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HTC HD2 to get Android direct boot

12/30/2010, HTC’s HD2 Windows Mobile phone has always been a popular device for Android ports and now the Dark Forces Team’s MAGLDR 1.09 might make things easier for Android fans out there. The program allows Android builds to be flashed directly to the NAND ROM,...

Promotional videos on the way to the Android Market?

12/28/2010, Google has recently been asking developers to submit demo videos of their Android apps and now it seems to be coming together. About 500 apps have videos available through the Market’s API, allowing third-party app discovery sites to expose them for...

HTC Desire HD visits the FCC with support for North American 3G

12/28/2010, We’re still waiting to get our mittens on the HTC Desire HD and now it seems that we’re inching closer to doing so. A device bearing the model number PD98120 has paid a visit to the FCC and it supports the WCDMA bands II and V, making it compatible...

Vidtonic DIY Android TV to appear at CES

12/27/2010, We already know of Apple TV and Google TV, but what about Android TV? While it’s not an official product from Google, the folks over at Vidtonic are planning to showcase an interesting piece of kit at the upcoming CES. The kit promises to allow you to...

Android 3.0 Honeycomb music player demonstrated

12/27/2010, We do know that Google’s Android platform is capable of offering Over The Air (OTA) streaming services in a music player as demonstrated at the 2010 Google I/O developer conference, but that music player will not debut in the upcoming Android 2.3...

VLC Player for Android beta to arrive shortly

12/27/2010, Own an Android-powered device? Well, if you’ve been hankering after a program that is capable of playing all your favorite file formats without switching between players, then you will be pleased as punch to find that a beta version of the VLC...

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...