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Ads within Android apps found to consume 75% of the app's power

20 March, 2012 | comments (72)

A team of researchers from Purdue University and Microsoft have made a rather starling discovery. It seems apart from being obnoxiously annoying, those pesky ads that pop-up within your Android apps are actually taking up to 75 percent of the app's...


Ice Cream Sandwich is officially a no go for Google Nexus One

Ice Cream Sandwich is officially a no go for Google Nexus One

26 October, 2011 | comments (98)

As the first device to bear the Nexus moniker, the Google Nexus One is still a highly revered Android smartphone. Sadly however, its owners will not be able to (officially) enjoy an update to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream...

Tags: Android, Touch UI


Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000

Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread leaks for the Samsung Galaxy S i9000

10 June, 2011 | comments (82)

The Samsung Galaxy S I9000 may have gotten Android 2.3.3 Gingebread just a couple of weeks ago, but by the looks of it Samsung isn't going to stop there, as a the latest version of Android 2.3.4 becomes available for the company's former flagship...


Next Google Nexus will be either HTC, or LG built

Next Google Nexus will be either HTC, or LG built

28 May, 2011 | comments (82)

The Nexus line is the true and original Google phone and we've seen two already. And now we came across a photo of a third Nexus phone in its testing stage. The phone looks HTC-made and lacks the menu/home/back/search keys. It will probably run Ice...


Nexus S soon to get Android 2.3.4, get yours updated even now

Nexus S soon to get Android 2.3.4, get yours updated even now

29 April, 2011 | comments (17)

Google announced the Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread update for the Google Nexus S, which will become available over the next few weeks. The biggest new feature is the addition of video chat to Google Talk. The v2.3.4 update will be available for...


Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

Google Nexus One getting Gingerbread in a few weeks

21 December, 2010 | comments (35)

It should come as no surprise that the Google Nexus One will be updated to Android 2.3 Gingerbread - it's one of the advantages of getting a Google-branded phone. We didn't know when to expect the update though. A post from the Google Nexus...


Will the Google Nexus S have a curved display?

Will the Google Nexus S have a curved display?

17 November, 2010 | comments (39)

Following yesterday's appearance of the Nexus S comes a bit of odd gossip - its display is curved. In the middle, the phone is thinner than at the top and bottom, making the whole screen concave, it's not just a chin. Apparently, Samsung did some...


Google Nexus One now available, yet again, for Android devs only

Google Nexus One now available, yet again, for Android devs only

06 August, 2010 | comments (19)

If you couldn't manage to get yourself a Google Nexus One and still want to give it a try, today might be your lucky day. You only need to be a registered Android developer and to have some 529 US dollars in the piggy bank. As you might have...


HTC Desire and Nexus One to ditch AMOLEDs for S-LCD screens

HTC Desire and Nexus One to ditch AMOLEDs for S-LCD screens

26 July, 2010 | comments (45)

HTC is experiencing some problems sourcing enough AMOLED screens for its devices and it has finally find a solution - switching to LCD displays by S-LCD Corporation, a joint-venture of Samsung and Sony. Desire and the Google Nexus One will be among...

Tags: HTC, Android, Touch UI


Android 3.0 Gingerbread detailed, juicy specs confirmed

Android 3.0 Gingerbread detailed, juicy specs confirmed

01 July, 2010 | comments (93)

Froyo is barely out the door, but attention is already turning to the next Android version - 3.0 Gingerbread. It will impose minimum hardware requirements, the UI is getting overhauled and Android is splitting into two. Android 3.0 Gingerbread,...


Google releases Froyo update for Nexus Ones, open-sources code

Google releases Froyo update for Nexus Ones, open-sources code

24 June, 2010 | comments (66)

Google is also celebrating today - Android 2.2 Froyo has reached two important milestones. Google open sourced the latest version and they are pushing out the final Froyo update to Nexus One users. And we're sure the timing has nothing to do with...


iPhone 4G put under microscope, 640x960px resolution confirmed?

iPhone 4G put under microscope, 640x960px resolution confirmed?

30 May, 2010 | comments (358)

The iPhone 4G continues itís Magellan routine and going around the Earth - this time it showed up in the Czech Republic. Those clever Czech bloggers put it under a microscope to find out the screen resolution of the upcoming iPhone. Now, itís not...

Tags: Apple, iPhone, Rumors


Acer Stream official, Android 2.1 and 720p video inside

Acer Stream official, Android 2.1 and 720p video inside

27 May, 2010 | comments (33)

Acer's dabbling with Android have culminated in the Acer Stream. It's got all the needed ingredients to fight it out with the best available Androids - in fact it's resemblance to the Nexus One is uncanny, but the Acer Stream comes out on top in...


Android 2.2 Froyo update has started rolling out for Nexus One

Android 2.2 Froyo update has started rolling out for Nexus One

23 May, 2010 | comments (57)

If Google surprised you with the playable Pac-Man logo, youíd better sit down - the Android 2.2 Froyo updates for the Nexus One have begun rolling out. Better yet, the update is available for manual download if you canít wait for the OTA update to...


QWERTY-fied HTC Vision in the works, comes with Android

QWERTY-fied HTC Vision in the works, comes with Android

21 May, 2010 | comments (34)

Apparently, HTC are working on another Android smartphone, the so called HTC Vision, whose partial specs sheet has just been spotted. Unlike company's Android-powered devices so far, the Vision will feature a hardware QWERTY...


Android 2.2 Froyo already ported to Nexus One, HTC Droid Eris

Android 2.2 Froyo already ported to Nexus One, HTC Droid Eris

21 May, 2010 | comments (24)

So, Android's latest and greatest update is coming soon, but some people just can't wait - there are already ports of v2.2 Froyo for the Nexus One and the HTC Droid Eris. It's not usable yet, but who's willing to bet that Froyo ROMs will be...

Tags: Android, Touch UI, HTC


All the latest HTC Android phones will get the Froyo treatment

All the latest HTC Android phones will get the Froyo treatment

21 May, 2010 | comments (53)

The Android 2.2 Froyo was announced just yesterday, but many users are already wondering if they will get the upgrade. Well, HTC is the first to shed some light about that and the news is good. According to their official statement, most of the...

Tags: Android, Touch UI, HTC


Samsung Galaxy S brings us some new HD video samples

Samsung Galaxy S brings us some new HD video samples

15 May, 2010 | comments (87)

The Samsung Galaxy S is among the best equipped smartphones and it should hit the market pretty soon. A 1GHz CPU, a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and a 5 megapixel camera with HD video recording are enough to make the Galaxy S a prime target for those...


Nexus One online sales stop, availability in stores increases

Nexus One online sales stop, availability in stores increases

15 May, 2010 | comments (14)

Four months after the market release of the Nexus One Google have decided to revise their distribution policy. Realizing that their online store sales weren't going as well as they hoped, they are now discontinuing them and shifting to more...


Stats on iPhone and Android show device and OS distributions

Stats on iPhone and Android show device and OS distributions

28 April, 2010 | comments (10)

Stats time again - this time we'll look at how Android OS versions are distributed as well as the iPhone OS. What do you think is more popular - iPhone 3G or 2nd-gen iPod touch? Which version of Android generates the most mobile Internet traffic?...

Tags: Android, iPhone, Misc