Android root kit steals smartphone data

Spider Labs has released a root kit that could potentially allow hackers to access emails and text messages on Android-based smartphones. 

Android fanboi crashes Apple party

An Android fanboi and his girlfriend managed to infiltrate a heavily guarded Apple store and deface several "magical" iPads with digital Android graffiti and wallpaper.

Android smartphone shipments jump 886%

Android smartphone shipments increased by a staggering 886% in Q2 2010, with companies such as HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and LG offloading a record number of units.

Phone apps collecting user data - but should we be worried?

Up to half of free Android apps, and a quarter of free iPhone apps, are gathering and sharing sensitive data from a user's phone.

Android 2.2 comes to Evo 4G next week

The feature-laden update to Google's Android operating system is finally getting ready to make its way to Sprint's Evo 4G phone, becoming the second device to get the upgrade.

Would you like Windows or Android with your Moorestown?

Chinese manufacturer Teso is showcasing a 9.7 inch tablet that will be available in two iterations: a 1.2GHz Intel Atom Z515 chip or a 1.9GHz Intel Atom Z650 processor.

Sexy Android turns your car on

Sure, everyone knows sexy Android smartphones make their owners appear more attractive than they really are. But now that sleek Droid or seductive Evo 4G can be used to turn on your car as well.

As many as 4 million people downloaded data-stealing Android app

A seemingly innocuous Android app that let users change their phone's wallpaper has actually been stealing private user information and may have been downloaded millions of times.

Updated: Final countdown begins for Dell Streak tablet launch

The final countdown for the long-awaited launch of Dell’s Streak tablet has begun. The device - which hits the steamy streets sometime this summer - is expected to carry a $300 price tag contingent upon a 2 year service contract with AT&T.

Motorola Android 3.0 tablet may be here this year

Android lover Motorola is expected to be working on an iPad competitor that runs on Google's mobile operating system, but what's bigger news is that it could be one of the first devices to run the next-generation Android 3.0.

PSX emulator hits Android market

A $6 PSX emulator coded by ZodTTD has just hit the Android market, so get ready to relive those old Playstation memories of yours!

HP phones will use WebOS and WebOS only

HP will shortly begin producing its own mobile phones for the first time in several years, and it will be using its newly acquired WebOS operating system exclusively.

Android gets an exclusive AOL app

AOL, once an immensely powerful online commodity that is now forced to scrape by to keep its name, has launched a brand new mobile app that, curiously, is initally only available to Android.

Barnes & Noble pushes Nook app to Android

Android owners now have yet a bigger selection of choices for how they want to access electronic books, as Barnes & Noble has officially embraced the Android Market.

Microsoft pimps Windows Phone prototypes

Microsoft is reportedly pimping its Windows Phone 7 by handing out free prototypes to every employee.

Droid 2 coming next month, first to get native Android 2.2

Just a few weeks after the Droid X raked in huge sales, selling out all over the country, the Droid 2 will be hitting stores even though we still don't have that many official details on the newest Verizon device.

Raytheon codes Android battle app

Raytheon is reportedly coding a battle app that will allow US soldiers to locate enemies in hostile territory using Android-powered smartphones.

Apple just can't keep up with Android

Apple may have sold 3 million iPhone 4 units, but over 160,000 Android-powered devices are activated each day - at an approximate rate of two smartphones per second.

Droid X bug causes screen to die

Motorola's Droid X just might be the fastest-selling Android phone to date, but apparently for some of the early adopters the brand new gadget has become a paperweight.

Lenovo's LePad joins Android tablet party

The tablet train is now officially rolling. Earlier this week, details came out about HP's WebOS-based multimedia tablet as well as an Android tablet from Asus, and now Lenovo is joining in the fray.