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Late night poll: Do you play games on your Android device?

Droid X game mode: ON

Games can be really fun to play on your Android device.  There’s all sorts of them available, from ones for dedicated “gaming” hardware like the Xperia Play, to HD games optimized for tablets.  But Android is good for a lot of things besides games.  Some use their device as the web in their hands, others need a portable e-mail solution, some of us are heavy texters.  Tonight, I’m  [Read More…]

Vlingo responds to privacy issues raised about its Android app


The popular Android app Vlingo has come under a bit of fire the past several days, as it seems the application is sending a bit more data than they explain in their privacy agreement.  The folks over at Android Pit found some things that raised a few eyebrows, so we reached out to Vlingo to see what was what, and if we need to worry.  We spent some time talking to product  [Read More…]

Droid RAZR MAXX just $199 for new customers on Amazon


The Droid RAZR MAXX just became available for purchase earlier today on Verizon’s site for $ 299 and here we are with a sale already. Amazon Wireless is offering to shave $ 100 off the top for new Verizon customers and get you out the door for a more palatable $ 199.

If you are an existing customer you can upgrade  [Read More…]

Deal of the day: Refurbished 16 GB HP TouchPad for $169.99, 32 GB model for $220

Deal of the day: Refurbished 16 GB HP TouchPad for $ 169.99, 32 GB model for $ 220

If you failed to pick up an HP TouchPad a few months ago when it was available for  [Read More…]

Qualcomm’s in-house game studio will produce one Android title per year


Earlier this month Qualcomm launched their GameCommand application into the Android Market to showcase all the titles that are optimized for their Snapdragon devices. The app couldn’t be installed on non-Snapdragon devices and the design of the layout was rather uninspiring, but Qualcomm is investing a lot of resources to make sure that GameCommand is a success.

Recently we had the opportunity to sit down with Dave Durnil, Director of Advanced  [Read More…]

RIM CEO talks about Android, needs a reality check

rim ceo

RIM’s success has been declining since the iOS and Android operating systems started skyrocketing. Currently, Blackberry devices hold a dismal position in distribution charts, and Research in Motion is in desperate need of rescue. In an attempt to seek a newer approach, past co-CEO’s have gotten off their thrones, and allowed Thorsten Heins to take over the Canadian company. It seems like RIM will need a bit more than  [Read More…]

ASUS promises fix for Transformer Prime lockups as early as February


Though some will lament the fact that the ASUS Transformer Prime was released with several issues, ASUS has continued to impress us with its commitment to updates for its flagship tablet. Earlier this month, ASUS pushed out an update to Ice Cream Sandwich which brought with it fixes to several of the software hiccups plaguing the Prime (including GPS and WiFi performance), along with the wonderment of Android 4.0.

Users of  [Read More…]

PlayPhone to debut four new Android games in the next month

PlayPhone to debut four new Android games in the next month

PlayPhone, a US-based mobile phone content provider unknown to many, has proved to be very active during the past few months and has released a bunch of interesting and mostly free Android  [Read More…]

Samsung Galaxy S III rumored to miss Mobile World Congress

Samsung Unpacked

Here’s an interesting rumor. Chris Ziegler of The Verge along with several other German sites are reporting that Samsung will not be announcing their flagship Galaxy S III smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

This comes as a surprise because Samsung unveiled their Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1 last year at their Unpacked event, the day before MWC kicked off. Many were expecting a repeat  [Read More…]

Google Maps, Listen and Goggles get updates

Google apps updates

Google Maps, Google Listen and Google Goggles have each received updates today in the Android Market. Here’s what’s new:

Google Maps Navigation now has a cool feature that will switch the app to “night mode” when you’re going through a tunnel. Not sure how much navigating you’ll need to do while you’re actually in the tunnel, but it looks cool.

Google Listen is getting its second update this  [Read More…]