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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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Vodafone introduces customizable 858 Smart phone

05/16/2011, Vodafone has just introduced another Android handset to its lineup of smartphones. Called the Vodafone 858 Smart, it’ll be targeted at people who are unfamiliar with the smartphone world and are looking to dip their toes into it with a cheap...

NVIDIA says next-gen Android tablets will be far better

05/15/2011, According to NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, it can be quite safe to assume that concerns and issues surrounding the initial batch of Android-powered tablets “have been largely addressed”, so that would mean nothing but good news for the next...

Google News brings “News near you” on your mobile phone

05/13/2011, Everybody loves reading the news, but sometimes people just aren’t concerned about things that aren’t happening around them. Well, Google understands this and has introduced a new feature for Google News users to get more localized,...

Motorola Droid X2 release date revealed

05/13/2011, The Motorola Droid X2 has been leaked quite a number of times now, and its full specs were revealed yesterday, and now it has been reported that the Motorola Droid X2 has been given a release date from Verizon themselves. According to some Verizon...

NOOK for Android app gets Barnes & Noble update

05/13/2011, Barnes & Noble has updated the NOOK for Android app, where it will pave the way for the tablet to access the largest digital periodical offering on the Google platform to date. With over 140 NOOK newsstand titles to choose from (these range from...

Xperia Play games not selling, Sony Ericsson not worried

05/11/2011, While the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (PlayStation Phone for those of you still in the dark) has yet to hit our shores, the Android handset has already been released in other parts of the world. But a quick check on the PSOne classic games being sold on the...

Android movie rentals will make use of Flash

05/11/2011, As we all know, Google Android movie rentals were launched yesterday, but people were wondering what format the movies would be distributed in. Well, the answer – if it wasn’t obvious enough is Adobe Flash. Despite Google introducing HTML5 videos...

Android 3.1 now plays FLAC audio natively

05/11/2011, Audiophiles with Android phones rejoice – with the latest version of Android (3.1 Honeycomb), the file format you’ve been waiting for is finally here. According to the Core Media Formats in Android page on the Android developers’ website,...

Android Market gives us new ways to discover apps

05/11/2011, This week is a pretty big week for Android – with the whole Google I/O event going on, a lot of aspects about Android are being updated. One of the most important Android services, launched together with the Honeycomb tablet earlier this year is the...

Sharp Aquous Phone SH-12C Android smartphone packs 3D cameras

05/11/2011, Pioneers of the world’s first glasses-free 3D smartphone, Sharp are back with another Android phone. Called the Aquos Phone SH-12C, this Android device is designed to let you enjoy 3D content while on the go, and will even let you create your own if...

WebMD app now on Android

05/10/2011, It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. WebMD, one of the most popular websites on the internet about health has just released a mobile app for the Android operating system. After being available on the iPhone since 2008, iPad...

Nexus S clone shows up in China sporting Android 2.2

05/10/2011, While we’ve seen some interesting Shanzai phones previously that improved upon their predecessors, i.e. the iPhone 4 nano or 4.8″ HTC HD7. But more often than not they just end up being a bad copy of the original device. Case in point, the...