Visual VoiceMail Pulled from Android Market Due to Terms of Service Violation

In an action that at first has appeared to be a move by Google to send a message to developers that it doesn't want in-app payments to be processed outside of Google Checkout, popular app Visual VoiceMail has been pulled from the Android Marketplace. This app has around one million downloads at the moment, thusly it's begun to garner some attention from users. The particular articles it seems to have not followed as closely as it should have are inside section 3.3 of the Android Market Developer Distribution Agreement, covering pricing and payments.

T-Mobile reports $4.69 Billion in Revenue, Still loosing subscribers

Over at T-Mobile USA they may have one of the best and fastest 4G networks and download speeds. With data ARPUs rising faster than any US rival, but the carrier is still losing users. That and we can't forget they have the beautiful brunette Carly that does T-Mobile Commercials, that has to count for something right. This year the carrier saw 33.73m subscribers in Q4 2010, according to some even newer figures released today, down from 33.76m in Q3 2010 and 33.79m year-on-year. T-Mobile did mention that one of the larger shifts was with On-Contract subscribers, down a massive 318,000 – over 5x greater than in the previous three month period. That is a pretty big drop. although the pre-pay customers are up from Q3, while still being way down from T-Mobiles pre-pay figures for 2009.

Android Virus Alert! SW.SecurePhone and SW.Qieting in the background

Attention Android Users, looks like we may have another small virus issue at hand. Reports like this have came out before. Whether you think phones can get viruses or not. It's better to be safe than sorry. Our mobile phone Anti-Virus friends over at NetQin Mobile have spotted not one, but two issues that need to be brought to everyone's attention. NetQin said they have found two Malicious Viruses stemming from apps that come from the dark alley side of the Android Market.

USA Today launches a honeycomb of an app

First it was The Daily. Then came Sports Illustrated. And now USA Today has tossed it's hat into the newspaper app ring with a new USA Today app specifically built from the ground up for Android 3 (Honeycomb) and the Motorola Xoom. Along with the graphics and color photos that grabbed America's attention, USA Today's coverage has gone interactive with the latest news, sports, weather and stock quotes. In addition, thanks to the always on nature of the app, users will get news as it breaks, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Google Places opens up new features

Google Places has added some extra search features which will make it easier for users to find what they're looking for when they're on the go. Under the Places tab, there's now an option to show only businesses that are open now. That's sure to come in handy for a late night snack after an evening of clubbin'. Users can also serach by star ratings and even distance, so, if users are at the movies and want to grab a good burger, Places can now help with that.

HTC Merge Officially Announced

We've all seen it, it's been leaked more than a few times. Now it's official, HTC has just announced the HTC Merge. They have announced it as a Beautiful, Powerful, and Feature-Rich device coming to "multiple" North American carriers starting in Spring 2011. We have known about this phone for a while now and I'm sure many are eager to get some hands on with it. After all it looks to be HTC's answer to the Motorola Droid Verizon was so successful with.

HTC Inspire 4G Source Released by Dev Center Aside Gratia, Droid Eris

Those of you who love to peek at the insides of the phones before and after you've actually got the devices in your hands, your time is now, again! Having just released the Kernel Source Codes and Binaries for mtTouch 4G, Desire HD, Aria, and Desire Z a mere three days ago, the HTC Developer Center now sends out the sources of Droid Eris, Gratia, and our current in-pocket favorite, HTC Inspire 4G. Bigtime insides for all of the hacking and peeking at.

Galaxy S Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Imminent

We've just received word from German Android site that they've got a friend sitting in at Samsung in Frankfurt who's heard a rather important update to the status of Galaxy S devices to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. They've heard, apparently straight from Samsung, that Gingerbread will be coming to Galaxy S in March. Will this just be in Germany, or will it be worldwide? We're guessing at least Germany and USA, though that'd be an odd combination.
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