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android-screen-900Android is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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Google silently updates the Android Market

07/27/2011, In case you haven’t noticed or received an update notification from Google yet – the Android Market app on your phone is due for an update. Google has silently pushed out an update for its app store that includes some significant changes. The...

Android tablet population stands at 1.2 million

07/26/2011, Just how many Android tablets are there in the world that are not sitting on shelves, but actually being used in everyday circumstances? Imagine every single person in Mauritius holding an Android-powered tablet, and you have a good idea of how much 1.2...

New Samsung slider rumored for AT&T

07/25/2011, Samsung seems to be pretty fond of Android sliders recently. After having one of its devices spotted as an unnamed slider device headed for Boost Mobile recently, the Korean OEM seems to have another slider up its sleeve, assuming what the folks over at...

2011 Phones Updated Soon to Android 2.3 aka GingerBread (AT&T)

07/25/2011, The operating system (OS) update status of Android smartphones has been a sensitive issue at time. Depending on the handset manufacturer, it can take a while to get the newest  OS on a handset recently acquired. AT&T has just announced that all its...

Onkyo announces remote control app for Android

07/25/2011, Folks who are tired of losing their remote controls for their Onkyo home theater systems will be pleased to know that the company has just announced a remote control app that will be coming to Android smartphones later this year. The app will allow users...

Netflix arriving on ASUS Eee Pad Transformer?

07/25/2011, Folks missing out on Netflix on their Android tablets (quite a handful) will be glad to know that for Android smartphones, Netflix is gradually increasing support for the larger display-toting devices. The Asus Eee Pad Transformer is one of those devices...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with LTE headed for Verizon on July 28th

07/25/2011, Folks who’ve been holding out from purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet, we’ve got some good news for you. The 4G LTE version of the tablet from Verizon will go on sale very, very soon. The folks over at Droid-Life received...

AT&T to get its own Droid Bionic?

07/25/2011, Folks holding out for the Motorola Droid Bionic will be glad to know that they might not have to wait for it to arrive on Verizon’s network. According to a recent discovery by the folks at Into Mobile, AT&T might be getting its own version of...

Leaked Sprint document points to more Android-powered devices

07/25/2011, Brief Mobile managed to sniff out a leaked Sprint document which shows off a bunch of projected release dates for new devices, with Android-powered smartphones as the main character. First of all, there is the Samsung Conquer that is slated for an August...

Samsung slider for Boost Mobile spotted in the wild

07/24/2011, While most manufacturers these days are shying away from creating handsets with physical keyboards, especially of the slide-out variation, there are a number of companies that aim to capture this shrinking market. Leaked press shots of a new Samsung phone...

buddhify: meditate using your smartphone

07/22/2011, Interested in meditation but don’t have the time to attend classes to learn how to do so? Wish you could meditate while on the go instead? You will soon be able to, thanks to the upcoming app from Rohan Gunatillake called buddhify – the...

New upcoming LG handsets leaked

07/22/2011, LG kicked off this year with some pretty impressive phones and it looks like it’s only going to get better. The folks over at Pocketnow managed to get their hands on images of LG’s upcoming phones for this year, but due to the fact that they...