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android-screen-900Android is the mobile operating system from Google. The software was originally built by a company called Android Inc, that was purchased by Google in 2005. From its modest debuts, Android has become a powerhouse that powers not only smartphones and tablet, but a host of other less high-profile devices and gadgets. Although Android is not a community-driven project, Google does release the source code as open-source under the Apache license.

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LG Mini GD880 does Flash

04/07/2010, The LG Mini GD880 which we looked at at Mobile World Congress 2010 in February earlier this year will apparently ship with an HTML5 compliant, Webkit-based browser that will be able to handle Adobe Flash and get this – making room for up to 10...

Google To Remove Games From South Korean Android Market

04/06/2010, It looks like Google has decided to exclude all games from the Korean version of its Android Market. Apparently Google made this decision because it’s impossible to have all the games sold on Android rated by the local regulator, which is the Korean...

Google Android fonts now available on a netbook

04/05/2010, So the Android operating system seems to be catching on with many folks these days in a myriad of devices, so why not adorn your little netbook with fonts from the Google Android OS instead? Developed by Ascender Corporation’s Steve Matteson, this...

People Of Lava Android-powered TV

04/05/2010, Looks like the upcoming Google set top box might not be the only way to get a Google influence into your TV, as the People of Lava (yes, that’s the company name) are planning to come up with an Android-powered TV, with the first model being a...

HTC Hero to get Android 2.1 update

04/02/2010, Looks like the HTC Hero will also join the Android 2.1 club when April 16th rolls around, where it will hit handsets with the following ROMs: Nordic/Greek/RUS/UKR/SA. As for other handsets, fret not – they too will also obtain their upgrades...

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...