Bought by Google back in 2005, the open-source operating system was brought to life in 2008 on the T-Mobile G1 smartphone. Since then, Google’s platform has been seen on mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TVs, smartwatches, and even household goods such as fridges and washing machines. It has been the most popular mobile OS since May 2012, with over one billion Android devices having been activated by September 2013. Check out this hub for all Android news, reviews and features.
The Motorola Xoom 2 should cost around £350 and land before Christmas, if a leaked flyer from Carphone Warehouse in Ireland can be believed. The advert, sent to Engadget, details it as an Android 3.2, 8.2-inch tablet with 16GB of storage. [Engadget]
You know the one thing missing from your morning commute? Karaoke. Obviously. With the Red Karaoke App, you'll be able to share your awesome renditions of Mariah Carey classics with everybody on the bus.
Android users -- Sky does love you. It's just way-late to the mean-green-machine party. Sky Go is reportedly launching 'in the coming months', after being a big hit on iOS and the desktop, with 1.6 million Brits taking advantage of the streaming service. [TechRadar]
Archos used to be known for large capacity tablet-style media players. Now its making Android tablets and the media-centric 10.1-inch G9 is one of its latest. It's a media power-house, but is it a bit of a one-trick pony?
The best thing about Asus' Zenbook line of laptops, as discovered in our review? That gorgeous brushed aluminium and sleek, sleek lines. Asus obviously knows a good thing when it sees it, as leaked photos of the EeePad Transformer 2 show a real departure from the first model.
If you think the mobile phone explosion of recent years has somehow been kept at bay by prison walls, you would be greatly mistaken. Technology, like water, permeates every crack. Today on Lockdown, we're talking phones in jail.
Google's antiquated (in smartphone years) Nexus S phone, which launched at the very end of 2010, will receive an update to the new Ice Cream Sandwich version of the mobile OS, with Google promising it'll arrive "within weeks".
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) has been the talk of Android town, and rightfully so: it looks like the most promising version yet. But considering it doesn't require any physical buttons, how will your phone work once it's upgraded?
You see that photo right above these words? That's a bloody ice cream sandwich. You know what's on the next generation of Android phones? An operating system. Android 4.0 to be specific. I defy you to eat it.
This was hinted at when HTC announced its HTC Rhyme and we saw Dropbox as a pre-loaded app, now HTC has confirmed it. Future buyers of HTC Android phones get a useful 5GB of free Dropbox storage space.
The long-awaited Android app player for BlackBerry has been demonstrated by a developer, giving PlayBook owners a future reason to stay loyal. It's Android, in a little window, courtesy of RIM's BBX 2.0 OS. [MacBerry via BGR]