Google pulls 21 popular apps in malware alert

Google has kicked 21 apps out of the Android Market for being stuffed full with malware.

Nvidia Tegra Zone app goes live

Nvidia has launched a free app that provides quick access to Android games specifically optimized for the Tegra 2 mobile processor. 

As expected, the app also offers game reviews, high-res screenshots, HD trailers, videos and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Nexus S Gingerbread update messes up screen colors

Google pushed out an update to the Nexus S earlier this month and made it the most up-to-date Android phone on the market, but one of its features in the update is having an unfortunate backlash.

Galaxy Tab slashed to $300 on Xoom's heels

A funny thing happens when there's a bigger and better Android tablet on the market - the one that previously had a stranglehold on the entire industry gets dropped radically in price.

Scrap Kindle app; download e-books directly to Android

Google has just launched a new section of the Android Market for e-book downloads. Designed for optimal use on Android 3.0 tablets, Google's new selection of electronic books are also available on Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and any PC.

New wine app powers the meal pairings of the future

In the future you will always have the perfect meal with the right wine to go along with it. The power of Semantic Web technology will make this easier for sommeliers than ever before.

First Tegra-optimized Android game, Sumurai II, goes live

Of the dozens and dozens of Android device on the market, Samurai II: Vengeance was built for just two of them. So far. The game is believed to be the first major title developed independently for optimization on mobile devices running a dual-core processor.

Gold-plated Xoom is the ultimate, ultimate tablet

If you're going to get a Motorola Xoom, the most expensive multimedia tablet to date, you may as well go all the way. The company has unveiled a version of the device in pure gold, but you can't buy it, you have to win it.

The Daily has eyes on Android

Ever since it was first announced last year, Rupert Murdoch's digital newspaper The Daily has been referred to as an "iPad-only" publication. Soon, that verbiage will need to change.

NTT DoCoMo beats out Samsung with thinnest Android phone

The NEC Medias N-04C may not have one of those snazzy smartphone names like the "Galaxy S II" or the "Xperia Arc," but it beats out both of those super-slim phones with a measurement of just 8 millimeters thick.

Google's 'Nexus' phones poised for update

While Google's Nexus One showed miserable sales numbers, customers who bought one are actually pretty lucky since it seems to be a priority for Google to update. That will continue to be true as all Nexus users will soon get Android 2.3, AKA Gingerbread.

Students to photograph Discovery flyby at 100,000 feet

A group of students is to launch a balloon on Thursday with the aim of photographing the Discovery space shuttle as it roars past at the edge of space.

Android Market grows over 861% in one year

Android has been called the fastest growing mobile platform ever in the history of the world, and now we have some numbers that pretty much back that up. The last 12 months have been quite an amazing ride for the Google operating system.

Epic 4G goes Froyo, finally

Continuing with Samsung's recent history of long delays in updating its Android phones, the Epic 4G is finally getting its chance to shine with Android version 2.2, also known as Froyo.

HongTouTou Android Trojan spotted in the wild

A new post-Geinimi Trojan that targets Android devices has been positively identified in the wild. The HongTouTou Trojan (aka ADRD) is apparently repackaged in popular Android apps and distributed via app markets and forums serving Mandarin-speaking users.

Report: Sony is working on a "Playstation tablet"

Everyone and their mother wants to break into the emerging multimedia tablet market. You can now apparently add Sony to that list. Apple pioneered the idea with its iPad, and now some of the biggest technological breakthroughs in the industry are coming to tablets.

Just how powerful is LG's Optimus 3D? Pretty damn powerful

It's one thing to make a whole lot of floaty claims and impressive marketing speak, but it's quite another to actually make good on those words. LG's very impressive Android-based 3D phone looks like it can actually walk the walk.

Google: Android "fastest-growing" mobile platform in the world

Google CEO Eric Schmidt told Mobile World Congress attendees that approximately 300,000 Android devices are now activated on a daily basis.

Video: This MacBook Pro runs Android on ARM

Sure, we've all seen some pretty tricked-out hardware mods over the years, but this sweet MacBook Pro running Android on ARM hardware deserves some major, major props.

HTC Flyer becomes official

HTC's anticipated new tablet was made official at this week's Mobile World Congress in Spain, but it has a whole lot of competition in the emerging market where innovation is everything.