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Samsung Galaxy S II, Galaxy S Infuse 4G to Reach Canada in July

by: Elmer MontejoJune 20, 2011

The whole world is expecting Android-loving Canadians in their homeland to sing “O Android” as fervently as they sing “O Canada”–figuratively speaking, of course–once the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy S Infuse 4G finally arrives in Canada in July.

Samsung Infuse 4G

SaskTel, a Saskatchewan-based telecommunications provider, confirmed on Twitter last Friday that the carrier will be launching the dual-core Samsung Galaxy S II next month. Other Canadian mobile carriers such as Rogers, TELUS, and Bell may also be launching the Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy S II will have Android 2.3 [...]

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Google Acquires SageTV for Android or for the Future of Google TV?

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 19, 2011

Looks like the big G is throwing it’s wallet around, and on a Father’s Day at that! Sage TV announced via a small note on their homepage, and through a quick tweet, that they have been acquired by Google. Why is this at all significant, and why should you care? SageTV is a software company that has immense experience in the “Smart TV” space, and has significant amounts of their technology based in Java. While at this point we can’t be entirely sure what Google intends to do with SageTV, we do know that this acquisition underscores Google’s commitment to making media in and around the living room a big deal.

We already saw Google make [...]

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Amazingly Inexpensive $99 Archos Arnova 7 Coming To US Soon

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 19, 2011

Good news, budget Android tablet watchers – we’ve just received word, via the FCC, that some super-budget Android tablets are coming stateside, and soon! We’re quite excited about these Archos tablets, and and we think you should be too. I mean first off, they’re going to cost $99 bucks. Set to receive reisistive screens, and falling under the Archos family tree of Android tablet-dom, they look to be the perfect thing to throw in the back of the car for the kids.

Specs & Features

The Arnova 7 has a resistive 800 x 480 display, Android 2.2 on board, and is 12mm thin. It weighs 340g, and will only cost $99. Additionally, the Arnova 84 is similarly [...]

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Best Free Arcade Games for Android

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 19, 2011

The Android Market is a big place these days. With so many apps to choose from, we all become daunted and drowned in the sheer number of them all. Well, fear not friends, for we’ve take the time so you don’t have to. Below you will find some of the best arcade games for Android that are available right now. Beware though, dear Android fan – as these games are designed to suck every single second of your free time away. Things like laundry, girls, sleep and work will all be relegated to the sidelines. To further compound future complications remember: your Android device of choice usually goes with you – so you could potentially get fixed into hour after of [...]

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HTC Thunderbolt to Get Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread from Verizon on June 30

by: Elmer MontejoJune 19, 2011

A Verizon insider allegedly tipped Android and Me of yummy details regarding the software maintenance release (MR) that Verizon promised for the HTC Thunderbolt.

The tipster confirmed the definitive date for the release (June 30) but cautioned that the release specifications could still change a bit. And, there’s more: the software release will bring Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread to the HTC Thunderbolt. The update will also include access to the Amazon Appstore, Skype video functionality, compatibility for GTalk, and HTC Sense 2.1 UI.

Thunderbolt users expectant of the upcoming update are hoping it will come with the unlocked bootloader that HTC chief Peter Chou [...]

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Motorola Unveils Milestone 3 in China

by: Elmer MontejoJune 18, 2011

Motorola yesterday officially launched the “newest and most advanced member of the powerful [Motorola] Milestone family”–the Motorola XT883, also known as the Motorola Milestone 3 and the Motorola DROID 3. The unveiling was made by Motorola at the China Telecom’s CDMA Summit and 2011 e-Surfing 3G Handset Trade Fair.

The Motorola Milestone 3 / DROID 3 will start arriving in China stores some time in the third quarter of 2011. It will be available from China Telecom stores and authorized resellers.

The Motorola XT883 is said to land in the U.S. as the Motorola DROID 3 and will have Verizon Wireless as its carrier. No one knows the exact day, [...]

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5 Upcoming Android Devices to Get Super Excited About

by: Darcy LaCouveeJune 17, 2011

Android fans, can you believe how far we have come? From the humble days of Android 1.5 and its bare-bones, rudimentary operation, to where we stand today. With Superphones like the HTC Sensation, the Motorola Atrix, the Samsung Galaxy S II, and all the amazing Android tablets released or in the process of being released, 2011 really looks like the year that Android is set to gain truly widespread global adoption by hoardes of hungry tech lovers everywhere. So – what do we have in store to be most excited about? Well, I’ve got some good news, and i’ve got some great news. First off – Android is only going to continue to improve in every conceivable way. [...]

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Owls Gather on Pottermore: Is J.K. Rowling Bringing out an Android Smartphone?

by: Elmer MontejoJune 17, 2011

About six days from now, J.K. Rowling will be revealing a mysterious new Harry Potter thing on the Pottermore website. Rowling registered the domain a couple of years ago and has recently updated it with a tease ad regarding an upcoming “gathering of the owls.”

The upcoming “thing” is not a sequel to the Harry Potter series. Stone Hill Salt, Rowling’s PR company, told The Bookseller, “It is not another Harry Potter book but we cannot reveal any more at this stage, fans will have to keep an eye on the website. It will be launching soon.” On June 22 (Wednesday) at 8:00 PM, to be exact.

Considering that Rowling admitted to BBC [...]

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Sony S1 or S2 to Land in Europe This September

by: Elmer MontejoJune 16, 2011

It seems that Sony’s two odd-looking, non-niche (well, one actually has been criticized as too “niche”) Android tablets–the Sony S1 and Sony S2–will be arriving in Europe some time in September.

Tech blog Engadget was tipped off by an unnamed person from Sony’s marketing department regarding an unspecified tablet that can be preordered starting this August and that will be released towards late September. The private note told Engadget that the unnamed tablet will be available from three sources during the device’s launch: Sony Direct, John Lewis (a department store in the U.K.), and a third yet-to-be confirmed retailer.The tip [...]

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Yahoo! AppSpot Can Help Find New Apps

by: Elmer MontejoJune 16, 2011

Apps are hot and abundant. The Android Market has tens of thousands of them. There are more, too, in third-party sites and app markets. Looking for apps that work on your Android device can often be such a big pain in your behind. The good and yummy apps are all out there, and finding them is often not very easy.

Yahoo! has come up with a solution for that–Yahoo! AppSpot, fresh and hot from the oven.

Yahoo! AppSpot gives you personalized recommendations for your specific device. It even provides recommendations daily, and the daily picks are based on the other apps that you already have on your device. In other words, it learns what your personal [...]

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