Android OS is known as the one of the famous and the fastest growing operating system. Google has revealed some new fresh details about Android OS. The new Android fragmentation details shows that 55% devices are now running on Android 2.1. The main reason of this rapid growth is Droid X, EVO 4G, Samsung Galaxy S, and Motorola Droid. Only 3.3% devices are running on Android 2.2, and at the moment only Nexus One is running Android 2.2.
Still more than 40% devices are running Android 1.5 and 1.6, which contains devices like Motorola Cliq, Xperia X10, Xperia X10 Mini etc. I hope that latest Android build for these devices will be out soon, and then in next fragmentation chart, we will see only few devices running on Android 1.5 and 1.6.
New Android version is rumored to be out in Q4, which is known as Gingerbread or Android 2.3, then we will see some good, latest, and more devices running it.
Have a look on the graph after the break:
Here is a good news for iPhone 2G users. Now you can install Android OS in your iPhone 2G by following a simple tutorial, which was recently posted by the guys at Android A Lot.
Here is a good news for iPhone 2G users. Now you can install Android OS in your iPhone 2G by following a simple tutorial, which was recently posted by the guys at Android A Lot. You can install Android 1.6 on your iPhone 2G from Mac, Windows as well as from Linux. To learn more, check out the video below.
Continue reading “Install Android On iPhone 2G”
Dell recently announced that it will soon launch its first Android based handset, Dell Aero on the airwaves of AT&T. This handset run on Android 1.6 operating system. This device was first unveiled at CES 2010 in January and it was earlier known as Dell 3. The complete specs of this device is not available yet.
Continue reading “Dell Announced Its First Android Based Handset Aero”
Google has launched a new Android Application called Goggles, which lets you click a photo about a particular thing/place and then get more information about the contents of the photo. Continue reading “Google Goggles: Now Search for Things by Clicking Photos of it”
The Android Team has just released its SDK for Android 1.6 codenamed “The Donut”.
So whats new in the “The Donut“:
- It now has support for both CDMA as well as GSM.
- It now supports more screen resolutions, which in return will allow Android apps to work on more devices.
- The new APIs include a gestures framework and text-to-speech engine.
- Donut now provides access to the new and improved Android Market.
- It now provides a Quick Search Box for Donut Users, which allows searching directly from the home screen with suggested results while a person is typing.
Devices with Android 1.6 running are expected to be out as early as October ’09. Apps developed for older versions of Android will continue to run on Android 1.6. However do test your existing apps on the Android 1.6 SDK to make sure they run as expected.
Android Team also added that over the next several weeks, they will publish a series of blog posts to help the developers get ready for the new developer technologies in Android 1.6. The topics on which posts will be covered are:
- How to adapt your applications to support different screen sizes
- Integrating with Quick Search Box
- Building gestures into your apps and
- Using the text-to-speech engine.
Download Android 1.6 SDK
In the meantime you can also check the official video of Android 1.6 along with its new features below: