Sony Ericsson Announces New Range of Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro

Sony Ericsson yesterday announced two new Android handsets, namely the Xperia Mini and the Xperia Mini Pro. These two handsets are the successors to the first generation Xperia Mini and Xperia Mini Pro handsets. These however aren't mid ranged handsets like it's predecessors. Both the handsets will run on Gingerbread and will sport some other cool features. The Xperia Mini Pro and Xperia Mini will both have a bigger 3-inch display, a 5 MP camera capable of recording 720p video, a 1 GHz … [Read more...]

How to Determine what is Draining your Android Battery

One problem that many Android phones experience is the Android battery draining too fast, and there are a number of things that can cause the Android battery to drain very quickly. In order to have an Android phone that runs well I usually try to find out what the problem with my phone is and what exactly is draining the Android battery very quickly. Here are a few things that I look for in order to ensure that my battery lasts as long as possible without draining. Use the Android OS … [Read more...]

How to Change Icons on the Android Dock

Something to keep in mind is that Android phones are made by a number of different companies, so these instruction are mostly for the Samsung Galaxy line of Android phones, but you can adapt them to HTC and Motorola as well. First of all you will need to make sure your Android is powered on and that you are on the home screen. At the home screen you will see Applications, and you will need to touch this option. In the Menu, click View Type and Customizable Grid. Under Menu, touch … [Read more...]

Rumor: HTC Marvel for T-Mobile

HTC seems to be pretty much in the business these days with new announcements coming almost regularly. And now, it seems like they will be launching a new device with T-Mobile US. The previously unheard HTC Marvel is the device we're talking about today. And by looking at it, we think this could be a mid ranged Android smartphone. This apparently will be a T-Mobile version of the HTC Wildfire S but will be known as HTC Marvel on T-Mo's network. It will feature the exact same set of specs as the … [Read more...]

Samsung Galaxy S II Sells 120,000 Units in Three Days

The Samsung Galaxy S met with widespread success by selling about 10 million units worldwide last year and something similar is expected from its successor the Galaxy S II. The handset went on sale in South Korea on the 29th of April and since then the Galaxy S II has sold about 120,000 units. This was mainly because the handset was launched on all three major South Korean networks SK Telecom, LG U+ and KT. And mind you, the device is still awaiting a worldwide launch, so after that happens the … [Read more...]

Motorola Atrix 4G to Get Android 2.3 Gingerbread

The Motorola Atrix 4G has been launched for about a month now in the U.S and more recently in the UK (without 4G). The device has been praised widely for its performance (not so much for the Moto Blur UI) and quality, but if we were to mention one aspect where the Motorola Atrix fell behind, it would be its OS. The Atrix runs on Android 2.2 Froyo. This in a time when Android 2.3 Gingerbread's next iteration is being rumored about. So users have been a bit disappointed with that aspect of the … [Read more...]

Adobe Flash Player 10.2 to Support “Hardware Accelerated Video” for Android 3.1 Tablets

The Adobe Flash Player 10.2 is available in the Android Market and it actually has a lot features coming up in the future that you might not have known. If the change log found in the Android Market is to be believed, this particular update includes "hardware accelerated video". But the catch however is that it will be available only on Android 3.1 running tablets. Android 3.1 is currently unknown, though it is expected of Google to shed some light on the next major tablet OS during the I/O … [Read more...]

AT&T Pushes Out Update for the Atrix 4G and Inspire 4G

AT&T pushed out an update yesterday for the Atrix 4G. This update is said to be a remedy to a number of bugs and is said to improve performance of the device considerably including the one which brings HSUPA capabilities to the handset. This will boost mobile uploads to an extent. AT&T is also pushing an update to the Inspire 4G. And like the Atrix update, the Inspire 4G will also support HSUPA for quicker data uploads and will bring an array of bug fixes. AT&T mentioned that a … [Read more...]

Google Being Sued Over Location Tracking Allegations

After Apple was accused of tracking user locations, it is Android's turn now. Some users of the HTC Inspire 4G have accused Google of tracking/storing user locations and movements and as a result have filed a lawsuit against them. They have filed a formal complaint on the 27th of April in Detroit. This means that Google will now have to testify in front of a senate like Apple is doing on May 10. The complainants in this case mention that they are representing all those Android users who have … [Read more...]

Gingerbread to Get Video Calling via Android 2.3.4 Update

Google today announced its plans to update Android 2.3 Gingerbread to version 2.3.4. But, that's not the only thing we have for you. Well, this update will bring the much awaited video calling feature to Gingerbread via Google Talk. To make video calls, the user on the other end needs to have either a Gingerbread device or a Honeycomb tablet or a desktop version of GTalk. You will be able to make video calls on Wi-Fi, 3G or 4G networks considering that your carrier supports it. To start off a … [Read more...]