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BlackBerry PlayBook shown running Android apps

10/24/2011, One of the selling points that were announced for the BlackBerry PlayBook was its ability to run Android apps – which meant that there would be no shortage of apps at launch despite the fact that it was running a brand new operating system. Well, the...

Verizon officially announces the Samsung Galaxy Nexus

10/21/2011, The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was announced earlier this week in Hong Kong, but there were no details about which carriers will be selling the device revealed (if you don’t count the hints on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus interest page) – until this...

Sprint Galaxy Nexus coming soon?

10/21/2011, We’ve previously reported about the US carriers that will be selling the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, well we’ve got some news that the phone might be arriving sooner than we think (i.e. no rumored Verizon exclusivity). A purchase order for a Galaxy...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 to stop receiving updates

10/21/2011, Despite Sony Ericsson’s plans to bring Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 to their Xperia series of Android smartphones, it looks like there will be one Xperia device that will not be getting the update, and it is none other than the Sony Ericsson...

Galaxy Nexus barometer explained

10/21/2011, When the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was revealed earlier this week, it had one interesting feature that was mentioned but not discussed: its onboard barometer. Now you might be wondering; what could a phone possibly do with information about the air pressure?...

Sprint announces CapTel service for those hard of hearing

10/21/2011, For those hard of hearing, Sprint has seen to it that you will be able to get the most out of your mobile experience, especially if you’re using an Android phone, thanks to the Wireless CapTel by Sprint app, which the carrier is claiming “increases...

Ice Cream Sandwich ported onto the Nexus One

10/21/2011, Earlier today we reported that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 SDK was ported over to the Nexus S 4G, but for those still on their Nexus One handsets, it looks like porting Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 over to your device may not be such a ludicrous idea...

Google film rental service for Android rolls out in the UK

10/21/2011, If you happen to reside in the UK and are rockin’ to an Android-powered device, here is a little bit of good news that might just cheer you up in case you are looking for some form of entertainment. Google has just announced the availability of...

500,000 published apps and counting on Android Market

10/21/2011, I guess when it comes to online app stores, while the total number of apps do matter to a certain extent, it is more the quality that consumers are looking at. The Android Market is growing for sure, but it is still a far cry from what the App Store from...

Android top smartphone purchases in Asia

10/21/2011, The Apple iPhone 4S might be doing gangbusters in terms of sales, but that does not mean North America is the center of the universe. There is this thing known as the rest of the world, and in Asia, Android-powered handsets top the smartphone purchase...

Google TV update shown off in screenshots

10/20/2011, The Google TV Honeycomb update has been promised to arrive in a few weeks time, but the fact that it’s been delayed for so long has led people to wonder if it’s ever going to arrive at all. While there’s no way to confirm its arrival –...

Sony PlayStation Suite for non-Sony Android devices on the way

10/20/2011, Earlier this year, it was announced that Sony’s PlayStation Suite will be making its way over to non-Sony Android devices including Tegra 2 phones and tablets. Well it’s been quite a number of months and we’re yet to hear anything about...

Samsung reportedly beats Apple in smartphone shipments for Q3 2011

10/20/2011, While Android has dominated the smartphone market in terms of market share, in terms of smartphones shipped, Apple has Android makers such as Samsung beat, at least until recently according to the Wall Street Journal. According to the report, Samsung...