Google Maps Gets a Minor Update

Google pushed out a minor update (v5.10) to their massively popular (100,000,000 – 500,000,000 installs!) Google Maps application yesterday, adding in a pair of new features. Users will find that they are now able to attach photos to Google Place reviews and/or view Places with 4 and 5 ...

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Tripit App Gets a Facelift

TripIt pushed out an update to their traveling companion application earlier this week, hoping to spur even more usage among Android users. The facelift is designed to make it easier for travelers to hop between connections and itineraries as well as view rewards program points (TripIt Pro). ...

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NFL 2011 Releases Bundle of New Apps Just in Time for Kickoff

The National Football League has released an official app for Android tablets today, just hours before the season kicks off.  Called NFL ’11, the app is a free download and provides on-demand NFL network news and info, teams new, game details, and more.  We get the sense that this one was ...

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Norton 2012 Product Line Includes Trio of Android Apps

Norton announced their 2012 product line this week and, sensing the growing mobile trend, unveiled a couple of new mobile-focused titles. Android users will be most concerned with a trio of titles, Norton Tablet Security, Norton Anti-Theft Beta, and Norton Online Family. These three are all new ...

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Create the Next Droid Bionic Ad and Win Cash in $25,000 Contest

Think you have what it takes to come up with a great television spot for the Droid Bionic.  Prove it!  Sign up for the new $25,000 contest kicking off today put your ideas to the test.  The challenge spans the next few weeks and will be broken into three main phases – Idea, Pitch, and... ...

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Alarm.com App Updated to Include Push Notifications

The Alarm.com app for Android was recently updated to include push notifications.  This is a pretty big deal considering you’re talking about home security and monitoring.  The latest release (v1.3.4) will now proactively keep any eye on things for you, pushing out notifications for a ...

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Create Your Own Live Wallpapers with DroidAppGen

Who needs the Google App Inventor?  Wanna-be Android developers looking to spruce up their home screen can take matters into their own hands and create  a personalized Live Wallpaper.  With prices that start at 1.49€ (~ $2 US), DroidAppGen lets anyone and everyone build a unique background for ...

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Doodle Grub Update Adds 11 Levels, New Enemies

Doodle Grub, a game we highlighted back in June, has been updated with eleven new levels.  What’s more, each level gets its own unique enemies, apples and dangers, freshening the game up a bit.  We lauded Doodle Grub for its vibrant graphics and simple, addictive game play and can imagine ...

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Droid Bionic Available from Amazon Wireless for $199

Today’s the long-anticipated day that the Motorola Droid Bionic hit Verizon shelves around the country.  Officially announced just yesterday, the new hotness will set you back a cool $300 with a two-year service agreement?  Well, that is if you go through the carrier.  AmazonWireless has ...

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Sony Ericsson Confirms Ice Cream Sandwich Support for 2011 Xperia Line [UPDATE: Maybe Not]

Sony Ericsson has taken a bit of a proactive approach for their 2011 Xperia handsets, pledging support for an unannounced Android platform.  A representative recently spoke with SoMobile confirming that all of their current generation devices will receive Android 4.0, or, Ice Cream Sandwich. ...

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NTT DOCOMO Announces Pair of LTE-Ready Tablets

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced a pair of Android tablets which support their next-gen LTE service, Xi (pronounced “Crossy”) today in the GALAXY Tab 10.1 LTE SC-01Dand ARROWS Tab LTE F-01D.  ” in the middle of October.  Both are due in October, run Android 3.2, and feature 10.1-inch ...

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GetJar Begins Offering Premium, Full-Version Android Applications For Free

GetJar announced their latest Android app endeavor today, GetJar Gold, a business model which sets a bunch of premium apps free. Games and apps which normally retail for as much as $10 each will now be free through the program and available through the GetJar mobile app. A number of popular ...

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Sprint Unveils $50 Kyocera Milano for September 9th

Verizon isn’t the only carrier announcing an Android handset with one day’s notice this week. Sprint has unveiled the Kyocera Milano, a low-cost Gingerbread handset with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Due tomorrow, September 9th, the phone will cost customers only $50 with a two-year ...

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AT&T Set to Offer $49.99 Xperia PLAY 4G on September 18

AT&T is set to finally offer the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play later this month, putting the phone on sale at $49.99 with two-year service agreements.  Tapping their iteration with a subtle name change, Ma Bell has decided that XPERIA Play 4G is a more moniker.  Like its Verizon counterpart the ...

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HTC Rhyme, Rezound Pick up DLNA Certification

A pair of unannounced HTC phones were found receiving their DLNA certification this week, one of which is new to us.  Looks like it’s time to start paying attention to the HTC Rezound.  This handset, along with the HTC Rhyme (Verizon’s female-focused Bliss), are expected to feature ...

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