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Congolese Android Tablet Set For Release In September

by: Aerol BibatJune 28, 2011

When we think of tech, we usually think of Europe, America, or Asia. That should be no surprise considering the amount of development that is found in those areas of the world. Well, here’s a little surprise from somewhere we didn’t think to look. VMK, a Congolese electronics company, is almost set to release its Android tablet – which has been developed and manufactured in Africa.

They’ve already release some images on the Internet, and drummed up quite a bit of interest for it. They’ve been a bit sparse on the more technical details, though. According to the company’s CEO, this is a bit of precaution to avoid any intellectual [...]

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Motorola Confirms Gingerbread Update For Droid Phones

by: Aerol BibatMay 24, 2011

It seems that Motorola’s Support forums are buzzing today with discussions about the impending DROID X Gingerbread (Android 2.3) update. A lot of users are thinking that ActiveSync will still be broken even after the update, however Motorola customer support has been quite busy assuring loyal customers that everything’s all right and the feature will be right as rain after the update.

Activesync is a pretty integral feature for business phones – mostly because it helps sync your PC with your phone; enabling the easy sharing of data. The current version’s been slightly crippled on Motorola phones, but hopefully this update fixes those [...]

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Nexus One Gets Gingerbread (Finally!)

by: Darcy LaCouveeFebruary 23, 2011

Congratulations Nexus One owners, the wait for Gingerbread is almost over. Today, Google has finally begun pushing out the latest version of Android, codenamed Gingerbread, to Nexus One devices. While the rollout is likely to take a few days, it’s likely that if you have a Nexus One, that you will receive it very soon.

Nexus S owners can also look forward to an OTA update as well, which includes fixes for some annoying and troublesome issues, like the random reboot issue, and support for Near Field Communication. It also includes a substantial change that prevents Facebook from syncing the way it used to.

Google is aggressively expanding its anti-Facebook ambitions, and [...]

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Why Android Matters: Gingerbread, Ice Cream, Honeycomb and More!

by: Darcy LaCouveeJanuary 16, 2011

In the past several weeks we have had the privilege of seeing the future. We have seen some of the most significant developments in mobile technology and in Android development the world has ever witnessed. We already know that a number of significant changes can be expected, and they will only serve to accelerate adoption of Android world wide.

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show was packed with a seemingly unlimited amount of new gadgets. By far the biggest news for Android fans were the announcements of the Dual-Core Motorola Atrix and Motorola’s Xoom Tegra 2 Tablet with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. We are extremely eager to get our hands on Honeycomb as soon as we can in early [...]

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What Are the Main Differences Between Android 2.2 Froyo and Android 2.3 Gingerbread?

by: Darcy LaCouveeJanuary 11, 2011

Most Android Phones out there are rocking Android 2.2, or Froyo. While decent, most are wanting to get their hands on Gingerbread, or Android 2.3 on their phone of choice as soon as possible. With all of this being said, many are wondering what the main differences are between what they have right now, and what they can expect (and look forward to) as soon as they can get Gingerbread goodness on their device.

Android 2.2 Froyo was released in May 2010 and Android 2.3 the Gingerbread was released on 6th Dec 2010. The user experience has been substantially [...]

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Samsung Galaxy S to receive Gingerbread update

by: James TromansDecember 9, 2010

Samsung Galaxy S

Since the recent official announcement of Android 2.3 and the unveiling of the Google Nexus S produced by Samsung, many people have speculated as to whether the Samsung Galaxy S series of phones will receive an update to Android 2.3 as well. The driving force behind these queries lies in the fact that the Nexus S and Galaxy S series share many similar hardware features, thus making a port of Gingerbread rather likely.

Plenty of other websites have speculated as little as 2 hours ago (at the time of writing), but it would appear as though the matter has been solved by Samsung India. They have recently made a Twitter update, [...]

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Android 2.3 to bring NFC-enhanced devices and RFID tags

by: James TromansNovember 16, 2010

Gizmodo mock up of Nexus S

We’re all wondering what exactly Android 2.3 will have in store for us other than another tasty title to use when talking about it. Thanks to the Web 2.0 Summit, Google CEO Eric Schmidt found it timely to mention that that Android Gingerbread 2.3 will support ‘near-field-communications to read RFID tags as well as communicate with other phones, payment systems and other possible applications.’ The word on the street is that Apple are developing this technology too for use in the next generation of iPhone. I can imagine it now. Apple iPhone adverts factually implying that contactless payment is their [...]

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Samsung dual-core Android 2.3 smartphone

by: James TromansNovember 15, 2010

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The rumors keep on coming, both in terms of Android 2.3 and the Samsung Galaxy 2 and/or the Nexus S. To keep things from getting too sensationalist, we’ll keep it short. A Twitter post from Eldar Murtazin (@eldarmurtazin) tells us he was “Playing with se anzo and galaxy 2 aka i9100. Se is nice but sams is so technically advanced. Dual core etc”

The word is that that Google and Samsung have a deal that they will be the first to release the next generation of Android, known as Gingerbread (2.3). Google are keen to get this out as soon as possible, but of course that means Samsung are going to need a phone [...]

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“Laser focused” Android team to improve UI for Gingerbread

by: James TromansJune 17, 2010

Android UI from HTC

Android UI has been a major part of the strategy for HTC and Motorola. With more and more manufacturers adopting the green robot, the user interface is really the only way to separate oneself from the pack. HTC have become particular famous for their Sense UI which also exists on WinMo devices. It is clean, compact, graphically interesting, but all in perfect proportion. If everyone just used the stock Android UI, Android life would be much more dull.

Well, if Google have their say, things are certainly going to head this way. For the next release of Android after 2.2 (Froyo) sometimes referred to as Gingerbread, Google have [...]

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