Cricket Launches Gingerbread-Powered Huawei Ascend II

Remember the Huawei Ascend? It launched on Cricket Wireless in October of last year, along with a few other regional carriers. Well, it looks like Huawei has put the finishing touches on the successor to the Ascend, which they're calling, creatively enough, the Ascend II. It's packing a ...

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Harman Among First Companies to Offer Android Open Accessory Protocol Support

Harman (JBL, Harman Kardon, Infinity) has become one of the first companies to support Google’s new Android Open Accessory Protocol.  Announced back at Google IO 2011, it allows for products running Honeycomb (3.1+) or Gingerbread (2.3.4+) to easily connect with accessories such as ...

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Lookout Mobile Security Identifies a Third Iteration of DroidDream Light (Malware Threat)

If there’s one thing you can say about the guys behind the DroidDream Lite malware attacks it’s that they are persistent.  Lookout Mobile Security has identified a third round of the malware affected a very small number of Android handsets, however the threat has been removed. ...

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Skype Hits Android With Video Calling, Limited To Few Devices

Skype is one of the leading applications for video and voice calling. It’s been available for Android for some time, but unfortunately there was no video capability. It was recently launched for iPhone 4 with video calling, as the iPhone 4 sports a front-facing camera. More recent Android ...

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Ivona Paving the Way to Have Snoop Dogg Give Provide Spoken Turn-by-Turn Directions

I know that all of you out there that use Google Navigation frequently have been longing for the ability to change the voice pack that comes with the app. Now there is a 3rd party company called Ivona that has released a text to speech app that allows you to install more pleasing voices to ...

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Galaxy On Fire 2 THD Now Available

A great example of future mobile gaming can be found in the graphically stunning Galaxy On Fire 2 by FISHLAB Entertainment GmbH. Originally released to Sony's Xperia Play (a single core device), the promise of it coming to Tegra devices quickly became a reality. Introducing Galaxy On Fire 2 THD!

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UPDATE: HTC Desire to Get Gingerbread After All!

*UPDATE: HTC have now specified that they will cut “select apps” from the Gingerbread update for the Desire in order to resolve the memory issues; good news or bad? Well, it was a sad time for Desire owners; with the news that HTC were not able to bring Gingerbread to the year-old ...

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Nationwide Roll-out for Galaxy Tab 10.1 Confirmed for June 17

We know you’re dying to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.  The super thin (8.6mm) and ultra-light (565 grams) 10-inch tablet is finally making its US debut in less than a week.  But wait, I thought the headline said June 17th?  Oh, that’s specifically for ...

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ZipCar launches Android App to Help You Own a Car, One Hour at a Time

For those of you city dwellers who do not own a vehicle, but would like to have access to one from time to time, Zip Car offers you just that with the ability to rent a vehicle for an hour or a day. I first saw the Zip Car model when visiting home in Boston, and I thought it was a great idea, ...

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Nexus One Getting 2.3.4 Now, No GTalk Video Chat

Well, it looks like you Nexus One users are finally getting some love from Google, in the form of Android v2.3.4.

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An Early Glimpse at the G2X with Official Gingerbread Build

While we know our friends on the Cyanogenmod team have entered into nightlies for the G2X, many people who are not either into or able to root their devices have been wondering when they will see their shiny new G2X devices receiving Gingerbread in an official way. The answer may be sooner ...

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Video Chat Coming to Nexus S via Android 2.3.4 Update

The big Nexus surprise that was teased earlier today has just been unveiled.  And it’s… drum roll…. video chat for the Nexus S.  And another Android update.  That’s right, two surprises in one.  Android 2.3.4 is not just a rumor any longer as it’s going to hit the ...

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U.S. Cellular to Start Offering Pre-Paid Android Smart Phone

It was recently announced that U.S. Cellular will start offering Android smart phones available for their pre-paid service. Starting today, April 15th, U.S. Cellular is announcing new pre-paid data plans as well as two Android smart phones to kick off this new offering. The two phones will be ...

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French Get Commercial for Nexus S [VIDEO]

A French TV spot for the Nexus S has landed online which gives viewers a very quick glimpse into the latest Pure Google phone.  Using four Google-inspired robot arms we get to see how voice-to-text works as well as how Google Goggles can solve Sudoku puzzles.  According to PointGphone (French) ...

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T-Mo Announces G-Slate Pricing: $529.99 With 2 Year Contract

There have been a lot of T-Mo customers who have been eagerly awaiting a pricing announcement for the LG Android powered G-Slate tablet device. Word finally came down today in the form of a very short press release (available after the break), and the price for the unit is not as good of news ...

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