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Samsung Gem headed to Verizon

04/05/2011, The Samsung Gem that was officially announced to arrive on US Cellular a few days ago will be headed to Verizon in the near future as well. Some photographs of the phone have been posted online, showing off the phone with Verizon badge on the device and...

Google Maps 5.3 released for Android

04/05/2011, Google has just launched a new version of their Maps app for the Android operating system. Bringing the version up to 5.3, Google Maps for Android packs some new features that would make any check-in fanatic happy. Google Maps now has a Google Location...

Android Fragmentation: a real problem, developers say

04/04/2011, Google said at the previous Google IO that Android is not *that* fragmented, but many developers -86%- (according to Fortune and 250 developers surveyed) think that Android fragmentation is a real problem. First, let’s provide some context:...

Sprint Nexus S 4G arriving on April 6?

04/04/2011, The Samsung Nexus S 4G was officially announced to arrive on Sprint a couple of weeks ago and is said to arrive this spring. However, it might actually appear earlier than expected. It has been reported that an arrival date for the 4G phone running stock...

K-Touch W700 Android phone looks pretty sweet

04/04/2011, While the Chinese have been known for creating poor copies of existing phones and slapping on a different OS and brand name on their devices, phone manufacturers, K-Touch, has introduced a phone worthy of not being branded as some cheap knock off. Called...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Pro: caught in the wild again

04/04/2011, The successor to Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 Mini Pro was spotted at the end of last year, and once again at the beginning of the year. Now, even more photographs of the Android device have surfaced online. Some folks managed to get their hands on...

Sony Android tablet on sale by the end of summer?

04/04/2011, Remember the Sony Android tablets that were leaked a couple of months ago? Well, we might be seeing one of those products (or some other Sony Android tablet) on retail shelves in a few months. According to some reports online, Sony Corp’s CEO,...

T-Mobile myTouch Slide 3G receives Android 2.2 Froyo update

04/03/2011, Long time suffering owners of the myTouch Slide 3G smartphone from T-Mobile will no longer need to look far into the horizon, keeping their fingers crossed that their smartphone will be able to receive a software update to the Android operating system,...

HTC Thunderbolt outsells the iPhone 4 on Verizon?

04/01/2011, According to some reports online, it looks like Verizon is doing pretty well with the HTC ThunderBolt. The first ever 4G LTE phone on the network has been said to be outselling the iPhone 4. A technology research firm, BTIG, contacted 150 Verizon Wireless...

Full Lineup of Xperia Play Games Unveiled, Global Launch Imminent

04/01/2011, Today, the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play launches in 11 markets, except the US. With the PlayStation smartphone comes 60 games and six classic PlayStation 1 games available for purchase on the Android Market app store. If you live in the UK, Germany,...

Android MP3 player does things differently

04/01/2011, Surely when you read the title of this post, you would have thought of a portable media player that runs on the Android operating system, right? Well, sorry to burst your bubble, but what you see on the right is actually a cute looking device that is...

Samsung Gem Android phone released on US Cellular

04/01/2011, US Cellular has just announced a new Android phone to add to their lineup of smartphones. This time it’s the entry-level Android 2.2 Samsung Gem for folks who are thinking of giving Android a shot but don’t want to spend too much money. The...

Unreal Engine 3 Coming to Sony Xperia Play and NGP?

03/31/2011, Epic’s Mark Rein loves the PlayStation 3. He loves the Xbox 360. He loves the PC. You know what else he loves? His company’s Unreal Engine 3 on the iPhone and iPad. He doesn’t care much about Ubisoft porting the older Unreal Engine 2 to...

PlayStation Games for Xperia Play Show Up in Android Market

03/31/2011, News involving Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play keeps coming in. In the last week, we found out the Xperia Play would come out in mid-April on Verizon in the US, that it would be delayed in the UK on O2 due to bugs, that Google pulled an unofficial...