Could Chinese iClones be Android’s Secret Weapon?

Android’s share of the mobile market might be growing rapidly, but if it really wants to generate Apple-style levels of consumer excitement, it could learn some lessons from the legion of iPhone copycats that are all the rage across China.

Apps That Bring Apple and Android Together

Maybe you, like me, crossed over to the dark side this holiday season and picked up an Android device. I found that one of the first things I wanted to do with my new Galaxy Tab was to enable as much cross-platform communication as possible.

Google Books for Android — a Review

Google opened its e-book store today and released a reader app for Android today. Google Books is a no-frills app as is common with Google’s first efforts, but it handles the basic tasks well. A cool feature lets you read books from the original scanned page.

Droid Pro — Bridging the Android/BlackBerry Gap

Motorola has been enjoying the popularity of its Android product line, and the Droid Pro looks to take it to the enterprise worker. It starts with the Android 2.2, and adds a touch screen coupled with a keyboard that could have come from the BlackBerry folks.

Must-have Android Apps For Newbies

I’ve recently bought an HTC EVO 4G and have been busy trying out apps for it. So if you or a loved one are in line to get an Android phone for the holidays, here are some of my favorite apps to get you started.

Video: Angry Birds on Galaxy Tab

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is the first Android tablet to make a serious run at the iPad, and with Angry Birds now on Android the question is how well does the game run on the Tab? Check out this video showing bird flinging in glorious hi-res.

Penny Smartphone Sale at Amazon Wireless

Those looking for a new smartphone should check out the penny sale at Amazon Wireless. BGR reports that all Verizon Droid smartphones are only one red cent through Nov. 22, and investigation shows there are also BlackBerry devices, including the brand new Torch on AT&T.

Mobile Tech Manor #107: Apps and Things

Mobile Tech Manor is my home office where all sorts of gadgetry is always arriving. In this column, I look back at the week in the Manor and recount the happenings and lessons learned. I love sharing my weeks with you, so welcome to the Manor.

Angry Birds Coming to Low-End Android Phones

The Angry Birds phenomenon just keeps rocking the mobile world, and soon a second Android version will be rocking low-end handsets with older versions of the OS. Performance issues are forcing Rovio to develop this version to address the diversity of devices running Android today.