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Navigon releases first major navigation app for Android, features ‘Reality Scanner’

If Google Maps doesn’t cut it, Navigon today said they will point you in the right direction with their MobileNavigator for Android OS devices. The company says it’s the first on-board navigation app from a major navigation company for Android. And they may be right.

Sony Ericsson LiveView extends your phone to a nano-like display

Basically, the Sony Ericsson LiveView is a Bluetooth external cell phone screen that pushes most of the functionality from your phone onto its 1.3-inch OLED display. You can read RSS, check Facebook, and do whatever else without ever taking your phone out of your pocket.

Dell “Looking Glass” 7-inch Android tablet surfaces in video

The tablet market is about to get even more crowded. Dell has already made an appearance with its Dell Streak handheld, but that only has a five-inch screen. Now, we're getting a good glimpse at an upcoming 7-inch slate, which bears a striking resemblance to the Looking Glass tablet PC we saw some time back.

Android to get Qik video calls like FaceTime

Unlike FaceTime, which only (officially) works over a Wi-Fi connection, Qik says that you'll be able to use its video call service over 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi. The interface will be similar to FaceTime with a full screen of the person you're talking to, shoving you into a smaller window in the corner.

Viewsonic’s G Tablet runs Android 2.2 froyo, costs $529

Don’t confuse Viewsonic’s recently revealed G Tablet with the ViewPad we saw at IFA. This is an entirely different unit running Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset with Android 2.2 Froyo on board. Froyo you say? Yes, even after Google specifically announced that Froyo is not optimized for tablets.

Motorola Defy Android smartphone is rugged, exclusively on T-Mobile

Though Motorola doesn’t claim their DEFY is “rugged” they do say it is scratch and water resistant and dust proof; thanks in part to its out-of-the-box bumper solution.  Running Android 2.1, Defy has a 5-megapixel camera with flash, digital zoom and auto focus.  

Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet has landed

We saw the video, heard the specs, and now a full-fledged announcement from Samsung. The Galaxy Tab Android Tablet is official, and it's one sexy looking take-anywhere piece of mobile computing.

Specs released for Camangi WebStation II Android tablet

Getting ready for IFA, Camangi has posted the specifications of their next Anrdoid tablet, the Camangi WebStation II. This will come with Android 2.2 Froyo, already much better. A 1GHz, Samsung S5PV210 processor, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB of iNAND, an 8GB SD card, all the while bumping the display up to 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) with Capacitive multi-touch.

Confirmed: Dell Streak Android tablet is $300 this Thursday

On Thursday August 13th the Dell Streak will be available for pre-order from AT&T, the price is $300 and it will run on an undisclosed version of Google Android. Since it's being sold through AT&T, there are strings attached to that price, a 2-year contract. Without contract expect to pay $550.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 finally landing on AT&T next week

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 has been available in Canada for a few months already, so what's all the hold up with a U.S. release? AT&T has officially announced that customers will be able to get their hands on the Android phone starting August 15th. That's under a week away.

Best Buy to sell Rocketfish Android tablet soon

The iPad is selling like hot cakes, but the only one profiting from the impressive sales of the device are Apple. Well, Best Buy has its own in-house "Rocketfish" brand. And these two factoids are on the verge of combining. Last Friday, Best Buy CTO Robert Stephens effectively confirmed the existence of an iPad-esque Rocketfish tablet on the horizon by sending out a tweet with the image of the device.

Sony Ericsson Cedar feature phone gets a little green

The newly revealed Sony Ericsson Cedar cell phone doesn't look like much, but this affordable handset is actually quite elegant in its presentation. It's not a smartphone, but appears to offer integrated Facebook and Twitter access. That's a good start. You may also notice beyond the elegant design, that the Cedar makes uses of recycled plastics, offers a lower power charger, comes with an e-manual, and is wrapped up in compact packaging.

Motorola Droid Xtreme pics leaked, coming to Verizon soon

Some shots of the upcoming Motorola Droid Xtreme were released this week. The handset destined for Verizon Wireless has a massive 8 megapixel camera with HD video support and an HDMI video output port. Digital imaging tech in smartphones are really getting out of control as of late, we are expecting the next iPhone 4G to get some HD mc’lovin from Apple. If they don’t serve up some high-def goodness than they may be playing catch up to Android yet again.

