MapQuest Jumps on the Android Bandwagon

So MapQuest has decided to throw it's hat into the Android ring, and offer an app for Android based handsets and tablets that have GPS capabilities. If you use Google Maps, it can be hard to imagine why anyone would try to take on Maps at it's own game. The answer? Maps navigation does not work ...

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DoubleTwist Now Streaming to a Xbox 360 or PS3 Near You!

If you have been waiting to pickup AirSync for DoubleTwist, perhaps now is the time to do so! Why? Because there has been an update released for AirSync that allows you to now push image, video and audio media to your Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles.

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Lookout Mobile Security: Android Market to Have More Apps than Apple App Store by Mid-2012

Lookout Mobile Security has issued another report from their App Genome Project and it confirms what we've been hearing for a while now: the Android Market is maturing. For those of you who aren't familiar, the App Genome Project is the world's largest application dataset that basically shows ...

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GetJar Gets $25 Million to Fund Android Efforts

Cross-platform independent app store GetJar, probably best known to Android users as the place where Angry Birds debuted before hitting the Android Market, announced that it has secured a cool $25 million in new funding, and that the money is earmarked to “help publishers acquire Android ...

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CyanogenMod 7 Hits Release Candidate

It seems that Teamdouche will never end, at least when it comes to beating OEMs to releasing Gingerbread. That was the news that hit Twitter with a single post by the infamous Chris Soyars. While we have had nightlies for the past month, which are known to be unstable at times, the release ...

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NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El: the First Mobile Quad-Core Processor [VIDEO]

While we’re drooling over the very first Tegra-2-powered devices to hit the market, NVIDIA is already looking ahead to the next generation. Dubbed “Project Kal-El,” the new Tegra chip will be the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, includes a new 12-core GPU and ...

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Rumor: Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One This Week?

Take this one with a big grain of salt, but MobileCrunch’s Greg Kumparak is reporting that a Google employee at MWC “casually mentioned” that a Gingerbread OTA for the Nexus One is around the corner. Other sources confirmed to him that the OTA will be on the way later this ...

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Schmidt: “Ice Cream Sandwich” Will Unite Gingerbread and Honeycomb

Yes, no, yes, no. That's what it has been like the last month trying to figure out if Honeycomb will appear on smartphones or not. But during the Q&A after his keynote at MWC, Google's Eric Schmidt mentioned something very cool:

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Eric Schmidt Speaks at Mobile World Congress, Sheds Light on Android Successes and Future

Current CEO Eric Schmidt divulges some Android figures and announces another new application.

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RIM Trying to Make Their Playbook Tablet Capable of Running Android Apps?

Bloomberg is reporting that RIM (creators of the Blackberry) is working on making Android Apps run on their upcoming tablet debut, the Blackberry Playbook. While it is still a mystery of how, it is still an interesting topic and quite a controversial one for Android users.

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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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