Newest Android to help Huawei become a household name

If you live in the U.S. and aren’t familiar with the Huawei brand, prepare yourself to get acquainted. The huge China-based networking company also makes phones and its latest, the Vision with Android 2.3, is poised to arrive soon. Mid-tier components are cradled by high-end design.

AT&T preps Gingerbread update for 6 Android phones

Six of AT&T’s Google-powered handsets get a software upgrade to Gingerbread, the latest version of Android for smartphones. Starting Monday, the Motorola Atrix 4G gains Android 2.3.4, with HTC’s Inspire 4G to follow. This could help consumer fears of Android updates that never seem to arrive.

Android 2.3 for G2x coming soon (but you can get it now)

Got an LG G2x handset and looking for a new version of Android? LG has created Android 2.3.3 firmware for the smartphone, which hopefully addresses some performance glitches. The software will eventually be pushed over the air to phones, but you can get it now.

Google sees 500,000 Android devices activated everyday

Google is activating half a million Android devices a day, a major surge in just the last couple months, a sign of growing momentum for the platform. Google’s VP of mobile Andy Rubin says activations are growing 4.4 percent week over week.

New Sony Ericsson Android phones use TV technology

Sony Ericsson still wants to the be the top seller of Android phones globally, but will these two new Gingerbread handsets help? The Xperia Active and Ray do bring a few differentiating features, such as the Mobile Bravia Engine and a waterproof design for active consumers.