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Google brings out fixes for Chrome, adds Beta Channel for Android

A new update for Google’s Chrome browser has been pushed out today, and although nothing significantly special has been added, change notes show a good amount of bug fixes, flash updates, and other added performance increases to improve browser speed. Cosmetic-wise, nothing much has changed, other than a much needed bookmark search tool, accessible via the Chrome omnibox.

GameBoy Transformed into Android Remote

Chad Boughton, missing the tactile response of those 2 simple buttons and direction pad decided to swap out the dot matrix display in his GameBoy for his Galaxy Nexus’ Super AMOLED display.

Hands-On with the 6.1-Inch Huawei Mate Android Smartphone

Announced here at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the Huawei Mate is a beast of an Android smartphone. It has really pushed the envelope by offering a huge 6.1-inch display.

Diamond Announces New AMP2000 Android Player with Google TV Support

Remember the Diamond Multimedia AMP1000 Android media player? Well Diamond is back at CES with a sequel, the AMP 2000.

Ematic FunTab Family Tablet Range Running Android 4.0 Launches at CES

We’ve seen an increase in tablets aimed at younger audiences recently, and Ematic are currently showcasing four more Android pads to add to this range.

Dell Project Ophelia: Android on a Dongle Just Needs a Monitor

Dell appears to be making another run at the Android market, but this time not in the form of its mobile business. Instead, they are creating a dongle that has Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Loaded on it named Project Ophelia.

Asus Transformer AiO is both a Windows 8 All-in-One and Android Tablet

What happens when Windows 8 and Android have a baby? Apparently we get the Asus Transformer AiO

Vizio 10-inch Tablet Runs Android 4.1 and Features Tegra 4 Processor

Vizio sure isn't holding back at CES this year. We've heard about their first Windows 8 tablet, their 7-inch Tegra 3 tablet and now a 10-incher that runs on a Tegra 4 processor with Android 4.2 at launch.

Belkin WeMo Light Switch Turns Off and On with your Android Device

In the future, I imagine a world where everything around us can be controlled by a small device like a smartphone or pocket watch. As time goes by, more and more signs seem to point at how close this future might be. Belkin is currently displaying a product at CES that really shows the potential of what the future might hold.

Vizio 7-inch Tegra 3 Tablet Features Stock Android Experience

Earlier today we mentioned Vizio was introducing its first Windows 8 tablet, but that doesn't mean it doesn't have some Android-related news for us as well. Vizio has now announced a new 7-inch tablet featuring a Tegra 3 processor and pure Android experience without the bloat. Interestingly enough, one of the key features of the Windows 8 tablet was it was also a pure Windows 8 experience, with no vendor-specific junk thrown in.

A Look at the Original Android Mascot Design

The mascot. This often simple symbol isn't something we think about all that often, but it really is important.

Zeepad 7.0 Android 4.0 ICS Tablet for Half Price

Who said that you had to spend an arm and a leg to get your very own tablet? Prices have come down substantially and you'll be hard-pressed to find a tablet cheaper than the Zeepad 7.0 with Android 4.0.

Android mini PC with 2GB of RAM for just $70

The new stick computer has a Rockchip RK3066 dual-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage built right in. Even more impressive, several online stores sell the stick for as little as $70.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini shipping with Android 4.1.2 in Asia

If you're in the market for the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, and you happen to be in Asia, you might be lucky enough to be getting Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean ahead of other Mini owners.

Android 4.0 iPhone Knockoff with Dual SIMs for $140

Perhaps you are in love with the Apple iPhone form factor, but you'd prefer to have things running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If that's the case, this budget unlocked smartphone could be just the ticket.

RIM Will Reward BB10 Devs with $100 Per Android App Ported

Research in Motion has announced a virtual event called Android Port-A-Thon. The idea here is to get developers to port their Android apps over to BlackBerry 10 and RIM is willing to pay you to do it.

Polaroid Introducing Android 4.0 Interchangeable Lens Digital Camera

The latest rumor has a new 18MP camera coming down the pipes that will be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And it's doing the interchangeable lens thing.

Daily Deal: $99 off Lenovo Think Tablet 10.1, Android 3.1 and Wireless Broadband

Normally, you have to pay a premium price if you want to have a tablet that has wireless broadband capabilities, but this sale on the Lenovo Think Tablet makes it a heck of a lot more affordable.

