Google's applications like Gmail, Camera, and Chrome are likely applications that came on your Android phone when you first purchased it. But unlike iOS where Apple has to ship an entire operating system update to update an application, Google's apps for Android can be updated right from Google Play. Google has been steadily updating their applications to take advantage of their new "Material Design" design principles that were shown off at Google I/O. With Android 5.0 Lollipop on the horizon, Google has to get the remaining applications up to date, and the latest application to recieve the new visual style is Gmail with its major update to version 5.0. As you can see above, there's a lot of changes that come with the new Material...

Symantec Releases Free Security Software for Android

Symantec, well known for its extensive lineup of security products on both the Windows and Mac platforms, today released Norton Mobile Security Lite, a freeware security product aimed at...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/11/2011

The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play: Where Do You Want To Take Your Gaming Today?

The debate over the potential (or not, depending on your perspective) for cellular handsets to supplant dedicated portable gaming consoles was already at the 'dull roar' stage when Steve...

36 by Brian Dipert on 8/8/2011

Samsung TouchWiz UX Review: Honeycomb Gets Skinned

TouchWiz UX is rolling out to Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 as you read this! Samsung's introducing more than just some different fonts and color schemes with this one. But...

32 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/5/2011

T-Mobile G2x Review: Gingerbread-Infused

I’ve been a loyal T-Mobile user for the last five years, so the logjam of sorts at the top of The Big Magenta’s smartphone linuep is particularly interesting to...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 8/3/2011

Motorola Droid 3 Review - Third Time's a Charm

If ever a product has summed up the progression of the Android ecosystem, it’s the Motorola Droid. The first Droid catapulted Android into the mainstream with its first 2.x...

84 by Brian Klug on 7/30/2011

Logitech Revue Slashed To $99 After Poor Sales [UPDATED]

It hasn't been a great year for Logitech, and that's owing in part to the failure of their Google TV platform to take off in a market filled with...

20 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/28/2011

Samsung's TouchWiz Hits NYC And Tab 10.1 On August 3rd

This little e-mail hit our desks today, finally giving a date for when TouchWiz would slide onto Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. We've seen TouchWiz on phones before and had...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/27/2011

Asus Bringing Android 3.2 To Eee Pad Transformers Tomorrow

We're still not sure whether the rumored performance upgrades are baked into Android's latest tablet iteration but we're glad to hear that updates seem to be rolling in quite...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/27/2011

This Just In - Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon

Almost a month ago, we posted about the Motorola Droid 3 popping up in GLBenchmark 2.0's online result browser, with a dual-core 1 GHz OMAP 4430 SoC at its...

39 by Brian Klug on 7/15/2011

Motorola Xoom Gets Honeycomb 3.2 And Hints Of LTE

Two bits of news broke today regarding Honeycomb's first flagship device, the Motorola Xoom. The FCC has gotten their hands on the LTE module bound for Verizon customers' Xooms...

11 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/12/2011

Motorola Droid X2 Review - A Droid X with Tegra 2

Almost exactly one year ago we reviewed and thoroughly explored the Motorola Droid X. At that point, its 1 GHz OMAP 3630 made it a competent performer and a...

72 by Brian Klug on 7/7/2011

HTC Sensation 4G Review - A Sensational Smartphone

I like what HTC has been up to lately. Rather than fighting a race to the bottom with endless soulless variants of the same piece of hardware in a...

107 by Brian Klug on 7/1/2011

Acer Iconia A500 - Honeycomb on a Budget

Next in our series of Honeycomb tablet reviews is the Acer Iconia Tab A500. The A500 was the second Honeycomb tablet to go on sale, and is one of...

46 by Vivek Gowri & Jarred Walton on 6/24/2011

Motorola Droid 3 Pops up in GLBenchmark - A Verizon XT883 with OMAP4

A tipster dropped a link our way early this morning to a GLBenchmark 2.0 results browser page that might be of interest to many. Hit that page and you'll...

43 by Brian Klug on 6/20/2011

Patriot Box Office Alpine: Android Based Media Streamer

Patriot's Box Office helped the memory company diversify and now it's giving Android a try with the PBO Alpine. Patriot showed me a very early concept of the Alpine...

5 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/1/2011

NVIDIA's Kal-El Glowball Shows off Dynamic Lighting & Quad-Core Physics on a Tablet

I've warned both Qualcomm and TI that the danger they have to face in the SoC space going forward isn't just NVIDIA engineering, but NVIDIA marketing. Although too aggressive...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/29/2011

Battle of the Budget Tablets - Nook Color vs. Galaxy Tab

Tablets are certainly the buzz of the tech world, and if you're in the market for one, there are plenty to be had in the $500 range. But what...

89 by Vivek Gowri on 5/25/2011

Google I/O 2011 Keynote: Updates for Phone, Tablet, TV and Accessories

Google’s I/O 2011 keynote may have suffered from a few choice leaks, namely the new Music service and Ice Cream Sandwich announcement, but Google still managed to include some...

22 by Nirdhar Khazanie & Jason Inofuentes on 5/10/2011

Google Announces Google Talk Video Chat for Android 2.3.4

Back when we reviewed the Nexus S and Android 2.3, one of our only complaints was that gingerbread sorely needed front facing video chat support. Third party video chat...

21 by Brian Klug on 4/28/2011

HTC Thunderbolt Review: The First Verizon 4G LTE Smartphone

We've spent a long time testing Verizon's first 4G LTE enabled smartphone, the HTC Thunderbolt. We're finally ready with the complete review. It's got the fastest cellular connectivity around...

71 by Brian Klug on 4/27/2011

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