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  • HTC EVO 4G LTE gets the gift of root

    It's a rite of passage for just about every major Android device, the capability that separates Android from lesser platforms (which will remain nameless here). And now the much-delayed HTC EVO 4G LTE, in all its acronymical

    May 25, 2012 • Views: 140

  • Sony confirms: no Ice Cream Sandwich for the Xperia PLAY

    Android gamers, I've got some bad news for you: that issue earlier this week that saw the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY removed from Sony's Ice Cream Sandwich update list has been confirmed. In a press statement today, Sony said that

    May 25, 2012 • Views: 93

  • ASUS Transformer Pad TF300 spotted at the FCC with AT&T bands

    ASUS' Transformer line of tablets is well-loved, and rightly so, but thus far none of their models have been available on wireless broadband networks in the US. That may be changing soon, however. The Transformer Pad TF300 is

    May 25, 2012 • Views: 72

  • Samsung Galaxy S III unboxed early

    Most of the gadget world is waiting in eager anticipation for Samsung's 2012 flagship, but a as usual, some isolated retailers are already selling the phone. Such is the case for one SlashGear reader, who happily shared his good

    May 25, 2012 • Views: 53

  • Canadian Galaxy S III launch tipped for June 20th

    We're still waiting for a definite date for the Galaxy S III here in the US (on any carrier) but our friends north of the border have a little more information today, MobileSyrup spotted the Galaxy S III in an ad set for a June

    May 24, 2012 • Views: 112

  • Team Carbon themes on sale after a million active downloads

    We tend to cover custom ROMs and other mods pretty heavily, but there's an incredibly vibrant theme community around Android. One of its most active participants is Team Carbon, which announced today that its themes for the

    May 24, 2012 • Views: 121

  • Jelly Bean and Nexus Tablet rumored for Google I/O

    Well, we've been assuming for months that if Google is preparing a big reveal for the much-rumored Nexus Tablet, it would be at the company's yearly developer conference, Google I/O. TechnoBuffalo is claiming information from an

    May 24, 2012 • Views: 82

  • IDC: Android surges to 59% world market share

    We wondered a few months ago is Android had reached a saturation point when it was running on 50% of the smartphones on the planet. We were... wrong. According to the IDC's latest numbers, Android is now up to 59% of the

    May 24, 2012 • Views: 369

  • Google acquires G1 designers Mike and Maaike

    In an interesting addition to Google's growing stable of purchases, Bloomberg reports that the company has bought the San Francisco design studio that helped to create the original Android device, the Google (HTC) G1. Mike and

    May 24, 2012 • Views: 88

  • Because We May game sale brings great indie deals

    Game developers are an opinionated bunch, they're thrilled that modern distribution platforms like Steam and the Google Play Store allow them to cut out the publisher middleman. To celebrate this, an impressive conglomeration of

    May 24, 2012 • Views: 67