Rovio to Ring in New Year With In-App Purchases in Angry Birds

he mega smash hit that it is Angry Birds has now eclipsed 10 million downloads for Android. Offered as a free game, the developers (Rovio) have been making crazy money out of the ads displayed in the app - crazy to the tune of a million bucks per month. So what's next for the game? How about ...

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NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close tie to Google, a big component in the device is the NFC chip that is built in. The chip allows for wireless ...

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Sprint Telling Techs to Flash Epics With Leaked Froyo Back to Eclair

An anonymous tip has just come in from the world of Sprint PCS. Rumor has it that Sprint is, unofficially, telling its technicians that if a Samsung Epic comes in for repair running the leaked build of Froyo, they are supposed to flash it back to Eclair (2.1).  

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Kelley Blue Book Android App is Available

Any of us that have bought or sold a car in the United States has more than likely checked the books before buying or selling – The Kelley Blue Book, that is.  The number one trusted source in vehicle information, KBB has made its way onto the Android platform.  According to the press release ...

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Pair of Iconic Dr. Seuss Titles Hit Android Market

Two of the most popular children’s books of all time have come to Android today.  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Cat in the Hat are now available for Android 2.1 and above.  Offered by Oceanhouse Media, these are interactive books designed to engage and educate. ...

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All Gingerbread ROMs Running On Phones

The Gingerbread source hasn't even been released yet, and people are already trying to get Gingerbread on their devices. To make clear which devices are supported by certain ROMs, XDA-developers has made a list of working ROMs. Because they're just ripped off the emulator, don't expect even the ...

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Better Priority Inbox Support Comes to Gmail App

Let's be honest here, the Priority Inbox in Gmail for Android isn't the best. After seeing how cool and efficient it was for desktops, we expected just a little more out of the mobile client. Apparently, complaints don't fall on deaf ears in Mountain View.

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LG Commits to Gingerbread for Optimus One Series

You can go ahead and put away the pitchforks and torches.  After putting a scare into folks earlier in the week with talks of hardware requirements, the handset maker has committed to Android 2.3 for their Optimus One series of phones. LG will upgrade all Optimus One smartphones currently using ...

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Preliminary Playstation Phone Benchmarks Aren’t Great [VIDEO]

The first set of benchmarks for the upcoming Playstation Phone have arrived and they aren't stellar.

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Howard Stern Set to Come To Sirius XM App Thanks to New Deal

One complaint we've heard about the Sirius XM application over and over is that it lacks the Howard Stern channel. It is a fair argument to make when the application offers more than 120 channels but doesn't offer the one you want. Things are changing, thanks to Stern's renewal with the ...

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EXCLUSIVE: BioLock To Bring True Biometric Authentication to Android [Video]

Many in the mobile community have heard the buzz surrounding an up-and-coming application called BioLock. Blue Planet Apps, the company behind BioLock, has been working tirelessly to bring the power and complexity of biometric authentication to the everyday mobile user. Under the leadership of ...

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Get the Gingerbread Launcher On Your Froyo Device

Modaco's Paul O'Brien has extracted the Gingerbread launcher out of the emulator ROM and made it available for all devices running Froyo. Combined with the Gingerbread-keyboard, this can give you a bit of an impression what Gingerbread is like.

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Zynga to Launch Mafia Wars on Android in December

David Ko, the SVP of Mobile at Zynga was speaking earlier today at the LeWeb conference in Paris where he divulged a bit of exciting news. Ko indicated that the popular game Mafia Wars would be coming to Android in December

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FlightView Elite at Half Price for One Day Only

If you're planning to do any air travel over the coming holiday weeks, you'll want to check out FlightView for Android. Available in two editions, it helps keep all your travel info in one handy place.

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Santa Knows You Want an Android Phone

There’s a really neat little service available from Google (Voice) that makes it possible for Santa to call your friends and family.  After filling out a quick form with information like names, relationships, favorite foods, and location, a recording is generated which can then be shared ...

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