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Gigabyte To Jump On Android Smartphone Bandwagon

01/13/2010, It seems that Gigabyte might want a piece of the Android smartphone pie too. With so many manufacturers scrambling to get Android-powered phones out, it’s not surprise to get wind that Gigabyte and Abocom Systems are in talks with Taiwanese mobile...

Hisense E90 Android handset

01/13/2010, Hisense of China had the high sense (pun intended) to release its E90 Android-powered cellphone that features CDMA radio support, where it hopes to venture into the international market as well. Makes us scratch our heads as most of Europe and Asia rely...

Android Backup App Helps Nab Cell Phone Thief

01/13/2010, Every now and then we get a report on somebody stealing a gadget, taking an incriminating picture of himself via the built-in camera, only for the phone to automatically send the picture back to the rightful owner, resulting in them getting busted. Now it...

LG Favoring Android Over Windows Mobile?

01/13/2010, LG has detailed its strategy, expecting to ship about 20 different smartphones in 2010, but has confirmed that more than half of those phones will ship with Google’s Android, similar to the GT540 that was showcased at CES. With Android taking up the...

GL-750 netbook caught running on Android

01/12/2010, Somehow this GL-750 netbook slipped our radar while we were covering the few million square feet of showfloor at the recently concluded CES, as this 7″ netbook runs on the Google Android operating system. Taiwanese PC maker King Yung is the brains...

Google To Charge Your ETF On Top Of The Carrier ETF

01/12/2010, Thinking about getting a subsidized Nexus One? Well, you might want to read on before making a decision. We’re all fairly familiar with ETF (early termination fees); after all, when a carrier subsidizes your mobile phone, and you terminate the...

Bypass The Security Lock On Motorola Droid

01/12/2010, Quite a number of Android-powered phones (Read: Motorola Droid) out there are running Android 2.0.1, and if that’s the case for your phone, you might want to sit up and take note. It seems that there is a way to bypass the security feature of...

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...