So the strangest thing about this is that Google officially released a video of the Gingerbread UI, without realising it. It actually made it a whole week before anyone really noticed. The video... in question was meant to be walk-through of Google’s new voice search. Th walk-through covers the feature on a number of different devices, and one of them is an Android device with a green and blac...

Motorola Solutions and Motorola Mobility

Business Insider are reporting that Motorola will split into two new companies. One company will house its mobile phone business,... while the other will contain pretty much everything else. The companies will be called Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions, respectively. So what is the reason for this split?

It turns out th...

GSM Israel have produced a wonderful hands-on video revealing the upcoming LG Star. As you may expect, the 7 minute long video is not in English, but provides a great overview of the phone’s... appearance and a sneak peak into its feature set. The interface certainly bares similarities to Samsung’s Touchwiz UI, and aspects of HTCs interface too. The device itself is larger than the iPhone an...

Via Business Insider

MobilesPlease.co.uk have published sales figures from their network of mobile phone partner sites. According to their statistics, Windows Phone 7... sales are off to a sluggish start. Indeed, Android devices appear to be selling 15 times as many units as WP7 devices. Furthermore, Symbian devices are outselling WP7 three devices to one.

It...

Pen Reader

Paragon Software Group has released its popular PenReader handwriting recognition tool for Android smartphones. If you do not have Swype and hate using an onscreen... touch keyboard, this might be of interest to you. This neat little application will allow users to input handwritten text to their mobiles “naturally and easily” without actually requiring an on...

Galapagos from CrunchGear

Sharp’s Galapagos Android tablets look quite swish if you ask us. There are two types, the 5.5-inch and 10.8-inch versions. Both are set... to land in Japan on December 10th and pre-orders will be accepted a week beforehand, on December 3rd. There are two pieces of bad news to accompany this information.

First, we still have no clue...

Google's Gingerbread

It would appear as though Google have been tasting Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread and Android 3.0 aka Honeycomb recently. Indeed, if you head on... over to AIRBenchmark you will be able to see an Android OS version of 2.3 and 3.0 listed, with their accompany AIRBenchmark scores. This website provides benchmarking facilities and score logged for...

Sony Ericsson X8

According to the official Sony Ericsson Blog, if you are a proud owner of the Sony Ericsson X8, then you might find Android 2.1 finding its way to your... device sometime soon.

The things added besides the obvious step-up to Android 2.1 are the same as for the already started roll-out for Xperia X10 mini and mini pro.

For instance, you can...

Android taxes for IP

Microsoft have consistently pointed out that Android is not free, nor open. Whether you agree on the latter point really depends on your definition.... If it is a matter of degree, then Android is ‘more open’ then WP7 and, of course, iOS. That much is for sure. However, Android is not free to HTC, Samsung and the like. Here’s why

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Content Rating for Android Applications

Google and Android Developers blog have recently announced that a content rating for every application in the Android market will... be required. Within a few weeks, it appears as though every application on the Android Market will have additional information regarding its content rating. This should allow users to “select the...