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Twitter For Android Updated, Closer To iPhone Version

11/04/2010, Twitter-addicts who use an Android-powered device will be happy to hear that the social networking company has released an update to its Android app, offering functionality that’s closer to the iPhone version. The layout of the timeline has since...

Rumor: Verizon Cancels Android-powered LG enV Pro

11/02/2010, If you’ve been waiting to get hold of an Android-powered LG enV Pro phone, there’s a bit of bad news for you. Word is going around that Verizon has killed plans to release the phone as it’s been said to have left users unimpressed during...

Creative Launches Zen Touch 2 PMP with GPS

11/02/2010, Alongside of the launch of the Ziio tablets, Creative also debuted a small personal media player by the name of the Zen Touch 2, which also runs on the Android operating system. Seen as a rival to the Samsung Galaxy Player, the Zen Touch 2 features a...

VZ Navigator For The Droid 2 Global Appears In Android Market

11/01/2010, It’s not that we really need any additional confirmation that the Droid 2 Global will be arriving from Verizon but the carrier has given another indirect confirmation of the device’s imminent arrival by posting a variant of VZ Navigator for it...

Android Robot Running Android OS

11/01/2010, We’ve seen Google’s Android OS being installed on tablets, cell phones, TVs and many other devices, but what about robots? An Android robot is being showcased, touted as the world’s first life-sized robot that runs on Android, though...

Sony Ericsson to offer Android 2.1 for X10 range at long last

10/29/2010, Sony Ericsson has finally announced that they will be offering an updated firmware version for their Xperia X10, X10 mini and X10 mini pro devices – and we aren’t even talking about Android 2.2 Froyo but Android 2.1 Eclair instead. Still,...

Authentic-looking iPad Clone That Runs Android 2.2 Froyo

10/28/2010, We’ve seen various iPad clones before, but this one actually does a rather good job of it, and it’s powered by Android 2.2 Froyo. Most of it looks pretty much like the iPad, including a 9.7-inch display, a single round navigation button and a...

Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb spotted

10/28/2010, Both Android Gingerbread (now touted to be verison 2.3) and Honeycomb (version 3.0) are inching closer towards their respective launch dates, and it is nice to see versions 2.3 and 3.0.1 pinging websites already, which means that these builds are already...

HTC Wildfire Coming To Unknown US Carriers This Year

10/28/2010, The HTC Wildfire budget Android phone has been launched in Europe and Asia in the first half of this year and now HTC has announced that it will be landing on American regional carriers before the end of 2010. It wasn’t specifically mentioned which...

Elonex eTouch Android tablet hitting Toys R Us for £90

10/28/2010, Just how much do you think an Android tablet is worth these days? Well, Toys R Us will be delivering the Elonex eTouch tablet for £90, now how about that? This means it will be the cheapest model on the block, being a whole lot more affordable...

Novatech nTablet Dual Boots Windows 7 And Android

10/28/2010, If you can’t decide between Google Android and Windows 7, you might want to check out the Novatech nTablet which is capable of dual booting either OS. It might look a little familiar to you, as it sports the same design as the ViewSonic Viewpad 100...

Navigon Brings Mobile Navigator GPS Software to U.S. Android Phones

10/27/2010, U.S. owners of Android phones who need turn-by-turn voice guided GPS navigation and would rather not rely on the network-based Google Maps with Navigation feature will be happy to know that Navigon will be bringing its Mobile Navigator software to the...

PayPal Accidentally Announces Support For The Android Market

10/27/2010, Seems like PayPal should be supporting the Android Market soon as the company posted a short announcement on it on its corporate blog, only to pull it seconds later. Fortunately Google cache means that the information can still be found, and it confirms...