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Samsung Introduces Its SMT-i9100 Android Tablet For KDDI Japan

10/18/2010, While all the fuss has been about the freshly-announced Samsung Galaxy Tab recently, Japanese carrier KDDI is now offering a new Samsung Android tablet, though it’s not the Galaxy Tab. The SMT-i9100 looks and offers very different specifications,...

Angry Birds For Android Hits 1M Downloads In A Single Day

10/18/2010, By now mobile gamers should already know of the insanely addictive Angry Birds game, and the Android version was recently released. In case you’re wondering how the response was, the company has managed to generate a million downloads for the game...

Android 4.0 Will Apparently Be Dubbed Ice Cream

10/18/2010, By now you probably know that Google likes to name various versions of its Android OS after food, and we’ve already seen Android 1.5, 1.6, 2.0/2.1, and 2.2 being called Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, and Froyo (frozen yogurt) respectively. Aside from that,...

Angry Birds For Android Arrives!

10/15/2010, Android users have been waiting for it to arrive for a long time, and now Rovio has announced that the full Angry Birds game is up for download and did we mention that it’s free? While the game is currently going for free, the developers claim that...

Google On Track To Rake In $1 Billion This Year From Android

10/15/2010, Google has revealed its third-quarter earnings and has confirmed that it’s on track to bring in $1 billion this year in mobile revenue while expecting continued strong growth in the mobile scene. Considering that it doesn’t take into account...

Opera Mobile For Android To Arrive Within A Month

10/14/2010, If you think that the browsing experience on your Android-powered device is a little gimped, the good news is that Opera is planning to bring its Opera Mobile browser to Android within a month. The two main features of Opera Mobile that are currently...

Intel Will Not Be Left Behind of Tablet Race

10/13/2010, With the surge of tablets that are coming or will be coming to the market, Intel is not one to be left behind. Company CEO Paul Otellini says, “We believe that like netbooks, tablets will expand the term for computing overall with a new form factor...

T-Mobile Rolling Out myTouch 3G Android 2.2 Upgrade This Week

10/12/2010, T-Mobile had committed to giving the myTouch 3G an upgrade to Android 2.2 Froyo, and the carrier is making good on its promise, with upgrades to begin rolling out tomorrow. However, not all devices will get the upgrade right away as the roll out will...

Lego Mindstorms robots controlled via Android app

10/12/2010, Who said that your Android-powered phone isn’t as versatile as its iOS-powered rival? Well, someone decided to come up with an Android app that allows you to control Lego Mindstorms robots, thanks to the free Mindstorms NXT app. Of course, you will...

Acer Aspire One Happy gets Android OS

10/11/2010, Looks like the Android operating system from Google is not limited to just smartphones, but netbooks would come under their “jurisdiction” as well if you take the Acer Aspire One Happy into consideration. At least, for those living across the...

Motorola might just out Gingerbread phone as flagship model

10/11/2010, Android 2.2 (Froyo) isn’t even out on all phones yet, and we already have whispers of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread. Well, word on the street has it that Motorola’s upcoming NVIDIA Tegra 2-powered Android phone might be the first to roll out...

Imec unveils mobile and wearable ECG system on Android smartphone

10/08/2010, Imec has come up with a spanking new mobile and wearable ECG system that will run on an Android smartphone. Since Bluetooth connectivity does take a huge chunk out of a device’s battery life, Imec has managed to achieve what it set out to do using...