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Google releases Android 4.1.2 update

Google is releasing a minor update to Android. The latest build is Android 4.1.2, and Google’s Jean-Baptiste Queru describes the new software as a “minor update” to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The update may also let you use the home screen in landscape orientation on 7 inch tablets such as the Google Nexus 7. The […]

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Intel demos Lenovo tablet with Medfield CPU, Android 4.0 – video

Intel is showing off a tablet prototype with a 1.5 GHz Intel Atom Medfield processor and Android 4.0 operating system.. The tablet is a pre-production unit from Lenovo called the IdeaTab S2110 and to be honest, it looks nearly identical to any of the dozens of 10 inch Android tablets we’ve seen over the past […]

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ported to x86 chips

About two weeks after Google released the source code for Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich the folks at the Android-x86 project have released the first build for x86 chips. That’s pretty impressive, considering Google has only released the source for devices with ARM-based processors such as the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Google is reportedly […]

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There are about 6 million Android tablets in the wild

Android smartphones are outselling iPhones these days (although no single Android phone is selling better than the iPhone). But when it comes to tablets, the Apple iPad is still the undisputed champ. More iPads have been sold than all the tablets running Android Honeycomb software put together. But the numbers aren’t as bad as some may […]

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Now you can install Honeycomb on the HTC Flyer (but maybe you shouldn’t yet)

HTC hasn’t officially released a software update for the HTC Flyer 7 inch tablet that will let you run Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb yet. But a few days ago Paul O’Brien posted a leaked Honeycomb ROM designed to run on the tablet. It took a few days, but xda-developers forum member Globatron managed to get […]