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BlackBerry PlayBook confirmed to support Android apps?

02/11/2011, When it comes to purchasing a new tablet device, the issue of what apps it supports always crops up and there was previously a rumor that RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would be able to support Android apps. It was said to be done by using...

Google Android 2.3.3 receives NFC support with tweak

02/10/2011, Google might soon make big strides with its Android 2.3.3 operating system since a recent tweak throws in support for Near Field Communications (NFC). Currently, its Nexus S smartphone that is manufactured by Samsung comes with limited read only support,...

Sonos Controller for Android gets official

02/10/2011, It has finally happened – the Sonos Controller for Android is now official, and boy has it taken its own sweet time to hit the market nearly a year in development. This free Wi-Fi music remote will enable Sonos owners control over their entire home...

Android smartphone sales hit the jackpot with 888.8% jump

02/10/2011, We’re still in the midst of the Chinese Lunar New Year, where the number 8 is highly significant to those celebrating the occasion. Well, the Android operating system certainly gives something to cheer about for those obsessed with statistics as...

INQ Cloud Touch shown off in video preview

02/09/2011, The folks over at Tech Crunch were paid a visit by INQ who had something they wanted to show off – the INQ Cloud Touch, or something that will be more commonly known as the “Facebook phone”. (Yes, we know it’s merely an Android phone...

Myriad Alien Dalvik allows Android apps to run on other platforms

02/08/2011, Google’s Android is a pretty popular platform and there are plenty of apps for it. Now the Myriad Group AG has announced the launch of the Myriad Alien Dalvik, which allows Android apps to run on non-Android platforms unmodified. All that is needed is...

Movie Studio video editor for Android Honeycomb

02/07/2011, Video editing on mobile devices seems to be increasingly important and after Apple introduced iMovie for iOS devices, folks have also discovered a Movie Studio app on the Motorola XOOM, which is powered by Android 3.0 Honeycomb. If the name didn’t give...

Android 2.4 to arrive in April?

02/07/2011, Android fans that love complexity will love to hear the latest rumors that are going around. Apparently Viewsonic’s recently announced ViewPad 4 smartphone will be powered by Android 2.4 when it’s launched in April and the operating system is capable...

Android Market delivers malware now?

02/06/2011, The Android Market is now web-based, making it a whole lot convenient to install applications across all of your Android devices, whether it is from a PC or from any of the devices.With Google’s new web-based Android Market letting users select and buy...

LG Optimus Pad to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress

02/04/2011, In a Korean press release, LG has confirmed that they will be showing off their upcoming Optimus Pad at the Mobile World Congress 2011 in Spain, Barcelona in just over a week. The Android tablet that was first talked about in the middle of last year is...

LG Optimus Black spotted on T-Mobile UK’s website

02/03/2011, The LG Optimus Black that was first unveiled at CES 2011 this year is finally one step closer to making its way into consumers’ hands. Users can now register their interest in the phone on T-Mobile UK’s website. The Optimus Black is an...

Official blogger app released for Android

02/03/2011, It’s taken awhile, but it’s finally here. Google has just released the official Blogger app for the Android operating system. Using the app you can now post up entries on one of the world’s most popular blogging services. Here are some...