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Sharp AQUOS Phone IS11H introduced

05/17/2011, After introducing an AQUOS phone last week, it looks like Sharp has another AQUOS Android phone up its sleeve. This time, it’s one that sports a very interesting form factor – it has a slide out numerical keypad. Instead of the QWERTY keyboards...

Google Music Beta invites rolling out

05/17/2011, Google’s music service that was launched last week at the Google I/O event is now finally making its way to the public for testing. Beginning this morning, Verizon Xoom owners have started receiving invitations to join the Google Music Beta. There...

Western Digital updates WD Photos for iOS and Android devices

05/17/2011, Western Digital, manufacturers of hard drives and the WD TV media player has just introduced the latest version of WD Photos photo viewer app which now has support for WD TV Live Hub media center. For folks with the WD TV media player, you can now stream...

Next Google Nexus phone to be a Motorola Droid?

05/17/2011, We all know that Google’s first flagship Android phone, the Google Nexus One was built by HTC. The second flagship Android phone was the Nexus S by Samsung. After that came the flagship Android tablet, the Motorola Xoom, from Motorola. People...

99.7% of Android smartphones can leak data?

05/17/2011, It seems that the more connected smartphones get, the more vulnerable they become to hackers as well as those with ill intentions. After all, that is what we are up against with the most recent word of up to 99.7% (that’s virtually every single one...

Plants vs. Zombies for Android arriving on May 31

05/16/2011, Plants vs. Zombies has been out on the iPhone for over a year now and it’s still yet to arrive on any other smartphone platform. Well the reign of iOS is about to end! According to the latest reports, PopCap Games will be releasing Plants vs....

Modified Netflix APK works without rooting your phone

05/16/2011, Now we all know that Netflix for Android was launched only for a handful of devices and chances are, your phone isn’t one of the supported phones. Well, a workaround was discovered that enabled rooted devices to trick the app into thinking that it...

T-Mobile blocking 3G video calls over Gtalk on Nexus S

05/16/2011, One of the key features of Google’s latest update for Gingerbread on the Nexus S was the ability to hold native video calls through the Gtalk client. Judging from the latest reports – only users who use the app over WiFi can take part in video...

Samsung “Hawk” – Exhibit 4G arriving on T-Mobile

05/16/2011, Along with the leaked screenshot of the HTC Sensation and Samsung Gravity Touch, T-Mobile has got another phone up its sleeves that it’ll be launching on June 8 as well. Called the Exhibit 4G, this Android phone will feature a HSPA+ connection...

AT&T to release update that enables sideloading

05/16/2011, Earlier this month we reported that AT&T had confirmed they would be opening up their Android phones to non-Android Market apps. Well, we knew that it would be for AT&T’s upcoming phones, but we were unsure about their older devices?...

Vodafone introduces customizable 858 Smart phone

05/16/2011, Vodafone has just introduced another Android handset to its lineup of smartphones. Called the Vodafone 858 Smart, it’ll be targeted at people who are unfamiliar with the smartphone world and are looking to dip their toes into it with a cheap...

NVIDIA says next-gen Android tablets will be far better

05/15/2011, According to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, it can be quite safe to assume that concerns and issues surrounding the initial batch of Android-powered tablets “have been largely addressed”, so that would mean nothing but good news for the next...