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HTC Merge official press shots leaked

04/07/2011, The HTC Merge might be finally released soon. After being officially announced in February, the device surfaced again to pay a visit to the FCC last month, and now it’s being leaked again in official press shots. Though this time around – the...

Samsung Galaxy S receiving Gingerbread in a matter of weeks

04/06/2011, Samsung’s flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S, was promised to have Gingerbread (Android 2.3) by the end of March – but from the looks of how things have been it looks like the promise wasn’t kept. However, UK mobile carrier, Three has...

HTC Pyramid to be renamed HTC Sensation

04/06/2011, Apparently the folks over at Pocket-lint received some exclusive information concerning the upcoming superphone from HTC – the HTC Pyramid. According to their sources, the HTC Pyramid will be renamed to the HTC Sensation when it arrives in the UK in the...

Samsung Galaxy Prevail to arrive on Boost Mobile in April

04/05/2011, Samsung has just announced a new Galaxy phone that will be arriving on Boost Mobile. While the phone is called the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, it won’t be the same Galaxy S phones that Samsung has been rebranding for almost every carrier in the US. The...

Fring group video call beta now available

04/05/2011, If video calling just one person at once isn’t your idea of a video call, how does calling up to 3 other people sound to you? Awesome? Well, Fring agrees and they’ve decided to implement group video calling into their video conferencing...

Motorola Xoom and Atrix sales are disappointing

04/05/2011, While it didn’t really take an analyst to point it out, sales of the Motrola Xoom Android tablet and the Atrix 4G phone have been pretty disappointing. Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette recently revised his full-year 2011 revenue estimates for...

New Android Market leaked with Google Music and other apps

04/05/2011, A new version of the Android Market was leaked online and along with it are some new alpha and beta apps from Google. There’s the Google Music app which looks like a smaller version of the Honeycomb music app, and a bunch of other apps like Google...

BlueStacks allows Android to run on Windows PCs

04/05/2011, BlueStacks is an app that lets one run Android applications on just about any x86-based Windows-powered machine, which is also one of the more recent attempts to bring the benefits of a mobile operating system over to a traditional computing platform. For...

Samsung Gem headed to Verizon

04/05/2011, The Samsung Gem that was officially announced to arrive on US Cellular a few days ago will be headed to Verizon in the near future as well. Some photographs of the phone have been posted online, showing off the phone with Verizon badge on the device and...

Google Maps 5.3 released for Android

04/05/2011, Google has just launched a new version of their Maps app for the Android operating system. Bringing the version up to 5.3, Google Maps for Android packs some new features that would make any check-in fanatic happy. Google Maps now has a Google Location...

Android Fragmentation: a real problem, developers say

04/04/2011, Google said at the previous Google IO that Android is not *that* fragmented, but many developers -86%- (according to Fortune and 250 developers surveyed) think that Android fragmentation is a real problem. First, let’s provide some context:...

Sprint Nexus S 4G arriving on April 6?

04/04/2011, The Samsung Nexus S 4G was officially announced to arrive on Sprint a couple of weeks ago and is said to arrive this spring. However, it might actually appear earlier than expected. It has been reported that an arrival date for the 4G phone running stock...

K-Touch W700 Android phone looks pretty sweet

04/04/2011, While the Chinese have been known for creating poor copies of existing phones and slapping on a different OS and brand name on their devices, phone manufacturers, K-Touch, has introduced a phone worthy of not being branded as some cheap knock off. Called...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro: caught in the wild again

04/04/2011, The successor to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 Mini Pro was spotted at the end of last year, and once again at the beginning of the year. Now, even more photographs of the Android device have surfaced online. Some folks managed to get their hands on...