Category: Android News

Android Market reigns strongest in Asia, America, and Scandinavia [Infographic]

Everyone has been trying to make sense of Google’s 10 billion app download milestone announced earlier this week. In between frenzied purchases of 10-cent apps to celebrate the achievement, Android owners and watchers have been wondering just how the heck Google managed to increase it’s download rate so rapidly.

Spoiler alert: the answer is lots of devices being activated and lots of apps being  [Read More…]

A Look at BitDefender Mobile Security

BitDefender for Android

There’s a new player in the Android security software game, and it’s one many of us are already familiar with — BitDefender.  They have released a mobile security suite that’s full of functions like malware scanning, application auditing for privacy compromising features, and even some remote administration should you happen to lose your phone somehow.  With a pre-paid SIM card in hand, a new Google account, BitDefender installed and a laundry  [Read More…]

Team Hydro Bootmanager coming soon, puts an end to bootloops forever [hacking]

Team Hydro Bootmanager

Ever do something you shouldn’t have whilst hacking away at your phone, and end up stuck in a bootloop?  Of course you have, because we all have.  That will soon be a thing of the past, thanks to the Team Hydro Bootmanager.  Usually getting to your Android device’s bootloader menu or recovery menu involves mashing and holding buttons, pulling batteries, or in the case of some phone (looking at you LG  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus now on sale in North America (Canada)


Sick of waiting on Verizon to release their version of the Galaxy Nexus? Those of you that live up north might want to cross the border this weekend as Canadian carriers Bell and Virgin Mobile have just launched the Galaxy Nexus today. Both carriers are selling the device for $ 159 with a 3-year contract, but you can also pick it up at the full retail price of $ 649.

The Galaxy Nexus being  [Read More…]

Google teases Android 4.0 on the Motorola Xoom


Want a quick sneak peek of Android 4.0 running on Verizon’s Motorola Xoom? Google just released a new carousel view for browsing image results on a tablet and we can clearly see the Verizon Xoom running a test build of Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola already confirmed that the Xoom would receive a software update to Android 4.0, but they have yet to release the timing.

We are still waiting to see  [Read More…]

Brick and mortar retailers complain about the drawbacks of brick, mortar


Amazon is running a timely promotion this weekend, providing a discount for shoppers who use Amazon’s Price Check app in brick-and-mortar stores, and then order the eligible product through Amazon. Shoppers who do this can perform up to three price checks and score a $ 5 discount each time they then order that product through amazon (total of $ 15 savings).

As you can imagine, retailers are none too happy about  [Read More…]

Rumor: Samsung working on 11-inch tablet with ultra high-res display, 2GHz Exynos


Despite multiple lawsuits and the odds against it, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been one of the most (if not the most) popular Android tablets to date. But as with every device Samsung releases, there’s always a bigger and badder sequel right around the corner. And the follow up to the Tab 10.1 sounds amazing.

Jonathan Geller of BGR has it on good word from a “trusted source” that Samsung  [Read More…]

T-Mobile G2X Gingerbread update available again – maybe the third time’s the charm


T-Mobile and LG have announced that the Gingerbread update for the T-Mobile G2X is once again rolling out, after a couple of failed attempts.  At first you had to use the LG desktop software to install it, then we saw a limited OTA which was halted, and now we see another OTA.  Hopefully, all the issues are ironed out and all of us who bought one of these can enjoy a more current  [Read More…]

Amazon Student app makes it easy to buy textbooks or trade-in for gift cards [Android apps]

The first two lessons learned at any university are that the financial aid office is a nightmare, and the campus bookstore is never going to give you a deal when buying or selling back textbooks. Amazon is attempting to swoop-in and address the later issue with its new Amazon Student app for Android.

Previously available only for the iPhone, Amazon Student is a rebranded  [Read More…]

Beautiful Widgets is the first paid Android app to reach 1 million downloads

beautiful widgets

While the Android Market is celebrating its 10 billionth download this week, another company is busy enjoying their success. Level Up Studio, the folks behind Beautiful Widgets, is proud to announce that their widget suite is the first paid app in the Android Market to be downloaded one million times.

The road hasn’t been as easy one for Level Up,  [Read More…]