Android 2.1 Coming to Samsung Moment February 22nd?

This is purely a rumor for now, but Android Central is getting reports that Sprint will be updating the Samsung Moment to Android 2.1 on February 22nd. The Moment is currently running Android 1.5, so Android 2.1 will be a great addition for users of this phone as they will get all of the ...

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7.7 Million Android Handsets Sold in 2009

Canalys has announced that the majority of smartphones sold in 2009 were touchscreen phones. Canalys is also reporting that 7.7 million Android handsets made up 4.7% of overall smartphone sales.  For those of you counting that is a 1074% growth from 2008!  That is quite a big step for one year! ...

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Soft Rollout for Motorola Devour Later This Month, Everywhere in March

The latest Motorola handset, the Devour, has been tipped to roll out with Verizon’s indirect channels on February 25th.  Who are ‘indirect’ channels?  Those are the guys barking at you like carnival workers when you walk past them in the mall. You know, the guys hitting on ...

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Dell Mini 5 Passes FCC With AT&T 3G Bands, Engadget Gets One

Dell and Android fans should be happy to see this one.  The Dell Mini 5 has earned FCC approval with 3G bands needed for AT&T, Rogers, Bell, and Telus 3G.  While this has been rumored for a while and Dell officially said they were launching a device for AT&T, this is the first ...

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Google Gives Free Nexus One to TED Attendees

Google has been working hard to put the Nexus One in the hands of anyone they feel is important enough, even if that means giving thousands of them away! Yet again, Google has given away free Nexus One devices to all attendees at the TED conference. Not a bad idea with the types of people... ...

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Need for Speed

You know all those Android phones out there running on the same 528Mhz processor? Well, they’re about to get some help. DroidDog and Engadget are reporting that Myriad Group AG, a new member of the Open Handset Alliance, has introduced a brand new high performance virtual machine ...

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GIVEAWAY: 10 Slacker Radio Plus Accounts – Comment to Win!

As you might know, we’re big fans of streaming audio here at AndroidGuys.   Any chance we get to share our love with our readers, we’ll take advantage of it.   The kinds folks over at Slacker Radio are offering up some free Radio Plus accounts for our followers.  We’ve got 10 ...

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ADC2 Winner ‘SweetDreams’ Hits Android Market

The big winner in the second Android Developers Challenge (ADC2), SweetDreams, is now available for download.  Designed to allow its users to go to bed without worrying about getting calls in the middle of the night, SweetDreams, packs a ton of options into a relatively small (2MB) app. Tell ...

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TouchType Looking for Alpha Testers

Wanna do your part to help put the final touches on an Android app?  TouchType wants to hear from you!  They are currently looking for alpha testers for their upcoming SwiftKey keyboard.  By their own billing, SwiftKey is “revolutionary text prediction” for Android handsets.  ...

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Manage Your Amazon EC2 Cloud with Decaf

If you’re an administrator or developer who uses Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for hosting you application, you might want to consider Decaf.  This Android application gives users the ability to manage and monitor their Amazon EC2 cloud with plenty of options.  Users can ...

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KPN Beats HTC to the Punch, Unveils Legend

We are all but certain that HTC will unveiling the Legend next week at Barcelona.  There have been a handful of “in the wild” shots this week, leading us to believe the demo models are circulating and the handset maker is ready to show it off.  Unfortunately, they won’t be the ...

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Build Your Own Papercraft Android!

The next time you find yourself feeling crafty, put your hands to work on a papercraft Android.  Check out the pictures below of one that was put together by a Mr. Guilherme Link-san.  Rather than keeping his cool Android all to himself, he decided to share his little project with the rest of us!

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Listen Up! Podcast #39 is On Demand

Our latest podcast, #39, is in the can and available for downloads and streaming.  Joining me this week was resident AndroidGuy Sam Herren, Nick Gray (HTC Source), and Andrew Kamika (Androinica).  Also, Nicole stopped by for a few minutes near the end to share are few newsworthy items of her ...

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Bluetooth Special Interest Group Outs Acer E110

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has let slip a few details of another Android-based handset from Acer. The device will be a touch screen smart phone with quadband GSM, 850 / 1900 bands (AT&T), and A-GPS.   Considering the source, we also know it will have Bluetooth.  As we head into ...

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Skyfire Browser Coming to Android?

Thanks to a recent acquisition, Android owners might be seeing the Skyfire web browser on their handset before too long.  Kolbysoft, the makers of the popular Steel browser, were just purchased by Skyfire for an undisclosed sum.  For those of you not in the know, Skyfire makes it possible to ...

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