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Leaked Flipboard app updated

If you’ve been hesitant to download the leaked APK for Flipboard’s exclusive Android app, now may be a good time to try it out. An over-the-air update from Flipboard has fixed many of the bugs reported by those anxious users that downloaded the app early. Version 1.8.4 should increase speed and ... Full Article »

May 14, 2012 9:20am

LTE and ICS devices from LG and Sony light up CTIA 2012

Samsung may have gotten a head start with their Galaxy S III launch, but this past week brought plenty of action to the Android handset scene at CTIA. There’s an impressive lineup of upcoming Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices, as well as more LTE handsets than you can shake a stick at. CTIA h ... Full Article »

May 12, 2012 12:00pm

Google+ update saving the goodies for Android

It’s no secret that Google+ is the company’s “secret weapon,” as CEO Larry Page hopes to make it the premier social network to rival Facebook. And with this not-so-subtle approach, the Google+ mobile app has been updated for iOS but not Android. The overhaul boasts a new user interface with ... Full Article »

May 11, 2012 9:15am

Google building social gaming platform similar to Apple’s Game Center, rumor says

Google is working to amplify Android as a mobile gaming platform, and according to reports it’s creating an app that will function a lot like Apple’s Game Center software for its iOS games. For those unfamiliar, Game Center is a sort of social platform for games on the iPhone and iPad. Develope ... Full Article »

May 10, 2012 12:58pm

Google found guilty of Java API infringement; new devices emerge at CTIA 2012

Google was found guilty for infringing on Oracle’s Java API copyrights, but U.S. District Judge William Alsup, who’s presiding over the case, said that Oracle won’t get the $1 billion in damages it seeks from Google at this point. This is because the jury couldn’t reach a unanimous decision ... Full Article »

May 8, 2012 9:14am

Verdict expected today in Google-Oracle case

We could reach a milestone today in the high-profile trial over Oracle’s allegations that Google illegally used its Java technology to build Android software. A verdict is expected today after the jury ended last week in unanimous agreement on all but one of the issues being covered in this first ... Full Article »

May 7, 2012 9:15am

Samsung Galaxy S III has its own Siri; Android lost revenue back in 2010

After weeks of speculation, Samsung finally revealed the Galaxy S III at its London event yesterday. Measuring just 8.6mm thick and weighing in at only 133 grams, the Galaxy S III has a 4.8-inch HD Super AMOLED PenTile display and is powered by an Exynos 4 Quad processor. The Galaxy S III is the lat ... Full Article »

May 4, 2012 9:11am

Chrome is the best browser, even on Android phones

I love Google Chrome on my desktop computer, and I also love Google Chrome on my Galaxy Nexus. Are those two facts related? Yes, yes they are. Chrome is only in beta right now on Android, and it only currently works with (or, rather, it is only supported in) Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. But ... Full Article »

May 2, 2012 3:30pm

How is Android affected by the Microsoft-B&N team up?

Google’s continued success with the Android mobile operating system has only made it a target for its biggest rivals. Microsoft is hoping to kill two birds with one stone, investing $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s digital division, Newco, for a 17.6 percent stake. The end goal is to integ ... Full Article »

April 30, 2012 9:21am

Sony Tablet S gets Android 4.0 while more rumors of Android 5.0 surface

Last month we learned of Sony’s plans to update their Tablet S with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and today the update is available for users to download. It appears Sony’s pushing out a staggered roll-out for the ICS update, so all Tablet S users may not get it at the same time. The manufact ... Full Article »

April 26, 2012 9:15am


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