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MeeGo trounces Android 2.2 in JavaScript rendering

07/08/2010, While we know that Android 2.2 owns iOS4 where JavaScript is concerned, along goes the Aava MeeGo development platform which goes one up on Android 2.2, achieving compared to 5795 ms (lower is better). Of course, this could be partly due to the 1.5GHz...

Android 2.1 Ported To The HTC Touch Diamond2

07/06/2010, It used to be that folks would be busy trying to get Linux running on various electronic devices, such as an iPod, but the latest trend is to get Google’s Android OS running on phones that don’t officially support it. We’ve seen Android...

There Will Be No Nexus Two Phone

07/06/2010, If you’re waiting for a successor to the Nexus One from Google, it seems that it might never materialize, as the Google’s Eric Schmidt has recently suggested that the company isn’t planning on churning out its own phones anymore, despite...

Phecda P7 Android tablet runs on Android 2.1

07/05/2010, The Phecda P7 is another Android-powered tablet from China, where it will run on the Android 2.1 operating system with the added promise of an update to Android 2.2 FroYo when October rolls around. The P7 is no slouch when it comes to specifications,...

Google Music service to roll out with Android 3.0

07/02/2010, Google looks as though they will take the fight to Apple’s turf in the next Android 3.0 update which is touted to be released before the year is over, although we do have doubts since Android 2.2 has yet to be available for most of the smartphones...

Android 3.0 Gingerbread detailed

06/30/2010, Android 2.2, better known as FroYo, is barely out of the stables just yet, but that doesn’t mean Google is resting on its laurels with word of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread being prepared for a Q4 release later this year. The crystal ball has become a...

Super Mario Android Live Wallpaper Is Cool

06/29/2010, Can’t get enough of your favorite plumber? If you’re running an Android 2.1 (and above) device, you could always give the Super Mario live wallpaper a try, which sees Mario running through your home screen, playing through a few levels. If you...

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Arriving On July 21st For $200

06/28/2010, After teasing us with puzzles and giving us the FAQ early, T-Mobile has finally decided that it’s time to make its Android-powered Samsung Vibrant official. If you’ve checked out the Samsung Galaxy S before, there’s nothing too...

Droid X Virtual Keyboard Ported For Android 2.1 Devices

06/27/2010, The multi-touch virtual keyboard on the Motorola Droid X has been warmly received by many folks, probably due to the fact that multi-touch enables folks to hit more than one key at a time, such as the shift key. The good news is, the virtual keyboard has...

Huawei Android 2.2 Phone In August

06/27/2010, The source code for Android 2.2 FroYo might have been released to the masses, but we’ve still yet to see manufacturers rush out Android 2.2 devices, though they’re probably busy testing the OS at the moment, which is also good. The good...

US Cellular details Samsung Acclaim

06/27/2010, US Cellular’s first Android outing comes in the form of the Samsung Acclaim, where this will be an entry-level smartphone with a 480 x 320 display (circa 2008) as well as a 3-megapixel camera. At least the operating system is not lagging too far off...

Google Exercises Its Android App Kill Switch

06/25/2010, We already knew that Google and Apple are capable of remotely removing apps from their mobile operating systems, but it’s still quite scary to see such power actually being exercised. It has been confirmed that Google has used its death ray kill...

ZTE X850 Android-powered phone

06/24/2010, The ZTE X850 is the first Android-powered handset from the folks over at ZTE, where it will target the entry-level market instead of the high end side of things as with most of the recent Android phones we’ve seen to date. Despite targeting the...

Nexus One Gets Final Android 2.2 FroYo Build

06/24/2010, Many Android users out there are busy dreaming when their phone will be getting the Android 2.2 FroYo update, but Nexus One owners have already had it for some time now, and Google has just released the latest build, labeled FRF83, which appears to be the...