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Android 2.1 SDK Officially Released

01/12/2010, Google’s Android has taken another step forward with the launch of the Android 2.1 SDK. After checking out the Nexus One, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see that the SDK adds support for animated wallpaper development, changes to...

Minor Update For Verizon Droid Eris

01/12/2010, Verizon Wireless has started to push out the over-the-air (OTA) updates for its Droid Eris smartphone from today. The update has 8 software fixes which are designed to improve performance. The updates will be sent out in phases, so you’ll want to...

LG GT540 Announced At CES

01/11/2010, [CES 2010] You might have missed it, but LG announced a new Android-powered device at CES – the LG GT540. It’s dubbed by LG as a “specialized social networking smartphone”, and is aimed at first-time smartphone users, who are...

Motorola XT720 To Hit South Korea

01/11/2010, Mid last-year, we heard that there would be a Motorola Android phone released in South Korea in early 2010, and it seems that we were right. The Motorola XT701, which was released in China, will be released in South Korea next month via SK Telecom, though...

Inbrics M1 Is One Thin Android Slider

01/10/2010, [CES 2010] You don’t see all that many Android devices with a slider form factor, aside from the Motorola Droid, but the Inbrics M1 is also extremely thin (for a slider). Aside from its size, it’s not slouch in the feature department too, as...

HP Working On Android Powered Mini Tablet?

01/09/2010, HP’s latest tablet is powered by Windows 7, which is all fine and dandy, but when it comes to mobile devices, the talk of the town in undoubtedly going to be Google’s Android OS. While HP doesn’t have an Android-powered tablet just yet,...

Touch Revolution Nimble Landline Phone

01/08/2010, It seems like washing machines and microwaves aren’t the only devices that Google’s Android OS is getting into. While a desk phone certainly isn’t as weird a place to put Android as a washing machine, it’s still not something that...

ICD Ultra 7-inch Tegra T20 Android Tablet Announced

01/08/2010, It seems that the Vega tablet wasn’t the only device up ICD’s sleeve, as the company also has a 7-inch touchscreen device that will be powered by Nvidia’s Tegra T20 chipset. The device is the ICD Ultra, and will sport features such as...

Sony Ericsson Robyn To Be Available In Different Colors?

01/08/2010, We showed you a leaked picture of the Sony Ericsson Robyn, essentially a mini XPERIA X10, a few days ago, and now more pictures of the device have surfaced. The most notable thing you’ll see from the latest pictures is that it seems to have multiple...

Google Introduces Local Search For Mobile

01/08/2010, Want to find a coffee store near you? Well, if it’s related to search, you can be sure that Google wants a piece of the pie, and now Google has introduced local search for the iPhone and Android phones. When you’re at Google’s page on...

Motorola Backflip, first impressions

01/07/2010, Yesterday I played a little with the Motorola Backflip. It’s not enough to write a meaningful review, but I did write a review of the Motorola Cliq, so here’s my first impression: This is a very close cousin of the Cliq. They share the same...

Weird Looking Motorola HS1001 Is Android Powered

01/07/2010, This is certainly a weird looking Android device, but once you take a 2nd look at it, you’ll notice that the Motorola HS1001 is really a cordless home phone that has been updated to support Google’s Android, making it one of the first...

Nexus One Coming To Vodafone In A Few Weeks

01/07/2010, While all the news is about T-Mobile getting Google’s Nexus One phone, let’s not forget that Vodafone will also be getting the phone. A Vodafone spokeswoman has also confirmed that the carrier will be offering the phone in Europe, starting...

Nexus One Domains Not Registered By Google?

01/06/2010, With all the focus and attention that Google’s Nexus One phone has been getting, it really is surprising to see that all the domains such as nexusone.com, nexusone.co.uk, and others all didn’t redirect to anything remotely resembling to...