Google Changes Store Approach: “It’s Clear That Many Customers Like a Hands-on Experience”

Andy Rubin just published a post on the Official Google Blog where he announced some sweeping changes in the company’s approach to selling phones.  The company has realized that after a few months, the store needs to be adjusted to reflect the needs and wants of consumers.  It appears ...

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Schmidt: 65,000 Android Phones Sold Per Day

Google CEO Eric Schmidt was speaking at the company’s Google’s annual shareholder meeting where he dropped a few stats on us.  Let’s get to them, shall we?  Android now powers 34 mobile devices in 49 countries.  That’s quite a long way to come since the days when ...

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NTT DoCoMo’s Best Selling Smart Phone Ever is Probably Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

We’ve given the Sony Ericsson Xperia a rough go at things here on the site and on some of our podcasts.  To sum things up we’d have to say we’re disappointed all around.  We wish it was more responsive in their Mediascape and Timescape apps, we wish it had something newer than ...

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Michael Dell Confirms Streak 5 for AT&T This Summer

Michael Dell, CEO, took to the stage yesterday for a keynote speech at the Citrix Synergy conference where he promptly teased the crowd with a demo of the Streak 5 tablet phone. The 5-inch device features a 5-megapixel camera, a 800X480 touch display with 5 inches viewable screen, and a ...

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WePad changes name to WeTab

Remember that pretty Android tablet that was announced a few weeks ago called the “WePad”? A friend of mine is tablet shopping, and she was interested in the iPad. I suggested she wait for the WePad, and I even tried to show her how awesome this thing looked. However, when I tried ...

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US Cellular’s Samsung Acclaim Pic Confirmed

Engadget is reporting that the handset pictured to the left is the new Samsung Acclaim that US Cellular has recently scored exclusive rights to. Their confidence that this is the Acclaim is high, with their “doubt meter hovering at zero.” There isn’t much info about the ...

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Ok, For Real Guys… Android 2.1 Available for Samsung Moment

Stop us if you’ve heard this one.  Android 2.1 is available for one of Sprint’s handsets… Word on the streets is that the Samsung Moment is finally rolling out Android 2.1 to handsets.  As reported before, this will not be an OTA update.  Users will be required to wipe their ...

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Rumor: T-Mobile to Test UMA Calling with Android Handsets

The Boy Genius Report just tossed up a very quick post telling the world that T-Mobile is expected to start testing UMA on Android handsets in the third quarter.  For those of you who don’t know what this means, we’ll give you a few details. Unlicensed Mobile Access lets users ...

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Another Software Engineer Leaves Android Behind

Wash, Rinse, Repeat.  For a second time in as many days, we’ve learned a member of the Android team is leaving the platform behind to embark on a new journey.  Today finds software engineer Cédric Beust blogging about his Android departure.  After spending the last four years working with ...

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Froyo Arrives at Googleplex

It was only a matter of time before we saw the giant frozen yogurt show up on the Google campus.  Check out a pic of the sculpture sitting under wraps courtesy of TechCrunch.  Can’t wait to see it uncovered and in all its tasty splendor?  Watch the video below!

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About Those HTC Patents…

As we reported yesterday, HTC has filed a suit against Apple for infringing upon five of their patents.  We’ve learned what these particular issues are and are listing them below.  They don’t sound like anything super special, but then again that might not be the point.  HTC is ...

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The EVO 4G in Action; Qik Video Chatting Rocks

Last night I attended the Sprint EVO 4G event in New York city. Of course, I brought along my handy little video camera, just in case I saw something you AndroidGuys would like. Sure enough, Sprint aimed to please. For hours, I was able to play around with the device and watch Sprint ...

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Vodefone UK Lists Samsung Galaxy S as “Coming Soon”

Vodafone UK is now listing the Samsung Galaxy S under their ‘coming soon’ page, indicating a launch is around the corner.  Recombu believes we could see the phone eek out here later in May, possibly early June and we’ve got no reason to argue with that.  As a quick primer, the ...

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USB & WiFi Tethering Built Into Android 2.2

As we head into next week’s Google I/O, Android 2.2 is looking more and more like a game changing release.  First there’s Flash integration.  Then came Android Market changes.  Just earlier this week we learned that Froyo is ridiculous fast.  Does it get better?  You bet. Take a ...

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New Stuff For AndroidGuys Thursday Nights Podcast!

As usual, we do our AndroidGuys Thursday Night Podcast every week. Since this is only our sixth episode, we’re still trying new stuff out. This week, I’m really going to stick my neck out… I’m taking live callers.

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