Ice Cream Sandwich's uptake is looking sluggish, with just 1.6 per cent of devices running the latest version of Android.
Android OS, app and device news
The Fragment interface library can be added to software to ease compatibility issues for apps running on Android 1.6 and later.
The Maylong M-150 tablet delivers Android 1.6 on a 7-inch screen for around $130. Unfortunately, it's a bad deal, no matter how you slice it.
Handsets running Android 1.6 and above will soon be seeing a redesigned Market.
An update to the Android Market, on all devices running Android 1.6 or higher, will bring an interface overhaul and significantly cut app refund times.
CNET's Donald Bell takes a hands-on look at the new dual-screen Android tablet/e-reader from Entourage, the Pocket eDGe. The design features a 6-inch Wacom e-ink display, attached to a 7-inch color LCD running a custom version Google's Android 1.6 OS.
ViewSonic announces a 7-inch and 10-inch Android tablet under their ViewPad brand. The 7-inch model is due out in November, running Android 2.2, awhile the dual-boot ViewPad 10 will make its way out early 2011, running Android 1.6 and Windows 7.
Sony Ericsson's new Xperia X8, a cut-down version of its popular X10 smart phone, is now available. But it's on the incredibly old Android 1.6 OS.
Wolfram Alpha is now available on Android-based devices. The app allows users to have the same site functionality on Android devices running OS version 1.6 or higher.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 has some good things going for it, but running Android 1.6 isn't one of them. However, it looks like an OS update is coming soon.