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General Mobile Coming Up With Android Powered COSMOS

01/03/2010, General Mobile will be coming up with its second Android-powered mobile phone after the DSTL1, dubbed the COSMOS. Powered by Google’s Android 2.0, it will be General Mobile’s first phone with Android 2.0. There aren’t any pricing details...

Palm App Catalog Hits The 1000 App Mark

01/02/2010, It probably hasn’t done so at the pace that Google and Apple have set for their App Stores, but it’s still good to see that Palm has started off 2010 with the news that the App Catalog breached the 1000-app landmark, which is certainly...

Android 2.1 Gallery App For Motorola DROID

12/31/2009, You might be happy to leave your recently updated Motorola DROID on Android 2.0.1, but if you’re the type of person who likes to be on the cutting edge and want something closer to Android 2.1, you might want to try out the new Gallery app that was...

Samsung i899 Goes Official In China

12/31/2009, Samsung’s i899 has gone official in China, and will be offered by China Telecom, the country’s third largest mobile carrier). Keeping in line with the Android trend all over the world, the Samsung i899 will also be powered by Google’s...

HTC Dream And Magic From Rogers Wont Be Getting Donut Update

12/20/2009, If you own an HTC Dream or Magic from Rogers Wireless, you might be more than a little disappointed if you were planning on upgrading your phone to Android 1.6, you’re going to have to find a non-official way to do it, as HTC has stated that it will...

Motorola Backflip Pictured

12/17/2009, Regardless of whether it’s going to be called the Motorola Enzo or Backflip, it’s certainly a phone with an interesting form factor. It might not be obvious from the picture, but the name “Backflip” is quite apt for this phone, as...

Android 2.1 Ported To Motorola Droid

12/16/2009, This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t a nice achievement. It seems that some folks have managed to get hold of Android 2.1 and managed to get it running on Motorola’s Droid. DIY...

OPPO Android phone to release next year

12/15/2009, OPPO, a name that is more often than not associated with portable media players, has just made known that the company is working on an Android handset that is set for a 2010 release. Very little else is known about this handset, apart from the fact that...

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X2 Delayed

12/15/2009, If you’re wondering why Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X2 isn’t in stores during this festive season, it’s because it has (unfortunately) been delayed. Rumor has been going around that the phone would be delayed until January, and now it...

Actroid up for sale

12/14/2009, What’s an actroid? It’s a wordplay on “android” and “actress”, which ends up as a robotic actor. From next month onwards, Japanese department store Sogo & Seibu will accept pre-orders for Actroid life-sized,...

FCC approves of HTC Nexus One

12/14/2009, Interestingly enough, a new handset known as NEXUSONE has just gone through the folks at the FCC, where it bears the model number PB99100 and is built by HTC. The same FCC filing also points toward a microSD memory card slot, the inclusion of 802.11b/g...

Motorola Setting Up Android Store

12/13/2009, In a move that might confuse Android users out there, it seems that Motorola has been busy coming up with its own version of Google’s Android Market place. The folks over at Android and Me managed to catch a glimpse of it before it was hidden again....

Google On Android Dogfood Diet For The Holidays

12/13/2009, This is probably as close as we’ll get to an official confirmation on the Google Nexus One phone for the moment. Google has confirmed that it’s working on a new “mobile lab” concept, which is a device that will combine innovative...