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Facebook denies it’s building Android-based OS

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If TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington’s sources are to be trusted, Facebook is secretly building a phone that would deeply integrate the social network and its services with the growing mobile market. I…

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According to Google, Android is not meant for tablets in its current state

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Well, it’s post-IFA and if you aren’t tablet drunk, especially Android tablet drunk then you must have one heck of a high tolerance. We got a chance to see some of the latest tablets and even some tha…

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STFU about Android and “open” [OPINION]

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There are times when discussions become sidetracked because the participating parties fail to understand or misappropriate the definition of key terms that affect the issue. Android is one of those cases be…

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Google China’s ex-CEO announces new mobile OS based on Android called Tapas

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Talk about some more Android fragmentation. Google China’s ex-CEO, Kai-Fu Lee, announced via the Wall Street Journal today that he is going to spearhead a new mobile OS based on Google’s Androi…

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Google TV could possibly make its way to future Samsung HDTVs

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After the big AppleTV announcement last week we Google fanboys are left wondering just when and what Google is going to do with their Google TV plans. According to Bloomberg, Samsung may be including Google TV i…

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Android is the fastest growing mobile OS based on new ad metrics

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Advertising companies often release metrics data showing how platforms are performing. While ad impressions aren’t exactly the most ideal way to measure OS strength, they have been useful in gauging…

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Oracle sues Google over Java patent infringement on Android

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Better late than never I suppose. It looks like Oracle has finally completed some copyright research and found out that Google’s Android operating system uses a little language called Java that they pi…

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Google introduces Voice Actions for Android, allows users to control their phones with voice commands

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The voice recognition on Android has been a real added benefit to the Android user. Today, Google announced at their press event they are taking their voice recognition one step further with the app Voice Actio…

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Gartner weighs in on smartphone growth and it’s all about Android

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OK, so the headline may not be exactly true, but what do you expect? This is an Android-centric blog. What the Gartner data that is coming out does show is that Android is definitely on the rise in a serious way. So,…

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Froyo update kills Android task killer apps

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Android device owners who have become fond of task killers have recently discovered that those apps are no longer working since their phones have been updated to Android 2.2. (Froyo). Though users have attemp…

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LG not yet convinced of supporting Google TV on their sets

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Even though many big name manufacturers including Sony and Logitech got behind the announcement of Google TV back in May, it appears that the number two LCD maker in the world just isn’t completely con…

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Google says no Nexus Two coming; that means a Nexus Two is coming, right?

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Google set out to push the envelope and show people what Android could do when challenged. It’s fair to say that “Mission Accomplished” is the best way to describe that goal when it comes to the Nexus One. H…

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Try out an early build of Adobe AIR for Android 2.1 or 2.2 right now

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If you have been following the melodrama that is the Adobe/Android vs. Apple/anything that they want, you may be a non-believer that the Flash or AIR platform will ever make it to Android in a real way. Well, if yo…

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Official OTA Android 2.2 Froyo update for Nexus One starts to roll out

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Looks like last night and the wee hours of the morning some AT&T and T-Mobile Nexus One owners got a little Froyo update treat. This time Android 2.2 Froyo is official as Google themselves have acknowledged…

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Google uses remote kill switch to uninstall Android apps

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Google has announced that the company has used its little-known remote kill function that allows it to uninstall apps from Android devices. On the Google developer blog, Rich Cannings explained that Google h…

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