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Dell discontinues the Streak 7; still not backing away from Android

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It’s no secret that Dell hasn’t had the best of luck in the wide world of Android. Their first Android device, the Streak 5, has already been discontinued (and picked up by the government), leaving behind a rather lackluster legacy. The next device to get the axe is the me-too tablet, the Streak 7.

Over the weekend, Dell quietly pulled the Streak 7 from their website, leaving only the suggestion of  [Read More…]

Android Central

Back when the Motorola Atrix was released, the $ 399 Lapdock accessory was also introduced to make use of the webtop features the Atrix brought along with it. But it came in at $ 399 and while it eventually came down from there, many folks simply weren’t interested in it.

But, if you always wanted one but never didn’t want to fork over a lot of cash for it — AT&T will  [Read More…]

Free Friday Android game, Paper Zombie from Wildbit

Paper Zombie

Today the guys from Wildbit Studios released their popular iOS game Paper Zombie for free to the Android Market. We get dozens of these types of press releases every day, but I went ahead and downloaded Paper Zombie to my phone and found it was a lot more fun than I expected. The easiest way I can describe the game is sort of like Fruit Ninja, but with zombies.

Fernando Rada,  [Read More…]

Older phones running custom Android firmware from Moto, HTC, and Samsung have major security issues, say N.C. State researchers

Android security issues

Researchers at N.C. State University have performed a study of eight Android phones (HTC’s Legend, EVO 4G, and Wildfire S; Motorola’s Droid and Droid X; Samsung’s Epic 4G; and the Nexus One and Nexus S from Google) and found more potentially disturbing information.  While the Nexus phones and OG Droid (phones that run stock Android) had one minor security issue, namely a code bug in the pico app that would allow  [Read More…]

Galaxy Nexus press photos extracted from Verizon website

Galaxy Nexus  Galaxy Nexus

Press images of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Verizon branding have been found in the source of the coming soon page on Verizon’s website.  Things look very similar to the current GSM Galaxy Nexus, (check out our review) and chances are without them side by side one would never be able to tell if it weren’t for the Verizon 4G logo  [Read More…]

Slacker makes great holiday music with Ford SYNC, so win a 3-month Premium subscription from Androinica

Though we all love the classic Christmas albums from Bing Crosby and Nat King Cole, hearing the same songs every year isn’t always the way you want to spend your holiday season. Why not expand those listening options beyond the same songs played on loop at your job, in the malls, and on the radio?

Music streaming service Slacker can cure your holiday music  [Read More…]

Droid Charge is getting a visit from the Gingerbread man

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Hey Droid Chargers/Chargites/Chargians! Verizon has that Gingerbread update you’ve been waiting for and they’ve slapped the “coming soon” sticker on it. Sorry, nothing more specific than that and no sign of ICS, but then again no one else has a phone with ICS on Verizon either. (*glares at Verizon*)

Anyway, Gingerbread is not too shabby and brings with it a whole host of changes. Beyond the security and performance enhancements some  [Read More…]

XDA member gets cease and desist letter from Android OEM tracking software maker, fights back with help from EFF

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An XDA-recognized developer TrevE (Trevor Eckhart) received a cease and desist letter from Carrier IQ, a company that produces software that allows OEM manufacturers of Android devices to track everything consumers do on their smartphones. Carrier IQ’s software is embedded at the kernel level in devices made by the likes of Samsung, HTC, and several others, and collects usage information without the user knowing of its existence, let alone the ability to opt-out of  [Read More…]

Over 20 different phones from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint, all available for free right now from RadioShack

RadioShack

Looking for a new Android phone this holiday season? You could wake up early on Black Friday and fight the traffic to score some sweet deals or you could avoid the craziness and head over to one of the 4,600+ RadioShack locations right now. Through Wednesday, November 23rd, RadioShack has over 20 different phones from Verizon Wireless, AT&T, and Sprint, all available for free with upgraded or new 2-year contract.

Not sure  [Read More…]

Documents to Go is today’s free app from Amazon

Documents to Go

While it’s easy to overlook the Amazon Appstore’s daily free app picks, we’d be remiss if we failed to mention this one: Documents to Go, the powerful document editing app, is today’s featured freebie. Regularly priced at $ 14.99, Dataviz’s full productivity suite can edit and create Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents, and can also read PDF files. The full version offers customization options and syncing with your Google Docs and your  [Read More…]