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Samsung Galaxy S II: 3 million sold

07/05/2011, 55 days after the Samsung Galaxy II went on sale; it looks like Samsung has got another winner on their hands. The company recently celebrated a major milestone for the Galaxy S II: 3 million units of the phone have been sold in just 55 days. That’s...

VIZIO VTAB1008 up for pre-order

07/01/2011, Remember VIZIO’s first tablet that was introduced last week? We didn’t have a price or a release date back then but it looks like we didn’t have to wait too long to find out. The tablet is now up for pre-order from VIZIO with a price tag of $400 and...

HTC EVO 3D torn apart on video

07/01/2011, Ever wanted to know what goes into your HTC EVO 3D Android device to create the eye-popping glasses-free 3D effects? Want to find out? Two guys from XDA-developers decided to give the HTC EVO 3D a customary teardown to see what makes it tick (surprisingly...

Android passes 4.5 billion downloads

07/01/2011, The number of downloads for Android apps has passed the 4.5 billion mark – which is up by 3.5 billion compared to the same time last year. The last billion, in fact, happened in a mere 2 months. Of course, this pales in comparison to Apple’s...

Skype for Android hacked, does video on other Android handsets

06/30/2011, Skype for Android’s latest release apparently supports only a bunch of other handsets – the HTC Desire S, Sony Ericsson Xperia neo, Sony Ericsson Xperia pro and the Google Nexus S. Trust the ever enterprising spirit of mankind to hack said...

Background Check app now available on Android

06/30/2011, Thanks to the power of technology today, everybody’s meeting new people on a frequent basis. And while most of the time the people you meet will turn out to be just your regular Joe, you can never be too careful right? After all, it’s better...

iOnRoad App Wants You To Check Your Phone While You’re Driving

06/30/2011, Checking your phone while driving is a big no-no, and the activity has been frowned upon by handset manufacturers, network carriers and governments alike. This however does not stop people from attempting to send text messages, making phone calls, and...

Skype for Android does video calls now

06/30/2011, The Skype team is more than happy to announce that they will be making available video calls in the latest Android app, letting users share tender moments wherever they are – hopefully they are tethered to a decent Internet connection, of course. It...

ObscuraCam Is An Android App That Lets You Maintain Photo Privacy

06/30/2011, Have you ever had a crazy weekend, or a wild night out with the boys/girls and wake up the next morning to find twenty photos of you that have been tagged on Facebook? Untagging yourself might work, assuming of course that no one has seen them already....

Samsung Droid Charge with leaked Gingerbread ROM

06/30/2011, For those who have the intestinal fortitude, here is something which might whet your appetite – the Samsung Droid Charge’s leaked Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM update, ready and waiting for you to install. Before you lose your head, do take into...

Facebook for Android problems crop up after update

06/30/2011, If you happen to own an Android-powered smartphone, then chances are quite high you would also make sure your Facebook account goes with you wherever your phone travels, thanks to Facebook for Android. Well, a recent update to the software (notching it to...

TechFaith turns iPhones and Android phones into motion controllers

06/29/2011, In an official press release today, TechFaith, a Chinese manufacturer has announced that it will be launching a new total motion gaming solution slated for release later this year through its 17vee platform. Not many details were released about the...

Gingerbread updates for Motorola DROID devices held back?

06/29/2011, If you happen to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber who owns one of the more recent handsets from the Motorola DROID family, here’s some news from you. Yes, it might be a heart-breaker, but as we all know, the truth can hurt at times. It seems that...