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HP ‘Bender’ Android Smartphone Surfaces, Thanks to GLBenchmark Sighting

It seems that a new HP device has shown up under the code-name Bender with HP branding as well. This device is a Qualcomm S4 dual-core Android smartphone.

Motorola Targets Chinese Market with new Android-based Cloud Desktop

The new CloudBB is specifically targeted at the Chinese market and is described as a “home entertainment terminal”. As you can probably guess, this is a cloud computing device design to replace a PC.

App Review: Exorcist 3D Fantasy Shooter on Android

Exorcist 3D Fantasy Shooter for Android is designed to be an action-heavy combat game, focusing on different waves of enemies. The concept of the gameplay is similar to Dungeon Hunter 3, and follows a freemium ‘free-to-play’ model.

App Review: Eternity Warriors on Android

If there’s one 3D game genre that we’ve not been short on since the touch generation, it would have to be dungeon crawling games. Over the last year or two we’ve seen games such as Dungeon Hunter, Hero’s Call THD and Soulcraft, to name a few, all of which have sparked a tightly stitched niche for developers and gamers, but do we really need another one on the market? And is Glu mobile’s sequel, Eternity Warriors 2 for Android, really worthy enough amongst the crowd? Let’s take a look.

ViewSonic’s Android Touch Desktop Arrives In October

Want a large “Smart Display” that works like a tablet, but is designed for use in one spot? ViewSonic has you coverd with its new ViewSonic VSD220 Smart Display.

App Review: Monster Galaxy for Android

Monster Galaxy is a game that was previously released on Facebook and has been ported over to touch screen devices. The game itself should remind you of Pokémon, gameplay is also similar. It starts by asking you to choose your character, or in this case, tamer, as the game has called it.

Looking for an Android Handheld Built for Children? Check Out the MG

Ever reached for your smartphone only to find its not there and that your children have ran off with it? That's where the MG comes into play.

App Review: Punch Hero on Android

It’s not often that you come across a highly-polished free arcade game in the Google Play Store, but when you do, you’re almost always in for a treat. Punch Hero is no exception, with simplistic pick-up-and-play gameplay, and a wide range of upgradable and purchasable equipment, balanced out with a rewarding progression system, Punch Hero offers us a game that can be played lightly for a couple minutes any time of the day, and keeps the gameplay fresh for us to come back to and play whenever we’re feeling a little bored.

App Review: Zombie Terminator for Android

Zombie Terminator is a side scrolling game developed by FeelingTouch Inc, filled with fast-paced zombie slayin’ action. With upgradeable weapons, and an experience system,...

App Review: 100 Gates on Android

Earlier this year, 100 floors was released by Tobi Apps, it became exceedingly popular and quickly made a ‘room escape’ niche in the market. A few months later we saw countless clones and remakes of the game, and today, we’re looking at one that has speedily taken a high spot in the Google Play store.

Grooveshark Is Back to Play Store for Google Android

Apparently, that's what Grooveshark did, because after some absense from the Google Play Store, the Grooveshark app is now back for your Android downloading pleasure.

Exclusive: First Hands-On Pics of the Transphone Android Smartphone Tablet

The Transphone is aiming to bridge that gap too and we've got the first exclusive hands-on photos of the upcoming device.

Pandora for Android Gets A Makeover

Pandora for Android just got an update to version 1.7. This change brings plenty of great new changes to the app.

Want a Quality Android ICS Media Player for $100? Check Out the Amp1000

Gigantic multimedia theater PCs have quickly started to become displaced in favor of light weight Android devices that can do many of the same things, but at much cheaper price points. The newest addition to the Android media player family comes from Diamond Multimedia, under the name AMP 1000.

App Review: Jetpack Joyride (Android & iOS)

One of the most popular iOS games ever has finally made its way over to Android, Jetpack Joyride. So does the Android version hold up to the original iOS game? Let's take a look and find out.

GoNote Merges Touch, Android, and a Laptop into One Package

When you think of Android, what comes to mind? Most likely smartphones or tablets, right? While that makes sense, Android has found its way into much more than that. This includes media players, cameras, and now even a touch-laptop. The new GoNote has arrived, merging Android ICS, a netbook, and touch technology all under one roof.

Nikon CoolPix S800C Camera has the Full Power of Android at its Disposal

Earlier this month, rumors were flying that Nikon was working on an Android-based digital camera. It turns out the were certainly more than just rumors after all, the CoolPix S800C has now officially been announced by Nikon, and looks to be a pretty capable camera indeed.

Toshiba Thrive 16GB Android Tablet on Sale for $250

You know, with all this talk of a rumored Apple iPad Mini, it looks like the folks in the Android crowd are doing what they can to compete on price ahead of time. Case in point is the slashing of price on the Toshiba Thrive.

App Review: Pinterest (iPad & Android)

When it comes to social media sites, we often think about more traditional platforms such as Facebook- but what about photo sharing? One of the biggest sharing social networks has quickly become Pinterest, and the good news is that the social network is expanding beyond the web and iPhone with a new version that also supports Android devices and the iPad.

