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TweetDeck Android Beta App Arriving This Week

08/09/2010, Many folks out there can’t drop their Twitter addiction, and if you’re one of them, chances are that you’ve used TweetDeck, one of the more popular Twitter applications out there. The good news if you’re using an Android-powered...

Netflix looks into official Android app

08/09/2010, The Android platform could very well be where the next Netflix app appears on, enabling one to enjoy movies as well as TV shows straight on their Android-powered devices. Of course, there is the point to consider where the display size of your typical...

Acer Aspire One D255 Netbook Dual Boots Android And Windows XP

08/05/2010, We’ve previously checked out the Acer Aspire One D255 netbook before, but Acer currently has the device on show at the Taipei Computer Applications Show with a little twist. The netbook is configured to dual-boot Google’s Android OS and...

Lego NXT Bluetooth remote for Android-powered devices

08/04/2010, If you are on the lookout for a Bluetooth remote for your Lego NXT kit, your search ends here. We’re talking about a Lego NXT Bluetooth remote for Android-powered devices that while accompanied by a few wrinkles, it ought to be stable enough by the...

Nokia N8 Clone From China Runs Android 2.1

08/04/2010, While it might be really cool if Nokia’s N8 phone were to be powered by Google’s Android instead of Symbian^3, but obviously Nokia isn’t going to offer such a phone anytime soon. That being said, a Nokia N8 clone has surfaced that seems...

Viewsonic rolls out new Android-powered tablet

08/03/2010, Viewsonic isn’t just about monitors you know, as the company has outlined plans to deliver a tablet device which will run on the Android operating system. Needless to say, Viewsonic intends to remain at the cutting edge of things, running Android...

HTC HD2 Gets An Improved Android 2.2 FroYo ROM

08/03/2010, We have previously seen Google’s Android 2.2 FroYo crammed into the juicy HTC HD2 before this, but during the previous iteration, it was quite buggy and had various issues. Now the folks behind it have come up with an updated ROM, one which seems to...

Android is tops in US smartphone market share

08/02/2010, When it comes to market share of smartphones, Android has taken top spot, overtaking BlackBerry and iPhone sales in the process. According to Canalys, when you take into account the sales figures from HTC, Motorola and other smaller Android producers, it...

Viper remote start system for Android devices

07/29/2010, Now you can use your Android-powered smartphone to lock, unlock and start your vehicle as long as it relies on a Viper remote start system. The app is now available on the Android Market and through Viper creator Directed Electronics’ site as well,...

Samsung Galaxy S spotted running leaked Android 2.2 update

07/29/2010, We were talking about the leaked Android 2.2 update yesterday for the Samsung Galaxy S, and it sure didn’t take too long for someone to install it on an actual Galaxy S, where you can check it out running just fine in a video right after the jump....

Malicious Android Wallpaper App Collects Your Personal Data

07/28/2010, Android users who have been regularly downloading apps from the Android Market might want to take note, as mobile security firm Lookout claims that a malicious app has been downloaded from the Android Market by millions of users. The app, developed by...

Modu Cell Phone Spotted Running Android OS

07/28/2010, We’ve seen Modu’s cute little T-Phone before, and now a similar looking device has surfaced with the company’s name stamped on it, though it seems to be powered by Google’s Android, probably Android 1.6 (which is incredibly old)....

Motorola Milestone Gets Unofficial Android 2.2 FroYo Firmware

07/28/2010, Motorola still hasn’t officially confirmed if it will be offering the Android 2.2 FroYo update for the aging Motorola Milestone, but just because there isn’t any official means to do it just yet, doesn’t mean that you’ll have to...

Augen tablet to arrive at Kmart

07/26/2010, Looking for a tablet at the moment with your heart torn between the iPad and an Android equivalent? You can check out the Augen tablet which will be making its way to Kmart this weekend, retailing for $149.99 a pop. This 7″ tablet will have Android...