Droid Charge Blockbuster App Blocked to Rooted Users

If you haven’t heard, Google’s new movie service on Android 3.1 has been blocked to root users. If you have a rooted Xoom running Android 3.1, you cannot rent or purchase videos from the new Movies section in the Android Market. But it doesn’t end there; the newly released Blockbuster ...

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Google Maps Updated to V5.5

Version 5.5 of Google Maps adds better support for checking in and out of places, as well as rating them. Google has made checking in as easy as clicking the “check in” button on the location page. If you want to rate or review your location, you can just click the “rate and review” ...

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Sprint Expected to Launch NFC Payments in 5 Cities May 26th

On May 26th, Google/ Sprint will be enabling NFC (near field communication) in 5 cities, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Washington D.C. The only unfortunate part is that the only device that will work in these new locations is the Sprint Nexus S 4G. If you unfamiliar with ...

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Stock Google Voice app running on XOOM

    Today after playing around some more with the XOOM, I figured I’d try to install Google Voice one more time.  Well, what do you know.  It worked!  By the way, this is not the modified .apk found on XDA.  This is the stock version 0.3.4(#13).  So if you can get your hands ...

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The Motorola XOOM Revisited: When Crow Tastes Like Chicken

Maybe it was all the late night viewings of this year’s Google I/O on YouTube AND the Honeycomb 3.1 update, but for some inexplicable reason I started longing, nay needing another Honeycomb tablet.  To the Faithful, you know that my initial reaction and review was not altogether kind to ...

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Join Us Live for the Day Two Keynote of Google I/O

We will be live blogging the day two Keynote from Google I/O, taking place in just 90 minutes! If you are at work or at a place where you cannot watch or listen, keep this article up and it will keep you up to date of all the latest announcements from our favorite search giant!

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Android 3.1 SDK Overview

Google I/O is going strong, especially with all the awesome Android news that has been announced. Amidst all the excitement and sessions, Google has unleashed the Android 3.1 SDK, giving devs access to some exciting new functionality.  Read on after the break to find out more.

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Google and the OHA Are Working to Extend Device Life and Speed the Update Process…Fragmentation Gone?

Here is something worth getting excited about! Google announced at I/0 today that they are formulating new guidelines for industry leaders, including members of the Open Handset Alliance, that will help regulate timeframes for devices getting OS updates.

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Google Announces Two New Streaming Media Services at I/O

Along with Google Music, the search giant had a big surprise in store for Android enthusiasts at I/O today. We are pleased to report that Google has launched a movie rental and streaming service on Android! Simple entitled, "Movies", the service will allow you to rent and purchase movies ...

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Google Music Beta live NOW!

Read the first line, then get going and get your invite request in!  Android Police has been staying on top of the url for Google Music, and has reported that the site is now live and taking beta requests.  I can confirm this as I went ahead and requested one just a few seconds ago. ... Read More

Google Music to Finally Launch, Without Major Label Backing

Without knowing all the details, it stuns me that record labels in America continue to be very short sighted about the fact that the vast majority of consumers get their music digitally from the internet. Perhaps they are still smarting over the Napster debacle from the 90's, but if an ...

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Sprint and Google Voice Integration Goes Live

If you have been waiting, Google just announced that their Sprint and Google Voice integration is now live. Should you choose to utilize this new functionality, you will have two options: Keep your Sprint Number: Your Sprint number will be your Google Voice number Replace your Sprint Number ...

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Android Dev Learns How Far is Too Far for Ad Revenue

The developer of a popular app that is used to turn off mobile data called APNDroid "learned his lesson" when he got his app pulled from the Android Market recently.

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Google Realtime Search Integrates New Sources

Google Realtime Search picked up a nice boost this week with the addition of a handful of new sources.  Joining the likes of Facebook and Twitter are Quora, Gowalla, Plixi, Me2day, Twitgoo, and others.  Should you look to find out exactly what is happening right now, Realtime Search is a ...

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Interview: Harold de Kort, Communications Manager Sony Ericsson

During a Dutch show called ‘TeleVisie’, a bunch of smartphone manufacturers showed off their newest products. We found ourselves lucky enough to be there, and we did some previews and interviews. This interview is the first we did, with Harold de Kort, communications manager at Sony ...

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