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Skype For Android Updated To Support Galaxy S And SD Card Installs

12/16/2010, Getting Skype installed on your Android-powered device might not be as simple as getting it installed on the iPhone, due to device support. The good news is that Galaxy S phones that are running Android 2.2 Froyo will now be able to install the popular...

PlayStation App coming to Android and iOS devices

12/16/2010, Is Sony serious about their PlayStation Phone? The reason we ask that is because we are left scratching our heads as to why the PlayStation App is now being developed for devices running on iOS and Android operating systems. Good thing Sony has cleared...

Trillian for Android – ’nuff said

12/16/2010, We do remember back in the day where Instant Messaging (IM) started to pick up, and there were a fair number of players in the market like Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Messenger (now Windows Live), ICQ, AOL Chat, mIRC, and Skype, opening up so many programs...

LG Optimus 2X launched, in Korea

12/15/2010, LG has just announced the launch of the LG Optimus 2X, a Tegra-powered cousin of the LG Star. The phone features 8GB of storage, a 4-inch WVGA display and a 1500mAh battery. Because it is powered by NVIDIA’s 1GHz Tegra processor, it can decode 1080p...

Google TV Gets First Major Update

12/15/2010, The first major update for Google TV has been released, which brings bug fixes and four major new features to the set-top streaming service. The first major new feature is Netflix integration, which will allow watchers to browse and watch any show in...

Android 3.0 Honeycomb will not need physical buttons

12/15/2010, My brother once asked me, “How come there are so many buttons on your Android phone when the iPhone needs just one?” Now that’s a question that left me struggling for words, no matter how much I loved Android over iOS, I gotta give...

Android’s Google Voice Search Gets Personal and Learns Your Voice

12/14/2010, Google has just announced an update to Google Voice Search for Android–the update requires Android 2.2 Froyo or higher and is now available as a free download or upgrade in Android Market. In the new Google Voice Search settings, there is an option...

Nexus S NFC Chip Currently Only Able To Read Data

12/14/2010, You might have been reading plenty of news about the NFC chip within the Nexus S and now word is out that the chip, supplied by NXP, currently only allows the phone to read data. This means that the phone won’t be able to transfer data out via NFC...

Quantities Of Nexus S Units At Launch Leaked

12/14/2010, While it’s great news that you’ll be able to pick up the Nexus S on Thursday, we’re fairly sure that you won’t want to wait in line only to find out that it’s sold out. Some folks out there claim to have snagged the...

Rooted Nook Color gets Android Market access

12/13/2010, Now here’s something interesting for those of you who love to dabble with arcane knowledge of rooting – that is, opening up super user access to a device without the manufacturer’s permission. Nook Color owners who have rooted their...

Huawei S7 Android Tablet With Multi-touch On Its Way?

12/12/2010, The Huawei S7 is a 7-inch Android tablet with decent specifications such as a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3G and Wi-Fi data connectivity. The disappointment for many folks is the discovery that the version of the phone available in the US and Europe...