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Android Market movie rentals: not for rooted users

05/22/2011, It looks like users of rooted Android phones won’t be able to enjoy the movie rental goodness of the Android Market place. It has been reported that rooted devices have been blocked from renting movies from the Google’s movie rental store....

HTC Flyer Available today at Best Buy

05/20/2011, Now we all know that the HTC Flyer will be making its debut this Sunday at Best Buy outlets nationwide, but some folks who visited the retail outlet today have confirmed that the tablet can actually be purchased today, for a cool $500 (stylus not included...

Firefox for Android beta can now cover your tracks

05/20/2011, Good news to folks who are paranoid about surfing websites while using their own phones – Firefox for Android beta now has the function to surf the web privately (or incognito for you Chrome users) – a feature not found in most mobile browsers at the...

Google purchases Modu’s patent portfolio for $4.9million

05/19/2011, Modu, the Israel-based company known for the creation of their tiny, modular phones went broke earlier this year, but its patents were put up for auction that companies have been bidding for. Today it’s been reported that Google has managed to...

HTC EVO 3D might launch on June 4th

05/19/2011, We all know that the HTC EVO 3D is already up for pre-order, but when can we get our hands on the phone? Well, if the latest leaks prove to be true, it might be on June 4th – or at least somewhere around there. The folks over at XDA developers managed...

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play on sale now

05/19/2011, After months since Sony Ericsson officially announced the world’s first Android gaming smartphone, we’ll finally be able to get our hands on the device on this side of the world. Sony Ericsson’s long awaited Xperia Play is now up for...

Verizon and Medco debut Medco Pharmacy app

05/19/2011, Great news to the nearly 65 million Medco members in America – Verizon and Medco Health Solutions have teamed up to take their first major step into the mobile healthcare arena. The companies have just announced the release of the Medco Pharmacy app...

LG to release Optimus 2X patch

05/18/2011, As reported by quite a number of early adopters, the LG Optimus 2X seems to be plagued by a number of annoying issues such as random reboots and shutdowns. There hasn’t been an explanation to why all these problems are happening, but LG has...

Proposal by Android app

05/18/2011, If you’re looking for an app to help you propose to somebody there is an app for that – but unfortunately it’s not available on the App Store. That’s what romantic geek, Jon Hodgson found out when he wanted to propose to his...

HTC plans to release more tablets this year?

05/18/2011, While HTC’s first tablet, the HTC Flyer, still has yet to arrive on our shores, it looks like the Taiwanese company is already thinking of launching more tablets. At the recent Global Technology Summit, HTC Europe’s head, Florian Seiche was...

Android Tablets Sales Will Surpass Apple’s (NVIDIA CEO)

05/18/2011,   Jen-Hsun Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA, estimates that Android-based tablet sales will surpass iPad sales within 3 years. He believes that the same momentum that has propelled Android in the handset space is currently building up in the tablet space....

New LG P930 device hinted in an XML file could be a smartphone

05/18/2011, LG has been pretty big on Android recently, releasing quite a number of high-end devices running the operating system. And now it looks like they’ve got one more to add to the equation. This time it’s an Android device that bears the model...