Nielson: Android Outsells iPhone Handsets During Q2 (US)

Fact: Android is hot.  No longer consider a fledgling platform, Google’s mobile OS is taking off faster than ever.  At nearly two years in, handsets are moving briskly and competition is heating up.  Not only do we see Android phones pitted against Windows Mobile and iPhone, but now ...

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Google Owns 98.29% of Mobile Search Market

All your mobile search are belong to Google. According to a recent report from Statcounter, Google commands 98.29 percent of the mobile search market while their next closest competitor, Yahoo, sits at .81 percent.  Bing comes in third with .46 percent, the same as “other” combined ...

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Verizon Touts Mobile Hotspot in Latest Droid X Spot [VIDEO]

Verizon’s latest television commercial is out and it shows off the mobile hotspot capability built into the phone.  For those of you with this device (or the EVO 4G), you’ll know just how awesome the feature is.  Watch the 30 -second clip below and see what happens when you are at ...

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1-Click Rooting Comes to Droid X

Are you fascinated by the idea of rooting your new Droid X but scared to get involved with the sometimes-convoluted process?  Put your fears aside and check out the Windows-based app which roots (and unroots) your phone with one button.  Although the concept is rather different from methods ...

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App Genome Project Uncovers Wallpaper App That Steals Your Data

The team behind mobile security firm Lookout have been looking at hundreds of thousands of Android and iPhone apps as part of their new App Genome project.  This new initiative was created explicitly to keep mobile users safe from malicious apps.  Have they found anything worthwhile to report?  ...

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Sunlight Labs’ “Congress” Leaves Beta

After months in public beta and over 250,000 downloads, Sunlight Labs is announcing that their free Congress app is in the Android Market. Using GPS or ZIP code, the application works like a handy, one-stop-shop with a comprehensive list of Congressional activity. Find your local ...

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Motorola Takes Out Another Ad Aimed at Apple

Motorola has taken out another full page newspaper for their new Droid X handset.  Like the previous one, it’s basically one big slap in Apple’s face for their iPhone 4 issues. Read the paragraph at the bottom and see all the wonderful burn for yourself.  I like to imagine that ...

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“Mark Installed the Facebook for Android Application”

It appears that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has taken to Android for his mobile needs.  After publicly dissing the iPhone 3GS with a wall posting, Mark threatened to switch to Android due to battery issues.  Looking at another recent wall posting, we can see that he allegedly installed the ...

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Sprint Celebrating First Total Net Wireless Subscriber Growth in Three Years

Wow!  This has been a long time coming for Sprint.  The nation’s third largest carrier is finally able to deliver some good news to the rest of the industry.  Somehow, we can’t help but think Android has played an integral role in the turnaround.  Focusing on customer service and ...

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Rumored myTouch 3G HD Breaks Cover

Android Central has been passed what is said to be the first picture of the upcoming myTouch 3G HD from T-Mobile.  Looking more than a tad legit, this is the first we’ve heard of said device.  Looking closely at the picture, we can see the Genius Button which made its debut on the myTouch ...

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Site that Collects and Distributes “Official Samsung Firmware” Promises Froyo Firmware ROM for Galaxy S Tomorrow

A website called SamsungFirmwares is promising the release of an official Froyo ROM designed for the Samsung i9000 Galaxy S handset.  Before you Vibrant and Captivate owners go running off to download the file for yourself, you should know that this won’t work.  The i9000 is a completely ...

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Teaser Site Goes Live for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Phone, Has “Vanguard” Written All Over it. Literally.

T-Mobile has just flipped the switch on for a website based around their next big Android phone.  Teasing us with a blank image of a smart phone, we’re starting to get more from the carrier in regards to its first HSPA+ handset they’ve been teasing us with.  Naturally, the first ...

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Kmart Seeing High Demand for Augen Tablet, Also Selling Android Netbooks (UPDATED)

Folks running to their local Kmart to pick up the $150 Android 2.1-powered tablet are going to come away just a little bit disappointed.  We received two reports today from readers who went to their respective Kmarts to purchase the 7-inch Augen tablet only to find they were not in stock.  I ...

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NookDevs Release New Firmware for Rooted Nooks

The NookDevs team have released a new version of their firmware for rooted Nook e-readers.  Released as v2.4.1, it’s based around the 1.4.1 released by Barnes & Noble a short time ago.  Those of you with rooted devices will be pleased to learn that some of the features included this ...

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Google Announces Licensing Service to Combat Piracy

Google and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent site.  The Android Developers blog has a short post up today that talks about their new licensing service aimed to help ...

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