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Spotify partner with Shazam to combine servicesAndroid is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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Spotify partner with Shazam to combine services

01/13/2011, Shazam, the music discovery service has just announced a partnership with Spotify, in a new deal that brings added functionality to Shazam. Ever since SoundHound became a free app, Shazam has had to step up their game to compete, and this new partnership...

Android robot toy plays music out of its butt

01/12/2011, This Android Robot Music Speaker is one cute toy that I’m pretty sure all Android fans would want to get their hands on. It looks like the official Android robot, except that this toy doesn’t have any legs – instead, it has a speaker...

Google Translate for Android gets Conversation Mode

01/12/2011, Google has updated and improved its Translate app for Android by giving it a new look and a Conversation Mode. The new mode allows two folks who are trying to talk to each other to speak into the phone, one at a time, and see the conversation translated...

Virgin Mobile to give Samsung Intercept some Froyo love

01/12/2011, At long last, owners of the Samsung Intercept will be getting some Froyo love this coming spring. After all, Virgin Mobile just made available said smartphone last October, so to see them release the Android 2.2 Froyo update in just three months...

Could the Android 2.4 seen on the Xperia Arc be Ice Cream?

01/11/2011, It was just a short while ago that we picked up an official report from Sony Ericsson, claiming that the Android 2.4 listing on the Xperia Arc was a configuration mistake. Now speculation is going around that Google’s previously-heard-of Android Ice...

myTouch 3G and Fender LE gets Froyo

01/10/2011, From January 12th onwards, T-Mobile will be introducing OTA updates for Android 2.2 FroYo to the myTouch 3G 3.5mm Jack and the MyTouch Fender LE. It will be released in staggered waves, but according to T-Mobile, everyone ought to have the update before...

NOX Audio Admiral Touch wireless headphones run Android

01/10/2011, Adding to the list of devices running on Android, we have the NOX wireless headphones. Revealed at CES last week, NOX Audio’s Admiral Touch wireless headphones run on Android and feature a 2.4″ gesture aware touchscreen. Probably the first...

Samsung aiming to sell 50 million smartphones in 2011

01/10/2011, Turns out that HTC and Nintendo aren’t the only companies with lofty sales targets for 2011 as word is out that Samsung is planning to sell more than 50 million smartphones this year, betting heavily on mid-range devices. Samsung Mobile’s president...

Hulu Plus coming to Android devices

01/10/2011, Android users out there will be jumping for joy to hear that after many months of waiting, it has been confirmed that Hulu Plus will be arriving on the Android platform. The official stance is that it will be available on selected devices, and while we...

Motorola to ship between 700K-800K XOOM tablets in Q1 2011

01/10/2011, Motorola’s XOOM Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet was recently showcased at CES 2011 and it’s expected to make a pretty big splash when it finally reaches the hands of consumers. From the looks of it, Motorola has pretty big hopes for this tablet as...

Android 2.3 Gingerbread crammed into the iPhone 3G

01/10/2011, There are many devices out there eagerly waiting to get Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, but Apple’s iPhone 3G most likely isn’t the device that you’d expect to get the update. Of course, the update wasn’t given Google’s or Apple’s...

The iPoo is not a toilet bowl

01/09/2011, We all know that ever since Apple introduced the iPod, many different manufacturers came up with names that began with the letter “i” for their products and even their own brand names. Naturally most of these copy cat devices weren’t the...

TCL brings Android-powered TV you can control without a remote

01/08/2011, [CES 2011] Since the explosion of the Kinect, it looks like getting everything in your house to work like the computers in Minority Report is but a step away. At least the folks at The Creative Life (TCL) seem to think so. At CES this year, TCL unveiled...

HTC EVO 4G saves a man’s life

01/08/2011, Who said phones can’t do everything? If you were a valet working at a nightclub in the middle of a shootout, you would disagree. This week, an HTC EVO 4G saved the life of a valet working at a nightclub in Atlanta. The man was caught in a shootout...