use the ANT+ protocol - every single one of them. Then while you're at it, this accessory charges your Android device up on-the-go.

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iOS fragmentation pie chart follows in Android’s footsteps

iOS fragmentation pie chart follows in Android’s footsteps

We're no stranger to Android's iconic pie chart that shows the percentage of what OS version is currently out there in the world. As expected, Android has a lot of versions that are scattered around, with Jelly Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Gingerbread being the top three that are in use, with older versions like Honeycomb, Froyo, and Eclair still out there on some devices. Apple is now taking a page out that back and is demonstrating their own iOS pie chart to show which iOS versions are roaming around.

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New Android stats show Jelly Bean continues to grow

New Android stats show Jelly Bean continues to grow

Google has offered up the latest statistics on the Android market overall. The statistics look at the percentage of the Android market that is held by different versions of the operating system. While many Android handset makers are slow to upgrade consumer devices to newer versions of the operating system, the statistics show that Jelly Bean continues to grow.

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ACLU asks feds to investigate major carriers over infrequent Android updates

ACLU asks feds to investigate major carriers over infrequent Android updates

The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU, has filed a request for investigation and complaint for injunctive relief against the 4 major carriers in the United States. In the 16-page document submitted, it complained that the Android phones these carriers sell will rarely, if ever, receive any major updates. While many of us are just annoyed that we don't get the latest Android updates, the ACLU's main issue with the infrequent updates is that non-updated devices are more prone to hacks and malware.

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How Facebook fixed its Gingerbread Dalvik problem

How Facebook fixed its Gingerbread Dalvik problem

Facebook developers had faced many challenges when developing their app for older platforms like Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. When Facebook completely revamped its app last year to provide a better user experience, they discovered that the app did not play well with older Android devices. They discovered that the problem had to do with a program called "dexopt" which determines a fixed-size buffer called "LinearAlloc" of apps installed on a specific device. While the buffer size is 8 or 16 MB in size for newer Android versions like Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, its only 5 MB in the older versions.

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BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

BlackBerry 10 Android Jelly Bean integration confirmed

This week the development team at BlackBerry working with the new mobile OS BlackBerry 10 have confirmed that they'll be updating Android app integration from version 2.3 Gingerbread all the way up to 4.1 Jelly Bean. This Runtime for Android toolset takes what we know about Android app integration in BlackBerry 10 and moves it forward to apps being developed for the newest Android systems rather than Android 2.3 Gingerbread. This Gingerbread version of Android is, if you did not know, a version of Google mobile OS over 2 generations old - it's high time!

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iriver launches the ULALA budget Android smartphone

iriver launches the ULALA budget Android smartphone

iriver, perhaps most popular for its portable music players, has launched its ULALA 1-K1 handset in South Korea. This Android smartphone has entirely low-end specs across the board with a price point to match, with the device costing approximately $95 USD. The Korean company may launch the handset outside of Korea depending on what response it gets domestically.

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Blockbuster launches new Android app

Blockbuster launches new Android app

Blockbuster was once the largest movie rental company in the country. The company has seen its popularity decline significantly in recent years as more and more people move to streaming movie rentals and mail-order services from Netflix and others. Blockbuster has closed many of its locations around the country, but there are still some Blockbuster movie rental stores around and the company also runs a mail-order rental service.

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