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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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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,...

Motorola to create its own OS?

03/24/2011, Motorola has recently been on a hiring spree, adding experienced web engineers from Adobe and Apple to their payroll, reigniting old speculations of the company working on their own operating system. The rumors started last year when Motorola acquired...

Acer ICONIA tablets prices and availability dates revealed

03/23/2011, It looks like Acer’s ICONIA tablets that were revealed awhile ago finally get some price tags and arrival dates. The ICONIA TAB W500, a 10″ (1280 x 800) display toting tablet powered by an AMD Fusion C-50 dual-core processor, with an AMD...

New version of Samsung Kies signals arrival of Gingerbread?

03/23/2011, It was previously mentioned that the Samsung Romania Facebook page promised that Gingerbread will arrive on Galaxy S phones by the end of March. While that hasn’t happened yet, it has been reported that an update of Kies was being rolled out. Kies...

Nuance FlexT9 is one flexible keyboard

03/23/2011, The great thing about Android is its ability to pretty much customize every single aspect of the device and the operating system. From simple changes like the look of the device, to more complicated procedures like overclocking the processor and...

Nintendo 3DS AR cards available on the Android Market

03/23/2011, One of the fun things you can do with the 3DS is to take incredible pictures with the AR cards that ship with the device. But like all collectibles, there always is a chance for you to damage or lose them. Some folks have decided to take photographs or...

HTC EVO 3D officially announced

03/22/2011, After all the speculations, rumors and leaks about the EVO 4G’s successor, it is now official. The EVO 3D was announced by Sprint today, confirming all the previous rumors and leaks about the device. Pretty much everything we’ve heard before...