Android in October now 77pc Android 2, still lags
Over three quarters of all Android devices are now using at least 2.1 or 2.2, Google's latest version updated showed. As of the end of October, exactly 77 percent were using one of the two versions. Both 1.5 and 1.6 are still on a gentle decline but are now less than a quarter combined.
Next Android may not have fixed hardware spec
A clarification of possible Android 3.0 info suggests Google may not be enforcing as strict a hardware and software split as thought. Following claims by Google's Android Open Source lead Dan Morrill that the info was made up, Eldar Murtazin has explained that the 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and 3.5-inch display are simply recommended, rather than necessary. Separately, Unwired View also corrected its translation and said Android 2.1 and 2.2 were just more likely to be used for lower-end phones than before.
Google branded phone on campus in weeks?
A new rumor this morning supports renewed talk of a Google-branded phone launching in the near future. The company's Mountain View headquarters should reportedly receive large numbers of prototypes in a matter of weeks ahead of its actual release. Moreover, it may also run "Flan," the next major iteration of Android beyond 2.0, also known as "Eclair."