Wallpaper Apps Exonerated, Google Posts Guidelines (UPDATED)

Last week, we were among dozens of media outlets that reported that sketchy wallpaper apps were sending your personal data to servers in China. It turns out, those claims were greatly exaggerated, and after removing the apps from the Market to investigate, Google has now given them a clean bill ...

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Nearly Two Thirds of Android Users on 2.1 or Above

The now familiar Platform Version Chart has been updated at the Android Developers site, and for the period ending August 2, it shows nearly 2/3 of users on 2.1 or 2.2. Android 2.1 accounts for 59.7%, and 2.2 for 4.5%. Together, that’s 64.2%. With the rash of Froyo updates going out now, ...

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200,000 Android Activations Every Day

Remember how exciting it was, at the beginning of the year, to hear that 60,000 new Android phones were being activated each day? Then at Google I/O in May, Vic Gundotra announced it was up to 100,000 a day.  And then not long after, that number got bumped up to 160,000. At the Technomy ...

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Android Tops RIM and Apple as Best Selling Smartphone OS (Q2’10)

Coming hot on the heels of this week’s Nielsen report is another study which shows Android’s momentum through the second quarter of this year.  Brace yourselves… For the first time since Q4 of 2007, RIM is no longer the top smart phone OS.  Android has leapfrogged both Apple ...

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Rdio Out of Beta, Offering Free Trials

When we mentioned Rdio a couple weeks ago, it was in closed beta, with invites few and far between. The social music services is now out of beta and open to anyone in the U.S. and Canada: exciting news for those of us in the States who’ve been pining away for Spotify. Even better, ...

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Facebook for Android Receives Big Upgrade

Facebook for Android just got a big upgrade in Version 1.3.  By first glance,  you’ll immediately notice the difference in the user interface, with a photo reel at the bottom that lets you quickly flip through friends’ recent photos and videos.  Pretty neat.  Oh, and we should also ...

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HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z Appear In Vodafone Inventory System

A couple of HTC codename-phones that have been floating around — the Ace and Vision, have appeared in an inventory system for Vodafone D2 in Germany as the Desire HD and Desire Z.  According to several blogs, including the German blog BestBoyZ,  the Desire HD will be an HTC Legend on ...

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App Review: I-Play Bowling Android

The people over at I-play have released a bowling game called I-Play Bowling. The game is available in two versions: Standard and HD. The difference between the two versions is a better graphic layout for the HD version, if your phone can support it. I had the opportunity to check this game ...

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Copy Paste It Adds Copy/Paste Across the Whole Android System

Android has had cut/paste functionality since day one, but sometimes it is limited to cutting and pasting within an individual app or functionality on our handsets. The video below highlights a new app from Edward Kim called Copy Paste It that brings universal cut-and-paste functionality to ...

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Official Froyo 2.2 for EVO 4G

The guys over at XDA Developers have released information about the 2.2 update for the HTC EVO 4G by Sprint.  As we mentioned before, the official release is going live starting today, August 2, but EVO users can grab it now.  This file has NOT been rooted, so if you install it on a rooted... ...

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Nielson: Android Outsells iPhone Handsets During Q2 (US)

Fact: Android is hot.  No longer consider a fledgling platform, Google’s mobile OS is taking off faster than ever.  At nearly two years in, handsets are moving briskly and competition is heating up.  Not only do we see Android phones pitted against Windows Mobile and iPhone, but now ...

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App Review: Spotify

I love music, but being a student, more often than not I can’t afford to buy the latest album I want to listen to. For example, I wanted to buy 5 or so albums to take with me on holiday last week, which would have cost around £30. Instead, I decided to buy a month... Read More

Android up 350% in the U.K.

Android sales have sky rocketed here in the U.K. by a whopping 350%, pushing Android’s share of the mobile contract market from 3% in the first quarter of the year to 13.2% in the second. The stats come from GfK Retail and Technology Global, the German global knowledge provider. While ...

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New Build of Fennec Released and It’s Getting Quite Good

A brand spanking new version of Fennec, the mobile version of Mozilla’s Firefox currently in development for Android devices, has been released.  As many of you may or may not now, it is still currently in the pre-alpha to alpha stages, but it is getting a lot better.  With this new version we ...

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Comcast Launching Android DVR/Home Phone Application

Comcast has announced that they will soon be bringing their DVR app (now available on iOS) to Android. The  app will be extremely full featured and offer you full control over your DVR (being able to set up recordings, look at your list of recorded content, and manage season passes on the go). ...

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