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T-Mobile puts up a page for its upcoming G-Slate Android tablet

01/16/2011, We recently caught wind of T-Mobile and LG’s G-Slate Android-powered tablet announcement and also saw the tablet pay a visit to the FCC. Now it’s likely that we’re moving slightly closer to the launch of the device as T-Mobile has put up an...

Music sync coming to Android devices?

01/16/2011, We’ve been hearing rumors of Google launching a music service of its own for some time and now a picture from an Android 2.3 device shows a “Sync Music” option in the device’s Google Account options. While there isn’t any official confirmation...

Telenav 6.2: AT&T Android Now, More Coming Soon

01/14/2011, Telenav has just announced the version 6.2 its navigation app that features improvements in many areas, but the most interesting ones are: Quick Search: this is a menu-less search that should make local searches faster. It looks more like a web search...

Verizon and HTC take top spot for Android 2.2 Froyo updates

01/13/2011, One of the major concerns for many folks out there when purchasing an Android-powered device is whether the manufacturer or the carrier will release the version updates after Google releases them, as we’ve already seen many Samsung Galaxy S users stuck...

Mini Samsung Galaxy S phone leaked?

01/13/2011, Pictures of a new Samsung device have just surfaced out of nowhere and from what we can see, it looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S, albeit smaller. It has been unofficially christened the Samsung Galaxy S Mini but we’re pretty sure Samsung will...

T-Mobile G-Slate/LG V-900 spotted at the FCC

01/13/2011, T-Mobile announced that they will be introducing some new tablets this year, and it looks like we’ll be seeing one of them pretty soon. The LG G-Slate which was introduced this year has just been approved by the FCC and it looks like it’s...

Spotify partner with Shazam to combine services

01/13/2011, Shazam, the music discovery service has just announced a partnership with Spotify, in a new deal that brings added functionality to Shazam. Ever since SoundHound became a free app, Shazam has had to step up their game to compete, and this new partnership...

Android robot toy plays music out of its butt

01/12/2011, This Android Robot Music Speaker is one cute toy that I’m pretty sure all Android fans would want to get their hands on. It looks like the official Android robot, except that this toy doesn’t have any legs – instead, it has a speaker...

Google Translate for Android gets Conversation Mode

01/12/2011, Google has updated and improved its Translate app for Android by giving it a new look and a Conversation Mode. The new mode allows two folks who are trying to talk to each other to speak into the phone, one at a time, and see the conversation translated...

myTouch 3G and Fender LE gets Froyo

01/10/2011, From January 12th onwards, T-Mobile will be introducing OTA updates for Android 2.2 FroYo to the myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and the MyTouch Fender LE. It will be released in staggered waves, but according to T-Mobile, everyone ought to have the update before...

NOX Audio Admiral Touch wireless headphones run Android

01/10/2011, Adding to the list of devices running on Android, we have the NOX wireless headphones. Revealed at CES last week, NOX Audio’s Admiral Touch wireless headphones run on Android and feature a 2.4″ gesture aware touchscreen. Probably the first...

Android 2.3 Gingerbread crammed into the iPhone 3G

01/10/2011, There are many devices out there eagerly waiting to get Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, but Apple’s iPhone 3G most likely isn’t the device that you’d expect to get the update. Of course, the update wasn’t given Google’s or Apple’s...

TCL brings Android-powered TV you can control without a remote

01/08/2011, [CES 2011] Since the explosion of the Kinect, it looks like getting everything in your house to work like the computers in Minority Report is but a step away. At least the folks at The Creative Life (TCL) seem to think so. At CES this year, TCL unveiled...

HTC EVO 4G saves a man’s life

01/08/2011, Who said phones can’t do everything? If you were a valet working at a nightclub in the middle of a shootout, you would disagree. This week, an HTC EVO 4G saved the life of a valet working at a nightclub in Atlanta. The man was caught in a shootout...