Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I available now, doesn’t play nice with Galaxy Nexus

After the news that Sega was planning on bringing its 2D platforming revival Sonic the Hedgehog 4, Episode II to Android, we were happier than a hedgehog in a hot dog stand - then a little miffed that the company had apparently completely passed over Android for part I, despite releasing it for every other platform including iOS. That small oversight has been corrected today, as Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode 1 has been released in the Android Market. You can pick it up now for $3.99.

Samsung Galaxy S III launch delayed according to new rumors

Uh! The hotly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III quad-core superphone will not be announced or unveiled next month at Mobile World Congress 2012 according to latest rumors from The Verge. After initial reports lately including a few yesterday stating it would be announced in Spain for MWC 2012, we are now hearing that it has been delayed.

Surprise! The HTC Rezound may be Verizon’s first LTE world phone

Rumors have been flying for a couple of months that Verizon is set to introduce LTE phones with world roaming capabilities any time now. But according to the practical experimentation of one XDA Developers member, the HTC Rezound already has this ability, somewhat hidden. When "i rule 123" disabled the 4G LTE radio on his Resound, he noticed a new option for a Global mode. He popped in a T-Mobile UK SIM card, and lo and behold, it both made and received calls - no hacking required.

CyanogenMod 9 lands on the Original Galaxy Tab [Video]

While Samsung went back and forth regarding the original Tab and its possibilities for an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, that hasn't stopped developers from diving in head first to port the latest from Google to the slate. We've seen a few ports running on the original Galaxy Tab but today we have something even better -- CyanogenMod 9 booting up and running great.

Kurio is the latest kid-friendly Android tablet

Kids are lucky these days. When I was growing up, I had to drag my Sega Genesis to my friend's house and plug it into a 100-pound CRT television to play with electronics. Uphill, in the snow, barefoot, both ways. Now kids get apps and even entire tablets all to themselves. The latest contender for the pint-sized crown is the Kurio line of tablets from Inspiration Works. Pocket Lint reports that the 7, 8 and 10-inch tablets use a combination of custom software and (yes!) Google's apps including the Android Market, running over Gingerbread. The tablets can manage profiles for up to eight children at a time.

Minecraft gets an 8-bit version called Minicraft for Android

For the hundreds of thousands of Minecraft fans in the world of Android we have some good news. While Minecraft came to Android already, this is something different from creator Markus Persson. What we have today is Minicraft -- a mini version of the game in 8-bit format for Android made by the same genius that brought us the original. Who's ready for some fun?

Motorola RAZR Android 4.0 build leaks — Blur UI and all

Look what we have here folks. It appears a build of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the recently released Motorola RAZR has leaked to the interwebs. I'll start by saying this is not for the DROID RAZR, and only for the GSM RAZR worldwide but it's a good sign indeed. With Moto's Blur UI barely noticeable I'm a little excited I must admit.

Google updates Goggles and Maps with night mode and more

Google has just pushed two updates out for their popular Google Maps and Google Goggles apps. Bringing a few needed improvements to Goggles, and an awesome new night mode to Google Maps Navigation and more. We've snapped a few screenshots of the what's new page for those interested and have all the details below.

AT&T Galaxy Note rumors point to February 18th for $299

Some new details and rumors are starting to hit the streets regarding not only the highly anticipated Galaxy Note, but of two other Android devices all headed to AT&T. We have now learned of a leaked Q1 2012 roadmap of AT&T's smartphone devices and of them is the Galaxy Note hitting the streets February 18th for just $299 on contract.