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Android-powered Dell Smoke Looks Like A Sleek Palm Pixi

04/21/2010, While it looks like quite a tall device, the Dell Smoke (codename) looks quite similar to that of a Palm Pixi, though they’re very obviously different devices. Dell describes the design as a non-conforming style, but whatever they’re calling...

Dell Thunder 4.1-inch Android Phone Leaked

04/21/2010, Details about an upcoming Dell high-end smartphone called Dell Thunder have just leaked @ engadget. The Thunder is an Android phone with a 4.1″ 800×480 pixels display and a talent for Social Networks – at least, that’s the idea....

Miphone A3 has Android as operating system of choice

04/21/2010, Isn’t this ironic – an iPhone clone known as the Miphone A3 will at least not run on a knockoff version of the iPhone OS, but will instead rely on the open source Android OS albeit with a user interface that does resemble the iPhone’s...

Ford SYNC AppLink Brings Android And BlackBerry Apps To Your Car

04/20/2010, Ford has just announced SYNC AppLink, which is a downloadable software upgrade for Ford SYNC systems, which seem to be quite popular. The update offers hands-free voice control of popular applications for BlackBerry and Android devices. The first car from...

Google Trying To Attract iPhone App Developers With Free Phones?

04/20/2010, Apparently Palm isn’t the only one who is trying to ramp up app development for its mobile application store, as word is going around that Google is actively trying to attract iPhone app developers to develop apps for the Android platform. It seems...

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 to get Android 2.1 update

04/16/2010, Word has it that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 will be getting an Android 2.1 update later in the second half of the year, introducing multitouch capability as well. It is interesting to note that by that time, Android 2.2, also known as Froyo, will be...

HTC rumored to work on Android tablet

04/16/2010, HTC is said to be working on an Android-powered tablet at the moment, which is exciting news since HTC has a track record for churning out some pretty solid hardware with notable Android smartphones to date. Apart from that, a HTC representative also did...

Diotek offers DioMemo for Android

04/15/2010, Diotek has rolled out DioMemo for Android, a new application which will take down notes on your behalf while maintaining memos. Thanks to its advanced handwriting recognition feature, it is able to convert all your handwritten notes to text without...

Acer Aspire One D260 Caught On Video

04/15/2010, We brought your attention to the dual-booting Acer Aspire One D260 a few weeks back, and now a video showing the notebook in action has surfaced. As you probably already know, the D260 will be able to dual boot both Android and Windows, unfortunately...

European HTC Hero To Be Updated To Android 2.1 By The End Of April

04/15/2010, It was previously mentioned that the HTC Hero would be getting an Android 2.1 update come April 16th, but it seems that the date might be pushed by back slightly. It seems that some folks have buzzed HTC about the upcoming update, and the Taiwanese...

GPNC Android-powered TV From Korea

04/15/2010, We’ve previously seen an Android-powered TV from the People of Lava (which sounds incredibly cool), and now we’ve managed to find another TV that has decided to be powered by Google’s operating system. Designed by GPNC in Korea, this TV...

Moonse E-7001 7-inch 3G Android Tablet

04/14/2010, Moonse has released a 7-inch Android touch screen tablet device, further adding another device to Google’s horde of Android-powered devices. The E-7001 is powered by the rather old Android 1.5 operating system, but offers some interesting specs such...

Android Picture Gallery Image Quality Downgraded In Android 2.1

04/13/2010, This might not be a worry to you unless you have rather sharp eyes, but the folks over at DisplayMate Technology Corporation have discovered that the picture gallery in Android 2.1 offers lower image quality than that of the previous version. When using a...