The Dell Streak, an Android smartphone that looks like a mini tablet, is set to go on sale this week according to Dell’s U.S. website (“late in July”).  The Streak boasts a massive... 5-inch 800×480 resolution touchscreen display that will work on AT&T’s 3G HSPA network here in the States and features a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and a 5-megapixel camera

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Today HTC has announced that it is expanding its presence and will be offering TD-SCDMA 3G based HTC branded phones in China through a partnership with China Mobile and China’s largest electronics... retailer, GOME Electrical Appliances Ltd. Initially HTC will offer the the HTC Tianxi, HTC Tianyi, HTC Desire and HTC Wildfire; all Sense UI devices.

“We are proud to introduce the HTC brand in C...

Google today announced an update for its Maps for Android app, which adds local search with its Places feature. Google Maps for Mobile 4.4 provides an easier way to find places nearby with a dedicated... Places icon that lets users quickly look up nearby restaurants, bars, hotels, ATMs, and gas stations – among other things.

Version 4.4 is available now in the Android Market and works on de...

A user over at Android Forums posted is what is thought to be possible specs for an unannounced Samsung smartphone, the Galaxy Q.  According the details posted, the new device is to feature:

3G... HSDPA/HSUPA connectivity Android 2.2 Froyo operating system 1GHz Hummingbird processor 3-inch Super AMOLED display 1500mAh battery 8MP rear facing and 1.3MP front facing cameras 16GB internal memory, u...

Thumbplay announced that it is now offering offline music playback on Android devices.  The new offline capability allows users access to their music collections when no Wi-Fi or carrier data network... connection is available. Thumbplay is a U.S.-based subscription service that allows users to download music, video, and games to their mobile phones. Users can manage, store, and share their content onl...

The past week or so has produced some worthy mentions in the Android application department.  Notable new or updated apps that can be easily downloaded from Google’s Android Market are:

Barnes... & Noble’s NOOK e-reader – read more than a million e-books right from your Android device Time Mobile – stay connected to the latest news from Time Magazine Groupon.com – find th...

Barnes & Noble has launched its NOOK e-book reader for Android-based devices.  The bookselling giant’s app lets users browse for books from their smartphones wirelessly and download from... more than one million e-books. Features include reading in landscape or portrait mode, text and font adjustment, and the ability to share e-books with friends for up to 14 days.

The NOOK app w...

Today Google has provided data about the relative number of active devices running the various versions of the Android platform. The results show that the Android 2.1 (Eclair) operating system is the... most widely used at 55.5%.  The full table is below:

Android 1.5 – 18.9% Android 1.6 – 22.1% Android 2.1 – 55.5% Android 2.2 –  3.3%

Most of today’s biggest sel...

Starting today, Boost Mobile, who is known for its no contract cell phones, has made available the Android powered Motorola i1 smartphone with push-to-talk capabilities to its customers. The rugged... Motorola i1 is designed to endure the harshest of elements and has earned a Mil Spec 810 rating and offers full nationwide Boost walkie talkie phone coverage.  The phone also features email and mess...

The Motorola Milestone XT720 is now available online in the UK.  The Milestone XT720 is an Android 2.1 smartphone that sports a large 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen display, shoots HD 720p video,... and has an 8-megapixel camera, and is backed by a speedy ARM Cortex-A8 720MHz processor. This feature packed device also offers its users 3G HSDPA support as well as WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity...