Google has been very busy with their expansion of Android as a platform this year. At Google IO we saw the announcement of endeavors like Android TV and Android Auto. But the stars of the show were a preview of the next version of Android, code named Android L, and Google's new Material Design principles for interface design across all of their products. In the years since Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich released, we've seen the launch of Jellybean and KitKat, but both of these versions were very iterative improvements upon 4.0 and had equally iterative version numbers with Jellybean being major versions 4.1 through 4.3 and KitKat being 4.4. Lollipop is given the major version number of 5.0, and it's quite fitting as...

Samsung and Google Android Event Moved to October 19

Google and Samsung will be hosting their joint Ice Cream Sandwich-New Nexus Phone event in Hong Kong on October 19th at 10:00am local time (which is October 18th at...

20 by Andrew Cunningham on 10/13/2011

CTIA: AT&T Outs 5 New Android Phones, Atrix 2 for $99 on-contract

The Fall hits just keep coming. Today AT&T joined partners Motorola, Samsung, Pantech and newcomer ZTE to announce 5 new Android handsets due out this Fall. The line-up includes...

5 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/11/2011

Samsung and Google Cancel Unpacked Event - May Delay Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung had scheduled an event, Unpacked: Google Edition, for October 11th, but the companies today reported that the event has been canceled. It was expected that Samsung...

30 by Kristian Vättö on 10/7/2011

Shadowgun Tegra Zone Game Preview

Everytime NVIDIA asks me what type of games I'd like to see running on Android I always seem to answer the same way: I want good FPSes. I want...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/5/2011

Amazon Kindle Fire: A $199 Kindle Tablet

In a move that has been anticipated for sometime, Amazon has introduced their own branded Android tablet, the Kindle Fire. Though based on Android, you won't be confusing this...

81 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/28/2011

The Wait is Over: Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 8.9

When I first met the Galaxy Tab 8.9 in Florida earlier this year I felt like it may be the perfect tablet form factor: small enough to be really...

18 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/26/2011

Samsung Reveals Omnia W and Korea-only Galaxy S II HD LTE

Samsung likes to fill a news cycle (expect more from them tonight), and so it's no surprise that on the same day that they reveal the details of the...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/26/2011

Minecraft Pocket Edition Coming to Android on September 29

The portable edition of Minecraft, the popular world building/sandbox/survival horror game by indie developer Mojang, is shedding its Xperia Play exclusivity and coming to other Android devices on September...

0 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/26/2011

AT&T Tweets SGSII Availability: October 2nd For $199

We knew it'd come after Sprint's variant was released, but we didn't know how long we'd have to wait. AT&T saw fit to let us know, in a tweet...

12 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/21/2011

LG Optimus Q2 Unites QWERTY with Thin

Keyboards and Android have had an on again/off again relationship since the G1. LG's looking to get involved in the affair with the LG Optimus Q2. Announced today for...

13 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Pantech Breakout Announced: $99 LTE On Sept. 22nd

Hot on the heels of AT&T's own LTE launch, Verizon Wireless is rounding out their own LTE handset line-up with a value model, the Pantech Breakout. This phone's not...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/19/2011

Samsung Confirms APQ8060 for T-Mobile Galaxy S 2

After the Samsung Galaxy S 2 launch announcement, I made an educated prediction that the T-Mobile variant would come with a Qualcomm SoC and not Samsung's own Exynos. The...

13 by Brian Klug on 9/13/2011

Google: All Future Versions of Android Will be Optimized for Intel x86

Paul Otellini just showed off a Medfield based Android phone (running the "latest" version of Android) and immediately announced a development partnership with Google. Andy Rubin from Google just...

16 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/13/2011

Motorola Droid Bionic - A Quick Preview

Hot off the heels of finishing our Samsung Galaxy S 2 review, I'm off to Microsoft's BUILD conference with Ryan while Anand covers IDF. Before we get knee deep...

64 by Brian Klug on 9/12/2011

Samsung's Galaxy S 2: The Smoothest Scrolling Android Device Around

One aspect of differentiation between Android smartphones has always been how smoothly they scroll both in the OS and in the browser. Later versions of Android have addressed the...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/12/2011

ARM's Mali-400 MP4 is the Fastest Smartphone GPU...for Now

Earlier this morning we published our long awaited review of the Samsung Galaxy S 2. In it we dedicated a few pages to investigating Samsung's own Exynos 4210 SoC...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

TouchDroid Project Dies, But Work Continues on Touchpad Android Port

The TouchDroid project, which was created just weeks ago in the wake of HP's Touchpad liquidation sale, has already disbanded. The project's discontinuation stems not from technical problems but...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/9/2011

Schmidt Says Ice Cream Sandwich To Arrive October/November

Last Thursday, Eric Schmidt sat down for a keynote interview at Dreamforce '11, Salesforce.com's cloud computing conference held in San Francisco. The keynote covered a lot of history, several...

19 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/7/2011

Nexus S 2.3.6 Update Lands - Voice Fix Included

If you're a lucky owner of a Nexus S, Google's second flagship device that launched in December, chances are that you're well aware of the rather nagging voice search...

1 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/2/2011

IFA 2011: Samsung Keynote Introduces Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Wave 3

Not content with one big press event this week, Samsung is breaking some new and curious ground at their IFA keynote. Along with the LTE variants of the Galaxy...

18 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/1/2011

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