Android 2.3 Gingerbread is effectively dead, as Google ends support

Google has effectively ended support for Android 2.3 Gingerbread by releasing libraries that no longer support it. Apps will continue to work on Gingerbread devices, but may not receive updates.
Smart Home

This app turns your “useless” old Android phone or tablet into a baby monitor

Got an old Android phone or tablet lying around? Dormi will turn it into an effective baby monitor for just $7. Read on to learn more about Dormi and how it works here.

BBM now works on Android phones running Gingerbread

Last month BlackBerry said it'd soon launch BBM for Android phones running Gingerbread and on Tuesday it made good on its promise. With more than 20 percent of the world's Android phones still running v. 2.3, the app's user base could…
Social Media

Vine users will get vanity URLs starting on December 20

Ideal for anyone that loves uploading short videos to the Vine service, Twitter will be launching support for Vine vanity URLs starting on Friday for verified users and the following Monday for everyone else.

Trapped in the past: How slow adoption rates hurt Android

New figures from Google's own data show uptake of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is shockingly slow. Is this Android's Achilles' Heel, or do real people not care one way or another what version of Android they use?

At just $20, Sprint’s ZTE Fury should calm you down

Sprint has added a new budget Android phone to its line-up. Called the ZTE Fury, it's an Android Gingerbread phone with a 1Ghz processor and 3.5-inch screen.

Motorola Droid 4 Confirmed for February 10 with Verizon

Verizon has finally confirmed when the Motorola Droid 4 will launch. The 4G LTE QWERTY slider will be yours to buy on February 10 for $199.

Motorola launches mid-range Motoluxe and Defy Mini Android phones

Motorola has announced two new Google Android phones, the Motoluxe and Defy Mini, bolstering its mid-range line-up. The pair are expected to launch in February.

Samsung says no to Galaxy S/Galaxy Tab Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade

Samsung has decided not to pursue adapting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Galaxy S or Galaxy Tab, saying they're optimized for the previous version of the software, 2.3 Gingerbread.

Samsung’s new Galaxy Ace Plus announced, looks very familiar

Samsung has given its popular Galaxy Ace an update, releasing the Galaxy Ace Plus. Features include a larger screen, more powerful processor and a very familiar design.

Samsung says TouchWiz keeps Galaxy S from Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung says there's no android 4.0 ice cream sandwich coming to the Galaxy, blames TouchWiz.

Cricket launches Huawei Mercury Android smartphone

Cricket announces the availability of the Huawei Mercury, an Android Gingerbread smartphone with a 1.4Ghz processor and a 4-inch screen. It was previously rumored to appear as the Huawei Glory.

Huawei Honor lands prize for first first Ice Cream Sandwich update

The Chinese manufacturer Huawei has become the first to release an Ice Cream Sandwich update, beating other manufacturers potentially by months. The update is for the M886 Honor, expected to be coming to Cricket Wireless as the Glory soon.

Rumor: The HTC Edge might be the world’s first Quad-core phone

Images and specs of an unannounced quad-core HTC Android phone have surfaced. The HTC Edge is rumored to house a quad-core 1.5GHz Nvidia 3 processor, and all of the other bells and whistles.

Philadelphia newspapers offer $99 tablet with Gingerbread to subscribers

Philadelphia residents will have access to a $99 tablet offer (complete with 2.3 Gingerbread) for subscribing to Philadelphia digital newspapers.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread finally gaining on 2.2 Froyo while Honeycomb stagnates

Google's latest developer data shows that Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is finally gaining ground on 2.2 (Froyo), but 3.0 (Honeycomb) is still lagging behind with less than a 1 percent share of devices.

HTC Sensation 4G, a dual-core Android, hits T-Mobile June 15 for $199

T-Mobile has announced that the HTC Sensation 4G, a new 1.2GHz dual-core Android Gingerbread phone will be available on June 15.

Samsung finally pushing Gingerbread to Galaxy S

The wait is...close to over. Samsung will finally begin rolling out the Gingerbread update to its Galaxy S phones.