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Fingerprint identification coming to Android smartphones

02/05/2010, Sagem Wireless have teamed up with UPEK to bring Android-powered smartphones sometime later this year which will feature fingerprint identification capabilities, although this function will also be extended to other devices from Sagem Wireless apart from...

First Samsung Bada OS Phone Due In March

02/04/2010, Details of Samsung’s upcoming Bada OS aren’t as abundant as Google’s Android or Symbian, but Samsung is busy working on its previously mentioned Bada OS, and the company certainly seems confident about it. In a recent update,...

Bluebird AutoID PDA runs on Android

02/04/2010, We haven’t seen the name Bluebird grace our pages since 2008 (gee, has it been that long already?) where they rolled out a Windows Mobile 6 Pro-powered device, but fast forward a couple of years and you get the AutoID PDA which no longer favors...

Samsung Galaxy i7500 to get Android 2.1 in Q2

02/04/2010, Samsung’s first Android handset, the Galaxy i7500, shipped with Android 1.5 and will be getting the Android 2.1 update sometime in the second quarter of the year, according to Samsung Poland’s confirmation of the upgrade. This would mean the...

Motorola Devour to arrive on Verizon

02/03/2010, Verizon Wireless will be offering the Motorola Devour Android-powered handset which ought to keep socialites happy thanks to its Happenings Widget that can push social networking updates directly onto the 3.1″ capacitive touchscreen display, while...

Android Figurines Are Coming

02/02/2010, Android love is spreading all the around the world. Are you a big enough fan to get an Android figurine on your desktop? Well, Dyzplastic has teamed up with the folks over at Google and are coming up with a limited run series of 12 differently themed...

Alcatel Android Phone Leaked

02/01/2010, You might not see too many Alcatel phones at your local store, but here’s one to remind you that they still make interesting phones. If you mistakenly thought that it was a Palm Pre, you’ll be forgiven, as it certainly looks like it ripped the...

Android Powered AutoLinQ Head Unit For Your Car

02/01/2010, Continental will be offering a system that will bring Google’s Android OS into your car’s head units. The system, AutoLinQ, is obviously powered by Google’s Android, and is part of a new connected services platform that car makers can...

Mac OS X 10.3 Running On Nokia N900

01/31/2010, So you’ve seen Nokia’s N900 dual booting Maemo and Android, nothing too special about that, right? Well, what about a full blown Mac OS X 10.3 installation? Now that’s a rather impressive feat, wouldn’t you say? Thanks to the help...

Motorola Backflip Already Available In China As The ME600

01/31/2010, Motorola should be launching its Motorola Backflip on AT&T sometime soon, but it seems like the folks over in China have managed to get this strangely-designed phone earlier. The Backflip is listed as the Motorola ME600 on Motorola’s China...

Google Launches Popular Image Search For Android And iPhone

01/30/2010, If you’re always searching for pictures on Google, or want something else to kill your time at the office, you’ll be happy to hear that Google has announced its Popular Images Search for Mobile, showing up on the Google main page. Once...

Samsung Galaxy 2 To Be Powered By Android

01/28/2010, A press image of Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy 2 smartphone has been spotted, and from the picture, it’s quite obvious that the phone will be powered by Google’s Android OS, possibly Android 2.1. Its specifications should be fairly similar...

Motorola confirms Google phone

01/28/2010, Motorola has let the cat out of the bag – that they will join HTC in terms of status by being a company to develop a Google-branded smartphone (HTC already has the Nexus One). According to Motorola chief executive Sanjay Jha, Motorola aims to create...

Android OS controls robot

01/27/2010, Could Google be working on a robot control scheme in its Android OS secretly? After all, it can already control a $3,000 Japanese robot, which would mean other robots could fall under its digital hypnotic sway in due time, as though the Android mascot...