Android’s Voice Search Now Extended to 46 Languages

When it comes to searching or texting, having the ability to get the job done quickly with text alone is certainly a good way to go. For many of us, Voice Search is something we use all the time, but it isn't available for everyone.

Get $25 Free Airtime Credit on $80 Prepaid Android Smartphone

Over on Amazon, you are able to buy the Pantech Crossover with AT&T for just $79.99, which is $120 off (60% off) the regular price of $199.99. Remember that this is the no-contract price, so the phone is yours free and clear. The phone works with the AT&T GoPhone prepaid service, so you only pay for the minutes that you use. The $25 airtime credit is then added to your account when you activate this phone. The GoPhone SIM kit is included in the box.

Android-Powered Coolpix s800 is Smarter than the Average Camera

With the evolution of smartphones with reasonably high-quality picture taking abilities built right in though, the compact camera market has begun to look less and less appealing. According to Nikon Rumors, the upcoming Coolpix S800 is planning to do something about this by bringing out of the first truly major smart camera.

Daily Deal: Motorola Pro+ MB632 Unlocked Android Smartphone for $200

Maybe you're not a fan of signing lengthy contracts, but you also don't want to spend $500 or more on an unsubsidized smartphone. This deal on the Motorola MB632 could be just the ticket.

Android 4.0 On Its Way To Raspberry Pi

Despite its handicaps, there is support for a custom Raspbian Linux distro and Fedora Linux, and it's hard to complain when you are spending such low amounts of cash. If you really wanted to do more with the Pi though, you might finally have your chance; it seems that Android 4.0 is finally making its way to the Raspberry Pi through a custom ROM.

Wind Mobile Launches Huawei Ascend P1 Android ICS Smartphone

Huawei may not be quite the same kind of household name as Samsung or Motorola, but the Chinese company has quietly been increasingly its market share by approaching more affordable alternatives to its competitors.

NTFS And HFS+ Support Makes Its Way To Android Through The Help Of Paragon

The software company Paragon has launched a beta of its free NTFS and HFS+ support for Android today through the Play Store.

Android-style Market Flood Set For Windows 8 Tablets

When it comes to Android devices, there are tons of different vendors, power configurations, prices and features. This is both a blessing and a curse for the platform, and something that it seems that Microsoft will be repeating with Windows 8 devices.

The Verge Launches Mobile App for iOS and Android

Do you enjoy following Joshua Topolsky and the rest of his team as they make their adventures through the world of gadgets of tech? Now it's easier for you to do it on the go

Expect an XBMC Android port soon

According to the XBMC Team, the Android version of XBMC has all the features you'd expect to see on the standard desktop version and doesn't require any special hacks, mods or rooting to work on Android, instead it works just like any other app.

Ouya $100 Android Gaming Console Plays Free Games

You might even remember the frenzy surrounding the PS3 launch with systems going for up to $2,000 on eBay. The Ouya is not that kind of video game console. It's only $100.

New $99 Media Player Includes The Ability To Run Android Or Linux

The new MiniX TV Box is one of the smallest set-top boxes you will ever encounter, and it costs just $99- same price as an Apple TV.

Android 4.1 “Jellybean” Starts Rolling Out Today To Galaxy Nexus HSPA+

Today starts the official rollout of Android 4.1 "Jellybean", at least for lucky owners of Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ devices.

Archos 97 Carbon Android ICS Tablet Challenges Nexus 7

As its name implies, the 97 Carbon features a 9.7-inch 5X multitouch IPS screen. There's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich under the hood and, thankfully, there is full access to Google Play and the full suite of Google apps right out of the box.

Keymonk Android Keyboard Offers Two-Handed Swype-Like Experience

When it comes to after-market keyboard replacement apps, there are quite a few out there but, for the most part, the only one that really has made any major headway seems to be Swype.To be honest, I'd not a huge fan of Swype and prefer the default keyboard, but for many people it's a wonderful choice with just one major flaw- it's made for one-handed input, and some users would rather have a keyboard that works great with both hands.

Word Lens Finally Comes To Android

What if you could easily capture text in a foreign language using your Android device's video camera and instantly translate it into another language. That's exactly what the Word Lens translator app is all about, but since its release in 2010 it has only managed to make its way onto iOS devices- until now.

Amazon Kindle Smartphone Running Modified Android Too

Bloomberg was told by "two unnamed sources" that Amazon is working with Foxconn to build the upcoming Android smartphone. The so-called Kindle Phone would likely run the same modified version of Android as its larger Kindle Fire cousin.

Android Transporter + Raspberry Pi= A Nexus Q-like Streaming Player

Priced at $299, I personally felt that the recently announced Nexus Q seemed a little on the high side, considering it was mainly for sharing media between phones/tablets and the Q... something that could surely be achieved at a lower price point right? Apparently, I'm not the only one that felt something cheaper could be made, as ESR Labs has created a new project called Android Transporter which can essentially do many of the same things as the Q can.

