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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...

Phecda P7 Android tablet runs on Android 2.1

07/05/2010, The Phecda P7 is another Android-powered tablet from China, where it will run on the Android 2.1 operating system with the added promise of an update to Android 2.2 FroYo when October rolls around. The P7 is no slouch when it comes to specifications,...

Google Music service to roll out with Android 3.0

07/02/2010, Google looks as though they will take the fight to Apple’s turf in the next Android 3.0 update which is touted to be released before the year is over, although we do have doubts since Android 2.2 has yet to be available for most of the smartphones...

Android 3.0 Gingerbread detailed

06/30/2010, Android 2.2, better known as FroYo, is barely out of the stables just yet, but that doesn’t mean Google is resting on its laurels with word of Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread being prepared for a Q4 release later this year. The crystal ball has become a...

Super Mario Android Live Wallpaper Is Cool

06/29/2010, Can’t get enough of your favorite plumber? If you’re running an Android 2.1 (and above) device, you could always give the Super Mario live wallpaper a try, which sees Mario running through your home screen, playing through a few levels. If you...

T-Mobile Samsung Vibrant Arriving On July 21st For $200

06/28/2010, After teasing us with puzzles and giving us the FAQ early, T-Mobile has finally decided that it’s time to make its Android-powered Samsung Vibrant official. If you’ve checked out the Samsung Galaxy S before, there’s nothing too...