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So just how popular is Android? - Android Authority


Tuesday 26th of February 2013 / androidauthority.com
As you would expect we are ardent Android fans here at Android Authority, but with good reason. Recent data compiled by website monitoring service Pingdom is showing that Android is used to power some 42% of all consumer compute devices. That isn’t 42% of all mobile phones, but 42% of all consumer level devices including media players, tablets, Smart TV systems and of course smartphones.Looking just at that stats gathered from smartphone web usage, a good indicator of how smartphones are being used, Android holds the top spot with 37%. Next is iOS with around 26%. Blackberry has under 5%, which is significantly down from its near 20% that it had in mid-2010. Operating systems like Symbian and Series 40 are also in decline meaning that at the moment it is just a two horse race between Android and iOS, but we knew that!China and the USA are the top Android markets, however in South Korea Android usage is at 90% while in Japan it is 64%. Only in the UK is Android slightly less popular with 47% of the market. However in all five countries (China, USA, UK, Japan and South Korea) And
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Ask AC: Is Android Linux?


Thursday 08th of November 2012 / androidcentral.com
While trawling through the Internet today I came across the Linux Foundation's page, and my eyes were pulled to their top story. Now this is nothing new, I often find plenty of great articles and news to read there, but this was different. This was a post that was about Android.It got me thinking (sometimes I do that) -- is Android Linux? The folks at the Linux Foundation seem to think so (and seem awfully happy about it), and I'm going to have to agree with them. Now before you purists come to West Virginia to beat some sense into me, I'm not saying that Android is unadulterated GNU Linux. Clearly it's not, there's far too many differences and psudeo-open source licensing at play to call it pure. But for all intents and purposes, it's close enough.Android now runs on top of a standard Linux kernel, and uses many of the same kernelspaceutilities and code that my desktop does. Essentially, that's what Linux is -- the heart of many different systems. Google, and the Android partners like Samsung, HTC, and CyanogenMod, then build things out to present the us
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Is Android ready to conquer the desktop?


Monday 06th of May 2013 / androidauthority.com
If you believe any of the rumors, then Android is coming to the desktop. Intel, a major player in the PC market has confirmed to Cnet its interest in bringing laptops running Android as the operating system. However, the question must be raised, is Android capable of being a desktop operating system?The PC is NOT deadNo matter how much people say it is, the PC is not dead, it’s just in an evolutionary stage of development. Those drumming up extinction propaganda always link us to dropping sales, but that was always going to happen as the market saturated. Sure the iPad and Android tablets may have accelerated the drop in sales, but it was always coming.People are still going to need a desktop PC, or at least a laptop, after all, physical keyboards are just better than onscreen keyboards, and a trackpad or mouse will always beat touchscreens when accuracy is a necessity. Maybe for some, a tablet or even a phone could replace a computer for their computing needs, but for a large percentage of people a computer will still be necessary. With that out of the way, we can move on to Andr
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good day BeBoo, heres one for you, my tablet which is android


Friday 10th of August 2012 / justanswer.com
good day BeBoo, here's one for you, my tablet which is android O/S. and my droid cell, I do not like how you have to use facebook on these O/S. Is there or can I set it up to use it like as if I were on a laptop or pc.. the android is too complex for me.. I can use it , just real slow...
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system - Is Android a 32-bit or 64-bit OS?


Friday 28th of December 2012 / android.stackexchange.com
The title is pretty much self-explanatory: is Android a 32- or 64- bit OS? I assume that it is one or another and not both, as that would force both 32- and 64-bit binaries to be hosted on Google Play. I know that this is a simple question, and that other people have been asking it, but for the life of me I have not been able to find an answer on the web, and there is certainly not one on this SE.
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Google is giving IOS full support, but what is Android getting in return from Apple?


Thursday 10th of November 2011 / droidforums.net
Google is giving Apple full support now. What is Android OS, getting in return from Apple in terms of support?
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Android Authority On Air - Episode 60 - Is Android a mess and SGS3 case giveaway - Android Authority


Saturday 20th of April 2013 / androidauthority.com
Is Android a mess? Microsoft’s Terry Myerson, VP of Windows Phone, said Android is a mess at Drive into Mobile earlier this week. On the show this week, we went back and forth debate style discussing Terry’s accusation. We compared iOS and Windows Phone. We discussed what roles carriers and OEMs play and ultimately what Google’s roles are in this “messy” situation.Moving on to hardware news, everyone is excited for Motorola and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 is comin’ to town. Here’s the Galaxy S4 availability:T-Mobile: 4/24/13, $150 + 24 $20 payments (630 vs 640 list)Sprint: 4/27/13, $250 (2yr) with $100 discount for people switching to SprintVerizon: confirmed for May, rumored 5/30/13 and 5/22/13, price unknownAT&T: 4/30/13, $200 (2yr), $450 (1yr)US Cellular: 5/14/13, $200 (2yr)Onto app news, we discussed the new MyGlass app and what goodies it revealed about an upcoming Google gaming center or gaming service. Chrome got updated as usual and a few other apps received much needed #HOLO.This week AOKP reached the 1 million downloads milestone. F
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Google is giving IOS full support, but what is Android getting in return from Apple?


Thursday 10th of November 2011 / droidforums.net
Google is giving Apple full support now. What is Android OS, getting in return from Apple in terms of support?
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Is Android based upon Linux?


Friday 23rd of October 2009 / android.stackexchange.com
Is Android based upon Linux?
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Why is Android so unstable?


Sunday 15th of May 2011 / androidforums.com
Can anyone explain to me why is Android so unstable as a platform?I have been using Motorola Milestone since September 2010. At first I thought the faults my phone has were the fault of Motorola, but when I googled a li'l in search of a replacement androphone I found that every phone I liked has similar problems. Then deduced, it is due to the instability problem in Android OS. I just do not understand why.Apart from that the OS is great, but I will be forced to switch OS & phone if I determin that the Android will not change for better. Thanks in advance to anyone who would like to aproach the problem from this point of view.
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