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Next Galaxy Tab to Use Orion Dual-Core CPU, Quad-Core GPU

11/19/2010, The next generation Galaxy Tab Android tablet could use a newer, faster dual-core processor that will be custom made by Samsung using a reference design based on ARM technologies. While current Galaxy Tab uses a customized version of the single-core ARM...

Hannspree’s Hannspad Tablet Runs Android 2.2 with Custom UI

11/18/2010, Hannspree is almost ready to release its Hannspad tablet, which the company says it is working on the final tweaks before production. The 10.1-inch Android 2.2 tablet runs Froyo and potentially has the ability to play Adobe Flash 10.1 videos. The neat...

Sharp Glasses-Free Android Smartphone to Come to U.S. in 2011

11/17/2010, After having released a few models of its glases-free 3D Android smartphones through carriers for the Japanese market, Sharp will be bringing at least one of those models to the U.S. market. The device, which will utilize the Android operating system,...

HTC Merge to be Announced by Verizon on Thursday

11/16/2010, The HTC Merge, which had been leaked and rumored before, may get its announcement from Verizon Wireless and HTC this Thursday. The two companies have scheduled an event in Seattle to “celebrate the launching of the HTC Droid Merge...

Panasonic might just roll out Android-powered phones in 2011

11/16/2010, A new year brings new hope and new beginnings for most people, so it is interesting to see Panasonic attempting to introduce a new range of Android-powered phones sometime next year. Wait a minute – Panasonic, you say? Well, that can only mean one...

U.S. Cellular Announces Galaxy Tab Pricing and Data Plan Options

11/15/2010, After having announced that it will join the big four national carriers in the U.S. to offer Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Android tablet, U.S. Cellular has finally revealed pricing and plan information for the tablet device. The tablet will retail for $399...

LG GT540 Optimus receives Android 2.1 Eclair update

11/12/2010, If you’re a not-so-proud owner of the LG GT540 Optimus simply because it does not yet run on the Android 2.1 Eclair operating system, then it is time to crawl out from your shell. After all, the Android 2.1 update is finally here, and while it...

Samsung flagship handset to arrive next February

11/11/2010, Samsung has been holding their cards close to their chest when it comes to their flagship handset – and no, it will not be the Samsung Nexus S. We’re talking about a flagship Android device that is due in February 2011, which points towards an...

Android YouTube Remote App Controls YouTube Leanback Playback

11/09/2010, YouTube Remote is an Android app that’s available in Android Market that helps to control your YouTube Leanback experience (on your television or your PC). Essentially, how the YouTube remote controller app works after you download it from Android...