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  • 12 Essential Android Games

    3D games are becoming more common on Google's Android OS, and in this slideshow we've gathered some of the best to get you started. Even those titles without snazzy graphics are pretty addictive. Let's take a look.

    Written by Daniel Ionescu10 May 10 13:05
  • Location-based Twitter app comes to Android

    Mobile social-networking company GyPSii has released an upgraded version of its Tweetsii application for the iPhone, and also added a version for Android, it said on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs06 May 10 03:20
  • Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 family to get Android 2.1 in Q4

    Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro will all get upgraded from Android 1.6 to version 2.1 during the fourth quarter, the phone vendor said in a blog post on Wednesday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs06 May 10 04:10
  • Smartphones bouncing back from economic woes

    Smartphone shipments have recovered strongly from a slump during the economic downturn, with Nokia delivering the most units but Motorola showing the greatest gains among top vendors, research company Canalys said Monday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson04 May 10 08:26
  • iPad's Success: Fueling HP and Microsoft Tablet Drama?

    Recent rumors suggest Hewlett Packard may be killing its Windows 7-based tablet device slated for release later this year. Instead, HP may look to build a one-panel slate computer based on the Palm Web OS, according to a report by TechCrunch. HP, the world's largest computer manufacturer, announced on Wednesday plans to purchase Palm for $US1.2 billion.

    Written by Ian Paul01 May 10 01:56
  • HTC Desire Android phone hits Telstra shops early

    Telstra has announced the availability of the Android-based HTC Desire smartphone one week earlier than originally planned due to "strong customer interest".

    Written by Rodney Gedda21 April 10 09:05
  • Lenovo reveals tweaked Android, app store for Lephone

    Lenovo showed off a tweaked version of Google's Android operating system on its upcoming Lephone handset, as the company also launched an application download store for the phone and other products.

    Written by Owen Fletcher20 April 10 06:18
  • Intel puts Google's Android on Atom smartphones

    Intel has ported Google's Android mobile operating system to smartphones based on its Atom microprocessors, an Intel executive said Tuesday.

    Written by Dan Nystedt and Owen Fletcher14 April 10 04:06
  • Telstra to launch second Android phone in Xperia X10

    Telstra has announced it will launch its second Android-powered mobile handset in as many months with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 smartphone to be available in May.

    Written by Rodney Gedda12 April 10 12:56
  • Sybase updates mobile app for iPad, Android

    Enterprise software vendor Sybase plans to update its mobile device enterprise management software, called Afaria, so it can work with iPads as well as with devices running Google's Android OS, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 April 10 05:46
  • Motorola, Optus launch 'social' Android smartphones

    Motorola has launched its MOTOBLUR range of Android-powered “social” smartphones onto the Australian market with two new handsets and an exclusive partnership with telco Optus.

    Written by Rodney Gedda30 March 10 10:37
  • Telstra to publish apps on Android Market

    Telstra has put its weight behind Google's Android mobile operating system, announcing plans to make its applications available through the Android Market app store.

    Written by Rodney Gedda25 March 10 12:49
  • Samsung Galaxy S will have 4-inch screen

    Samsung Electronics on Tuesday introduced the Samsung Galaxy S, an Android phone with a 4-inch screen, and hinted at new content offerings.

    Written by Nancy Gohring24 March 10 06:18