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Siri for Android appears on market, just a shortcut at the moment

Siri for Android appears on market, just a shortcut at the moment

When the Apple iPhone 4S was introduced to the world, with it came a re-introduction of Siri, an until-then third-party app that used an above-average voice recognition system to do commands and actions - now the Android Market has "Siri for Android," but it's not quite what you might think. Instead of an "Official App" as it jokingly suggests that it is with its developer name, it's just a shortcut to what all Android devices version 2.2 and forward have working on them natively: Google Voice Actions. Sadly you will not be able to ask this this "Siri" if it'll be raining on your parade tomorrow.

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Crappy Android tablet : a Christmas Guide

Crappy Android tablet : a Christmas Guide

When the going gets tough, and you first-world gift receivers are crying because ALL YOU GOT was an Android tablet that wasn't quite the iPad 2 or the Transformer Prime you were hoping for, listen to this: I'm not going to punch you in the face for being ungrateful more than one time, and here's a list of things you can do with this non-returnable hunk of technology trash. You've got a tablet running some form of Android and a processor that's not the worst in the world, but certainly isn't as nice as even the most basic high-end smartphone out there: what do you do? You fill it up to the brim with music, news, and simple games with low requirements for high amounts of fun.

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Apple App Store sees 6x revenue versus Android in top apps

Apple App Store sees 6x revenue versus Android in top apps

Apple's App Store generates six times the revenue of Google's Android Market for the top 200 grossing titles, app analysis firm Distimo has calculated, while in-app purchases account for 65-percent of revenues for the top grossing 200 Android software. The findings, part of Distimo's January to November 2011 report, also include news that the Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft's mobile download store, has overtaken Nokia's Ovi Store and RIM's BlackBerry App World for games, and is now the fourth largest app store in that category.

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Samsung ChatON for Android Review

Samsung ChatON for Android Review

When it comes to communication solutions in our modern connected, mobile, and forward thinking society, we've got no lack of abundance, especially when it comes to messaging applications. What Samsung has tried to do here with their own group chat app by the name of ChatON is to differentiate by having both a simple to use interface as well as connections to basically every media gallery on your device, as well as your camera. Have a peek here at our hands-on review of ChatON and know this: the application is out on the market already and you'll be able to download it for free for Android and Bada right this minute if you wish!

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Android Market has 22 apps pulled by Google to prevent fraudulent charges

Android Market has 22 apps pulled by Google to prevent fraudulent charges

Security vendors have tipped off Google to 22 applications that trick users into accepting fraudulent charges. This "SMS toll fraud", as Lookout Mobile Security has coined it, will trick users into accepting charges via SMS. The applications will appear similar to well-known software gaining trust of the user so the user accepts the ToS and, unfortunately, the hidden charges that come with it.

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Games coming back to Android Market in South Korea

Games coming back to Android Market in South Korea

Google has just announced that its bringing back games to the Android Market in South Korea. The decision follows Apple's re-introduction of iOS platform games earlier this mont,h and comes because South Korea has changed its policy regarding mobile applications. Until recently, the South Korean government required that all games be appraised and audited by the "Game Rating Board," a stringent demand that quickly prompted companies Apple and Google to remove their entire games category from their respective app stores.

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Google Catalogs now available on Android Tablets

Google Catalogs now available on Android Tablets

Google has finally made its Google Catalogs service available today on its tablets running the Android operating system, months after arriving on, well, Apple's iPad back in August. There are store catalogs from more than 125 brands, including Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma, Nike and Sephora. The app itself, which is entirely free, is downloadable from the Android Market, and also offers more than 400 digital catalog issues that can be browsed by various categories. Could have come a bit earlier to Android tablets from Google themselves, instead of to the iPad first, but, oh well, it's at least here.

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