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New universal root method roots many Jelly Bean and ICS devices

An XDA user has developed a new method for rooting devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. XDA user Bin4ry has created a small script that uses the remount timing issue in Android's adb restore service. Theoretically, the root script should work with nearly all ICS/JB devices. ...

Check out this upcoming Nexus Android collectible figure

If you're into collecting little Android robot figures, then you're going to love this upcoming collectible from the folks at DYZPlastic. The Nexus collectible, part of the upcoming Series 03 collection, features a Nexus Android in a smokey black translucent body with the full Nexus logo on its front. In addition ...

Google, Boingo bring free WiFi access to Android users in the U.S.

Boingo, one of the largest Wi-Fi service providers, has teamed up with Google to bring free access to internet for folks who have Android devices here in the United States. The promotion will run during the month of September and not only Android devices are allowed to connect but also laptops--sorry no iPhones. ...

Google’s Android OS is now installed on over 500 million devices

Things are looking very good for Google and its Android smartphone operating system. Today, Hugo Barra, Director of Product Management for Android at Google announced that there were now 500 million devices activated globally with Android. Hugo didn't specify how many of those were tablets and how many were ...

Nikon announces the Coolpix S800c, their first Android-powered camera

The Android-powered Nikon camera is here. Today, Nikon announced the Coolpix S800c, its first Android-powered camera. With the new Coolpix S800C, you will no longer have to transfer pictures to your computer before sending them via email or uploading them to your favorite social networking sites because the camera ...

Pinterest is now officially available for Android

The wait is over folks! Pinterest has finally come to Android after being available for iOS for a while. You can now pin stuff you find in the web, look up content that interests you and more. While I only played with the application for a little while, I'd say that it is pretty smooth and looks very similar to ...

Amber Alert GPS lets parents keep an eye on their loved ones

Parents who are always on-the-go and want to keep an eye on their loved ones should check out an application called Amber Alert GPS. As you may have guessed, this app allows folks to track their children--who should have smartphones or Amber Alert devices--using the GPS feature. Not only it tells you where your ...

Check out the DROID X360, a fake PS Vita running Android 4.0

It looks like some people out there are trying to be really creative with Android. Somebody in China decided to borrow Sony's design of the PS Vita, slap Android onto it with a bunch of emulators and yeah give it the name Droid X360--XBOX360 anyone? You'll probably get one of these in some Chinese market at ...

Google buys third-party email client Sparrow, looks to improve Gmail

Third-party email client, Sparrow, announced today that they have been "acquired" by Google. It doesn't take a genius to know that Google is trying to improve Gmail. For those of you who don't know, the Sparrow team has been providing their email client solely for iOS and MAC devices. Following the acquisition, ...

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Zombies headed to Android?

One of the best first person shooter games in the history is about to hit Android folks. According to the guys at XperiaGamer, Activision is getting ready to launch a Call of Duty title for Android. The leak was found at callofduty.com along with the game's manual. Apparently, there will be a multi-player mode but ...

[app] Paperland Live Wallpaper

While I was browsing on the recommended app section in the Play Store, I bumped into this cool live wallpaper called Paperland Live Wallpaper. It is offered in two versions, free and paid ($0.99). Folks who are into customizing their live wallpapers will definitely enjoy the 9 different (paid version) scenes ...

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