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LG Optimus Black to be shown off at MWCAndroid is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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LG Optimus Black to be shown off at MWC

02/13/2011, [MWC] The LG Optimus Black was first shown off at CES earlier this year and will make be shown off at the Mobile World Congress. With already more than 2 million pre-orders all over the world, it’s pretty much safe to say the slim (9.2mm thick)...

LG Optimus Pad to be shown off at Mobile World Congress

02/13/2011, [MWC] The LG Optimus Pad will be LG’s latest foray into the world of Honeycomb (Android 3.0) tablets. Unofficially nicknamed the “G-Slate” for Europe, the two tablets pretty much shares the same specs. It packs a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2...

LG Optimus 3D officially announced

02/13/2011, [MWC] LG’s first 3D phone, the LG Optimus 3D will make its debut this weekend at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The world’s first full 3D experience phone will give users the ability to view and create 3D content that can be...

Stock Android Gingerbread ROM appears for Droid

02/11/2011, If you happen to own the original Motorola Droid and have yet to make an upgrade of your smartphone, you would be mighty pleased to know that there is a stock Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM available from Peter Alfonso (also known as Bugless Beast). While...

BlackBerry PlayBook confirmed to support Android apps?

02/11/2011, When it comes to purchasing a new tablet device, the issue of what apps it supports always crops up and there was previously a rumor that RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet would be able to support Android apps. It was said to be done by using...

Google Android 2.3.3 receives NFC support with tweak

02/10/2011, Google might soon make big strides with its Android 2.3.3 operating system since a recent tweak throws in support for Near Field Communications (NFC). Currently, its Nexus S smartphone that is manufactured by Samsung comes with limited read only support,...

Motorola says no to Android updates for quartet of smartphones

02/10/2011, Apart from the Motorola Cliq XT that will remain stuck on the Cupcake version of Android, Motorola has just announced that they also will not offer any Android OS upgrades to another three handsets – the Motorola i1, Motorola Flipout and Charm...

Sonos Controller for Android gets official

02/10/2011, It has finally happened – the Sonos Controller for Android is now official, and boy has it taken its own sweet time to hit the market nearly a year in development. This free Wi-Fi music remote will enable Sonos owners control over their entire home...

Android smartphone sales hit the jackpot with 888.8% jump

02/10/2011, We’re still in the midst of the Chinese Lunar New Year, where the number 8 is highly significant to those celebrating the occasion. Well, the Android operating system certainly gives something to cheer about for those obsessed with statistics as...

Sentio UI might be the perfect home replacement UI

02/09/2011, Since Android is open source and highly customizable, it goes without saying that it is a snap to change your default home UI, be it via custom ROMs or home replacement applications. The development community has definitely been hard at work recently,...

Wi-Fi-only Motorola XOOM visits the FCC?

02/09/2011, 3G versions of tablets are invariably more expensive than the Wi-Fi-only versions and if you think that the estimated $800 price of the 3G Motorola XOOM Android tablet is a little steep, there might be some good news for you. Folks have discovered an FCC...

INQ Cloud Touch shown off in video preview

02/09/2011, The folks over at Tech Crunch were paid a visit by INQ who had something they wanted to show off – the INQ Cloud Touch, or something that will be more commonly known as the “Facebook phone”. (Yes, we know it’s merely an Android phone...

Android application listens for credit card data followed by theft

02/09/2011, If you’re paranoid about your personal information getting stolen, then you might want to be wary of purchasing a smartphone as such handsets might just carry software or applications that carry your financial data with you, including your credit...