Ice Cream Sandwich

Mobiles Republic

Mobile World Congress: Mobiles Republic plans to release Ice Cream Sandwich product

Collectively News Republic, APPY Geek and Glam Life logged over 100 million page views in January 2012. That should tell us something about our thirst for news, RSS, and blog content, not to mention the prospects for the mobile ad market.

Android News: HTC One X, Motorola Atrix 3, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean, Fragmentation (again)

As much as it pains me to say it, this is one case where they need to follow Apple's lead. Google needs to hold a once-yearly, blow-out-the-doors Android launch event.
Android 4 Tablet - Ice Cream Sandwich

Android 4 Tablet Alert: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 coming March

Based on paper, the Tab 2 is obviously not an Asus Transformer Prime, but it's extremely portable
Google Chrome

Hands-on Chrome for Android (verdict: fast, some bugs)

The app already has a 4.5 star rating on the Android Market, with over 1,000 downloads. Not exactly Angry Birds, but I expect once Google makes this available to more devices, it will quickly climb the charts.
Q4 2011 report from NPD

Google’s Android leads smartphone market with 48% share

Apple, however, continues to lead as the number one maker of handsets. The top five selling handsets in Q4 were the Apple iPhone 4S, Apple iPhone 4, Apple iPhone 3GS, Samsung GALAXY S II, and Samsung GALAXY S 4G.
Android Tablet News Apps

Get your Android news fix

After testing bucket loads of RSS, news aggregation, and social apps, I've narrrowed down my morning read to two Android apps.
Android smartphone roundup - February 2012

Android Smartphone Power Rankings: February 2012

Not an iPhone 4S in sight. Here's this month's top 10 Androids available on Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile.

Google’s open model helps boost Android share of tablet market

Take the Amazon Kindle Fire. Apple doesn't have an answer for the entry $199 tablet. For that matter, if you want a portable offering -- 7 inches is a popular size -- then you simply must go Android since the iPad is only available with a 9.7-inch display.

Android Fragmentation – What, Google Worry?

"Differentiation means that you have a choice and the people who are making the phones, they're going to compete on their view of innovation, and they're going to try and convince you that theirs is better than somebody else."

Android Upgrade Dilemma: OG Droid to Galaxy Nexus, Droid 4 or RAZR Maxx?

In absence of must-have Android kit out of CES I was again stuck: which smartphone would replace my OG Droid? Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Motorola Droid 4 or Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx?