Google: Android 3.0 still needs tweaking

The Xoom was the guinea pig for Android 3.0, but now Google is saying it wants to improve the experience before it starts deploying the new operating system wide-scale.

AT&T to play nice with Amazon's Android Appstore

Amazon's Appstore platform launched this week, giving Android users an easier and more convenient way to search for, pay for, and download apps.

Critics say pro-Android browser study hella flawed

A study that compared browser load times on Android versus iOS is being slammed with criticism.

Android can browse the Web faster than iPhone

According to the results of a new independent test, Android 2.3 is able to load websites 52% faster than an iPhone running iOS 4.3.

Netflix Android app kinda sorta sees the light of day

Netflix has created an Android app for use on a prototype LG smartphone called the Revolution.

New Angry Birds will be sold on Amazon, not Android Market

A new Angry Birds game is on the way, but don't bother looking for it in the Android Market. Developer Rovio will only be releasing it through Amazon's new digital app storefront.

Indie dev says Android more successful than iOS

The developer of ambitious online mobile game Pocket Legends has a story to tell that's quite different than the norm these days - it says its game has earned more money on Android than on the iPhone.

Android market share topples Blackberry

It was only a matter of time, not a matter of if, Google's Android operating system would become the dominate mobile platform. That time is now.

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.

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.

Twitter update hits Android

Android users can nod download a new version of everyone's favorite microblogging site, offering new feature seen for the first time in the mobile app.

Flexible display concepts are cooler with Android

For years we have seen people toying with the idea of a digital display that can bend and fold like paper. Nothing has ever materialized into a mass market device, but we still like seeing the concepts, and this one with an Android interface looks pretty darn cool.

Android Market website finally offers easy way to find apps

Despite the fact that Android is the world's most popular smartphone platform and developers from all over the planet are eager to get apps running on it, the process of finding an Android app has remained a clunky and user-unfriendly process. Finally, that has changed.

Rumor suggests February 2 launch event for Honeycomb

Sources say that Google is planning to officially lift the veil on Android version 3.0, otherwise known as Honeycomb, in just two days.

Android topples Symbian, it was only a matter of time

For years and years, it seemed like nothing would ever dethrone Nokia's Symbian as the top smartphone platform in the world, but thanks to Google's rising presence in the mobile community and a continuing decline from Nokia, it finally happened.

Google disappointed with Android Market performance

There is a whole lot of apps available for download on the Android Market, but when it comes to professional developers, many turn a blind eye to the platform because it's hard to make a commercially successful app for Android. That has Google feeling disappointed in itself.

Modder creates a wind-up Android phone charger

Those Android phones can be real power hogs, and when the battery dies you may not be near an outlet. But if you're anything like Ben Heck, that doesn't have to be a problem.

0.4% of Android owners have Gingerbread 2.3

Well the latest stats are in about how many Android users are using which version of the operating system, and so far less than one half of one percent are running the most recent platform.

Ally and Acclaim smartphones finally get Android 2.2

It took long enough, but the LG Ally and Samsung Acclaim smartphones have finally been upgraded to Android 2.2, the version of Google's operating system that most users have been using for months now.