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T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread arriving this summer

05/26/2011, Great news for users of the LG G2x: T-Mobile has announced that it will be releasing the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for the phone this summer. But before that, they will also be releasing a software fix for the G2x that should address the random...

Netflix for Android updated to support more devices

05/26/2011, While Netflix for Android was launched with only five devices supported, it looks like the company is working hard to get it on as many Android phones as possible. A new update for the Android app was released today, bringing the total number of supported...

SHADOWGUN takes mobile gaming to the next level

05/25/2011, If there ever was a reason to own an NVIDIA Tegra 3 device, this game would probably be it. Madfinger Games, the creators of Samurai II: Vengeance (a Tegra 2-only game for Android), announced the beginning of a new game called SHADOWGUN. Designed to run...

BlockBuster app shows no love for rooted Android phones

05/25/2011, Rooted Android users seem to be receiving the short end of the stick a lot recently. On Sunday we reported that users with rooted Android phones won’t be able to rent movies from the Android Market. Now it looks like another app has decided to...

T-Mobile G2X: shortage due to lack of stock

05/25/2011, Earlier this week there have been reports about the T-Mobile G2X being out of stock in a lot of locations, and people have attributed the shortage to T-Mobile pulling the phone off shelves due to defects and problems.  Unsatisfied with the rumors, the...

Verizon announces LG Revolution for tomorrow

05/25/2011, LG’s debut Android handset for Verizon’s 4G LTE network is finally making its way into our hands. Starting tomorrow, users will be able to enjoy Verizon’s LTE network on a phone other than a HTC or Samsung device. The LG Revolution has...

Google Maps 5.5 for Android released

05/25/2011, Google has officially announced the release of the latest version of Google Maps for Android. Bringing the app up to version 5.5, Google Maps now adds the “check in” and “rate and review” buttons to the Places page to make it more...

Minecraft is coming to the Xperia Play

05/25/2011, You read that headline correctly. Mojang’s cult PC game Minecraft, where players build things and let their imaginations run wild with textured 3D cubes is making its way to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play smartphone. The news comes from a single...

BlueStacks brings Android apps to your Windows computer

05/25/2011, If you’ve always wanted to run all your favorite Android apps on your Windows computer, you’re in luck. A company called BlueStacks has recently come up with a solution that will allow you to do just that. Called BlueStacks, this program for...

Unlock your Galaxy S II with an app from the Android Market

05/24/2011, Tired of having to wait for the Samsung Galaxy S II to arrive on our shores? Well, it looks like you won’t have to anymore. Thanks to the folks at XDA-developers, they’ve managed to come up with the Galaxy S II SIM Unlocker that can let you...

Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH shows up at the FCC

05/23/2011, It looks like we were wrong about the Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007SH not making its way to our shores. The folks at Engadget did some prodding around on the FCC website and spotted Sharp’s upcoming clamshell phone with an FCC filing – this means that...

Google Disco updated to 2.0

05/23/2011, Google’s group messaging app, Disco is something that not many people have heard about in their lives, despite the app being around for awhile. And today, Google has released an updated version of the cross-platform messenger with some useful new...