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Metro UI on your Android phone

03/10/2011, If there’s one thing a lot of people agree with about Windows Phone 7, it’s that Microsoft definitely got the design right. To date, there’s quite a number of Metro UI-inspired or copycat themes for non-WP7 phones on the market, and...

LG Revolution passes through the FCC

03/09/2011, It sure looks like every other 4G phone other than Verizon’s “first” 4G phone has been making any progress from initial announcement to becoming a reality. A new LG phone called the Revolution has just passed the FCC, leaving HTC fans...

Gingerbread with Sense 2.1 ROM on Desire Z and T-Mobile G2

03/09/2011, For those of you who can’t wait for HTC to release the official Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update for their Desire Z/G2 phones, you can now take things into your own hands and get the job done yourself. The folks from VillainROM have just released a...

Google Instant Preview now on mobiles

03/09/2011, Google’s nifty “instant previews” feature that was introduced to desktop browsers in November last year has finally made its way to the small screen on our mobile phones. Android (2.2 and above) and iOS (4.0 and above) users will get to...

iPhone 4 clone sports an Android logo

03/09/2011, The folks over at Shanzhai have recently reported about one of the coolest looking Android phones to date. Called the H2000 Android, this iPhone 4 lookalike could probably confuse you for an iPhone 4 from the front if you don’t look closely, but the...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo up for pre-order in Germany

03/09/2011, Sony Ericsson phones have been known to release in Europe before the rest of the world, and their Xperia Neo phone is no exception. The upcoming Android phone has been spotted for pre-order on a  German phone retailer’s website. Though a release...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play available on eBay

03/08/2011, Want to get your hands on Sony Ericsson’s upcoming gaming Android phone before almost everyone else? Well if you’ve got the cash, all you need to do is head to eBay. A number of Xperia Play devices were given away at the GDC last week, and it...

Kik Messenger updated with group messaging and picture sharing

03/07/2011, Kik Messenger burst onto the scene about 5 months ago and since then it has garnered over 3 million users and is still growing every day. Despite RIM taking away some of their momentum with the recent lawsuit and removal from the BlackBerry App World, it...

Galaxy Tab 10.1 to arrive on time

03/07/2011, When the iPad 2 was announced last week, rumors started sprouting up, saying that Samsung felt that their Galaxy Tab successor was inadequate and they were going to improve it as well as re-evaluate the price of the upcoming Android tablet. Well it turns...

Google Music Sync working on rooted Android phones

03/07/2011, The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to get Google’s upcoming Music Sync service working on their rooted Android phones. After getting their hands on the Honeycomb music player and replacing the default player found on their phones,...

Google intends to strengthen Android Market defenses

03/07/2011, Google’s Android Market was caught unawares recently with malware proliferating their Android Market, but it is good to know that the Internet search giant has already taken steps to remedy that situation. Now, they certainly aren’t going to...

HTC HD2 gets Honeycomb

03/07/2011, If there’s one thing you can be sure of about the Android community, it’s their dedication to get things done especially when it comes to porting the latest versions of Android to different phones. The folks over at XDA-developers have done it...

N64oid: Nintendo 64 emulator released for Android

03/04/2011, Fans of the Nintendo 64 with Android phones – rejoice. Thanks to N64oid, a Nintendo 64 emulator, you’re now able to bring your favorite Nintendo 64 games with you wherever you go.  The app that’s been worked on for over a year has just been...

HTC Droid Eris receives new OTA update

03/04/2011, The HTC Droid Eris might have been long, gone, and forgotten by a lot of people, but it looks like Verizon hasn’t forgotten it. They have just released an over the air update for the phone and no, it doesn’t update the phone to Android 2.2....