Acer, Ferrari unveil Liquid E Android smartphone, 64-bit Ferrari One netbook

Acer has teamed up with Ferrari to manufacture the Liquid E Ferrari special edition smartphone. The device comes loaded with Ferrari-themed content, like videos, photos and ringtones of Ferrari engines, in addition to the obvious external themed Ferrari red color and emblem.

Nvidia supporting Google Android at Computex

The big bang of computing devices into the mobile space clearly looked like Apple's iPhone. But as this new universe cools and expands at an unthinkable rate, the early constellations are coalescing around (Google's) Android's impressive gravitational field. At the annual Computex show in Taipei, Apple's iPad has once again set the bar; the hip device this year is the tablet. But where Microsoft's Windows and Android are both represented, a clear preference for the Android is emerging (sorry again, Steve Ballmer). "Windows is too big and it's too full featured for smartbooks and tablets," Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at Nvidia said, speaking with reporters in Taipei on Monday. Smartbook is a term used to describe low-cost laptops containing processors designed by Arm instead of x86 chips from Intel or Advanced Micro Devices. "The good news is that we finally have an operating system to unite behind. Android is an operating system that has gained a tremendous amount of momentum all over the world," Huang said. Strong words in an industry still ruled by Microsoft's founding principles of fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

Garmin-Asus A10 touchscreen smartphone runs Android

The standalone GPS market isn't nearly as hot as it has been in years past, so many people are moving toward "convergence" devices that can do GPS and more. Garmin is aggressively expanding its smartphone line with the new Garmin-Asus A10 in response to this new trend. This follows up on the nuvifone from AT&T and the Garminfone with T-Mobile. A good move on Garmin's part, I'd say, since they can continue to sell hardware to the growing navigation-centric smartphone market.

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 available April 15th from Rogers

We had already heard that Rogers Wireless would have the Canadian exclusive on the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, but we were left with little more than a "coming soon" when it came to a release date. That has now changed and you may be TimeScaping with the best of them very soon. Continuing with the Google Android revolution, Rogers has started to take preorders for the Xperia X10. This comes a short while after Best Buy jumped the gun by offering pre-orders on the phone as well.

Google’s Android Marketplace to unleash a wrath on Apple’s iPhone

A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements. Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone's operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.

HootSuite Twitter app released for Google Android smartphones

Twitter really has become the hottest thing since sliced bread and it shows. For just about every smartphone platform, you'll find a wide range of Twitter clients that go above and beyond the mobile site. Owners of Android phones now have another option with the porting of HootSuite. What started out as a web-based Twitter client to be used on your computer, HootSuite has since gone on to infiltrate the Apple iPhone and now Google Android as well. Feel free to communicate with your friends on the go, TwitPic'ing everything along the way.

Google Android app downloads catching up to iPhone

Apps are an integral part of smartphones and their appeal to us. They are essentially enhancements for a device that lets us do useful, silly, fun, and important things. A recent study has broken down the number of app downloads per device, and the results are somewhat surprising. In a recent report from AdMob, app downloads of over 900 people were tallied and averaged to determine how many apps were downloaded per month.

Google Android overtaking smartphone world, surpassing iPhone?

Google's Android has seen phone shipments rise so fast that they may overtake iPhone sales and theres not much Apple can do about it. Google keeps up at the rate of 60,000 Android handsets shipped per day, according to Google's CEO Eric Schmidt. They stand a very good chance of dominating the market, and that includes overtaking Apple. Unless they make some serious advancements in the next-generation iPhone 4G, and open up the OS, we can say goodbye to the iPhone being the #1 selling phone in the world.

50 Android games, 10 minutes, 1 video

Fifty games for the Motorola Droid were compiled in a 10 minute video, although all games are not free, they do show that the Android OS has more going for it than what we initially thought, it's fast and smooth.

Rogers Picks Up Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Exclusive

The first Sony Ericsson XPERIA (X1) featured Windows Mobile under the hood, but the smartphone-makers opted for a whole new skin and a Google...

T-Mobile and AT&T to Get Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10?

The Google Android thing already has quite the strong foothold in the T-Mobile lineup thanks to a number of handsets from HTC, but it...

Gameloft to Distribute Capcom Mobile Games for Android

There are a lot of other people who are more interested in games for the Apple iPhone, but Google Android is a perfectly viable...

