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.

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Lenovo's New Smart TV Already Has Ice Cream Sandwich

By Adrian Covert on at

Lenovo's Android-powered K91 is, in their words, a "Smart TV" that runs Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the OS. On top of running any Android 4.0-compatible app, Lenovo promises optimised apps, including 100 that are already preloaded. The only catch is that it's a China exclusive for now.

Asus Transformer Prime Review: The Android Tablet You've Been Waiting For

By Brent Rose on at

I suppose it's not a little ironic that what is easily the best Android tablet of the last year does not look a little bit like an iPad, but a lot like an iPad, and is being sued for trademark infringement—though not by Apple. If you want to be generous, you could say that Asus's Transformer Prime stands on the shoulders of giants. With spiked boots.

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Is HTC's Winning Streak Over?

By Jamie Condliffe on at

Since HTC properly burst on to the scene with its Android handsets a few years ago, the company has seen nothing but success, with its profits soaring year-on-year. It looks like those times are a'changing though.