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Twitter acquires Android security firm Whisper Systems

Here's an odd bit of M&A news. Wired reports that Twitter's latest acquisition is a tiny Middle Eastern company whose sole focus is enterprise-grade security for Android phones. Whisper Systems, made up of notable computer security guru Moxie Marlinspike and CTO Stuart Anderson, gained the public's interest when it developed a secure, encrypted calling service called RedPhone in the wake of the revolution in Egypt.

Nexus Twitter contest begins: 10 Galaxy Nexus phone giveaways in 10 days

If you want to get yourself a free Galaxy Nexus via Google, here's your chance. The Twitter contest mentioned earlier has now been detailed by the official @GoogleNexus Twitter account, and they'll be giving away one phone every day for ten days. You must be following the Twitter account, reply with "@googlenexus," and live in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, or South Korea to be eligible.

Google set to start the next Google Nexus giveaway

In case you've missed it or aren't following along, today is a great day for Android fans to start following @GoogleNexus and @Android on Twitter. It appears Google is about to start the next giveaway for the Galaxy Nexus. While you're at it you might as well follow @Androids too. They have just tweeted that we should all stay tuned to learn how we can win our own tasty treat.

DROID RAZR Scavenger hunt and Extraction games are live, win one now

I'm sure many of you have been following along the many scavenger hunt games in the past, but now the time for the DROID RAZR is finally here. The folks at @DroidLanding have started the first round for the DROID RAZR scavenger hunt so be sure and follow them for all the details. The DroidDoes.com site has also been initiated with a game of its own. The details are still a bit blurry but once everything gets under way we'll be sure to update everyone.

Halloween is coming: We have Apps, Android ICS pumpkins, and holiday game deals

Halloween is just a few short days away (scary noises) and we have a few treats we thought we'd share before the weekend gets under way. First off we have some Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich carved right into a pumpkin directly from our friends at Google thanks to their @Android twitter page, then we've spotted a few more Android pumpkins and even a few Halloween games and deals. Be sure to follow down past the break and see all the spooky details.

Archos 80 G9 tablet rooted, still a work in progress

The new Archos G9 series tablets haven't been out long, but as usual the developer community is already working hard at figuring out the goods and bringing a root method for all. The popular @PaulOBrien has been hard at work with the new Archos 80 G9 Honeycomb tablet and has finally achieved root access. He does however mention that it was not an easy task and it is still a work in progress before any sort of details and instructions will be released. Progress is progress though right?

Gameloft Offering Free Android Games Through Labor Day

I'm sure everyone is getting ready to enjoy their 3-day holiday weekend but and now it just got even better. Gameloft has announced they will be giving away a few free Android games each day until Labor Day. I don't know about you guys but free games for our favorite Android devices is always welcomed.

Inverted Twitter App, Socialize with a Black Color Theme

We all love Twitter right? Well those of you that haven't fully migrated to Google+ of course. Today I have another Android app that has been inverted with a black color theme for you all to enjoy. Now you can tweet, twit, or do whatever it is you do in style with the "Black n Bold" Theme for Twitter. This adds style to Twitter while saving battery life at the same time.