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PlayStation Games for Xperia Play Show Up in Android Market

03/31/2011, News involving Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play keeps coming in. In the last week, we found out the Xperia Play would come out in mid-April on Verizon in the US, that it would be delayed in the UK on O2 due to bugs, that Google pulled an unofficial...

Android Trojan tells you to stop being a pirate

03/31/2011, An Android Trojan that has been disguised as a paid app that can be legally purchased from the Android Market and has been making the rounds one filesharing websites. The app has been disguised as Walk and Text (v1.3.7), an app that can be legally...

HTC Flyer shown off in a 6 minute video

03/31/2011, The HTC Flyer, or HTC EVO View 4G on Sprint, has been given an in-depth video walkthrough by HTC, the creators of the Android tablet themselves. The tablet that was shown off at the Mobile World Congress and was given a hands-on preview by us last month,...

Sony PlayStation emulator removed from Android Market

03/30/2011, The rollout of Sony Ericsson’s Android-powered PlayStation Phone, also known as the Xperia Play, has caused Google to remove a prominent PSOne emulator from their Android Market. PSX4Droid as it is known, was removed sans warning no thanks to a...

Cius Android-powered tablet FCC

03/30/2011, Cisco made an announcement of its 7″ Cius Android tablet last year, and to see it hit the FCC is encouraging since that means the Cius will be able to arrive in the market soon. Approved by the FCC for its 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth...

Android Market In-app Billing launched

03/29/2011, Developers and users, you will be well pleased to hear that the Android Market In-app Billing has just launched, which means one is able to publish apps that rely on In-app Billing, while letting your users purchase stuff from within an app. Of course, if...

Valpak Augmented Reality takes coupon promos to a whole new level

03/29/2011, Valpak and junaio have just updated the junaio app – that adds a new Augmented Reality feature to bring discounts to customers. When users launch the app, all they have to do is enter the Valpak deals channel and look through the footage being recorded...

BabbleOn brings voice messages to Facebook

03/29/2011, If text isn’t expressive enough for you and you’re too camera shy to record video messages to post on Facebook, BabbleOn might be what you need. BabbleOn Technologies has just launched a new app that allows users to record and post voice...

Amazon launches Cloud Player

03/29/2011, It looks like Amazon has beat Apple and Google to the punch, by launching its cloud-based music player today. Aptly called Cloud Player, the service follows similar offers by smaller companies such as mSpot and AudioBox – by giving folks some storage...

Try the ViewSonic ViewPad Android tablet for free in the UK

03/28/2011, ViewSonic seems pretty intent on making sure their tablets end up in the hands of everybody out there – last week they had an extremely cheap promotion for their 10″ Android tablet, the G Tablet, going for only $284.99 for one day. Now it looks...

Official Gingerbread update for Droid X and Droid 2 leaked

03/28/2011, The Droid X Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update was rumored to be released yesterday, but it looks like the rumors have fallen short, as Sunday rolled around and the Gingerbread update was nary to be seen. However, it looks like the build that was supposed...

BlackBerry PlayBook won’t be short of apps at launch

03/24/2011, The BlackBerry PlayBook will be RIM’s first device that runs on a totally new operating system, QNX. One of the problems with having a new operating system is the fact that there usually isn’t an ecosystem of apps developed for the tablet when...

Color: the new social network that works by proximity

03/24/2011, If you’re thinking to yourself: do we need another social network? Probably not. Do we need another photo-sharing service? Not really. Do you need a photo-sharing, social network? Well, the folks at Color seem to think so. Introducing Color: a free,...