Motorola XOOM 32GB Android Tablet for $323 Off

If you're in the market for a feature-packed Android tablet that doesn't skimp on the build quality, the Motorola XOOM just might be for you. And it happens to be on sale for a hefty $323 off to boot.

New Google+ Android Update Set to Drop Later Today

Later today, Google will release a new update for its Google+ Android app.
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Facebook for Android Finally Gets A Native App

Hate Facebook for Android? You aren't alone. The app is known for being a slow and terrible mess. The good news is that Facebook has finally recognized the problem and built a new version from the ground up. The latest update has better load and resume times, improved overall navigation and much more.
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Google versus Apple: Google’s Eric Schmidt declares Android is Beating Apple in Mobile War

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Schmidt essentially declared it is the winner of the mobile war against Apple.

$40 off Sony MN2SW Android SmartWatch

Some people say that with our increasing reliance on smartphones that we don't really need to have a conventional wristwatch anymore. That doesn't have to be the case, especially when you have a "smart" watch to go with your smartphone.

LG Nexus 4 Android 4.2 Factory Images and Binaries Vanish

It seems that Google has now pulled the LG Nexus 4 Android 4.2.x system images and binaries offline. These files were supposed to be out there to allow Nexus 4 modders a way to restore their devices to an original state, making the Google Nexus 4 almost impossible to brick.

Hulu for Android Update Arrives, Adds New Kids Section to the Mix

Hulu Plus just received a new update for Android today, integrating “Hulu Kids” into the app, providing ad-free content with kids in mind. This new feature also adds parental controls into the mix.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 2 GT-N7100 Gets Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update

Have an international version of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, or more specially model GT-N7100? Exciting news, Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is now available for your downloading pleasure.

Intel and Unnamed Partner are Working on an Android Tablet?

An FCC filing has been made on Intel’s behalf for a new tablet codenamed “Red Ridge,” and with CES just around the corner, it is more than likely we will be seeing the tablet soon enough.

Archos GamePad Arrives for $208 and Android 4.1

At the end of August, we alerted you of the Archos GamePad. Archos claims that it is "The first true Android games console". With a price tag of just £129.99 ($208) and the specs to back it up, the GamePad may be the gaming tablet of the Holiday Season 2012.

Snapseed Arrives on Android, iOS Version is Now Free

Just under 3 months ago, Google purchased Nik Software, the developer behind Snapseed. At the time, Snapseed was only available for iOS and it cost $4.99. Today, Snapseed arrived in Google Play for free and was changed from the $4.99 price tag to free in the App Store.

Samsung Galaxy S3 International Users Start to See Android 4.1.2, Includes Multi-Window Support

It seems that Android 4.1.2 is now starting to rollout to a very select few Galaxy S3 users. The latest version is also said to bring multi-window support to the S3.

Daily Deal: $50 Off Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Android Tablet

Do you like the S Pen idea that they have with the Galaxy Note II phablet, but wish you had a bigger canvas to use? Samsung has expanded the Galaxy Note moniker into the true tablet range with the Galaxy Note 10.1 and now you can get it for $50 off.

Google Employee Confirms Android 5.0 Named Key Lime Pie

Rumors have been abuzz for some time that the next release of Android will be named Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. Now a Google employee has all-but confirmed that the name Key Lime Pie is official.

Nokia Android Handset Rumor Cleared Up by Nokia as False

While Windows Phone 8 and Nokia Lumia 920 continue to do quite well, that didn't stop a rumor from popping up suggesting that Nokia was considering jumping ship to Android. What started this rumor? One little job posting.

EnChroma Releases “Color Blindness Test” App for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire

Did you know that 8% of men and about 1% of women have red-green color blindness? Did you know that there are an estimated 10 million Americans living with color vision deficiency (CVD)?

Android Tablets Might Dethrone the iPad as Early as Mid-2013, suggests ABI Research

The iPad might currently be on top when it comes to tablets, but things may be shifting quickly, according to a new ABI Research report. Back in 2011 Gartner had suggested that Android would hold a 38% share of the tablet market by 2015, but ABI says that things are now moving much quicker. The latest data suggests that Android accounted for an impressive 44 percent of all tablets shipped during the last quarter.

Google Ingress Android Game Review

Google’s huge power across the globe instantly gives them a step up from any other games with similar mechanics, and this along with the fact that Ingress plays on their own operating system, Android, gives them a huge advantage over anyone else who tries to develop a successful multiplayer GPS game.