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 (Rachael) Coming Feb 2010

The world of Google Android is already getting more interesting with the Motorola Droid and the HTC Hero, but Sony Ericsson's entry could make...

Snake + Tron = Light Racer 3D Game for Android

I think most people use their cell phones for so much more than just voice calls and text messages. Mobile gaming is bigger than...

Sony Ericsson Rachael Officially Unveiled as XPERIA X10

How does that saying go? Something about a rose by any other name? This highly anticipated handset has gone through several different names in...

Samsung Moment Android Smartphone Invades Sprint

Maybe the HTC Hero isn't your cup of tea, but you still want to get in on some Google Android action with Sprint. Maybe...

LG Enters Google Android Adventure with LG GW620

It all started with a single handset from T-Mobile and HTC, but this Android movement is certainly picking up steam. Earlier this month, we...

No More Windows Mobile for Sony Ericsson?

So, Sony Ericsson wanted to give smartphones a try and so they turned to the world of Windows Mobile to produce the first XPERIA...

Tweeteev Twitter App for BlackBerry and Android

I didn't think that Twitter was all that big of a deal when I signed up early last year, but now my online experience...

Rogers Finally Launches Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 Smartphone

For people who dabble in unlocked and overseas phones, the Sony XPERIA X1 isn't a terribly new phone anymore. The Windows Mobile 6.1-powered smartphone...

HTC Touch Diamond, Touch Pro Get Loaded with Google Android

Many of us know that the T-Mobile G1 is also known as the HTC Dream G1. It's also known simply as the Google Phone...

HTC Hero Powered by Android, Boasts Bigger Chin than Ever

The world of Google Android sounds like it's going to get a lot more crowded this year. We're hearing about no fewer than four...

First Look: HTC Sapphire as T-Mobile G2 Android Phone

People who have fallen in love with devices like the Apple iPhone 3G and the HTC Touch Diamond aren't so excited about the keyboard-equipped...

Google Android Ported to Asus Eee PC 1000H

This almost feels a little backward, but it could open up the doors for some interesting possibilities. A modder has managed to take the...

Ten of the Best Android Apps Thus Far

The Google Android platform has only been out for a short time, but the Android Market has already produced some pretty cool applications for...

Google Android Phone News Roundup

The T-Mobile G1 is the only commercially available Google Android phone at this time, but 2009 is going to bring a lot more competition....

The T-Mobile G1 Android Rap (Video)

While some people may worship at the altar of Steve, it seems that fans in the Android community prefer to be a little more...

T-Mobile G1 Google Android Phone Gets Unboxed

The actual phone may not be ready for consumer consumption just yet, but that hasn't stopped some secret ninjas from snapping a series of...

My Last Minute Thoughts on Google Android and T-Mobile Dream G1

After what seems like an eternity, the monumental day is finally upon us. We've listened to the random conjecture of industry experts. We've caught...

Next-Gen Sony Ericsson Xperia Smartphone Will Not Be Windows Mobile

Even though the first Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone is not officially available to the public just yet, it seems that Sony Ericsson already...

Google Android Powers Gizmondo 2 Handheld Device, Nobody Cares

Did anyone even buy the first Gizmondo? It was such an obscure portable gaming device, but its successor may be able to attract a...

T-Mobile Gets Google Android-Powered HTC Dream G1 This Month

We've been sitting on pins and needles for what seems like an eternity, anxiously awaiting the arrival of the first smartphone powered by Google's...

Dreaming on the Android-Powered HTC Dream

Ever since I took that quantum leap into the world of smartphones, I haven't looked back. I just can't imagine owning a regular mobile...

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 Coming October 30th

Aside from the Android-powered HTC Dream that I wrote about a few minutes ago, the only highly anticipated HTC device coming out this year...

Google Android Gets Treated to TuneWiki Prior to Release

Even though there are no commercially available handsets that run on the Google Android platform just yet, that hasn't stopped people from developing applications...

Behold! The First Google Android Phone In The Wild

I can't believe I missed this during my whirlwind tour of CES 2008 last week. Turns out that the world's first smartphone powered by...

Lenovo IdeaTab A2107 Announced for AT&T, Will Cost Just $200

Lenovo has now announced that AT&T will carry the Lenovo IdeaTab A2107. The 7-inch tablet will cost just $200 without contract, or $100 for a two-year agreement. Most will agree, paying $100 more for no contract is the wiser option though.
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