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android-screen-900Android is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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Archos 5 gets full Android Market at last

04/27/2010, It has been a long time in coming, but Archos 5 users are finally able to gain access to the full Android Market, completing the tablet experience. This is in stark contrast to other Android-powered tablets that have limited access to free apps or even...

Android phones to get NFC

04/27/2010, Android-powered smartphones will soon be able to engage the power of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Just what is NFC? Well, it is a short-range high-frequency wireless communication technology which lets devices exchange data between them, for...

Steps To Get Android 1.6 On Your iPhone 2G Released

04/26/2010, When it rains it pours. Just last week we found someone who managed to get Google’s Android OS running on Apple’s iPhone, and now another site has posted instructions on how to do just that. It involves quite a few steps, so if you’re...

The APad Is Another iPad Clone

04/23/2010, It’s fairly common to see clones of Apple’s products over in China, and we’ve caught sight of an iPad clone before. Now it seems that another Chinese company has taken the time and effort to come up with the APad, another iPad clone....

TELUS Motorola Milestone Finally Gets The Android 2.1 Update Too

04/22/2010, Good news for folks who are running a Motorola Milestone on TELUS. You’re now able to get hold of the Android 2.1 update, and you don’t even need to be in Hong Kong. The slight downside is that you won’t be able to get an over-the-air...

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...