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Samsung i5500 could be first Corby with Android 2.1

05/17/2010, It seems that the Samsung i5500 could very well be the first Corby handset from the South Korean manufacturer that runs on the Android 2.1 operating system. Basically, we’ve more or less lost track of the number of Corby handsets that there are out...

Google to promote Flash heavily with Android 2.2 update

05/17/2010, If you happen to own the Nexus One, Motorola Droid (also known as the Milestone in other places) and soon, HTC EVO 4G, then you will be pleased to know that Google’s Android 2.2 update (aka FroYo) will see a whole lot of Flash 10.1 action going on...

Blue Sky offers BL10 Android-powered tablet

05/17/2010, It seems that Google’s Android is making some headway on a variety of platforms despite the cellphone/smartphone range being the primary mode of propogation – since it is open source, it has also seen action on tablet devices, with the Blue...

Yuhua X2 smartphone comes with dual OS boot up

05/13/2010, The Yuhua X2 smartphone is a handset that offers dual OS capability, letting you toss between Linux 2.6 as well as the Android operating systems. Of course, its hardware specifications are nothing much to shout about with 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM, which...

HTC Desire And Smart Reach O2 UK

05/13/2010, Looks like Vodafone UK isn’t the only carrier who is offering some pretty cool phones, as UK wireless carrier O2 has also announced that it has added the HTC Desire and HTC Smart phones to its lineup. The HTC Desire is more or less a Nexus One...

Google Android 2.2 aka FroYo introduces USB tethering

05/13/2010, Google seems to step off on the right footing with their upcoming Android 2.2 (FroYo) firmware update that will see the inclusion of USB tethering right from the get go, letting you share your data connection with your notebook or computer wherever you...

Android-powered $99 Cherrypal Asia Netbook

05/13/2010, You might have heard of the $99 netbook from Cherrypal before, and now the company has come up with its latest sub-$100 netbook, the Cherrypal Asia. The main difference between the Cherrypal Asia and its predecessor, the Cherrypal Africa, is the use of...

iOrgane Raptor F22 iPhone clone, but runs on Android OS

05/12/2010, Strange to see someone come up with an iPhone clone only to have it run on the Android operating system. Ah well, can’t blame them for trying to ride on Apple’s wave, especially with yuppies in developing countries seemingly going ga-ga over...

Archos 5 Internet tablet hacked, runs on Maemo operating system

05/12/2010, The Archos 5 Internet tablet seems to have had an “upgrade” (this word is relative depending on which camp you’re on as you read further) where its operating system is concerned thanks to a bunch of hackers who decided to have the device...

T-Mobile MyTouch 3G To Get Android 2.1 Update

05/11/2010, T-Mobile MyTouch 3G users should be fairly happy to hear that T-Mobile’s VP of Production Innovation, Andrew Sherrard, has confirmed that the carrier is busy testing the Android 2.1 firmware update internally. The new firmware update will also see...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini Visits The FCC

05/11/2010, Looks like you’re one step closer to getting hold of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini as the phone has taken the time to pay a visit to the FCC. Considering that the X10 Mini and the X10 Mini Pro were announced at the same time, we’re hoping...

Tagwhat service enables augmented reality on Android smartphones

05/06/2010, The Tagwhat service will take social networking capabilities of an Android-powered smartphone to wrap it up into an augmented reality browser. This would end up with you enjoying a network of location tags which can be shared among friends, letting them...