Verzo Kinzo to make Android smartphone debut next month

Verzo is the name, and I've never heard of it but so far I'm really liking what I've seen thus far. Verzo is teasing their first Android smartphone and they will be calling it the Verzo Kinzo. The name sounds more like something from a 80's movie or some whacky codename by HTC, but it will be the name when they expect to debut the phone in late September.

Swype Beta 3.25 Now Available with Copy/Paste Features and more [Video]

Today the latest version of the popular Swype keyboard for Android has been released to beta testers. While many have probably seen or heard about it already I'll be posting the videos below for you all to see the new features in action. The update is available right now over at the Swype's beta webpage and so far I'm actually really liking the copy and paste features as well as gestures.

Android Web Browser Goes Open Source, Chrome Incoming?

Google's Andrei Popescu this week sent out a letter regarding Android's current stock web browser, a system built on WebKit, saying that first of all they at Google apologize for the confusion the thus-far incomplete Android port that exists today in WebKit TOT has caused. Upstreaming the Android port of WebKit has for a while been a goal of the folks working on the project at Google, and what they've got to report today is that they will be removing the existing incomplete Android port and replacing this with an effort that includes a build bot compiling Chromium's DRT for Android using the Android NDK, SDK, and toolchain.

Sony Tablet S Revealed as Release Name for S1

It appears that Sony's first big Android tablet effort has an official name beyond the very basic "S1" moniker we've been seeing thus far. This tablet will now be called the Sony Tablet S and will indeed be "PlayStation Certified" which places it as only the second Android device to be dubbed so, right after the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY. This tablet will be blasting into your living room running Android 3.1 Honeycomb sooner than later and will, if Sony does indeed release it with this new "All Our Innovations Folded Into One" set of info intact, have a tablet that allows you to control your whole living room at the tap of a display.

TazPad Inches Closer to Production, NFC and Fingerprint Biometric Security in Tow

There's approximately a billion trillion tablets on the market now, or so it would seem, the vast majority of them running Android or some presto-change-o OS based on the Android kernel. What manufacturers will have to do if they plan on taking a piece of this pie at this point is one of two things: get a whole new most-powerful processor to become king OR make a unique tablet to carve out a niche. What the team at French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has done is to integrate AuthenTec's TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet alongside fingerprint biometric security -- a tablet with real business intentions.

Samsung Galaxy S II “Big in America” Ad Released

The folks at Samsung have released a brand new advertisement for the Samsung Galaxy S II, aka one of the best selling phones in history, showing it off in several places in the world ending up letting us know that it's coming to the USA soon! It's big in Europe, it's big in Asia, it's big all over the world they say, "and soon it will be big in America." Is this again some indication that the Samsung Unpacked at IFA 2011 trailers were indeed speaking about something having to do with the Samsung Galaxy S II or an upgrade? We shall see!

Android has the most Malware according to McAfee

McAfee is one of the larger security and virus protection companies out the. The company has put a lot of work into helping to secure Android devices with their soaring popularity for users and as targets for attackers. McAfee has said that Android is plagued by the most Malware of all OS'. The amount of malicious software targeting Android has grown 76% in the last quarter according to McAfee.

Ben Heck uses Android Open Accessory Development Kit to soothe fussy baby

When it comes to modding things, one of the more prolific and well known modders is Ben Heck. Heck gained fame modding game consoles into portable versions. He now has his own web show and has turned his modding skills to all sorts of uses. The latest DIY project Heck has got into was a viewer challenge to help create something that would soothe a fussy baby.