Google working on voice controls for TV, files for patent

Put down that remote. Google TV is about to bring a whole new dimension to being a couch potato. Soon, not even your fingers will have the benefit of channel surfing calisthenics. A newly uncovered patent suggests Google has some big things in the future when it comes to interacting naturally with your television. According …

Go unauthorize some of your devices from Google Music right now [UPDATE: Google Issues Statement]

Earlier today it was reported that Google may have imposed a device deactivation limit of four devices per year on Google Music. This was likely to protect the recording industry against music sharing, but this adversely affects many users in ways Google probably overlooked. Namely, ROM updates and installs can sometimes be counted as a …

Huawei’s MyTouch Ascend Device Gets Hands-on Treatment

While Huawei’s MyTouch phone for T-Mobile has been known to exist, it’s been escaping the grips of many-a people up to this point. Engadget procured the phone, however, and posted a hands-on for all to see. The device is placed in the low-end to mid-range market with its 1.4GHz S2 processor, 4GB of internal storage, …

Amazon Enables In-App Purchases for Developers

Amazon has finally enabled the in-app purchase system they’ve been working on for a while now. It allows developers to sell paid content. It’s more convenient for all parties involved, especially developers who won’t need to come up with a content distribution system of their own to sell additional content after a game’s release. Of …

Android Overload: Galaxy S3 With Dual-Core Processor and Non-TouchWiz UI Headed To Japan, Pantech P8010 Heads To AT&T and More

Looks like there’s a healthy fixin’ of the Android Overload for you here tonight. These are all the stories that came past our way from throughout the day, but we couldn’t feature on our homepage. For all the ones that didn’t make the cut, we place them here — in the Android Overload. There’s almost …

LG to release a “thinking smartphone”?

It seems “life is not so good” for Korean manufacturer LG. Despite their high efforts and commitment with the Android OS, the company is far from reaching the success that other manufacturers have earned. But according to Mobile Managing Director Kwon Bong-Suk, this is all about to change, as they plan to release a revolutionary …

Sony Targets Mid-April for First Xperia ICS Updates

Sony’s bringing the sweet taste of Ice Cream Sandwich to all their 2011 phones, and it seems we’ll have to wait just a tad longer. It’s only a two week wait (give or take a few days) because they’ve now pegged mid-April for the first set of rollouts. Of course, we imagine the unlocked and …