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300,000 Android activations daily

Andy Rubin, CEO of Android, doesn't tweet much, so when he does it usually causes more than a stir across the t'interwebs. Today, just a few short months from telling the world that 200,000 Android devices were selling daily, Google now state that 300...

Gingerbread Launcher available

If you want a little bit of Android 2.3 on your device ? Get in on the Gingerbread action with the Gingerbread Launcher from Paul (MoDaCo). This will replace or run alongside your HTC Sense interface and you can try out and move the widgets. It's quit...

2.2 Now Available For T-Mobile Galaxy S

T-Mobile customers in the UK with the Samsung Galaxy S can now jump up and down with joy in the streets as the network has announced that Android 2.2 (FroYo) is available for customers to download now. Over on the T-Mobile Forums a member of staff pos...

More Android devices get Android Market updates

It now looks like more and more handsets are getting the Android Market update which bring the new "Related" tab to your phone. Webfuz has mailed us with news that his HTC Wildfire has just jumped to version 137.405.1 and the new tab is now in the Mar...

Desire HD owners getting OS update

HTC Desire HD devices appear to be getting an Over The Air update about now. The new software version should be 2.29.405.2 and is apparently a "large update" although in the footnote it actually states "Android market Update" which should be fairly sm...

More from Google – Gingerbread in action and faster Maps

Google's Andy Rubin must be feeling pretty good right now. Straight off the back of the new Nexus S he's been filmed showing a new protype Motorola Android tablet with a dual-core NVIDIA chip and Android Gingerbread. Not only that, but a new vector-ba...

Nexus S – The low-down. Oh, and no removable storage..

Gingerbread - aka Android 2.3 - is arriving. The SDK is already online and the OS will appear first in the Samsung Nexus S which you can now see in action below. It'll have a 4" WVGA (480x800) Super AMOLED capacitive contour display which is "designed...

Android 2.3 – Gingerbread is here

The latest version of Google's Android OS - Gingerbread (or 2.3) - has been released.  As well as being available on the Nexus S, the OS is being released for the Nexus One as we speak, and the SDK is also available from Google.  The latter ...

Nexus S – Available from Carphone Warehouse soon

Google have officially announced the Nexus S - complete with Gingerbread - and it will be available exclusively through Carphone Warehouse with limited stock available "before the end of the month". The device is made by Samsung and comes complete wit...

Playstation Phone Shown Off Again

Rumors of a Sony Ericsson Playstation Phone have been around for a while, and recently more and more leaks with pictures, videos and specs have started to appear online. Well now we have another video for you to check out of this as of yet unannounced...

Google Reader gets official Android app

Yes, it's taken a while but heck, it's here. The official Google Reader app has finally touched down on Android. The free application supports sharing with other apps, multiple accounts and it'll save all your settings with that big friendly Google cl...

HTC Desire gets a small update on Orange

HTC Desire handsets on Orange appear to have just been updated from software version 2.17.61.2 to 2.17.61.3. To be honest we're not sure at this stage what it's for, what's removed, added or fixed. Thanks to Dave Samworth and Richard Haywood for the ...

Angry Birds Seasons released for Android

Us Android users felt a bit left out when Rovio released a Halloween Special of Angry Birds for iPhones, but fear not, as they have just released a festive version of Angry Birds for Android!  This seasonal version has a "surprise" for each day o...

Spotify updated for Android

Spotify have updated their popular app for Android. The update features graphic and performance improvements. The update is available in the Android Market now and includes the following changes.. - All the graphics have been re-done and are now avail...

Archos Tablets receive Android 2.2 update

The Archos Tablets have just been upgraded with a new OS (Android 2.2), better performance and a host of extra goodies including... - Enhanced Microsoft Exchange support: it is now possible to synchronize contacts and calendar events - Allow to insta...

Samsung Galaxy S on T-Mobile – Android 2.2 update today

Got a Samsung Galaxy S from T-Mobile? Listen up. A post on the T-Mobile forums indicates that the Android 2.2 update will be rolling today, however it does come with a strange caveat.. “The aim was and still is to have the FOTA update available ...

For skiers and snowboarders – GPSSkiMaps

Many of us are enjoying some early snow here in the UK but, if you're planning to jet off for some "serious" snow-fun, GPSSkiMaps could be just what you need. This will map our ski and snowboarding resorts in more than 100 US and Canadian resorts plus...

Tango – Give free video calling a try

One app we've perhaps not covered here at coolsmartphone is Tango. It's a way of making free mobile video calls to other Tango users. An updated version was added to the Android Market on November 19th. Even without a face-pointing camera it's still ...

Android, now on home phones too

Android seems to be everywhere at the moment. Reehan Jameel has given me a nudge about this iDect iHome Phone. For £99.99 you get a high-quality DECT home phone with answer machine powered by Android 1.6. It has a microSD card slot, browser and will ...

Hyperbees 50% Sale on Android Games

Hyperbees are an Android games publisher. They are responsible for the hugely popular Speedx 3D game. The game has reached 50 thousand downloads on the Android market. To celebrate this they are offering 50% discount on all of their games for about th...

ADW Launcher update released today.

