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Gingerbread coming soon for HTC Thunderbolt

06/26/2011, If you bought a HTC Thunderbolt phone and were hoping for a Gingerbread update – well you’re in luck. The folks over at Droid-Life got their hands on a letter by a HTC representative that was issued to one of their readers, with some interesting...

Android Market website now offers review breakdowns

06/26/2011, It looks like Google is constantly rolling out new features for the web version of the Android Market. The company recently added a new feature in the app descriptions for Android apps. On the bottom of the page, in addition to showing you the average...

ExEn ports XNA games over to iOS

06/24/2011, Ever wished you could play your favorite Xbox 360, Windows or Windows 7 games on your iOS device? Well that may all become a reality thanks to a programmer named Andrew Russell. He is developing ExEn, an open source software that allows developers to port...

Imerj dual-screen Android phone prototype spotted

06/24/2011, The folks over at Engadget recently got their hands on a prototype phone from Imerj and gave it a thorough hands-on preview. The phone packs a dual-screen design that’s reminiscent of the Kyocera Echo that was introduced not too long ago, though...

ARCHOS 35 Home Connect and ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone introduced

06/23/2011, ARCHOS has just announced two new Android devices for the home – the ARCHOS 35 Home Connect, an Android-based web radio and the ARCHOS 35 Smart Home Phone, an Android DECT Phone. In addition to functioning like regular web radios and home phones, the...

ASUS to release 13″ Android laptop with quad-core processor?

06/23/2011, According to the latest rumors by Taiwanese industry insiders – DigiTimes, ASUS has got another ARM-powered laptop up its sleeves. This time, it’s a larger 13″ device that is said to be priced even more competitively than the Eee Pad...

Loopt u-Deals gives you what you want

06/22/2011, Everybody loves deals, but don’t you just hate it when you’re given discounts to stuff you don’t need? It’s almost as bad as receiving spam. Well, the folks over at Loopt have come up with a solution called u-Deals. Instead of...

Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignic now on Android Market

06/22/2011, The Angry Birds march goes on, this time you have Angry Birds Seasons: Summer Pignic to (obviously) usher in the summer. Having been spotted as recently as yesterday, we are rather surprised to see it already being made available on the Android Market...

VIZIO introduces VTAB1008 Android Tablet

06/22/2011, VIZIO has just introduced a brand new tablet to its VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps) Plus ecosystem. After making a name for itself selling TVs, VIZIO has finally decided to dip its toes into the Android tablet market. The company announced today the launch of...

Nokia N9 will run Android apps

06/22/2011, One of the major obstacles that new platforms have to face in today’s highly competitive smartphone world is the lack of an app ecosystem. No apps available for an operating system would be a deterrent for some people from adopting it – I mean,...

Sony Ericsson announces Xperia active

06/22/2011, In addition to the Xperia ray, Sony Ericsson introduced yet another phone to its Xperia line up. This time it’s the Xperia active – an Android phone with a rugged design to match consumers’ active lifestyles. With a small form factor that is...

Sony Ericsson introduces Xperia Ray

06/22/2011, At the CommunicAsia 2011 event in Singapore today, Sony Ericsson unveiled their latest addition to the Xperia phone line up. Called the Xperia ray, it resembles the Xperia arc albeit with a smaller display. The Xperia ray features a 1GHz processor, a...