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Nexus 3 spotted in the wild?

05/27/2011, It’s been rumored that Google has been working on a new Nexus device, but I didn’t think we’d be catching a glimpse of it this soon. The folks at TechHog managed to get their hands on a photograph of what is touted to be a prototype of...

Pantech Vega No. 5 looks a lot like the Vega Racer

05/27/2011, The Pantech Vega Racer was announced to be arriving later this month in Korea, but it looks like it won’t be alone. Pantech has also recently shown off another dual-core Snapdragon phone that will be going on sale this month in Korea. Called the Pantech...

Huawei Vision to join the premium Android smartphone market

05/27/2011, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Huawei, known for its budget Android handset, Ideos; has announced its debut into the premium smartphone world. Called Vision, the smartphone is currently still in its prototype stage, but the company expects the device to...

T-Mobile G2x Gingerbread arriving this summer

05/26/2011, Great news for users of the LG G2x: T-Mobile has announced that it will be releasing the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) update for the phone this summer. But before that, they will also be releasing a software fix for the G2x that should address the random...

Netflix for Android updated to support more devices

05/26/2011, While Netflix for Android was launched with only five devices supported, it looks like the company is working hard to get it on as many Android phones as possible. A new update for the Android app was released today, bringing the total number of supported...

SHADOWGUN takes mobile gaming to the next level

05/25/2011, If there ever was a reason to own an NVIDIA Tegra 3 device, this game would probably be it. Madfinger Games, the creators of Samurai II: Vengeance (a Tegra 2-only game for Android), announced the beginning of a new game called SHADOWGUN. Designed to run...

BlockBuster app shows no love for rooted Android phones

05/25/2011, Rooted Android users seem to be receiving the short end of the stick a lot recently. On Sunday we reported that users with rooted Android phones won’t be able to rent movies from the Android Market. Now it looks like another app has decided to...

T-Mobile G2X: shortage due to lack of stock

05/25/2011, Earlier this week there have been reports about the T-Mobile G2X being out of stock in a lot of locations, and people have attributed the shortage to T-Mobile pulling the phone off shelves due to defects and problems.  Unsatisfied with the rumors, the...

Verizon announces LG Revolution for tomorrow

05/25/2011, LG’s debut Android handset for Verizon’s 4G LTE network is finally making its way into our hands. Starting tomorrow, users will be able to enjoy Verizon’s LTE network on a phone other than a HTC or Samsung device. The LG Revolution has...

Google Maps 5.5 for Android released

05/25/2011, Google has officially announced the release of the latest version of Google Maps for Android. Bringing the app up to version 5.5, Google Maps now adds the “check in” and “rate and review” buttons to the Places page to make it more...

Minecraft is coming to the Xperia Play

05/25/2011, You read that headline correctly. Mojang’s cult PC game Minecraft, where players build things and let their imaginations run wild with textured 3D cubes is making its way to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play smartphone. The news comes from a single...