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Friendly PSA on Cloud Services

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We are all beginning to love the Cloud as it begins to consume all of our data. Pictures, Music, Documents, and everything else you can cram into the web’s ether are easily shared and stored through these s…

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Android Phones

Samsung Galaxy S III in brown and black expected to launch on Verizon soon

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In case the original offerings of the Galaxy S III in marble white and pebble blue haven’t exactly piqued your interest, then you will likely be happy when other colors of the smartphone launch.  While th…

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Marissa Mayer leaves Google to become Yahoo! CEO

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Long-time Google executive and one of the first 20 people to be employed by the company is leaving to take over the top job at Yahoo! New York Times Dealbook was first to report the news a short time ago, and Yahoo ha…

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Qualcomm turns to Samsung and UMC to help meet Snapdragon demand

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Here’s the good news for Qualcomm: the most popular Android smartphones released in North America use its Snapdragon S4 chipset. Here’s the bad news for Qualcomm: the most popular Android smart…

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Google Maps for Android gaining offline support, Google Earth going 3D

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Google is planning two major changes to its mapping apps for Android. In the coming weeks, Google will unveil a new 3D image-based version of Google Earth that greatly improves on the current version, and will a…

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Turntable.fm Android app drops the beat, lands in Google Play for social music fans on the go

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Turntable.fm is a popular hangout spot for the “in” crowd to go and listen to music. While those folks were previously relying on their desktop to get a daily soundtrack, the official Turntable.f…

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Android Apps Alert #90: Mobile World Congress Hangover Edition

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Androinica.com recaps the new and interesting apps added to the Android Market each week. Though most of this week’s news was dominated by a torrent of phone announcements, there was news on the app fron…

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Sony details WhiteMagic, its new display tech for brighter screens found in the Xperia P

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When Sony announced the Xperia P earlier this week, the company noted that the phone includes a display technology known as WhiteMagic. Sony Mobile has provided further detail about exactly how the display wo…

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Android News

Dell Streak Pro GS01 dual-core smartphone to hit Japan on March 8

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It’s been a long, long time since we’ve heard anything about a Dell Android-based gadget, but you would be happy to know that the American electronics multinational is still alive, kicking and thinking about y…

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Android Apps Alert #87: Good games and likeable apps edition

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Each week, Androinica.com recaps new and updated Android apps that you may have missed or might enjoy. The apps are picked according to developer requests, user suggestions, and browsing the Android Market.…

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Android Devices

Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 The Right Size For Me? [Tablet Review]

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With the proliferation of Android tablets on the market in the past year with specs ranging from cheap to spectacular, the decision to buy a tablet is becoming almost automatic. Now choosing which one is the rig…

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Toshiba Excite X10 hands-on: thin is in with this Android tablet [VIDEO]

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The Toshiba Thrive, Toshiba’s first Android tablet, is a huge device. The Excite X10, Toshiba’s latest competitor in the ever-growing tablet market, is most definitely not. At 0.3 inches thin a…

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Vizio announces a Google TV-powered Blu Ray and Stream Player

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Vizio has a four step plan for Google TV. Steps 1 and 2 are introduce the two new Google TV products announced at CES: the Vizio VBR430, a 3D Blu-ray player with some Google TV integration; and the Vizio VAP430 Stre…

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The Days 1-3 Winners of the Androinica Android Census are…

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UPDATE: The contest portion of this project has completed. All 5 tablets have been given away already. Thanks to all who participated. You can still take the survey, but you will not win a tablet for entering. &…

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Google’s 10-cent Android Market sale ends today, 25-cent Christmas song sale just starting

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Here’s a final call for all Android deals hunters. Today is the final installment of Google’s 10-day, 10-cent app sale to celebrate the passing of the 10 billion app download threshold. Google ha…

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