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Actually, Android has more than just 200 million devices and it’s growing just fine

At Wednesday’s Google Music event, Google shared that it has activated more than 200 million Android devices, with more than 550,000 devices added to that count each day. Some people took that to mean that Android has exactly 200 million. Some people took that to mean that Android has peaked and might be in trouble. Oh, you silly gillies.

Before we get into the  [Read More…]

Tegra 3 saves more power than it consumes, DIDIM technology reduces backlight power by 40%

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Can a more power efficient mobile processor really extend battery life that much? Even if a next-generation processor like Tegra 3 consumes 61% less power than its predecessor, we know by now that the major source of power consumption in any mobile device is the display technology.

Yesterday at the UBS Global Technology and Services Conference, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang detailed a new technology in Tegra 3 that can actually reduce backlight  [Read More…]

Amazon App Store updated with Kindle Fire-like UI, more settings

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The Amazon App Store is probably the most popular third party Android app store out there. App selection is great, and the free app of the day definitely makes mornings a little better. Amazon hasn’t been known for paying attention to UI detail, though, but that’s about to change. Amazon has updated its App Store to version 2.0.

Aside from bug fixes  [Read More…]

Several thousand more reasons to buy the $199 Kindle Fire

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Need even more reasons to buy the Kindle Fire? Today Amazon announced that several thousand of the most popular Android apps will be available on their $ 199 7-inch tablet. The list includes the likes of Netflix, Rhapsody, Pandora, Twitter, Comics by comiXology, Facebook, The Weather Channel and popular games from Zynga, EA, Gameloft, PopCap and Rovio. Combined with the 18  [Read More…]

New Android Market brings default auto-update, shortcuts and more

The new Android Market (version 3.3.11) is rumored to be rolling out to handsets as we speak. The new update ushers in a slew of features, which includes the ability for many Android users to use auto-updating of apps over WiFi. This feature is important because it does away with having to go back into the Market every time a new update is pushed.

3.3.11  [Read More…]

Sprint 4G broadband unlimited no more – Smartphones next? (Update)

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Things are not looking good for unlimited data fans. People that do not like data tiers currently have a safe place to go to – Sprint. It seems like America’s 1st 4G network is going to start setting some limits, though. At least for 4G broadband users.

Sprint has announced that 4G mobile broadband users will no longer be able to enjoy their unlimited data plans. By the way, there will  [Read More…]

AT&T’s Android sales more double year over year for Q3

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We’ve long cast a wary eye toward AT&T when it comes to Android (and rightfull so, between an initially tepid adoption rate, suspect devices (and devices), an odd apps policy and the whole faux-G thing. But there’s no denying this: Sales of Android smartphones more than doubled on the U.S. carrier in the third quarter of 2012 2011 when compared to Q3 a year ago.

AT&T didn’t give specific numbers, but it did  [Read More…]

A.I. type Keyboard out of beta with more features, still predicts like a psychic

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Back in April we wrote about an innovative keyboard called A.I. type that really impressed us with its ability to predict text. It was in beta back then but has graduated recently with some exciting new features, including customization of the bottom row keys and improvements to the prediction engine.

If you’re not one of the 100,000 beta testers, A.I. type is a keyboard that specializes in contextual text prediction to make  [Read More…]

Motorola Razr brings 4.3-inch SAMOLED Gorilla Glass and more this November

Motorola Mobility will resurrect its Razr brand with an Android twist next month. The incredibly popular name and phone provided to previous releases will be combined with the new direction of the company under the name of the Motorola RAZR. With an eventual rollout planned for every region in the world, the RAZR will go on sale beginning in November ($ 299 on Verizon  [Read More…]