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android-screen-900Android 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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Sony Ericsson to launch Android NFC phones

06/16/2011, NFC (Near Field Communication) is an up and coming technology in the US but at the moment there aren’t many phones on this side of the world (it is huge in Japan) that can take advantage of it. Phones with NFC capabilities are only starting to show up...

Deep Shot uses your phone’s camera to sync it with your computer

06/16/2011, Syncing your mobile device with your computer by clicking some buttons on an app is so yesterday – at least according to Tsung-Hsiang Chang, a graduate student at MIT’s Computer Science and Artficial Intelligence Laboratory; and Yang Li, a Google...

Panasonic Toughbook is one rugged Android tablet

06/16/2011,   Last week we wrote about Panasonic announcing the updated Toughbook 19 – a rugged notebook that looked like its strong enough to take a missile head on, and still be able to function after the smoke has cleared. Well, it looks like Panasonic...

Mystery LG dual-screen phone spotted

06/16/2011, The folks over at Pocket-lint managed to get their hands on mystery LG device at the Orange and Kineto Wireless event in London this week, and judging by the photographs, it looks like a very interesting phone. In the history of Android devices so far,...

Yahoo! AppSpot helps you find apps on your iOS and Android phone

06/16/2011, App stores for iOS and Android devices are getting even more crowded by the day, and users are finding it harder and harder to look for new apps that interest them. Even developers are getting a hard time promoting their new apps, with the constant surge...

HTC EVO 4G update plays nice with Netflix

06/16/2011, If you happen to be in possession of the HTC EVO 4G, surely you were pleased as punch to obtain the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the device, but unfortunately for us, the update did not work as well as intended since it gimped the ability for the...

Lenovo to release two new Honeycomb tablets in the near future

06/15/2011, According to reports from the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo has got some tablets lined up for this year – two new Android Honeycomb tablets and a Windows tablet as well. The Honeycomb tablets will be 10″ in size, with the first one tentatively named...

Google Nexus 4G revealed?

06/15/2011, When it comes to Android phones, most people look forward to the Nexus devices, treating it as the holy grail of phones. For a good reason of course – it is the flagship Android phone with the latest version of stock Android (not to mention it receives...

Encrypt Your Android SMS’s With This App

06/15/2011, For the most part a lot of us don’t really think about whether our text messages being sent and received are secure since it’s not like we text each other regarding top secret government projects or sensitive information. However for those...

Huawei MediaPad to run on Android Honeycomb

06/14/2011, After releasing the sneak peek video of the MediaPad last week, Huawei has launched an official Facebook page listing some details about the upcoming tablet. While they don’t reveal the complete specs of the device on the page, they do drop an...

Samsung Galaxy Tabs used to create Smart Schools in Korea

06/14/2011, While schools in America have decided to adopt the iPad for educational purposes, on the other side of the world, in South Korea, they prefer to use the Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet instead. Samsung and Daegu high school have agreed to create a...