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Kindle Fire Now Has More Than 50% Of the Android Tablet Market

Today ComScore introduced a new version of its Device Essentials service that includes improved analysis of mobile devices and operating systems. The biggest take away from this though is that ComScore now reports that the Kindle Fire has managed to capture 54.4% of the Android tablet market, according to information gathered through February of 2012.

Sony Tablet S Gets Official Android 4.0 ICS Update

Personally, one of the highlights is the inclusion of a native screenshot capture. It used to be that you had to root the Sony Tablet S to get this feature, but now it's built-in; just press the power and reduce volume buttons at the same time.

Android 5.0 Jelly Bean Coming to Samsung Galaxy Nexus First

Do you want to be among the first group of people to enjoy some sweet, tasty, Android 5.0 Jelly Bean? It seems the best way to do that is to pick up a Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone, because apparently it'll be the first to get a taste of the newest Google Android iteration.

Android Facebook App Adds App Discovery To The Mix

A new version of Facebook has finally arrived, and with it comes a new way to for developers to better distribute their Android apps. The newest version adds social app discovery channels, similar to the iOS version. What this means is that clicking on shared links won't just bring you to web apps, but it can also fully launch inside many of Android's native apps as well.

Intel’s Atom-Powered Lava XOLO X900 Android Smartphone For India

As expected, Intel’s first Atom-powered Android smartphone, the Lava XOLO X900, has arrived. But the device is a mid-tier one and is just meant for the Indian market, although what is important is that Intel’s inside and the chip maker’s first major push is just the beginning.

Malware Alert: Fake Instragram App On Android

While Google Play "Android market" has certainly become more accurate in weeding out malware apps, the Android platform as a whole is still quite plagued by these attacks. The newest malware nuisance comes to us as a fake version of “Instagram”. Recently the real version hit the market, to much anticipation, and shortly after this fake version showed up to seize the opportunity.

New SMS Malware Arrives On Android Disguised As A System Update

It seems that a new malware program, known as UpdtBot, has been discovered by NQ Mobile Security Research Center.

Amazon Android Appstore Adds In-App Purchases

There are many ways that you can make money from mobile apps, but it has been demonstrated that in-app purchases are among the most lucrative. And now, you can take advantage of that paradigm with the Amazon Appstore for Android.

Max Payne On Its Way For Android And iOS

Following on the success of “Grand Theft Auto” for Android and iOS, Rockstar has announced that “Max Payne” is now on its way.

Motorola’s Cordless Android Ice Cream Sandwich Home Phones

One of the best things about Android devices is that they come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, and what you see above is one of the two landline based DECT cordless Android powered phones from Motorola. The question is, what's the point? Everyone has cell phones these days and we're not sure where the market is for something like this.

HTC One X Camera Shootout With The Best Android Smartphones (Video)

Apart from Android ICS and the quad-core power, one of the biggest reasons for getting the HTC One X is certainly the device’s camera with ImageSense technology. Its shooter boasts improved lens, sensor, software, and there’s also a new custom HTC ImageChip. But seeing is believing, right? So we have a new video here which compares the camera capabilities of the One X with that of the Sony Xperia S and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Factory Resetting an Android Phone is not 100%

According to identity theft researcher Robert Siciliano, Android smartphones are considerably less secure than a BlackBerry or Apple device, even after you "follow protocol" and use the built-in data wipe function.

Neo Geo X Gaming Console to Cost More Than an iPad and Android Tablet...

Retro games often lose their lustre, you go back 5 or 10 years later with a hope of reigniting that once lost flame, only to be left thinking, meh. It was better before. We are pretty sure that the arrival of the Neo Geo X -- which will be shipping with classic Neo Geo titles on board -- is going to give you a similar unsatisfied feeling.

Instagram App Coming To Android

Now Instagram is taking things a step further by preparing an Android version of its app, as well.

Siine Android Keyboard Aims To Make Typing Faster And ‘Easier’

While there are plenty of different keyboards available on the market for Android, Siine attempts to make typing easier by giving you easier ways to input time, phrases, and notations into your messages with just a few simple swipes.

HP TouchPad Triple Boots Android, WebOS, and ArchLInux

The HP TouchPad is a curious device, to say the least. It is hard to call it anything other than a failure, but it has certainly managed a fairly successful life after death, in thanks to 2011 fire-sales of the unit by companies like Best Buy, combined with the flexibility of its hardware.

What the $399 iPad 2 Could Mean for Android Tablets

Part of the reason why the iPad and iPad 2 continued to dominate the tablet space was that most of the "good" Android tablets cost just as much as their iCounterparts and many people viewed Apple's tablet as a premium device. The original Eee Pad Transformer made some headway by launching at $399, digging under the cheapest iPad by a full $100, but even that was met with relatively limited success.

Google Assistant for Android to Challenge iPhone’s Siri

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, then you'll know that voice search is already an integrated feature in Google's mobile OS. The Siri voice assistant in the iPhone 4S is stealing some serious thunder, so it looks like Google wants to fight back with something simply named Assistant.

