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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...

MiKandi Adult App Market For Android

12/07/2009, Here’s something that parents around the world probably won’t be too happy about. Android now has an adult app market, dubbed MiKandi. While there isn’t anything stopping folks from browsing adult sites on Android’s browser, the...

HTC 1H 2010 Portfolio Leaked

12/07/2009, It looks like HTC is going to put a lot of effort into Android-powered phones in 2010. Considering that Google’s Android is riding a wave of popularity, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. A leaked list of what should be HTC’s...

PDAnet Offers Android Tethering

11/29/2009, Tethering your Android smartphone might have been a rather complex process before, but now it seems that June Fabrics, the folks behind PDAnet, have ported the handy app to Google’s Android. PDAnet is also available on Windows Mobile, PalmOS,...

N97 And SE Satio Pulled From Stores

11/24/2009, With the recent dominance of Apple’s iPhone OS and Google’s Android, Symbian certainly doesn’t want any setbacks, but it seems unfortunate that a setback is what has happened. Reports are filtering that Nokia’s N97 and Sony...

HTC Sync Updated For Magic, Hero And Tattoo

11/23/2009, For those of you owning HTC phones running Google’s Android, HTC has released an updated version of the HTC Sync software. The latest version (2.0.8) features minor upgrades such as media enhancements and synchronizing with your PC’s time. If...

Motorola To Fix Droid Camera Problem

11/21/2009, Motorola has confirmed that it will be sorting out the Droid camera problems via an automatic over-the-air (OTA) update. As we had noticed in our complete Droid Review, the phone’s current 5-megapixel camera often seems to have trouble focusing and...