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Motorola Milestone Gets Unofficial Android 2.2 FroYo Firmware

07/28/2010, Motorola still hasn’t officially confirmed if it will be offering the Android 2.2 FroYo update for the aging Motorola Milestone, but just because there isn’t any official means to do it just yet, doesn’t mean that you’ll have to...

Augen tablet to arrive at Kmart

07/26/2010, Looking for a tablet at the moment with your heart torn between the iPad and an Android equivalent? You can check out the Augen tablet which will be making its way to Kmart this weekend, retailing for $149.99 a pop. This 7″ tablet will have Android...

$125 iPad Clone Is Powered By Android

07/25/2010, We’ve seen many iPad clones that are out there in the market, but how many of them cost $125? Considering that it sports a pretty useful mobile operating system and a 7-inch 800 x 480 pixel display, it sounds like a pretty interesting deal....

NOOK for Android is now available

07/22/2010, Barnes & Noble has just announced the availability of its NOOK for Android software that will obviously run off Android-powered smartphones and devices. This is the latest addition to Barnes & Noble’s slate of free, popular eReader software,...

WiiPad Android-powered tablets are not from Nintendo

07/21/2010, Just before you jump up in joy thinking that your favorite video game company has released tablet versions of the Wii, get a nice lounge chair and relax. The WiiPad you hear of today hails from China, and has nothing to do with Nintendo at all. First off,...

Blurry image leak of new Motorola Android-powered phone

07/19/2010, Check out this new blurry image (how else would it be classified as a leak then?) of a yet unannounced Android-powered smartphone from Motorola which could very well end up as Verizon, as with previous Motorola handsets. It seems as though the mysterious...

Verizon Offers $99 32GB microSD Card For Droid X Buyers

07/14/2010, On the eve of the Droid X’s launch day, Verizon has quietly announced a promotion that would allow customers who purchase the Droid X to also pick up a 32GB SanDisk microSDHC card for $99, which is a $50 savings off the standard price for the...

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 update set for August

07/12/2010, Samsung has done pretty well to announce the dates for its Galaxy S Android 2.2 Froyo update, although the downer would be these updates being available only for the Korean version of Galaxy S (M110S), so folks over in the US (or elsewhere) will not be...

Android platform gains more market share

07/08/2010, The smartphone market in the US is slowly growing, and in the latest quarter, the Android platform actually gained market share, while all the other top 5 rivals conceded ground to Google’s open source operating system. For those who love trivia,...

MeeGo trounces Android 2.2 in JavaScript rendering

07/08/2010, While we know that Android 2.2 owns iOS4 where JavaScript is concerned, along goes the Aava MeeGo development platform which goes one up on Android 2.2, achieving compared to 5795 ms (lower is better). Of course, this could be partly due to the 1.5GHz...

Android 2.1 Ported To The HTC Touch Diamond2

07/06/2010, It used to be that folks would be busy trying to get Linux running on various electronic devices, such as an iPod, but the latest trend is to get Google’s Android OS running on phones that don’t officially support it. We’ve seen Android...

There Will Be No Nexus Two Phone

07/06/2010, If you’re waiting for a successor to the Nexus One from Google, it seems that it might never materialize, as the Google’s Eric Schmidt has recently suggested that the company isn’t planning on churning out its own phones anymore, despite...