Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 to receive Android 4.0.4 update

We took a closer look at the Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1 and Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 at the end of last year, and after 8 months plus down the road, just how do these two tablets fare? For those who are rocking to the Motorola Droid Xyboard 10.1, here is some bit of good news for you – the Wi-Fi models as well as Verizon’s Droid Xyboard variants should be […]


LG Optimus Black to receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update?

There does not seem to be a clear channel of communication over at LG with their customers when it comes to operating system updates of their Android-powered smartphones. We have had hot-and-cold responses concerning the LG Optimus 2X and LG Optimus Black’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich treatment, ranging from having the update coming our way before a denial, followed by a confirmation for the LG Optimus 2X recently – […]


Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean leaked for Samsung Galaxy S3 without any restrictions

Near the end of the previous working week, we talked about how Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean test firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S3 has been made available for download, but it seems that the Galaxy S3 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean update has leaked out yet again. Just how is this relevant to last week’s release? Well, it seemed that the update which was released last week had its fair share […]


Android Ice Cube Tray now available for $12

Heads up Android lovers! If you’re on the lookout for the next Android-inspired accessory such as the Android Neon Lamp or even the Lego Android mascot that hasn’t been made official yet, then the Android Ice Cube Tray is for you. First unveiled last week, the tray will definitely get the Android spirit flowing within you as you pour out that favorite thirst-quenching drink of yours on a nice glass […]


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TextGenie will convert “text speak” into understandable English

While some of us might take the time to craft out a well written text message, others might prefer using short hand, or “text speak” which basically words into shorter versions of themselves (i.e. you = u, you’re = ure, forget = 4get, talk to you later = ttyl and etc.). While this might be a perfectly acceptable way for two people to communicate with each other, it might get […]


Google adds Smart App Updates to the Play Store

Google has been doing a lot of maintenance to its Play App Store recently. Just this morning, we found out that Google is in the process of adding gift card and wish list support to the Android Play App Store. Today, Google has enabled Smart App updates, which was initially revealed back at Google I/O. Usually, when one wants to update an application on their Android smartphone, the whole application […]


Instagram 3.0 introduces Photo Maps

Instagram, the company that was purchased for a cool $1 billion thereabouts by social network giant Facebook, is back with a spanking new version of its software, calling it Instagram 3.0 (but of course!). Apart from fixing some of the speed and safety issues, Instagram 3.0 will also make improvement by introducing infinite scrolling as well as Photo Maps, where the latter is a geolocation feature that Instagram hopes to […]


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM for Samsung Galaxy S3 leaked

If you happen to own the Samsung Galaxy S3 and cannot wait for the official Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update to arrive, then you might want to take your chances with a leaked ROM – which obviously, is not official, but that does not mean it will not work. What you see above is a video of the official Jelly Bean ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S3 running nicely, although […]


Google Maps gets more public transportation schedules worldwide

For those who use public transportation, there’s usually an Android app that can cater your needs for maps and schedules. With that in mind, here is one more option that comes directly within Google Maps, which means that it is preloaded with almost all Android smartphones. What I particularly like with this integration is the street maps and public transport map within the same screen. That’s very useful because you […]


Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update confirmed

Well well, what do we have here, another device from Samsung that will eventually carry the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update? Yes sir, this is the direction where we are heading with the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, thanks to a tweet by a certain Roger Cheng, who in his own words, “Merrill says the Note 10.1 will have a Jelly Bean upgrade later this year.” Hmmm, there are not too […]


Swiftkey 3.0.1 Android keyboard adds colors and languages

Android keyboard app Swiftkey has been updated to version 3.0.1 and now comes with new colors (sky, fuchsia) and two new languages (Malay and Urdu) in addition to the 42 existing ones. This will make native speakers of those languages pretty happy. As usual, this update comes with a number of bug fixes and improvements. 3.0.1 now includes Google Voice typing, which performs really well for short sentences in Android […]


Android 4.1 Jelly Bean for Samsung Galaxy S3 rumored for 29th of August rollout

About a week ago, we reported that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean was being prepped for the Samsung Galaxy S3 along with other Samsung devices. Well if you own the Galaxy S3 and you’re looking forward to the Android 4.1 update, it seems that a recent set of rumors has suggested that the wait might not be as long as initially thought. Rumors are now suggesting that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean […]


Official Android Neon Lamp now available in the Google Store

If you’re a fan of all things Android, you might be interested to learn that Google has started selling an official Android Neon Lamp. Pictured above, this neon lamp is in the shape of the Android mascot and will light up neon green when turned on. What better way to show your platform allegiance than with this neon desk lamp, right? If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, […]


LG Optimus 2X confirmed for Ice Cream Sandwich in South Korea

Yesterday, we brought you news that the LG Optimus 2X which had suffered its fair share of uncertainty where the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system upgrade was concerned, might just be released for the smartphone after all, but there was every possibility of the message being lost in translation. Well, LG’s Korean branch did tweet to confirm that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is indeed coming your way […]