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SoundHound updates its free Android app for unlimited music IDs

12/27/2010, SoundHound and Shazam are amongst the most popular music recognition apps out there and the former has just upped the ante on Shazam. SoundHound, probably in the holiday spirit, has decided to update the free version of its Android app to allow for an...

Acer Tablet spotted but for a while on video leak

12/23/2010, We already know that Acer has at least one tablet that is on the way to the market which will run on Google’s Android operating system, and here we have a brief appearance of this yet unannounced tablet in a YouTube video that has apparently leaked....

Navigon for Android Now at Version 3.5.3

12/22/2010, In addition to the recently available North American Navigon for iOS edition, the GPS software-maker had also launched an update to Navigon for Android, which brings the version for Android to 3.5.3. The Android version for Navigon USA is now on sale at...

Motorola Android tablet to be called Xoom?

12/22/2010, We already know that Motorola is going to offer an Android-powered tablet sooner or later. What we don’t know is what the official name for it will be, though it was previously rumored to be Stingray. Now a trademark application by Motorola has been...

TuneLink Auto Bluetooth for Android devices

12/21/2010, Just last month, we saw that New Potato Technologies delivered their TuneLink Auto Bluetooth in-vehicle streaming device for iOS devices, and have followed up on that act with a version for Android-powered smartphones. Similar to the iDevice model, this...

Droid Incredible tastes Android 2.3 Gingerbread

12/21/2010, The Droid Incredible might not be the first device that you’d associate with Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but the folks over at XDA-developers have been busy working on it and now it’s ready for folks to test drive. They’ve...

ExoPC tweaked to run Android 2.2. Froyo

12/21/2010, That didn’t take long did it? No sooner did we post that the ExoPC Windows-powered tablet was up for pre-order, we’ve come across a posting that someone out there has managed to get Google’s Android OS to boot on the 11.6-inch tablet....

Pen Stylus the Next Chapter for Android Tablet Productivity

12/20/2010, You thought that with capacitive touchscreens, the world would be rid of pesky stylus pens for good, didn’t you? Well N-trig, a company whose tech has been used on a number of Windows computing products, is eyeing the Android tablet platform as the...

Google Nexus S experiences delay in the UK

12/20/2010, Folks who reside in the UK (and are reveling in a white winter wonderland at the moment) and are looking forward to getting their gloved hands wrapped around a Google Nexus S handset will be disappointed to know that both Carphone Warehouse and Best Buy...

Sprint’s Samsung Intercept to receive Android 2.2 Froyo update

12/20/2010, Looks like even entry-level smartphones which run on the Android operating system will not fall short when it comes to operating system updates, as evident by Sprint announcing the Android 2.2 Froyo update for the Sprint Intercept in the form of the DL05...

Skype For Android Updated To Support Galaxy S And SD Card Installs

12/16/2010, Getting Skype installed on your Android-powered device might not be as simple as getting it installed on the iPhone, due to device support. The good news is that Galaxy S phones that are running Android 2.2 Froyo will now be able to install the popular...

PlayStation App coming to Android and iOS devices

12/16/2010, Is Sony serious about their PlayStation Phone? The reason we ask that is because we are left scratching our heads as to why the PlayStation App is now being developed for devices running on iOS and Android operating systems. Good thing Sony has cleared...