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Is The Motorola Mirage The Nexus Two?

01/17/2010, This is far (very far) from an official press photo of the Motorola Mirage, but it’s certainly a much nicer render of the phone than the one previously spotted. There still isn’t any official word on this device just yet, but various sources...

HTC HD2 Sports Android On Rhapsody Email

01/17/2010, These kinds of things happen every now and then, but it’s still does make you wonder if it would ever become a reality. What are we talking about? Well, in an email that was sent out to selected individuals to be beta testers for the Rhapsody...

Motorola Android Powered Ruth Sniffed Out

01/16/2010, After the success of Motorola’s Android-powered Droid, it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see that Motorola is working on another Android-powered device. Now, some folks have managed to dig up details of a Motorola “Ruth”...

Rogers Halts Sales Of HTC Dream

01/16/2010, It seems that there is a bit of bad news for HTC Dream owners who are on Rogers’ network. An internal memo that is circulating has instructed employees to halt all activations, upgrades and sales of the Dream, effective immediately. Why? Well, it...

Google Might Quit China In 2 Months

01/15/2010, It’s still unconfirmed at this moment, but sources indicate that Google could be departing from mainland China within 2 months from now. One of the trickier bits is the stake of its Android platform, and with that in mind, about 100 of the Android...

Asus Pondering Between Android And Chrome OS

01/14/2010, Google’s Android has certainly gained a lot of ground in a short period of time, which is amazing, and we’ve seen Android popped into almost every device imaginable, including washing machines. Now the question that the folks at Asus are...

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...