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Garmin official OpenCaching app released

04/29/2011, Garmin has just announced that their OpenCaching.com geocaching service, is now available as an app on Android and iOS. In case you were wondering, geocaching is a game that was apparently invented by pirates. Back in the days when people hid their...

Google Nexus S to get Android 2.3.4 update

04/29/2011, Of course, if you are an early adopter and decided to pick up the Google Nexus S, that is most probably because you would love to have the latest and the greatest firmware updates all the time to your favorite smartphone platform. Needless to say, Google...

Adobe drops hint of Android 3.1 – and removes it

04/29/2011, While we all know that Android Honeycomb won’t stay at version 3.0 forever, Adobe has been the first to drop a hint about the next version of the mobile operating system. It was reported that In the change log of their most recent update for Adobe...

Android 2.3.4 confirmed to introduce native video calling

04/28/2011, As of now, not many Android phones have Gingerbread, or even have a front facing camera for that matter, but Google has just announced that the latest version of Android, version 2.3.4 will bring native video calling to the operating system. When you have...

Google has got a Nexus-flavored surprise in store for us (Updated)

04/28/2011, It looks like Google has got something up their sleeves for us, but we have no idea what. According to a tweet from the official Google Nexus Twitter account, we’re in for a surprise – and that’s all we get. Google I/O 2011 is only two weeks...

Shazam for Android gets unlimited tagging and Friends

04/28/2011, Great news for people Shazam users on Android – if you’re tired of not being able to identify as many songs as you want whenever you want to, you’ll be able to do so for the next there months. Shazam has just announced that all Shazam users...

Samsung Galaxy S III arriving this year?

04/28/2011, The Samsung Galaxy S II was just unleashed upon the world this week, and we’re already hearing news about the phone’s successor. According to Eldar Murtazin, the dude who seems to have the latest scoop on everything mobile (he was the one who...

Samsung Galaxy S II headed to T-Mobile?

04/28/2011, It looks like T-Mobile are on a roll. After spotted with the iPhone running on its network, and then getting powerhouse phones like the G2x, another “dream phone” might be making its way to Magenta’s network. According to some reports,...

Nokia to create a tablet – but not just any tablet

04/28/2011, In a recent interview with a Finnish TV channel, Nokia confirmed that they will be releasing a tablet – but they will be taking their own sweet time to get it right. As of now, details of the tablet are scarce, and they haven’t decided on what...

Oracle vs. Google – Judge favors Oracle

04/28/2011, Last year, Oracle sued Google for unlawfully using Java in the creation of the Android operating system. Well, the case has been going on for some time now, and the latest reports indicate that the judge is in favor of the prosecutors in this case. Three...

Low-end Android handsets to take over the world

04/27/2011, According to a recent report published by DigiTimes, we’re going to see Android devices take over the world. They’ve reported that a number of handset manufacturers are rushing to get some low-end devices onto the market (sub $150 phones)....

Google Docs app now available on Android

04/27/2011, Google has just announced the launch of the Google Docs app for Android today. Folks who use the cloud “office” service on their computers will be glad to know that they now can access Google Docs on their phones natively instead of having to...