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Review: Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean for Tablets – What happened to Project Butter?

Google is continuing its rapid update philosophy with Android 4.2.1, which was released alongside the Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 recently. This is not a big update by any means but there are still some very interesting new features. And…

Review: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Tablets (Nexus 7)

Not much time ago Google made a major Android revamp with the Ice Cream Sandwich update. User experience was the primary focus, and they succeeded in creating the most coherent and modern looking Android version up to that point. With…

Review: Android 4.0.3 ICS for Tablets (Eee Pad Transformer TF101)

ASUS is one of the manufacturers that doesn’t change the original Android look too much with a skin like HTC Sense or Samsungs Touchwiz. This is not only good news for anybody preferring the pure Google look, but also helps…

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Review: Kindle Fire – How usable is it outside of the US?

Having used the Kindle Fire for some months now it’s time to evaluate how much sense it makes to get the latest Amazon tablet as a non-US customer. Since the major selling point of the Kindle Fire isn’t only the…

Review: Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S

When the Nexus S got released alongside Android 2.3 Gingerbread there was a delay of about 2 months until Nexus One owners got their update. Many people were disappointed since the Nexus One was supposed to get updates very quick….

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Review: Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) for Nexus One

What an coincidence. Just a few days ago i wrote an article about Android fragmentation and how many Nexus One customers were unhappy with the way Google handled the Gingerbread rollout. It was more than one month ago when Google…

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10 misconceptions about Android fragmentation

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona just closed it’s doors, and while there weren’t any big surprises, we got to see quite a large number of new Android devices. Looking into the technical specs of those phones makes one of…

Review: Android 2.2 (FroYo) for Nexus One

Not much time ago i bought an HTC Desire and I was very happy with it, except for the AMOLED display which i don’t really like. But despite the great overall experience with the HTC Desire, i couldn’t shake off…

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Review: Motorola Milestone (Droid) Android 2.0

Many Android smartphone owners are still eagerly awaiting their Android 2.0 updates, and for some carriers it’s uncertain if there will be ever any Android 2.0 update at all. So at the moment there are only two options to get…