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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...

RockPlayer Media Player Beta For Android

06/23/2010, Google’s Android does have a media player to playback videos, but if you want something a little more powerful, you might want to check out an app called RockPlayer, which is now available for download as a public beta. In case you’re...

Google Maps for Android 4.3 introduced

06/23/2010, Google Maps for Android 4.3 has just been rolled out recently, where it will boast a few new features that ought to help you get up and about easier when it comes to grabbing a bite, catching the next train or simply to locate your friends in Latitude....

Toshiba Dynabook AZ Series netbook runs on Android 2.1

06/21/2010, By now, most of us would have gotten immune to new netbook releases, since they more or less are limited to selected hardware specifications, with nothing really new surprising anyone anymore. Well, Toshiba pulls a rabbit out of the proverbial hat with...

HTC Aria arrives earlier than expected

06/20/2010, Do companies honor release dates these days? Maybe so, but not for some fortunate few folks who managed to get their hands on the HTC Aria from AT&T earlier than the expected June 20th release date. Of course, this could just be one store or an...

DIY: Build Your Own Tablet For $400

06/18/2010, If you think that Apple and other tablet manufacturers out there aren’t coming up with the tablet device of your dreams, maybe you might want to take a crack at it, and show them who is the boss? Liquidware, an open source hardware company, is...

Pictures: HTC Wildfire Unboxed

06/18/2010, Keen to find out what the HTC Wildfire looks like when it’s taken out from the box? This Nexus One-like device has been unboxed recently, and pictures of it have been posted online. Granted, it won’t be challenging the HTC EVO 4G and Droid...

Lynx SH-10B from NTT DoCoMo looks interesting

06/17/2010, The Lynx SH-10B from Sharp was recently paraded by NTT DoCoMo at Communicasia 2010, where its small size conceals a slew of high end specifications, chief among them a 5″ high resolution touchscreen display. Too bad it runs on Android 1.6 only, as...

AT&T Announces The Android-powered Samsung Captivate

06/17/2010, AT&T seems to be warming up to Android-powered devices lately, and now the carrier has announced that its latest Android-powered device, the Samsung Captivate. With its 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display and 5-megapixel camera, it’ll...

Custom Android interfaces could be a thing of the past

06/16/2010, Skinning an operating system supposedly adds character to a device, and it might enhance (or otherwise if done badly) the overall user experience. HTC has their Sense UI, while Samsung is rocking to the TouchWiz UI with Motorola leaning on the MOTOBLUR...

HTC Hero Android 2.1 Update Finally On Its Way

06/16/2010, After what probably feels like an eternity, HTC has finally confirmed that the Android 2.1 update for the HTC Hero will be released by the end of June. The upgrade itself will come in two parts, the first of which will be rolled out this week, and the...