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Cruising with Sailfish OS: a preview of possibilities

When Finnish company Jolla tried to fulfill its promise of bringing forth a smartphone unlike any other, it didn't exactly make a big splash. Nonetheless, it is still continuing to send ripples that are now reaching Android shores. Here we take a peek at what more adventurous users might soon see on their home screen or even on their device itself.

Boost Mobile’s pre-paid Android-powered Motorola i1

Correct me if I’m wrong but, Boost Mobile will bring to the market the first pre-paid Android device.   Up until now every Android device we’ve seen has been tied to a carrier that doesn’t allow you to use it as a prepaid cell phone. Hopefully this device will be a success and we will start to see Android handsets available on more pre paid companies.

Square Mobile now available for Android

Square Mobile payment is now available for Android. You can use this app to accept payment anywhere you are. You don’t even need a merchant to get started. Attach the Square Mobile peripheral to your phone and you’re good to go. This is a free app available in the Android market and the dongle may even be offer free as well. 0 to $60 in under 10 seconds Start accepting cash and card payments with Square. No contracts, monthly fees, or hidden costs. Effortlessly manage the money you take with an easy and intuitive interface. Swipe it Accept payment cards on any device with an audio input jack, including your mobile phone. After signing up for Square, provide your address on the web and we’ll send your free card reader and Square sticker. Lose the paper Get your receipts sent instantly to your email or mobile phone. Access them securely online. Pay quickly, securely Create a Square account to speed up and secure every payment. With photo verification, Square users can visually confirm you are the card holder. Get real rewards If you frequent a place that accepts Square, we’ll let them know you’re a repeat customer. That 10th cappuccino may be on the house, no paper coffee card required. All your receipts, organized See all of your Square receipts in one simple view. Browse photos of every item you bought, read descriptions, and share with your friends and co-workers. Your business in real-time All of your cash and card payments in a clean interface accessible securely from anywhere. Instantly see how much you’ve made for the day, broken out by tips, tax, and payment method. Download your data into a standard format to work with your favorite program. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBieYjxUj5Q&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [via square]