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Google swallows up Admeld

06/13/2011, Google has some cash to spare, which is why they decided to splash out a cool $400 million for Admeld, which is actually an advertising optimization platform for publishers. This acquisition was originally a rumor and speculation, but Google has finally...

Walmart selling the HTC Sensation 4G early

06/11/2011, Good news for those of you who can’t wait to get your hands on the HTC Sensation 4G. It has been tipped off by some readers at TmoNews that Walmart has already started to sell the Android superphone, before the official release date of the phone....

iBuildApp now lets you easily create Android apps

06/10/2011, If you’ve always wanted to build and Android app but didn’t have a clue where to begin, you’re in luck. iBuildApp (the folks behind the iPad magazine creator) has just launched a new Android app creator today called the Android Builder....

MOTOBLUR name is no more

06/09/2011, Unfortunately, it is still around. Confused yet? According to a recent comment from a Motorola spokesperson, the CEO’s statement about Motorola moving away from the name has been confirmed. But it’s not what most users have hoped it would be....

Gooapple phone combines the best of both worlds

06/09/2011, Every now and then we’ll come across a Shanzai device that proves interesting enough to write about and today the Gooapple 3G is that one device. At first glance, the phone looks just like an iPhone 4, with measurements and even the width of the...

Motorola TRIUMPH announced for Virgin Mobile

06/09/2011, In addition to the Motorola PHOTON 4G that made its debut today, Motorola also announced its first phone to be available exclusively to Virgin Mobile USA customers – the Motorola TRIUMPH. It is a feature rich Android handset that can be bought without a...

PHOTON 4G is Motorola’s first 4G phone for Sprint

06/09/2011, At the Sprint Motorola event today, the two companies announced the launch of a new high-end phone: the Motorola PHOTON 4G. Previously named the Droid X 2 before it was officially announced, the PHOTON 4G marks Motorola’s impressive 4G debut on...

Android apps put users’ information at risk

06/09/2011, Remember how awhile ago the Skype app for Android was said to be storing its users details on easily accessible files that weren’t encrypted? Well it looks like Skype isn’t the only company guilty of such practices. According to a recent...

Dell Streak 10 Pro now official

06/09/2011, If you thought the Dell Streak 7 wasn’t a large enough tablet, you’ll be glad to know that Dell has a larger tablet in the works. The company has confirmed the existence of its 10″ Honeycomb tablet dubbed the Streak 10 Pro in addition to...

Turn your Samsung smartphone into a mini TV with Smart View

06/07/2011, While people are busy trying to get videos streaming from their phones onto larger sized HDTVs, the folks over at Samsung are doing things the other way around. They have just released the Smart View app for the Samsung Galaxy S II – an app that allows...

NVIDIA clears the air about Tegra 2-LTE compatibility

06/07/2011, Due to the delay of NVIDIA Tegra 2-LTE devices arriving on the market, a lot of rumors have been floating around suggesting that Tegra 2 SoCs has problems working together with Verizon’s 4G LTE network. Well it looks like NVIDIA got tired of all the...

Sony Ericsson introduces the Xperia Play Experience Pack

06/07/2011, At the E3 event this week, Sony Ericsson got on board with the promotion of its latest gaming smartphone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play with the Experience Pack. Aimed at improving the value of the Android phone, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play Experience...

NOOK The Simple Touch Reader rooted to run Angry Birds

06/07/2011, A couple of weeks ago, Banes & Noble launched the NOOK The Simple Touch Reader that features a grayscale E-ink touchscreen. Well some folks have managed to root the device to make it run apps that it shouldn’t be running in the first place. But...