Android Market Becomes Google Play, Offers 49 Cent Apps

Google made the official announcement today that, going forward, Android Market would be known as Google Play, integrating with other Google purchase platforms.

New App Brings ICS Camera To All Android Devices

The never-ending wait for your vendor to update your phone or tablet to ICS seems to take forever doesn't it? If you are looking for at least a small taste of ICS features, Camera ICS has you covered.

Android Jelly Bean Followed by Android Key Lime Pie

And the fun is continuing after Ice Cream Sandwich with Jelly Bean. And now we're learning that Key Lime Pie will be the Android that comes after Jelly Bean.

Google’s Rumored “Play” Android Tablet Takes Bite Out of BB PlayBook

There are all kinds of rumors swirling around that Google is preparing a self-branded Android tablet, but apparently it's not joining the Nexus family. Instead, it could be called the Google "Play" tablet.

HTC One X With Stock Android 4.0 ICS Headed To T-Mobile?

At the MWC 2012, HTC unveiled their new “One” series which includes the impressive One X handset. The only disappointment was that the device was announced to be an exclusive to AT&T in the US, but we have good news for you. According to the latest rumors, the device might be headed to other carriers as well.

Toshiba Excite 10 LE Android Tablet As Thin As It Gets

The race to ultra slimness has taken on bulemic supermodel proportions. Shaving off those precious millimeters is the newly introduced Toshiba Excite 10 LE. The Android tablet is about as thin as it gets with its 7.7mm profile.

MWC 2012: Shazam Unveils Android Beam Support

Shazam has just announced that its media discovery app is about to get a whole lot better thanks to its support of the NFC-based Android Beam technology.

Toshiba Excite X10 Android Tablet Launches This Month?

The upcoming Excite X10 from Toshiba doesn't exactly buck the trend, but you may be interested to hear that it's tentatively scheduled to hit store shelves by the end of the month. That's just a few days away.

Leaked Image of Sony Xperia Play 2 Android PlayStation Smartphone

Even though Sony is giving its new PlayStation Vita quite the significant push, it's still developing gaming-centric smartphones and here is what we think is the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play 2.

Ubuntu For Android Demo Video Hits YouTube

Ubuntu for Android appears to be the most important development for Android since the arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich. But if you are too excited to know more about it before it is officially launched at the upcoming Mobile World Congress, you can check out the demo video below which comes to us via a kind hearted Canonical employee.

Blackberry Playbook OS 2 Update Includes Android Emulation

t's no secret that RIM's Playbook hasn't exactly been met with tons of support and enthusiasm. Despite several price cuts, nothing RIM has done so far has made any difference in terms of getting consumers to flock to its tablet. So are they throwing in the towel? Not yet, in fact they've just started releasing commercials to promote its update, OS 2.

The Skinny on Huawei’s Slim 10-Inch Android ICS Tablet

What you see here is an apparent sneak peek at an upcoming 10-inch Android tablet from Huawei. Details are sketchy at best, but it looks like it's boasting a higher-end metal finish to go along with its notably slim profile.

ZTE Mimosa X is Fully Packing NVIDIA Tegra and Android 4.0

When NVIDIA acquired Icera back in mid-2011, we knew that the company will soon be making its entry into the smartphone game. They have done just that by introducing the ZTE Mimosa X handset, which is the first device to feature both the NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor and the NVIDIA Icera modem technology, and also the answer to Qualcomm.

Remote Control Your PC YouTube Experience with Clik iPhone/Android App

I'm not entirely sure just how useful this could be, but I guess some people must want it. The idea behind Clik for iOS and Android is that you can browse for YouTube videos on your phone and have them sent directly to the web browser on your computer.

Shanzhai iPhone 4S Clone Runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich

China and clone devices pretty much go hand-in-hand, still the newest iPhone 4S clone actually has something to offer that makes it at least somewhat noteworthy. This clone is one of the first few Shanzhai smartphone clones to feature Ice Cream Sandwich.

Russian teXet TM-7025 Budget Android Tablet Is Just $200

The reason why most people don’t go after budget devices is that those devices won’t be too impressive on the specs side. But you all should check out the teXet TM-7025, which is a new affordable Android tablet just released in Russia.

HTC Velocity: The First 4G LTE Android Smartphone For Europe

Vodafone's German arm will launch the device "sometime soon." The Velocity is a variant of the HTC Vivid LTE handset that was released in the US on AT&T’s network in the previous year.

Show Your Android Pride With Andru USB Charger

Android fas rejoice! Another unique piece of Android swag for your collection has arrived, the Andru. This charming little guy not only manages to light up his eyes while charging, he can also move his arms, which is great for those like me that are either fidgety or have severe AD&D (they kind of go hand-in-hand though).

Google Chrome Arrives For Android ICS 4.0

Google Chrome has finally hit Android mobile devices, well, those that happen to be lucky enough to run Android 4.0 at least. According to Google Chrome blog, the new Chrome app is all about Chrome such as speed and simplicity, a (supposedly) no compromise browser that is every bit as good as the desktop version many of us have come to know and love.

