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4 Android-powered ZTE Phones Coming

03/07/2010, ZTE looks like it’s going to place quite a bit of emphasis on Google’s Android platform, as the company is planning to release four phones that will be powered by Google’s mobile operating system. Hopefully these phones will be available...

Android Smartphone Can Control Robots On Its Own

03/06/2010, You’ve certainly seen mobile phones controlling various devices before, with television sets probably one of the more common devices, but what about the phone autonomously controlling its steed by itself? That’s what a duo of web engineers...

DSP Group offers Android-powered home phone

03/04/2010, Just when you thought that home phones are all but extinct these days, along comes DSP Group with a new cordless home phone that boasts the functionalities of an interactive multimedia handset. Powered by the Android OS, this handset is equipped with a...

Motorola HS1001 home phone

03/03/2010, Fast forward a generation or two, and chances are kids will be able to see what a house phone looks like at a museum. Even in this day and age, most homes have already phased out home phones simply because they are impractical, and the cost of ownership...

Innocomm Shark, Shadow, Scorpion And Gemini Android Phones

03/03/2010, A company called Innocomm was showing off an Android-powered phone back in Mobile World Congress, but now it seems that the company is busy working on some newer Android-powered devices, dubbed the Innocomm Shark, Shadow, Scorpion and Gemini. The names of...

Could HTC Be Forced To Remotely Cripple Smartphones?

03/03/2010, By now you’ve probably read about the latest patent tiff between Apple and HTC, but what about the implications of such a suit? According to an intellectual property expert, one of the potential outcomes of this case is that the courts could rule...

AT&T Ditches Google For Yahoo On Its Motorola Backflip

03/02/2010, No matter how you phrase it, you’ve really got to appreciate the irony of the whole situation. This is probably one of the downsides of having an open OS, as the Motorola Backflip offered by AT&T will have Yahoo Search plastered all over the...

Guardian Project To Secure Android Phones

03/01/2010, Are you very serious about your privacy and security? While there aren’t many (if any) cryptographically secure phones for you to buy off the shelves, but Android phones might just become able to fulfill that need for you sometime soon. The Guardian...

Cool A6161 clones HTC Magic

02/28/2010, Here is yet another clone of the HTC Magic, where this clone is known as the Cool A6161. Not exactly the most stunning name to grace the market, but it does seem to get the job done pretty well. Boasting multi-touch support as well as Android 1.6 running,...

Quake 3 runs on Android smoothly

02/25/2010, Who would’ve thought that the processing power of smartphones have finally caught up far enough to run an intense game like Quake 3 (back in its day, anyways) smoothly? Check out what the programmer had to say about his efforts of porting Quake 3...

Acer beTouch E110 approved by FCC

02/24/2010, The FCC has given their nod of approval for the Acer beTouch E110, where this Android-powered smartphone will play nice with AT&T’s 3G network (850/1900 MHz), albeit this is no guarantee that it will be launched by AT&T. The handset could...

Philips GoGear Connect is Android-powered

02/23/2010, The Philips GoGear Connect is a new portable media player that runs on the Android operating system, now how about that! After all, if Apple wants to sow their wild oat of an iPhone OS all over the place, we don’t see why Google shouldn’t have...

T-Mobile Pulse Mini to hit Europe

02/23/2010, T-Mobile will be rolling out the Pulse Mini in Europe sometime in the near future, where this budget-minded smartphone will come with Android 2.1 as the operating system of choice. Depending on your needs, the Pulse Mini will come on a pre-paid basis or...