Yelp makes "checking in" more rewarding

The big trend these days is to use your phone to "check in" wherever you go - whether it's at the airport, a holiday shopping trip, or a local hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Now, thanks to a new service from Yelp, you might start getting special discounts and offers for your willingness to share such information.

MiKandi takes Android porn to a whole new level

MiKandi is rolling out a new version of its adult app store for Android along with a virtual currency system.

Acer smartphone wants to be a tablet

Acer has debuted a sleek and sexy Android-powered smartphone that boasts a huge 4.8" widescreen, along with a striking 21:9 aspect ratio.

Can Acer take on the iPad with its Android and Windows tablets?

Acer is gearing up to take on Apple's wildly successful iPad with a slew of Android and Windows powered tablets.

PlayStation phone speculation continues to grow

Rumors of a PlayStation-branded smartphone from Sony Ericsson have appeared to reach a fever pitch, as the company's mobile division head has come forward with a cryptic message to all but confirm the existence of the project.

Changes coming to Android Market

If you think searching through the Android Market is the least elegant Google process there is, you're not alone. And now Google is promising significant changes to the way app information is displayed.

Woz says Android destined to rule

Apple co-founder Steve "Woz" Wozniak believes Google's popular Android Operating System (OS) will eventually dominate the highly-competitive mobile universe.

Man creates a fake, virus-infected version of Angry Birds

A mobile security expert has used the high-profile mobile game Angry Birds to demonstrate some gaping security holes in the Android Market. Even though the game had nothing to do with the actual Angry Birds game and was filled with a trojan virus, he had no trouble getting it onto the digital app store.

Giorgio Armani Galaxy S phone costs $947

It takes a special kind of person to want to own a $1,000 cell phone just because it has the words "Giorgio Armani" emblazoned on it. But apparently those customers are out there, as the high-end fashion label has just come forth with its own Android phone powered by Samsung's Galaxy S platform.

Google rolls out "Hotpot" service to increase social mobile

Google has launched a new service called Hotpot, a bright and colorful new social way to find the best restaurants and stores in your area.

First dual-core Android handset goes to LG

Samsung has its Galaxy S, Motorola has the Droid, HTC has the Evo, and now it's time for LG to step up its game. And boy, is it rising to the occasion.

Nexus One successor to be a mobile credit card?

While we still have virtually no details about what Google's alleged follow-up to the Nexus One phone will be able to do, thanks to a presentation from CEO Eric Schmidt yesterday, we're pretty sure that mobile payments is at the top of the list.

Google mysteriously teases Gingerbread update

We're all waiting for details about Android's next major update, known as "Gingerbread" which will bring the operating system to version 2.3. After waiting through last week with no new info, Google is now teasing us with a new Twitter message.

Samsung Galaxy S finally gets its turn with Android 2.2

Owners of Samsung's Galaxy S line of phones have been patiently waiting for the Android 2.2 update that many other Android owners have had for months, and now it looks like the wait may finally be over.

Easy tethering arrives on Android

Are you interested in tethering your Android smartphone but just don't have the time or patience to follow lines of technical instructions?

Netflix is coming to Android, but it'll be a slow process

Android owners have had a good reason to be jealous of iPhone and iPad users because the latter are able to stream Netflix movies on their devices. But due to security concerns, bringing the same app to Android is proving to be a tough problem.

Video: ARM-powered 'bot solves Rubik's Cube in just 15 seconds

This souped-up, ARM-powered Lego 'bot is capable of solving a daunting Rubik's Cube puzzle in just 15 seconds.

iControl transforms your smartphone into a gamepad

Gaming on an Android smartphone may be fun and sweet, but it really isn’t the same as playing with a full-on controller or pad.

Best Buy's "Nexus S" listing creates confusion and rumors

It didn't take more than a few minutes after it was noticed for BestBuy.com to take down a reference it had on its site to the "Nexus S" phone, but thanks to the power of the Internet now everyone is buzzing about it.

Apple drives record smartphone sales


Smartphone sales - driven by both Apple and Android - increased by a staggering 96% during the third quarter of 2010.