Android 4.2.1 Update arrives for Nexus Users Today

While few handsets have even received the first taste of Jelly Bean with Android 4.1, the Nexus crowd not only has Android 4.2 but seems to be getting an update in the form of Android 4.2.1 today. The update is said to be arriving for Nexus 4 and Nexus 10 for sure, though there have been reports from Nexus 7 owners that they are getting the update as well.

Google Nexus 7 Android 4.2 Lag Caused By Google Currents

If you've upgraded your Nexus 7 to Android 4.2 and are experiencing some crushing lag and sluggishness, it seems that the solution is really simple. Blame Google Currents.

Facebook Pushes Employees to Use Android

When recent Facebook app updates only came to the iPhone, some Android users started asking questions. If you look close enough, it's not hard...

Google Unveils Unique Augmented Reality Android Game, Ingress

The Google-owned Niantic Project has managed to create quite a fair amount of hype around it’s hushed-up activities, but the company has now spilled the bean. The fruit of the Niantic Project's labors is a new game by the name of Ingress, which has now arrived as a beta on the Google Play store.

ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard and Stand Works with All Your iOS and Android Devices

The problem with many tablet/phone keyboard and stand combos is that they are generally for only one platform. This is great if you tend to stick with the same ecosystem no matter what, but what if you are platform agnostic and like owning multiple devices from various ecosystems. More than likely, you'll be stuck buying multiple keyboard/stand units, right? Nope, not if you get a ZAGGkeys FLEX tablet keyboard.

New Android Powered Galaxy Camera for $499 on AT&T

Technically, this new camera is still an Android smartphone; it has a 1.5GHz processor, a 4.8 inch top quality HD LCD display, and it’s running on Android Jellybean, with access to the Google Play store, meaning any owners of this device can still download and run apps like a usual smartphone device could.

Google Voice isn’t working right with Android 4.2 [ Updated ]

Android 4.2 Jelly Bean has started to arrive, bringing several new improvements to the table. Unfortunately, any new changes to an OS are bound to be met with a few problems along the way, and Android 4.2 is no exception. It seems that Google Voice is reportedly crashing quite regularly thanks to Android 4.2.

New Google TV Feature Allows YouTube Videos to Be Pushed From Android Devices

Google is introducing a new feature that allows you to push YouTube videos from your Android phone to your Google TV. Sound familiar? That's because this is basically like what we've already seen with the PS3/Youtube and a smartphone, or even what happens with Apple's Airplay.

Get Android 4.2 Core Apps on your Android 4.1 Device

Interested in getting your hands on Android 4.2 and the many new core apps that come with it? While it might be a while before the next version of Android comes to your particular device, you don't have to wait for those core apps any longer--- if you own a device running Android 4.1.
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Android 2.3 Gingerbread is the Most Commonly Attacked OS, Claims Kaspersky Labs

A new report from Kaspersky Labs has now surfaced suggesting that if you are still stuck on the aging Android 2.3 Gingerbread, you might want to watch your back carefully when it comes to malware.

Google Android Director Says Other 10-inch Tablets are “Overpriced and Underpowered”

A New York Times interview with Google's Android business development director John Lagerling has just surfaced that manages to ask several interesting questions about the Nexus line, particularly why the company is now coming in to the 10-inch tablet space. The answer? According to Langerling, they saw the current 10-inch category as underpriced and underpowered and believed they could bring something big to the table.

Real Football 2013 – Android Review

Gameloft have got to be one of the biggest and most well-known developers for mobile gaming right now, as they’re constantly bringing out a variety of games spread throughout many different genres. For all you sports fans out there, Gameloft have now released the new Real Football 2013, which follows on from the 2012 version.

Windows Phone 8’s NFC Features Will Allow Limited Cross-Platform Communication with Android

Starting with Windows Phone 8 devices, NFC will now come into play on Microsoft's newest mobile platform. While this isn't that surprising, it is interesting to know that the tap+send features in Windows Phone 8 will actually work just fine between WP8 devices and Android phones.

Microsoft SmartGlass app comes to Android

Xbox Smartglass is a way to bring a tablet screen into the Xbox living room media center experience. Basically the app works by connecting your tablet or smartphone up to the screen for pausing, rewinding and even possibly some games going forward. Think of this as a Wii U-type of experience, although not nearly as widely adapted or supported by games-- instead its focus is clearly on movies and other multimedia playback between the two devices.

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