Google Play blows past 25 billion app downloads

The Google Play Store has now seen 25 billion (with a 'B') installs of its Android-based apps and games, according to the official Android blog.  And it's not just a simple...

B&N announce Nook HD, Nook HD+ for late October

Barnes & Noble early this morning introduced a pair of new tablet/ereaders in the Nook HD and Nook HD+. Expected to ship in late October, the Nook HD is a a...

Listen to AndroidGuys #129 “99 Problems and They’re All First World”

RECORDED LIVE SEPT. 20, 2012 For the first time in months, the entire gang gets together to form the Android Podcast Voltron.  Topics this week include LG's Optimus G and the problem(s)...

Sony Xperia V may not arrive until early December

The Sony Xperia V is expected to arrive in early December, according to a Swedish retailer who has a track record for knowing such things.  Dustin.se is listing the handset now...

Pantech reveals the Pantech Vega R3, a Galaxy Note II competitor

Pantech is not the leading mobile phone brand in the world, but there's no doubt in it that they are working really hard to attain a proper place in the smartphone...

In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 25)

In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits, which for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things...

RadioShack offering discounted Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Android devices

RadioShack is offering some great deals on select smartphones for those of you looking to pick up a non-contract Android device.  If you're considering a Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile model...

Huawei hedging bets against Android

Chinese hardware maker Huawei has confirmed that is it is exploring its own mobile operating system as a backup in the event it must walk away from Android.   Just as...

Unlocked Xperia acro S now available in United States

Sony is now offering an unlocked version of its Android-powered Xperia acro S smartphone. Priced at $599.99, the phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.3-inch...

Samsung announces Martian Pink Galaxy S III for Korea

Samsung has introduced a new Martian Pink version of its Galaxy S III, smartphone, making it available for South Korean consumers.  As the 7th color option for the flagship handset, the...

Amazon enables developers to target devices in Kindle Fire family

Amazon just outlined a new Device Targeting feature which lets developers customize the Android application package (APK) to specific Amazon devices. Specifically aimed at providing a unique experience for the various...

Intel talks next-generation dual-core Medfield chips

Intel expects to release dual-core versions of its Medfield processors before long, bringing hyper threading to its next-generation of system-on-a-chip.  What's more, Intel also plans to introduce chipsets that offer 4G LTE...

Samsung outlines Android 4.1 update for 15 Galaxy models

Samsung has started to deploy the Android 4.1 update to the Galaxy S III and promises it will be coming to more than a dozen other models.  In a statement emailed to The...

Sesame Lock Screen: Fast access to everything on your phone!

Details Developer: Sesame Crew Price: Free Category: Lockscreen, Google Now replacement Description Sesame Lock Screen sits on top of your stock lock screen. When you turn your phone screen on...