How Does Windows Phone 8 ‘Apollo’ Compare To Android And iOS?

Just last week we talked about the new leak of information regarding Windows Phone Apollo, and today we are going to try and answer another big question: How does Apollo stack up against Android (or even iOS)? Are it's new features enough to draw new users in?

Dropbox Handing Out 5GB Storage with Android Beta App

I really like my Dropbox. It's just so convenient having my files sync'd up to the cloud. It's great to have a public folder for sharing larger files with friends and colleagues too. Now, the Dropbox Android app has been updated to a new beta version and guess what? They'll give you 5GB free for trying.

Asus TF300T Could Be The Next Transformer Prime Android Tablet

Ever since the recent launch of the Transformer Prime Android tablet, Asus has been busy with the slate’s issues. But that does not stop Asus from adding new devices to their tablet line-up. We already know that the company is set to introduce a budget 7-inch slate later in the second quarter. But now, it appears like there is yet another tablet.

Google Ups Security with Bouncer for Android Market

That's why Google has come forward to announce a new service called "Bouncer." Yeah, Android Market is the hippest night club in town and it's not going to put up with belligerant drunks and would-be thieves. Get out, buddy. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.

Newest Google Docs for Android App Finally Adds Offline Access

For better or for worse, Google controls a fairly significant part of my online life. And I want access to that online life even when I'm not plugged into the matrix. And that's why it's good to hear that the Google Docs for Android app is now bringing offline access into the picture.

IKEA Spoka Lamp Controlled By Android Smartphone (Video)

From controlling a TV to helping us park our cars, smartphones these days are capable of doing a lot of things that make our lives a whole lot easier. And now you can add the Ikea SPOKA lamp to the list. The image above is not from the set of a new sci-fi movie, it’s a Spoka night lamp from IKEA being hacked for Android automation.

Biggest Android Malware Infection Ever, Says Symantec

We know Apple has a strangle hold on which apps make it to the App Store. That’s why Google is preferred by many developers since their apps have more of chance to see the light of day on Android Market. But this freedom appears to have helped malware makers as well. According to Symantec, millions of Android devices have been infected by malicious chunks of code called Android.Counterclank.
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Review: The Sony Android Tablet S

Consumers have a lot of choices when it comes to tablets these days. There's the iPad 2, of course, but you've also got an assortment of Android tablets, in addition to cheaper alternatives like the Kindle Fire. In the world of Honeycomb tablets, though, it can sometimes be difficult to really differentiate between the different offerings. Sony is certainly giving it a try.

Nexus-Kinect Android Frankenhacker Creates Wall Sized Touchscreen

Remember the touchscreen computer in Minority Report? Well, it seems one savvy developer has managed to create something at least sort-of similar. This is the strange bastard child DDRBoxman, he combines a Microsoft Kinect, a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, a computer, and a lot of mad scientist work.

Siri Meet Evi, The Voice Assistant For Android And iOS

It looks like Siri now has a sister. A sister that is smarter, faster, and more resourceful. A sister that is more social too, playing friendly with both Android and iOS people. The sister's name is Evi and this cross-platform voice assistant looks to be a serious challenger to Siri.

Casio G-Shock: The Ronnie Coleman Of Android Smartphones

Waiting for a really, really rugged Android smartphone that looks like it's from a bond film? The device that you see above might be what you are looking for. The G-Shock smartphone, which is the latest in a range of rugged smartphones from Casio, was apparently one we missed at CES 2012 and it’s full of testosterone.

Bluestacks Android App Player Goes Beta

We are happy to report that what previously had been classified as 'alpha' software is finally moving on to the beta stages.

Notion Ink Adam II To Come With TI Processor And Android 4.0

The Adam 2 will be running Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS and will also feature TI’s Wi-Link 7.0 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM transmit/receive in a single chipset) and Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers, along with PowerVR SGX5xx GPU.

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These are the Wrong Arguments Against Net Neutrality

The past few months have been quite crucial, and sometimes filled with bitter dissent, because of the proposed removal of the FCC’s net neutrality...

Why Government Intelligence Services Won’t Share Discovered Software Bugs

It’s been more than a week since the WannaCry ransomware attacks began ripping across the world, affecting more than 200,000 people and 10,000 organizations in 150...

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On Sunday, Facebook showed off its internal rules on moderating graphic content to some media outlets. Their purpose was to show that the social...

Game Review: Hands-on with Bungie’s Big Sequel, Destiny 2

Destiny 2 on PC plays like a completely different game for any player who has clocked really serious hours on the PlayStation 4 version. The...

Majority of Victims of the WannaCry Malware were Using Windows 7

More than a week after it first hit, the WannaCry ransomware is still spreading quickly, though it has now been checked and controlled, and...

UploadVR is Being Charged in Court for Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

UploadVR is a San Francisco, California-based virtual reality startup company. It is being sued by a former employee alleging that the company engaged in...

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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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