Sony Mulls Buying Out Ericsson to Gain Full Control on Mobile Front

Sony Ericsson, the joint mobile venture formed between Sony Corp. and Telefon AB L.M. back in 2001 may be nearing its final days. No, not because of lagging phone sales or a lack of direction. Instead, the word on the streets is that Sony wants to buy out the other half in an effort to... Read More

Air Penguin Drops out of the Sky, Onto Android

The last we had heard, penguins couldn’t fly.  Apparently someone didn’t notify the guys at GAMEVIL as they’ve just dropped their latest game in the Android Market, Air Penguin. Developed by Enterfly Inc. as part of the GAMEVIL Partner Fund, the game has players gliding, ...

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Comparing the Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus S

We were looking at the leaked Galaxy Nexus specifications this afternoon and wanted to see how they stack up to last year’s Nexus S handset.  Is it really that big of a difference?  Does it move the Android platform and mobile landscape forward with small steps or is it a giant leap? ...

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Google Books Now Officially Available in the UK

It’s been a long time coming, but with a recent update Google Books is now live in the UK. Meaning British users can now purchase published books to read on your phones and tablets rather than being limited to the free public domain books. Reflecting this change is an updated Market (both ...

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Rdio Begins Offering Ad-Free, On-Demand Music

Rdio has begun offering their consumers a new ad-free, on-demand service today, a first in the music space. Available immediately, the new plan provides users access to more than 12 million songs with fully personalized profile and music collection. Customers will find that they can listen to ...

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Amazon Outlines App Development for Kindle Fire

At some point over the last week or so, Amazon posted a few common development question as it pertains to the new Kindle Fire.  Will Android developers need to do anything special to ensure that it plays nicely with the new “tablet” when it arrives in November?  When does an app ...

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Galaxy Nexus to Be Verizon Exclusive; Full Specs Revealed

Here we go!  Details have landed at Boy Genius Report this morning that sound like the official list of specifications for the upcoming Nexus Prime.  As it turns out, the final name appears to be swirling around the Galaxy Nexus, something we’ve heard in passing a time or two. According ...

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Best Buy Knocks HTC Flyer Down to $100 (UPDATE: False Alarm)

Best Buy has dropped the price of the HTC Flyer all the way down to a super-attractive $99 price point.  Currently out of stock on their website, the Android 2.3-powered tablet features a custom version of Sense UI designed for the larger 7-inch display. Specifications include 16GB internal ...

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Google TV Director: “Honeycomb Due in Three to Four Weeks”

Google TV’s Director of Content, Donagh O’Malley, was speaking at a Q&A this week where he indicated that the long-awaited Honeycomb update would be out in a month’s time.  Participating as a member of a panel at the Connected TV Panel, MIPCOM 2011, O’Malley remarked that ...

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Google Shopper Updated to 2.2, +1 Your Favorite Products and More…

Google Shopper has been my shopping buddy for quite some time and is one of the most used apps on my phone. Yesterday Google released an update bringing it to 2.2 and adding a few new features worth noting. With this update you will now be able to: +1 your favorite products Save products to... ...

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Android and Samsung Continue to Reign comScore

Leading internet marketing research company comScore released their August 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share report and it’s more of the same old, same old. Google’s Android continues to gain and lead platform market share while Samsung sits on top of the OEM market. ...

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T-Mobile Officially Announces the LG myTouch and myTouch Q

Today T-Mobile announced the LG myTouch and myTouch Q. You may remember the duo from last months T-Mobile Youtube slip, which left us wondering about the possibility of one device having a QWERTY keyboard. Well, no more guessing, it’s now official. There’s the LG myTouch, which will ...

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Amazon Kindle Fire Pre-Sales to Surpass Apple iPad?

Amazon recently launched the Kindle Fire which is their first ever Android tablet and everyone is talking about it now a days. The price of the tablet is only $199 and it’s a 7-Inch tablet with a dual-core processor, and I was really surprised when I heard that Amazon launched a dual-core ...

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Google Docs Gets Optimized for Honeycomb Tablets

An improved Google Docs application has landed in the Android Market today which offers a few tablet-friendly features. If you own a Honeycomb tablet and use Google Docs as part of your daily routine then you’ll definitely want to download this 1.0.27 release. The most significant and ...

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Samsung and Google “Always Ahead of the Curve”

A new Samsung  YouTube video has landed online this afternoon which is nearly identical to the previous Samsung clip that arrived late last night.  What’s the difference?  The new clip adds a bit of tease to the whole curved screen hype.   Now, instead of just showing a slightly curved ...

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