Google, Intel to Optimize Future Build of Android for Atom Processors

Get ready for even more innovation and choice in the Android universe.  Intel and Google announced today that future builds of the Android platform will be written with optimization for the Atom processor line. Combined, these two companies will see that more OEMs and wireless providers have ...

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Optimus Black Coming to Sprint as ‘LG Marquee’

As some of you may have heard, a recent RadioShack YouTube video inadvertently outted a new LG handset for Sprint.  Showing up as a cameo in a clip designed to promote the white Evo 3D, the only thing we had to go on was a name “LG Marquee” and a frontal shot of the phone.  Here ...

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comScore: Nearly 1 in 4 European Smart Phones Run Android

A new comScore report is out today which breaks down the smart phone landscape as it pertains to five European countries.  Their findings were that Android has grown to the tune of 16.2% year-over-year and now sits as the second most popular mobile platform.  Nokia’s Symbian platform ...

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Nielsen Determines Most Used Android Apps

Nielsen has analyzed the usage of thousands of Android smart phone users to determine which apps are being used the most. It’s worth noting that isn’t the same as most popular or highest number of downloads. Rather, this is more specifically Android owners who used an app withing ...

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Sony Walkman Z Series Gets Detailed, Priced

Sony has officially announced that the Android-powered PMP prototype shown off at IFA will carry the name of Walkman Z series. What’s more, Sony has also provided pricing and a general launch time frame for the trio of devices. Expected to arrive on the streets of Japan come December ...

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Facebook 1.7 Adds Number of Improvements, Honeycomb Support

The official Facebook application saw an update last night which brings a number of new features and improvements.  First up, the new version (1.7) now works on Android tablets running Honeycomb although it’s not necessarily optimized for the experience.  Users will find some of the ...

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HTC Runnymede Product Image Surfaces

A very official looking image of the HTC Runnymede has surfaced this morning, giving us a look at both the side and the back of the device. As we’ve seen already, this thing is definitely one big, white handset. Much like the Windows Phone 7-powered HTC Titan, the screen size is ...

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Grow Random and Unique Plants on Home Screen with Droots Live Wallpaper

We learned of a new live wallpaper this morning called Droots which enables users to grow unique, completely random plants on their Android home screens.  Droots,  or digital roots, take anywhere from two to four weeks to grow and are different every single time.  The live wallpaper is ...

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NVIDIA Roadmap Full of Superheroes

A newly leaked NVIDIA roadmap has surfaced, reminding us that the future of mobile performance is paved with superheroes.  While we might still be a few months away from seeing the first “Kal-El” multi-core processors, we already have a good idea as to what the chipmaker is doing ...

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U.S. Cellular Clears $199.99 Motorola Electrify for September Launch

U.S. Cellular has added another Android smart phone to their roster today, announcing the upcoming release of the Motorola Electrify. Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and featuring a dual-core 1GHz processor, the handset is essentially a re-branded Photon 4G. Like the Sprint counterpart, ...

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Samsung Bows New Ad for Galaxy S II “The Way We’re Wired”

If you watched the NFL yesterday, chances are pretty good that you saw the following commercial.  Samsung’s new “The Way We’re Wired” campaign centers around the Galaxy S II’s U.S. arrival and touts the company’s desire to be number one.  The minute long clip ...

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GameStop Currently Testing Android-Based Tablet

GameStop has chosen the Android platform for a dedicated gaming tablet and is said to already be in the testing phase. The tablet will be branded with the GameStop name and will launch with a number of titles pre-installed. According to a recent interview with GamesIndustry.biz, president Tony ...

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Sprint Debuts ‘Sprint Drive First’ App to Alleviate Distracted Driving

Sprint announced a new application for their subscribers today which is designed to lessen distracted driving.  Called Sprint Drive First, it automatically locks a phone once it’s found to be going faster than 10 miles per hour.  The app will disable nearly all functions, directing calls ...

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Orb Live Launches as First Service to Stream Free, Ad-Support Hulu to Android

Looking for a way to get Hulu on your Android device? No, not Hulu Plus, but the ad-supported stuff that you’ve been using for years. You’ll want to check out Orb Live for Android. This media application runs a one-time $9.99 and provides access to a number of streaming services ...

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AT&T Announces $329.99 Acer Iconia Tab A501 for September 18

AT&T announced early this morning that they will soon be offering the Acer Iconia Tab A501 tablet.  Due this coming Sunday, September 18th, the carrier will be selling the Honeycomb tablet for $329.99 with a two-year service agreement. The discount price requires subscribers sign up for the ...

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