ADW Launcher is a home screen replacement application. It will totally replace HTC Sense or Motorola Motoblur or the stock android launcher2. If you have not tried any home replacement applications today is a good day to have a go! Today an update has...

Samsung Nexus S pictured again

Android 2.3 (aka Gingerbread) seems now to have been confirmed for the upcoming Samsung Nexus S. Some super-wobbly shots have appeared on xda-developers.com showing the versions screen and curvy Nexus S handset. Rumoured specs suggest an 4" 800x480 sc...

Android Market to get ratings system

It's great to see that Google are planning to add content ratings for all apps within the Android Market. The system, which will be rolling out "in a few weeks" will help people choose applications that are suitable for them. There will be four catego...

Sony Ericsson LiveView – Hands-on coming soon

This, courtesy of Clove Technology, is the Sony Ericsson LiveView. For £68 it'll show live texts, Tweets and Facebook updates on your wrist by grabbing data from the phone in your pocket. Using Bluetooth it'll also let you control music and see who's...

Samsung Galaxy Tab Video & Apology

First of all i would like to apologize to everyone for the big mistake/mess which was my attempt at 'A Week With' series.  For those of you who saw just over a week ago I got sent a Galaxy Tab to look at by Vodafone and I thought …

Galaxy Tab – 600,000 already sold

Another Android tablet flying off the shelves it the Galaxy Tab - 600,000 have already sold and Samsung are well on their way to off-loading a million before the end of 2010. This is a device we looked at a couple of weeks back. Running Android 2.2 ...

Herotab M802 / aPad IMX515 Review

There's many Android tablet devices on the market at the moment. You can find them online, electrical retailers, Argos and even in supermarkets. The Herotab M802 (aka aPad IMX515) is one of the lower-priced devices. It has an 8" screen and comes in at...

Acer Reveal New Android Smartphone

Acer have shown off and published a press release on a new device which looks like a large phone / small tablet featuring a 4.8 inch screen, 1024x480 screen resolution, front facing camera plus 8 megapixel camera with LED flash. There is also a 1Ghz p...

Advent Vega sells out after unprecedented demand.

The Advent Vega Android tablet is now hitting stores (just!). Updates are feeding into Twitter and unboxing videos are appearing on YouTube. It's proving popular due to the 10.1" 1024x600 multi-touch capacitive screen, built-in 3G SIM slot and Android...

HTC Desire Z appears on Orange website

Well look what just popped up on the "Help and Support" section on the Orange website. It's the HTC Desire Z - a new Android 2.2 device with a pop-out QWERTY keyboard, a new version of HTC Sense, 3.7" SLCD screen, 5 megapixel camera with flash, 720p H...

Rovio lists unsupported Angry Birds devices

We've had a bit of feedback about the utterly addictive Angry Birds. Most of you love it, but there's a lot of you who are a little annoyed because it has a few performance issues on your particular phone. Now Rovio have publlished a list of phones wh...

myPlayer disables iPlayer streaming in new update

Up until recently there were still a few ways to watch BBC iPlayer content on your Android. Now myPlayer has, in a software update, had the BBC iPlayer content disabled. It seems that the only option now is to use the Flash-based iPlayer site on your ...

Herotab M802/APAD IMX515 – Video part 2

I'm back with another look at the Herotab M802. This has been loaned to us by the guys at Merimobiles.com and this one costs $209.99. If you order now you also get a free USB keyboard, so we figured it was worth showing that in the video. The …

X10 Updates rolling for o2 customers

o2 customers can get the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 2.1 update today. Yes, we know it's "only" 2.1 but don't forget that there's more good news on the way shortly. Let us know if the magic "Updates are available" message has appeared on your phone and w...

Linx Commtiva N700 Android Tablet – Hands-on

Keni has got his hands on another Android tablet. This time it's the Linx Commtiva N700 we mentioned a couple of weeks back. The device, which is available in Tesco, is selling for £299 and, unlike the tablet I'm reviewing it has full Google Android...

Herotab M802/APAD IMX515 Overview video

There's now loads of different Android tablets to choose from. Today we've had the Herotab M802 delivered and given it the usual in-car unboxing. It's available from merimobiles.com for $209.99 with a free leather case and, if you order now, a flexibl...

HTC Desire update for T-Mobile customers

We're hearing the HTC Desire on T-Mobile has received an update which will remove the German apps that appeared. We're not seeing much else at present, but do let us know you spot something new in the update. The old software version is 2.12.110.2 and...

Legend owners now receiving FroYo update

Last week we heard that the HTC Legend FroYo update would be turning up pretty soon. Today Tom Gleeson tells us that his HTC Legend, which was supplied direct from Vodafone, has just started downloading the updated OS. The Legend, which we reviewed he...

Pay by Android?

Gingerbread is on it's way "in the next few weeks" and Eric Schmidt has revealed a new feature - using your phone as a credit card.  Using a technology called "near field communications" this is the same as you get in a Barclaycard, where you jus...

Pinch / zoom coming to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

No multi-touch on the Xperia X10? Well, it was a statement that got you guys a little hot under the collar. A while back Sony Ericsson stated that there were no plans for multi-touch but now, after reaction from users, they've been busy working on ge...