Google and Oracle Attempting Settlement Ahead of Trial

After spending more than one year of battling back and forth, Google and Oracle are in court, attempting to smooth things out. A quick primer – Oracle has accused Google of infringing on some of their Java software patents.  The CEO’s for both companies were in front of a magistrate ...

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Mcafee Outlines Plans to Bring Mobile Devices Into Security Infrastructure (Apps N Scraps)

McAfee today shared its vision for securing mobile devices in corporate environments. The three-pronged approach for protecting mobile devices, mobile data, and mobile applications, is designed to help businesses and consumers manage their devices securely, as the threat environment quickly evolves.

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Press Shots Reveal the Budget Friendly HTC Explorer (Pico)

HTC has been pumping out handsets left and right and while this next one doesn’t share a musical moniker, it does appeal to the budget conscious. We first gave you a look at this compact budget-friendly device back when it was codenamed the HTC Pico. It’s since adopted the name ...

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Zynga Releases Hanging With Friends for Android

Zynga, the guys behind the hit scrabble-esque phenomenon “Words with Friends,” have released their newest title to the Android Market. “Hangin with Friends” puts a G-rated spin on the popular word game hangman. Instead of a stick figure and a noose, players get to guess ...

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Google Wallet Rolls Out to All Sprint Nexus S 4G Phones; Visa, Discover and AmEx Climb Aboard

As expected, Google Wallet has begun its nationwide rollout today, expanding to all Nexus S 4G (Sprint) phones. As most of you know, the Wallet service lets users pay for products in the real world simply by tapping their NFC-enabled Android handset against a compatible card reader. Those of ...

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Huawei U8520 Gains FCC Seal of Approval

The FCC has announced a new Android device, the Huawei 8520. This device will be running Android 2.2 on an HVGA display, 1GHz processor (most likely single-core), 3MP camera, and your usual Android fare (WiFi, GPS, etc.) The 8520 is Huawei’s first dual-SIM device, with one SIM running on ...

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Dell Extends Shopping Experience with New Android Application

Dell released an official mobile application in late August which extends the shopping and customer service experience to Android devices. Features in the free app include the ability to shop and compare Dell products such as desktop computers, laptops, monitors, printers, and accessories. ...

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Meizu MX Confirmed for China, Quad-Core in Tow

Yes, you read that right. We said quad-core. The Meizu MX has been made official for China, and despite the somewhat unknown name, the device looks pretty solid. It’s packing a 4.3-inch 640 x 960 display, an 8MP camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and an unknown version of Android (our best ...

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Google Preps Android Developers for ICS

The official Android Developers blog has given us our first glimpse into how Android apps will operate when scaled across both phone and tablet displays and running Ice Cream Sandwich.  In a post written to help developers prepare their apps for the next release of Android, Google’s Scott ...

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Twitter Poem Hints at Nexus Prime Details, Launch Date

Late last night and early this morning, the Android community was teased with a Twitter poem by one @tfleming223.  The subject matter? The Nexus Prime’s hardware details (LTE, world-roaming) and its alleged launch date. Read on through the break for the full poem and glean what you will ...

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‘Special Enquiry Detail: The Hand that Feeds’ due on September 29 (Apps N Scraps)

Join the NY PD’s finest; crack the case, catch the criminal, bring on the justice San Francisco, California – 9/19/2011 G5 Entertainment, known for its best-selling iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac and PC casual games like Supermarket Mania, Mahjong Artifacts and Virtual City, is excited to ...

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Amazon Appstore Goes International, Found in Additional Countries

Amazon, on their way to global Android domination, has been found to have expanded the reach of its Appstore.  Word on the street is that the app can be downloaded, installed, and work properly in a number of new territories.  The first few countries reporting the ability to install the Amazon ...

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HTC Beat Will be a PMD, not a Phone (Rumor)

The collaboration between HTC and Beats Audio seems to be spawning new devices and rumors left and right.  Just off the top of our head we can already think of multiple (Vigor/Droid Incredible HD, Runnymede/Bass, Bliss/Rhyme, Sensation XE) HTC handsets expected to launch with the new Beats ...

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7-Inch Motorola Xoom Spied

A smaller, presumably 7-inch Motorola tablet has been spied in the wild, adding credence to Sanjay Jha’s statement that we’d see a “fun and portable” version of the Xoom by year’s end.   Although there are no confirmations of hardware or software, the tablet ...

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Do You Still Care That Android is Open Sourced? (Op-Ed)

It’s the last quarter of 2011, and Google has barely three years in the Android can.  I started thinking about this in the last few weeks and especially after writing my last article and why Android is successful.  Is it still important that Android is an open source operating system?  It ...

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