Sony Ericsson Announces Three Xperias: Play, Neo and Pro

In what was no surprise at all, Sony Ericsson officially announced the storied “PlayStation Phone,” the Xperia Play, at MWC on Sunday. We also could have guessed that we’d get official word about the Xperia Neo, based on the leaked photos of it last week. But SE also announced ...

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Samsung Shows Off Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung put all the rumors and leaks to rest today at MWC, officially showing off the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Galaxy S II is being billed as “the world’s thinnest smartphone” at 8.49 mm, and boasts specs that make me covet my neighbor’s oxen: Samsung ...

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Each of us is $6 in Google’s Pocket; $10 in 2012

We all know that Google doesn’t make Android out of the goodness of its heart; it’s trying to make some money on the deal. And since it’s not selling the OS, that money comes from mobile advertising. Now, an analyst has made a calculation of just how much ad revenue Google is ...

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Gingerbread 2.3.3 Gives Developers NFC Read/Write Capabilities

In an post on the Android Developer Blog, the Android team announced an update to Gingerbread, Android 2.3.3, that gives the developers the option to both read and write to any standard NFC chip. Previously, only read access was possible. NFC (Near Field Communication) was one of the big things ...

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Picplz 2.0 Overhauls UI, Adds Features

Photo sharing service picplz has updated their Android app to 2.0, giving it a complete user interface overhaul and several new features. The most obvious update is to the look and feel of the app, bringing it in line with the somewhat “standard” UI of apps like the official Twitter ...

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“Alien Dalvik” Will Run Android Apps Anywhere [VIDEO]

Remember that post a couple weeks ago about the Blackberry Playbook possibly being able to run Android apps? Well, if true, it looks like the Playbook won't be the only guy in town. Open Handset Alliance member Myriad has just announced a tool called Alien Dalvik, which is Android's Dalvik VM ...

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American Airlines app takes flight on Android

For you frequent flyers out there who use Android, American Airlines released a new free Android application on the Android market. The American Airlines Android app allows customers to:

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Open NFC is Released!

Say what you will about the Nexus S, it brought into sharp relief a technology that is all but ignored in the US – Near Field Communications. While tech hungry young adults the world over celebrated this as some kind of new and inventive thing, the truth is that NFC has been around for ...

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Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market's bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, ...

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A Peek at GeeksPhone Zero [VIDEO]

GeeksPhone, the little Spanish manufacturer that makes fully open, rooted-out-of-the-box Android phones, has posted a posted a short preview of their latest offering, the GeeksPhone Zero, which will be shown off at Mobile World Congress next week. The video is mostly comprised of benchmarking ...

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Rumor: Android 2.4 in April as a Gingerbread Update

It seems that rumors of Android 2.4  are back, but in a different form than we’d heard before. Rather than 2.4 as the next named release, Ice Cream Sandwich, word now is that it’ll be an incremental Gingerbread release, as when 2.1 updated 2.0 but retained the Eclair name. In ...

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Huawei IDEOS X3 and S7 Slim Tablet Peek Out Before MWC

Engadget reported today that the Huawei IDEOS X3 and the S7 Slim broke cover before MWC this week on the company's Flickr page. The X3 is said to be a budget handset aimed for mid to low range in pricing in the Android Smartphone market. As for the Slim, there was not much to note other than ...

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PrivacyStar Users Hit 100,000 Reports to the FTC!

PrivacyStar, an Android app and service that allows subscribers to report and block telemarketers and debt collectors who violate consumer protection laws, hit a record milestone this week for reports filed with the FTC. Users of the service made their 100,000th report to the Federal Trade ...

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More Sony Neo Info Via Leaked Vid

The above video was posted on myandroidlife4ever, giving us another look at the Sony Experia Neo. Check it out and let us know what you think.

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Teleca Announces Development of Platform for SiriusXM Radio

Teleca, maker of software solutions for the automotive and mobile industries is announcing today that they have created an Android platform for SiriusXM. This will allow manufacturers to embed SiriusXM on top of an Android build into say, vehicles, boomboxes and other things. (This is all ...

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