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Skyfire updated to 4.0 for Android

04/21/2011, If there’s one thing that Android doesn’t have a lack of choice of is when it comes to web browsers. There are just so many browsers available for the mobile operating system, and one of them that have been extremely popular is Skyfire for...

Motorola DEFY receives Froyo update

04/21/2011, Yesterday we had the Samsung Fascinate, completing the lineup of American Galaxy S phones with Froyo. Today we have another phone joining the ranks of Android 2.2 – this time it’s the Motorola DEFY on T-Mobile. The Motorola DEFY is one of the...

Sony Ericsson W8: the first Android Walkman phone

04/21/2011, While the original incarnations of the Walkman hasn’t been around for quite some time now, it looks like Sony refuses to let the brand name die – then again, if it’s iconic, why not milk it for all it’s worth right? The first Android...

Sprint Motorola Xoom and Nexus S 4G arriving in early May?

04/21/2011, The folks over at Engadget have managed to get their hands on a screenshot showing an internal schedule for Sprint employees, and it reveals some interesting details. On April 25 (which is in a few days), training for the Motorola Xoom Android tablet and...

Kindle now officially tailored for Android tablets

04/21/2011, Amazon has just announced an update for the Kindle app that will optimize the app when running it on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets. The app now takes full advantage of the larger screens found on tablets as opposed to the previous app that was designed...

Skype for Android vulnerability fixed

04/20/2011, Remember the Skype for Android vulnerability that was made public by Android Police last week? Skype recognized the issue and announced that they were working on a fix for it. Well it looks like they were pretty quick to their feet because today...

Intel to release Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets this year

04/20/2011, Since Intel won’t be releasing anymore tablets with Nokia’s MeeGo and Windows 8 (rumored to be optimized for tablets and running on ARM processors) won’t be arriving anytime soon, it looks like the processor manufacturer will be...

Philips GoGear Connect MP4 Player runs on Android

04/19/2011, Following in the footsteps of Samsung’s Galaxy Player PMP (Portable Media Player), Philips has just announced an Android PMP of their own. Called the GoGear Connect MP4 Player, it’s basically a mini Android tablet without 3G. Or you could call...

Kosmaz Compufon turns into a netbook and a tablet

04/19/2011, If you thought the Atrix was innovative and will inspire the future generation of smartphone/netbook devices, well it looks like it has, and we didn’t even have to wait very long for it to happen. Kosmaz Technologies has just announced the upcoming...

Motorola Droid Bionic will be delayed

04/19/2011, The Motorola Android 4G LTE phone slated to arrive on Verizon Q2 this year was rumored to have been cancelled last week. The dual-core powerhouse phone that was unveiled at CES earlier this year has yet to make an appearance in store, with nary a word...

iOS Outreaches Android by 59% says Comscore

04/19/2011, Comscore, a company that sells analytics to pretty much every marketing departments, has revealed that in its own analysis, iOS far “outreaches” Android (the word outreach is important here). It means that iOS users are more visible to...

Sonos Android App Released. iOS Version gets Airplay

04/19/2011, The time where iPhone users could brag about being the only ones to have the Sonos Controller is over. The Android version of the Sonos Controller is out, and it works beautifully. We have played with the Sonos System Software 3.4 which adds support for...

Samsung Galaxy S gets Gingerbread update pulled

04/19/2011, It seems that owners of the Samsung Galaxy S are about to go through some sort of emotional turmoil at the moment – Vodafone has just announced that the long awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread update fo rthe Samsung Galaxy S will not be released...

Apple sues Samsung for being copycats

04/18/2011, You might have wondered what took them so long, but they’ve finally done it. Apple has just put on its gloves and stepped into the ring with Samsung, with reports of the fruity company sending a lawsuit towards the Korean electronic...