Android Game System Concept In Works, Designed By Yves Béhar

Ouya is essentially a concept gaming system that uses Android as its operating system and costs just $99. The project is being backed by former Microsoft gaming publisher VP, Ed Fries, and famous designer, Yves Béhar.

Introducing Google Android 4.1 JellyBean

Recently Google confirmed that Android Jelly Bean is indeed on its way, adding new features and debuting alongside the new Nexus 7 tablet. The new OS version is set to arrive first with the Nexus 7, and will start to show up as an update on older handsets this July. So what exactly is different this time around?

Galaxy Nexus Gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Early

On a purely official basis, the only device that supposed to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the newly announced Nexus 7 tablet, but it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone can get some Jelly Bean action too.

Chrome Browser for Android Exits Beta, Available Through Google Play

You can expect to get tabbed browsing, of course, but Chrome for Android also has incognito. There's also the ability to sync your open tabs with your desktop to read later and the ability to switch tabs "the way you would fan a deck of cards."

Flipboard Arrives On Android

Popular social news reader, Flipboard, has now made its way over to Android after a short beta period. The new app features Youtube and Google+ integration across platforms alongside the other standard features you'd expect from Flipboard. Back in May, Flipboard was first shown off running on Android via the Galaxy S III. Now Samsung and Flipboard will be working together to include the app and a homescreen widget.

VLC Player Finally Coming To Android Soon?

When it comes to playing video files, there is one tool that is up to the job even if all other media players have refused to play it, and that's VLC. On the mobile side though, VLC has been in active development since what seems like the beginning of time. From alpha builds and beyond, little has been said other than we know it is eventually coming to Android. While we still don't know much about when the media player is making its way to Android, we do have a hint in the form of a simple Twitter post from the developers.

ClamCase Announces Laptop Dock Connector For iOS and Android

As smartphones grow in power, the ability for them to truly be used as substitutes for traditional laptops is certainly an option. There have been a few solutions to that end already, such as the Motorola Atrix or even the ASUS Padfone, but now we get something new, something very “Apple Air” looking, the ClamBook.

Game Changer? Power-A Bringing Out MOGA Controller System for Android Devices

There have been dozens of controller accessories that add gamepad functionality to Android and iOS, but honestly, none of these have done much more than become simple novelties. Some of the more arcade style controllers have done okay, but again, none have become 'must have' accessories. Now, comes yet another accessory called Power A's Moga.

ZTE Android 4.0 Smartphones Will Have 3D UI and Homescreen

ZTE has now licensed the Rightware Kanzi UI solution, which offers a 3D homescreen that helps ZTE's new phones really stand out.

VIA Introduces $50 7-Inch Android Motherboard

Want a low-cost $50 Android PC? That's exactly what VIA is now offering with their Android PC System (APC), which comes in at just 7-inches, featuring an ARM board that comes with a customized Android install.

Sony Tablet P Finally Getting Android 4.0 ICS on May 24

That's changing, now that Sony is ready to push out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the dual screen Sony Tablet P. As with the Tablet S, the update will be pushed out automatically via the software update feature.

Lenovo Android Smart TVs Now Available in China

Decades ago, no one would have thought that the idiot box would evolve into something smarter. We are in the era of the smart TV, and companies like Apple and Samsung are already heavyweights in this segment. The latest machine to enter the market is from Lenovo, who have just launched their Android powered K91 smart TV in China.

Android ICS Shown Off On The Samsung Galaxy Note At CTIA

Hoping to get your hands on Android 4.0 for your Samsung Galaxy Note? Not too long ago a leaked build hit the net, but now at the CTIA in New Orleans we have real confirmation in the form of a Galaxy Note demonstration running 4.0.3.

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Modern Startups Try Out Strange Naming Trends to be Known

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The Triumph of the Stacks: The Rise and Rise of Google

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Campaign Zero: Using Technology to Root Out Racism

During TechCrunch’s Disrupt NYC that ran from May 15 – 17, Brittany Packnett took to the stage for a talk to defend the work...

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R.I.P. MP3: But the MP3 is Still Alive and Will Be Just Fine

People on the internet seem to be spilling a lot of pixels over the fact that the MP3 has been declared dead by its inventors...

People Don’t Buy Tablets Anymore and the Device Trend is Dying

You may be part of the dying breed if you own a tablet. Customers are buying fewer tablets so keep that in good condition...

5 Amazing Travel Gadgets That May Come in Handy on Your Next Trip

Sometimes you just need to get away. Go far away from the city and leave all the stress behind. However, there are times when...

Toddlers that Play with Touchscreens Get Less Sleep

A scientific study has discovered that toddlers and younger children that constantly play or use devices with touchscreens such as tablets have less sleeping...

Gaming Laptop Review: Razer Blade is the Ultimate in Gaming Laptops

The Razer Blade is actually a slim gaming laptop and is in the middle of a range sandwiched between the 14-inch Blade, bracketed by...

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