New Android-powered desktop with 18.5-inch touchscreen announced by Motorola

New Android-powered desktop with 18.5-inch touchscreen announced by Motorola

Android is popping up on more than just smartphones and tablets. Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen a surge in growth in the number of Android-powered desktop computers. Hardware manufacturers around the world are creating all-in-one computers powered by Android. Today, Motorola continued that trend by announcing the HMC3260. Despite the catchy name, the Motorola HMC3260 has some pretty disappointing tech specs: -1GHz ARM Cortex CPU -1GB DDR RAM plus 4GB of flash…

Samsung Galaxy S III Versus iPhone 5

Samsung Galaxy S III Versus iPhone 5

If you checked the internet today, then you probably noticed that the iPhone 5 was announced. The iPhone 5 isn’t a big upgrade over its predecessors, and aside from a flashy screen, a thinner case, and iOS 6 (which is available on previous iPhone versions anyway), the iPhone 5 is impressive, but not ground-breaking. Nevertheless, many users will still be debating between purchasing the current king of the Android world – the Samsung Galaxy S III – or the iPhone 5. To help make your…

Phandroid poll shows 86.2% of users will not leave Android for iPhone 5

Phandroid poll shows 86.2% of users will not leave Android for iPhone 5

It’s Wednesday, September 12, and even the most hard-core Android fan blogs need to talk about the biggest industry news of the day – the announcement of the iPhone 5. We’re not going to bore you with details of the iPhone 5, but the full spec sheet and information breakdown can be found here. It’s not much different than the iPhone 4 or iPhone 4s, but Apple’s main fanbase doesn’t seem to care about things like that, and the iPhone 5 will probably break sales figures regardless…

iOS and Android Now Account for 85% of World Smartphone Market

iOS and Android Now Account for 85% of World Smartphone Market

Most of us already know that iOS and Android are the two biggest players on the global smartphone market. However, today, the world found out just how much space those two major players take up. A recent study performed by the IDC claims that Android and Apple smartphones together hold an 85% market share. That market share has been steadily growing throughout 2012 at the expense of BlackBerry, Symbian, and other mobile operating systems. The study also claims that Apple has sold nearly a…

Eat Healthier With These Top 5 Healthy Food Android Apps

Eat Healthier With These Top 5 Healthy Food Android Apps

Your Android device can be used for thousands of different tasks. Why not start living a healthier lifestyle by downloading these health-conscious food apps today? 5) AllergyEats This is a must have app for someone who has food allergies. Instead of playing a constant game of Russian Roulette as you try to find a place to eat, why not use the AllergyEats app to find a restaurant that caters to your allergy needs? For example, this app will tell you that Texas Roadhouse is a bad place to…

Using WhatsApp for Android

Using WhatsApp for Android

If you’re not already using WhatsApp, then you’re missing out on the world’s most popular instant messaging program. WhatsApp allows mobile users to instantly communicate with other WhatsApp users while avoiding the high costs of text messaging through SMS. WhatsApp is free for the first year, but it costs $0.99 afterwards. But for those who are playing $10 to $15 for unlimited texting on their mobile phones, $0.99 per year will seem like a small fee to pay – particularly since…

Codename Android Becoming One of World’s Most Popular Custom ROMs

Codename Android Becoming One of World’s Most Popular Custom ROMs

As you might already know, one of the biggest advantages of rooting your Android device is gaining access to custom ROMs. Custom ROMs are basically new operating systems that can be used to get the most out of your Android device. Custom ROMs can only be installed on rooted Android devices. Installing custom ROMs is easy, and with so many different options available, users can cycle through a list of ROMs to find the one that works best for their needs. Most people consider CyanogenMod 10 to…

New Google Drive Update Allows Users to Create, Edit Online Files

New Google Drive Update Allows Users to Create, Edit Online Files

Google Drive is one of the world’s most popular cloud storage services. Unfortuantely, the original version of the Google Drive app for Andoird left something to be desired. It only allowed users to view documents in Google Drive instead of creating new ones or editing existing ones. Now, thanks to the latest Google Drive update, the Google Drive app for Android is much more usable than ever before. Now, users can create new word processing documents, edit documents, format text, and even…

Google receives patent for Android-powered Smart Glove

Google receives patent for Android-powered Smart Glove

In Minority Report, Tom Cruise uses special gloves to interact with a massive virtual computer display. The effect is as cool (if not as realistic-looking) today as it was back in 2002. Fortunately for tech-savvy consumers, Google has recently been awarded a patent for something industry insiders are already calling a “Smart Glove.” Details about the Smart Glove are non-existent at this point. In fact, it’s probably not going to be called the Smart Glove at all, that’s just a catchy…

Kindles, powered by Android, will use Bing as a search engine

Kindles, powered by Android, will use Bing as a search engine

As you probably already know, Android is Google’s flagship open-source operating system. As anybody who has used the internet certainly knows, Google is the world’s largest search engine. It would seem logical that Android operating systems would use Google as a default search engine. However, the thing with open-source systems is that you never really know what users are going to do with that code. Such is the case with the Amazon Kindle. Amazon recently debuted a new line of Kindle…