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Android Market Changes

Android Market Changes

It has come to light over the past couple of days there will be some changes to the Google Market. These appear to be the main ones - There are a few very interesting points to take from this coming update, from small things such as they are going back to one page per app (no tabs). This is how it used to be on Android… erm, 2.1? They brought tabs in for ‘Comments’ and now ‘Related...

Android Surpasses Apple OS in the US

Android Surpasses Apple OS in the US

According to Marketing Research company NPD, Android has moved into second place behind RIM (Blackberry) in the US. Android now holds 28% of the market, some way behind RIM who has 36% but quite a way ahead of Apple who has fallen to 21%. Stateside there seems to be a bigger gap between providers and Apple’s big problem would seem to be they are tied to AT&T, who many users can’t w...

Android Updates Will Come Only Once A Year

Android Updates Will Come Only Once A Year

In an interview with Mercury News Andy Rubin (Google’s VP of Engineering), acknowledged that the current speed at which Android OS development is going is not sustainable in the long term and that they will have to cut down to only one update a year so that “things start settling down.” Rubin explained in the interview that the speed at which updates came out was very high because th...

Bad News For X10 Users Android 21 To Be Delayed

Bad News For X10 Users Android 21 To Be Delayed

Picture courtesy of Engadget Here I and many others were thinking, yes, finally the Sony Ericsson will get Android 2.1 by the end of September. So many of you may have been counting down patiently, unfortunately you may now have to reset that countdown clock because according to Sony Ericcsson you wont be seeing Eclair end of this month after all. According to the Sony Er...

Build Your Own Phone

Build Your Own Phone

Dell have built themselves quite a decent business from selling computers. One thing they offer, which people like, is the ability to upgrade and add features and hardware to your order so the price and specs suit you as an individual. Well now a German company called Synapse are doing just that with Android mobile phones! You start with a base level phone, 2.2 Android, 1ghz C...

Clair for Xperia X10 expected in November for France and Brazil

Clair for Xperia X10 expected in November for France and Brazil

Following on from the Bad News for X10 Users we heard previously, we may have to bring you some more bad news. Sony Ericsson France and Brazil have announced that it may be as late as the end of November before X10 owners receive the anticipated but outdated Éclair (Android 2.1) update. Although Sony Ericsson UK haven’t made a public announcement about the outrage of the UK X10 owners, it...

Clingo Universal Vent Mount

Clingo Universal Vent Mount

I’m close to moving on to my 5th device this year if I decide to stick with the Nexus S. Each time I swap, I buy a Brodit car holder, which is usually £30-£40 for one with a charging point which means it gets pretty expensive swapping all the time. Having recently reviewed the Clingo Desk stand and being reasonably impressed by it, I thought I’d try the Clingo Universal Vent Mount. T...

Dell Shows Eclair On Streak Froyo Still On The Way

Dell Streak Review

Dell’s Kevin Andrew answered a few questions related to the Dell Streak in a “DellVlog” on Youtube, he aslo posted a video of himself showing off Android 2.1 (Eclair) running on the Streak. It looks just like any other Android 2.1 handset with the ever so cool Live Wallpaper running, and what’s more amazing is that Dell’s customisation is still there atop it. Check out the video ...

Droid X Has Already Been Rooted

Droid X Gets Some Hands On

After just one week of its release, the Motorola Droid X has already been rooted. Looks like the fear of that all so scary eFuze hasn’t stopped the folks over at Alldroid from getting root access. I don’t really want to go too much into the advantages of having root access, but it does enable you to use those lovely “root only” applications in the Market such as certain backup solutions. ...

Droid X And Droid 2 Headed To Europe

Droid X And Droid 2 Headed To Europe

A new rumour from the French Android blog FrAndroid suggests that the Droid X will be launched in Europe by the end of the year, with the Droid 2 to follow soon after. The Droid X has already been released in the US and has been doing really good there, I guess people seem to like 4″3 screens a lot judging from the sales of the HTC Evo as well. The Droid 2 however is yet to be announced. ...