HTC to Pay Microsoft Royalties on Android Phones

As we predicted in March, Microsoft has strong-armed HTC into signing a licensing agreement to pay Microsoft royalties for HTC’s Android phones. The good news here is that an Apple-style lawsuit is unlikely now that HTC has agreed to cough up the money. The bad news is that we’ll ...

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Pre-Alpha Release of Firefox Mobile (Fennec) Available

A very early look at the upcoming Firefox Mobile “Fennec” browser is now available to Android users thanks to one the developers behind the project.  Before you go running off to download the app, there are a few things you should know.  This should be considered ...

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Did FCC Just Out the HTC Wildfire?

It’s not very often that we get to see pictures of handsets to go with FCC approvals. Such is the case with this new HTC phone, the PC70110. Based on the looks, we can safely assume this will be an Android-based unit. Look to the front keys for a row of buttons that mimic the... Read More

Why Tune In To The Thursday Night DROIDcast? Let Me Tell You…

“Oh Scotty,” you say… “why do you harass us constantly about tuning into the AndroidGuys Thursday Night DROIDcast every week?” My response is pretty simple; “because we have a great time and we give away free stuff.” What more could you possibly want? ...

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U.S. Cellular to Launch the HTC Desire in July

Praise the Android Gods, we now have a date for when the HTC Desire will launch on U.S. Cellular!   According to the U.S. Cellular Facebook page, the HTC Desire will be launching sometime in July so get your checkbooks ready. Originally, it was thought the HTC Desire would land on more ...

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Andy Rubin Reacts to Steve Jobs, Likens Apple to North Korea

The NY Times has a great little interview with Google VP Andy Rubin where he talks about Android’s future among other things.  When asked his thoughts on the recent Steve Jobs comments about Android offering porn, Andy says he doesn’t quite get where Jobs was coming from.  “I don’t ...

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Samsung Considering Google TV with Android

Samsung is said to be considering the business feasibility behind creating televisions with Android.  The Korean manufacturer already moves more units than anyone in the world so this may or may not come to fruition. As rival Sony is rumored to be hard at work trying to integrate Android into ...

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You Tell Us: What is the Best Android Phone/Carrier Combo?

Time for some reader feedback!  We want to know which Android handset and wireless provider make for the best combination.  Is it the Droid Incredible because of the hardware? Maybe something from T-Mobile because of rate plans? Leave your opinion in the comments below!    

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Free Nexus One Available for Pre-Order on Vodafone UK

Since it’s launch in January, Vodafone UK customers have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Nexus One.  In a matter of days (April 30th), they’ll be able to go to a local store and pick one up.  For Free. Effective immediately, customers can pre-order the Nexus One at ...

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Step Up Your Android's Security With Lookout

One of the advantages of using an Android is being able to download apps outside of the Market.  How do you make sure you’re protected from malware on your phone while doing this?  One app I’ve come to rely on is Lookout.  What prompted me to download it initially was it’s ...

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AdMob Report Breaks Down Where Android Traffic Comes From

The latest AdMob metrics report is out and it gives some insight into how the composition of Android phones. Did you know that as of March, there 12 manufacturers with 34 different Android devices? Yup. Further, 96 percent of Android’s traffic comes from 11 handsets. That’s a heck ...

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Fear Not, Sprint Shall Provide the Nexus One

These days, you can never take a customer service rep at their word; most have no idea what they’re talking about. However, that doesn’t mean their words can’t excite you. On the heels of today’s heartbreaking announcement of Verizon’s Nexus One betrayal, one ...

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Open, Review, and Pay for Tabs with TabbedOut

TabbedOut is a mobile application developed by ATX Innovation that is looking to redefine the the hospitality sector.  First released on the iPhone platform, the app allows patrons of bars and restaurants to open, review, and pay for tabs.  Think of it as Google Checkout for restaurants and ...

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Web-based Google Maps Updated, Adds Local Businesses to Street View

For the better part of a year, business listings within Google Maps merely linked to Street View.  As of yesterday, those business listings are now displayed within Google’s Street View itself.  Now, business listings appear as names within Street View and as you hover over the name a ...

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First 3D Screen Mobile Handset?

Engadget is reporting that the handset pictured to the left is yet another leaked piece of upcoming hardware, this time from Motorola. Called the Moto MT820, this handsets appears to be a potentially exciting piece of equipment for the China telecom market.  head to Engadget for a full gallery ...

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