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HTC gives smartphone owners unlocking gift

HTC gives smartphone owners unlocking gift

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Taiwanese smartphone giant HTC has released a new bootloader unlock utility which adds support for all of the firm's recent smartphones.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 29th 2011 at 5:15AM
Android ICS upgrade woes for Nexus owners

Android ICS upgrade woes for Nexus owners

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Google has put the brakes on a software upgrade for Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus smartphones to the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich following reports of unusually ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 21st 2011 at 7:21AM
Google to produce own-brand tablet?

Google to produce own-brand tablet?

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt said that the internet giant is planning an entry into the tablet market with a Google-branded iPad rival.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 20th 2011 at 4:21AM
Dozens of Android apps pulled over premium SMS scam

Dozens of Android apps pulled over premium SMS scam

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Google has pulled 27 applications from the Android Marketplace following the discovery that the apps contained premium SMS toll fraud malware.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 14th 2011 at 9:51PM

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Android-powered dedicated GPS has Wi-Fi

Android-powered dedicated GPS has Wi-Fi

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GPS software specialist Satsports has unveiled an Android-powered portable GPS device called the All Sports GPS in a form factor which looks a lot like a mobile phone.

In what ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 14th 2011 at 9:36PM
Cheapo tablet makers quit the market

Cheapo tablet makers quit the market

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The glut of dirt cheap and poor quality 'white box' Android tablets may be coming to an end as Chinese firms dump inventory and exit the market according to a ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 8th 2011 at 6:47AM
Motorola, Sony Ericsson set out Android 4.0 plans

Motorola, Sony Ericsson set out Android 4.0 plans

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Following the recently released Samsung Galaxy Nexus, owners of other makes of Android smartphones are understandably eager to get their hands on the latest and greatest Android 4.0 Ice Cream ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 8th 2011 at 4:35AM
Google celebrates 10 billion Android downloads with 10c giveaway

Google celebrates 10 billion Android downloads with 10c giveaway

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Google announced that the Android Marketplace has passed the 10 billion app download and announced a range of premium apps available for just 10 cents to celebrate the milestone.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 7th 2011 at 12:52AM

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Carrier IQ smartphone 'spyware' furore

Carrier IQ smartphone 'spyware' furore

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Revelations that several smartphone brands contain a secret usage tracking software from Carrier IQ has resulted in a storm of controversy and at least two class action law suits against ...

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Dec 5th 2011 at 7:16AM
Little Printer produces personal 'newspaper' from web

Little Printer produces personal 'newspaper' from web

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Ever wanted to print out a mini-newspaper based on your social media and news feeds direct from your smartphone?

If for some reason the answer is yes, you’ll be pleased ...

Andrew Wooden
by Andrew Wooden
on Nov 30th 2011 at 5:05PM
Samsung promises Galaxy Nexus fix

Samsung promises Galaxy Nexus fix

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Following reports of an erratic volume control bug, Samsung and Google said that a software fix has already been developed for the Android 4.0 superphone.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 23rd 2011 at 10:06PM
'Cotton Candy' USB stick-sized computer

'Cotton Candy' USB stick-sized computer

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A Norwegian technology start-up has unveiled a prototype USB stick-sized computer codenamed "Cotton Candy" that will run Android and aim to deliver 'any screen connected computing'.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 21st 2011 at 7:08AM

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Google releases Android 4.0 ICS

Google releases Android 4.0 ICS

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Google has released the latest version of the Android mobile operating system, Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich', into the open source community.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 15th 2011 at 1:06AM
Panasonic reveals Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1

Panasonic reveals Android-powered Toughpad FZ-A1

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Panasonic Europe has introduced a professional grade Android tablet - the Toughpad FZ-A1.

Helen French
by Helen French
on Nov 8th 2011 at 4:15PM
HTC sales soar, becomes number one in the US

HTC sales soar, becomes number one in the US

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Smartphone giant HTC announced third quarter financial results that revealed surging sales and profit as the company also became the largest seller of smartphones in the US market.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Nov 1st 2011 at 4:26AM
Nexus One 'too old' for Android 4.0

Nexus One 'too old' for Android 4.0

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Google has revealed that the firm's debut 'Google phone', the Nexus One, will not be receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 26th 2011 at 10:07PM

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Viewsonic launches Amazon Fire-rival Viewpad 7e tablet

Viewsonic launches Amazon Fire-rival Viewpad 7e tablet

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Viewsonic announced a budget 7-inch Android tablet called the ViewPad 7e with an Amazon Kindle Fire-rivaling US$200 price tag.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 25th 2011 at 11:09PM
Asus Transformer Prime will be first to feature Nvidia Kal-El

Asus Transformer Prime will be first to feature Nvidia Kal-El

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Nvidia's next generation quad-core system-on-chip code named Kal-El will make a tablet debut with the Asus Eepad Transformer Prime.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 25th 2011 at 10:03PM
Tablet PCs to be dominated by ARM and iOS

Tablet PCs to be dominated by ARM and iOS

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Market research outfit DisplaySearch predicted that tablets with ARM processors would grow 211 per cent year on year while Intel-based tablets wouldn't take off until 2013.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 25th 2011 at 12:22AM
Android movie rentals launch in the UK

Android movie rentals launch in the UK

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Google has launched the internet giant's Android film rental service in the UK with over 1,000 movies available to rent in the video app.

Mat Bettinson
by Mat Bettinson
on Oct 23rd 2011 at 10:44PM