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RuFraud malware causes premium SMS charges for folks in Asia and Europe, apps pulled from Market


The folks over at Lookout have warned us about a new malware threat, this time targeted at users outside of North America.  The RuFraud malware will sign up users in Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Czech Republic, Poland, Kazakhstan, Belarus, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Estonia, Great Britain, Italy, Israel, France, and Germany to a premium SMS service by hiding inside apps that pretend to be download helpers for popular games and utilities, or wallpaper  [Read More…]

Sony Ericsson Arc HD appears again before CES


The Xperia Arc was one of Sony Ericsson’s best selling smartphones this year, so it’s no surprise the company is gearing up for the sequel. The original device never appeared on any of the major US carriers, but now that Sony has purchased Ericsson’s stake and decided to focus on high-end phones, next year could be a different story.

We have already seen a handful of Xperia Arc HD (codename Nozomi) leaks appear  [Read More…]

Google’s 10 cent deals – Day 6


Looking for some more great apps deals from the Android Market? Day six of Google’s 10 billion app download promotion is here with a handful of new apps for only a dime. Read on for today’s specials.

NFL 3D Live Wallpaper Captain America – Sentinel of Liberty Raging Thunder Jenga Sim City Deluxe Backbreaker Football BackStab HD Just Me and My Mom Endomodo Sports Tracker PRO Great Little War Game

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LG Nitro HD review

LG Nitro HD

LG is an Android manufacturer that all too often goes unnoticed. But in reality, LG has been churning out devices that can compete with the best of them. One such device is the LG Nitro HD, LG’s latest flagship smartphone that has found a home on AT&T’s oven-fresh LTE network. LG hasn’t created a million-dollar ad campaign as Samsung has for its Galaxy S II line, and it doesn’t come with  [Read More…]

Google’s 10 cent deals – Day 5

android app giveaway

Day five of Google’s 10 billion app celebration is here, bringing with it ten new paid apps for only ten cents each. By the time we checked the Android Market this morning, Google had updated their app promotion page to today’s apps – a bit surprising since they have typically waited until around noon to do that over the past few days.

Today’s 10 cent apps include:

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What an open-source webOS means for Android

webOS on Android

You might have heard — webOS just got open-sourced today by HP, joining the world of great, free software like Ubuntu, Firefox, and Android.  It’s a pretty big deal for some people, including all those developers you see doing wonderful things with the software on their electronic devices.  HP made the right decision here: let the fate of webOS be in the hands of those who know it best — like  [Read More…]

webOS ‘running’ on an EVO 3D isn’t really webOS ‘running’ on an EVO 3D


We’ve all seen this by now — it’s webOS booted up on an EVO 3D, and it’s got everyone in a tizzy.  While webOS fans who have spend decades (it seems like decades anyway) having the horrible hardware of the Pre and Pixie have reason to be excited, everyone seems to be getting ahead of themselves.

This has nothing to do with today’s news of HP open-sourcing webOS.  In fact, Ryan Hope,  [Read More…]

Glu Mobile teases gameplay for Frontline Commando


Look no further than Glu Mobile for the new king of freemium, action-packed games for Android. Hot on the heels of Blood & Glory, Contract Killer: Zombie, and Big Time Gangsta, which all achieved over 1 million downloads, Glu has just announced that a new shooter called Frontline Commando is headed to Android.

Frontline Commando is a 3rd person shooter that looks to deliver console quality visuals. In the teaser trailer that  [Read More…]

Add Android and Me to your Google Currents library


Filed under news we should’ve posted yesterday, we’re happy to announce that Android and Me is now available through Google Currents. You can find us by searching “Android and Me” or by directing your mobile browser to this link. I spent the extra day digging around inside the Currents Producer so I’ve got a few extra features to share with you.

And Me Current Edition

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Coby Electronics announces collection of Android 4.0 tablets


Looking to heat things up ahead of CES, Coby Electronics Corporation has announced a new line-up of cost effective Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablets to be available for Q1 2012. In total, Coby will be bring five tablets to market in a variety of styles and sizes:

7-inch MID7042 (4:3 aspect ratio) 8-inch MID8042 (4:3 aspect ratio) 9-inch MID9042 (4:3 aspect ratio) 9.7-inch MID9742 (4:3 aspect ratio) 10-inch MID1042 (4:3 aspect ratio)

All will feature a 1GHz  [Read More…]