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Verizon Droid gets manual Android 2.1 update

03/31/2010, Want to manually update your Verizon Droid’s operating system to Android 2.1 instead of waiting for the OTA update to arrive? Fret not, the step-by-step instructions are available after the jump (where you need to get the update package first)...

DoubleTwist Brings The Android Market To Your Mac’s Desktop

03/31/2010, DoubleTwist’s latest update should be quite useful to Mac users, as it adds to its media syncing functionality for non-Apple devices like Google’s Android. The best feature of the latest version is that you’re able to browse the Android...

Truckbot Now Gets Voice Recognition Upgrade

03/31/2010, Do you remember the truckbot that surfaces from time to time and recently got an acrylic body upgrade? Well, this little robot seems to be continuing its slow (but steady) progress towards becoming powerful enough to take over the world (and maybe enslave...

Firefox Mobile Running On Motorola Milestone

03/31/2010, Bored of the default Android web browser, but can’t think of a good alternative? If you’re willing to get your hands dirty, a Motorola Milestone owner has managed to compile the code for Firefox Mobile (Fennec) which runs on Android. The best...

7-inch Android-powered iPad Clone Surfaces

03/31/2010, It looks like our prediction of the coming of iPad clones was correct, and now a 7-inch iPad clone has surfaced, and is powered by Google’s Android OS. This 7-inch tablet seems to differ quite a bit from the 10-inch one we checked out yesterday,...

iPad Clone Pictures Surface

03/30/2010, Pictures of an obvious iPad clone have started to surface, and aside from the elongated display, it certainly looks a lot like Apple’s iPad. According to the source, it seems that this device will use Google’s Android OS, and will be powered...

LinkedIn Now Available For BlackBerry

03/29/2010, Considering that BlackBerry phones are generally viewed as business devices, it’s actually a little surprising to see that the iPhone LinkedIn app has been around for a good 18 months and there wasn’t a LinkedIn BlackBerry app in sight. Now...

Samsung I6500U Saturn heads for China Unicom

03/29/2010, The Samsung I6500U Saturn which was announced in October 2009 has finally arrived in China, thanks to the efforts of China Unicom. What makes the I6500U different would be having Android 2.1 running right out of the box, making it the third Android device...

Android Version Of LogMeIn Remote Access Coming

03/29/2010, Administrators who are always looking out for remote access applications will be glad to hear that an Android version of LogMeIn, the remote access application is being developed. When installed, you’ll be able to control your computer from your...

Android nipping on iPhone OS heels in mobile traffic

03/29/2010, The iPhone OS might be king when it comes to smartphone traffic and the mobile web share at the moment, but Google’s Android OS is slowly and surely just behind the fruity company. This could be due to the plethora of Android-powered devices being...

Motorola MILESTONE gets Android 2.1 update OTA

03/29/2010, Own a Motorola MILESTONE? Well, you might be interested to know that the Android 2.1 update is now available Over-The-Air (OTA) sans wires or computers, and you don’t even need to be in Hong Kong to enjoy it. What does this update entail, anyways?...

Motorola Backflip Rooted

03/29/2010, AT&T released its Motorola Backflip Android phone a few weeks back, and some folks probably aren’t too happy that the carrier stripped all Google content from the phone and replaced it with Yahoo and AT&T software. After the carrier released...

Samsung Galaxy S Sports The Fastest GPU In Android Phones

03/27/2010, It’s surprising that it wasn’t trumpeted around more when the Samsung Galaxy S was officially unveiled, but as it is, the Samsung Galaxy S is probably the device with the fastest GPU in an Android phone to date. The Hummingbird A8 chip on the...

PayPal Bump Feature Coming To Android And BlackBerry

03/26/2010, If you’re an avid PayPal user and don’t own an iPhone, you’re probably drooling over the recent inclusion of the Bump feature into the iPhone app. Well, there’s good news for you, as it seems that the company will be releasing...