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Android Bowl halftime! Come support your team!

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The week is half over and that means the ref’s whistle just sounded and the first annual Android Bowl has officially reached halftime! If you have not been keeping up, we’ve paired with @NVIDIAtegra to give away three Transformer Prime tablets, complete with quad-core processing power and a keyboard dock to boot.

The bad news is that a bunch of you guys seemed to miss the theme- nay, the spirit of  [Read More…]

HTC addressing Wifi security loophole in some Android handsets

HTC Desire S

HTC is updating some of its Android phones to address a security vulnerability which could allow malicious apps to steal Wifi security information. In a post on its official support site, the manufacturer says that many of the affected handsets have already been updated over-the-air, however some may require a manual update.

On an affected device, the bug in question could allow an Android application with the innocuous-sounding “ACCESS_WIFI_STATE” permission to  [Read More…]

Samsung releases AT&T Galaxy Note kernel source code

Android Central

The device itself won’t be available for another couple of weeks or so, but Samsung has wasted no time in releasing the Linux kernel source (and other open-source bits and pieces) for the AT&T Galaxy Note. The AT&T Note (aka SGH-I717) sports a slightly different hardware setup to its international counterpart, the GT-N7000, hence the difference in behind-the-scenes code. As per the open source rules, the code is freely available for  [Read More…]

Mobile World Congress 2012, aka the quad-core phone show

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Mobile World Congress is less than a month away in Barcelona and the anticipation is quickly building for the gadgets that will be announced. We expect to see all kinds of Android devices from tablets to TVs, but the star of the show will be smartphones. And at this year’s show a particular kind of smartphone will take center stage: the quad-core-powered-beast.

Why do you need quad-core performance in a phone?  [Read More…]

Rypple blends social feedback and workplace productivity in Android app, plans to integrate Salesforce in the future

Rypple blends social feedback and workplace productivity in Android app, plans to integrate Salesforce in the future

The annual performance review, which can determine if an employee gets a raise or merely gets to keep his or  [Read More…]

Humble Bundle for Android offers handful of solid games – pay what you want

Humble Bundle for Android

The gamers in the house will be familiar with the Humble Bundle; it’s a batch of indie games that periodically go on sale for as much as you’re willing to offer, split up as you like between the developers or charity. Traditionally, the Humble Bundle has only been available for PC games, but today they’ve expanded to Android, and the titles the developers are offering are fully cross-platform (meaning  [Read More…]

Casio G’zOne Commando update brings bug fixes and push-to-talk

Android Central

Casio and Verizon are continuing to roll out software updates for the G’zOne Commando, following the rugged phone’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread update late last year. The latest software for the Commando brings it up to version C771M100, and adds free push-to-talk capability, along with the usual sprinkling of bug fixes. The new software is also apparently built on a newer build of Gingerbread than the last version, and includes the “latest Google  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy Note headed to Bell Mobility in Canada

Samsung Galaxy Note

We already know that the 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy Note will be headed to TELUS and Rogers next month, but now we have confirmation that it’s landing on Bell Mobility Canada too. The 5.3-inch monster phone, already released internationally and coming to AT&T in the U.S. in February, appears alongside a “coming soon” message on the carrier’s official website.

In case anyone’s keeping score, Bell’s Galaxy Note is  [Read More…]

Amazon announces Q4 2011 earnings; all Kindle sales up 177 percent

But still no hard numbers given on Kindle Fire sales

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon today released its fourth-quarter 2011 earnings numbers. Net revenue was up 41 percent year over year to $ 48.08 billion, but net income fell 45 percent to $ 631 million.

Amazon’s already said that the Android-based Kindle Fire is its “best selling,” “most wished for” and “most gifted device” of the 2011 holiday season, but until today it had yet  [Read More…]

Walt Disney Japan and NTT Docomo introduce ‘Disney Mobile on Docomo’

Disney Mobile on Docomo

NTT Docomo has announced their new partnership with Walt Disney Japan to create the Disney Mobile on Docomo brand.  Docomo is an official corporate sponsor at Disneyland Tokyo and DisneySea Tokyo, and “special customer benefits” also will be offered from this spring at both locations for subscribers with the new phones.  Yes, they also announced to Android phones under the new brand — the F-08D (that’s the pink model  [Read More…]