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  • Google Voice Actions for Android hits Europe [Video]

    Google has extended Voice Actions for Android to users in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain, with the voice-command service now supporting local languages in each country. Launched in the US last year, the newly extended

    September 16, 2011 • Views: 62

  • AT&T 4G Acer Iconia Tab A501 gets priced & dated

    AT&T's 4G-enabled version of the 10.1-inch Acer Iconia Tab, the A501, will go on sale September 18 the carrier has confirmed, though don't expect crazy fast data speeds. In fact, the 4G only refers to HSPA+, not the LTE on

    September 12, 2011 • Views: 44

  • Google Maps update adds mobile Places photo uploads

    Google Maps for Android has been updated, tweaking the mapping appearance and adding the ability to add photos to places listings while mobile. Google Maps v5.1 introduces an "Add a photo" button next to the "Check in here"

    September 9, 2011 • Views: 73

  • Verizon DROID Bionic launching September 8 [Update: Not so fast]

    Motorola has confirmed that the DROID Bionic will arrive on September 8, finally announcing when buyers will be able to pick up the much-anticipated smartphone. Powered by a dual-core processor and offering 4G LTE on Verizon's

    August 29, 2011 • Views: 95

  • Vodafone launches carrier billing for Android Market shoppers

    Vodafone Europe has announced it will be offering direct operator billing as an option on Android devices, allowing users to charge apps from the Android Market directly to their phone bill. Available initially in the UK and

    August 19, 2011 • Views: 110

  • Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini pro on sale now

    Sony Ericsson's XPERIA mini pro has gone on sale in the UK, with carrier Vodafone offering the diminutive Android smartphone from free on new two year agreements from £20.50 ($34) per month. Packing a 3-inch touchscreen,

    August 17, 2011 • Views: 129

  • Motorola DROID HD caught in wild: Rivals Galaxy S II for thinness?

    Images purportedly showing the Motorola DROID HD - and its DROID Bionic sibling - have emerged, with the 4.5-inch smartphone looking to rival the Samsung Galaxy S II when it comes to thinness. The shots sent to Engadget show

    August 17, 2011 • Views: 41

  • Samsung Galaxy S II official US launch on August 29

    Samsung has scheduled a press event on August 29, 2011, in New York City, and judging by the conspicuous "II" on the invitation sent to Android Community, it looks like the Galaxy S II is finally ready to make its US debut. The

    August 12, 2011 • Views: 32

  • Acer’s 7-inch Iconia Tab A100 brings 3.2 Honeycomb for $330

    The first 7-inch Android 3.2 tablet, Acer's Iconia Tab A100, has gone on sale in the US, offering a compact Honeycomb experience in a Galaxy Tab rivaling form-factor. Priced from $329.99 when it hits US shelves today - it'll

    August 12, 2011 • Views: 126

  • Dell Streak 5 axed

    Dell has quietly killed the Streak 5, its 5-inch Android tablet/smartphone hybrid. Confirmed on the company's site - with the message "Goodbye, Streak 5. It's been a great ride" - the decision follows various discounting

    August 12, 2011 • Views: 81