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Kik Messenger updated with group messaging and picture sharing

03/07/2011, Kik Messenger burst onto the scene about 5 months ago and since then it has garnered over 3 million users and is still growing every day. Despite RIM taking away some of their momentum with the recent lawsuit and removal from the BlackBerry App World, it...

Galaxy Tab 10.1 to arrive on time

03/07/2011, When the iPad 2 was announced last week, rumors started sprouting up, saying that Samsung felt that their Galaxy Tab successor was inadequate and they were going to improve it as well as re-evaluate the price of the upcoming Android tablet. Well it turns...

Google Music Sync working on rooted Android phones

03/07/2011, The folks over at XDA-developers have managed to get Google’s upcoming Music Sync service working on their rooted Android phones. After getting their hands on the Honeycomb music player and replacing the default player found on their phones,...

Google intends to strengthen Android Market defenses

03/07/2011, Google’s Android Market was caught unawares recently with malware proliferating their Android Market, but it is good to know that the Internet search giant has already taken steps to remedy that situation. Now, they certainly aren’t going to...

HTC HD2 gets Honeycomb

03/07/2011, If there’s one thing you can be sure of about the Android community, it’s their dedication to get things done especially when it comes to porting the latest versions of Android to different phones. The folks over at XDA-developers have done it...

N64oid: Nintendo 64 emulator released for Android

03/04/2011, Fans of the Nintendo 64 with Android phones – rejoice. Thanks to N64oid, a Nintendo 64 emulator, you’re now able to bring your favorite Nintendo 64 games with you wherever you go.  The app that’s been worked on for over a year has just been...

HTC Droid Eris receives new OTA update

03/04/2011, The HTC Droid Eris might have been long, gone, and forgotten by a lot of people, but it looks like Verizon hasn’t forgotten it. They have just released an over the air update for the phone and no, it doesn’t update the phone to Android 2.2....

Google Body available for download on the Android Market

03/02/2011, The Google Body app that was shown off during the Honeycomb presentation last month has finally made its way onto the Android Market. If you’ve ever wanted to know what your body looks like, in a layer by layer tour of your skin down to your bones,...

Qualcomm shows off the power of their new Snapdragon CPUs

03/02/2011, Qualcomm, the manufacturers of the popular Snapdragon processors that are used to run Android phones, has recently released a teaser video to show off their upcoming dual-core processors. Called Desert Winds, the game shows off the graphic processing...

Havok tools released for Android developers

03/02/2011, Great news for Android gamers. Sony Ericsson and Havok have just announced the release of Havok’s product suite to Android developers. In case you haven’t heard about Havok, they are the creators of tools that have been used to create Triple-A...

HTC ChaCha renamed to ChaChaCha in Spain

03/02/2011, It looks like HTC has gotten into some hot soup with their upcoming “Facebook phone”. The HTC ChaCha was recently sued by ChaCha Search Inc, a search engine, for infringement of the ChaCha trademark. Whilst the case still remains unsettled,...

Android Market pulls apps due to malware

03/02/2011, The world is a dangerous place – be it in the virtual or real setting. Take the Android Market for example – Google has already pulled dozens of apps from the Android Market simply because the plague that is malware has already infected them...

Sony to release an Android Walkman phone?

03/01/2011, Sony has recently posted up a teaser ad with the tagline “A smarter Walkman phone is coming soon” which hints towards an Android Walkman phone that was rumored about in the middle of last year. At the time it was an average Android 1.6 phone,...