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Swiftkey Keyboard Exits Beta, Enters Android Market as Full Application

Swiftkey has exited beta and is now available as a full application in the Android Market.  They keyboard, which combines some seriously good auto-predicting and multi-touch goodness, will be available

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“End of October and Onwards” Sony Ericsson Delays 2.1 Update for Xperia Line

Sony Ericsson has officially pushed back the much-anticipated Android 2.1 update for their Xperia line of phones. Originally slated for Q3, the company now says the “revised plan is to start the roll-out from end of October and onwards”. Citing a need to ensure the right quality and user experience, SE’s announcement is likely going to ruffle a few feathers.

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Samsung Ireland General Manager: 10-Inch Galaxy Tab Launching in 2011

In a recent interview, Samsung Ireland General Manager, Gary Twohig let slip very casually that Samsung is planning to launch a 10-inch Galaxy Tab in 2011.  We are betting that

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The Case for the ‘Facebook Phone’ Gets Stronger

It was reported earlier this week that Facebook may be secretly working on a phone with an Android backbone. At the time, we were looking at a they-said/we-said argument with TechCrunch implying it’s already in the works while Facebook was throwing cold water on the subject. Given all the details early in the week, most of you didn’t expect to see an actual Facebook phone come to light. In fact, based on some of your comments, some of you could care less about the subject. Read on to see if your opinion changes…

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Listen to AndroidGuys Podcast #67: “Facebook Phones and MySpace Tablets”

This week’s episode of the AndroidGuys Monday night podcast is now available to listen to on demand. As per the norm our panel consisted of AndroidGuys staff members Sam Herren and myself as well as Nick Gray (HTCSource) and Andrew Kamika (Androinica). Joining us this week was Eric Lehman as where we dished on Sprint, EVO 4G, Epic 4G, SERO, and rumored handsets.

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Michael Dell Begins Teasing Next Tablet

Here we go again. Michael Dell is out and about teasing Android tablets. Speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco today, he casually pulled out a 7-inch tablet where he then left us hanging.

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Verizon: “There is a Need for Another Android Store”

The nation’s largest wireless provider is gearing up to release an app store to take on the Android Market. What started out last week as speculation has been confirmed this week by Verizon’s VP consumer solutions.

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First Look at Droid 2 World Edition/Droid Pro!

The fellas over at Droid Life have scored a handful of exclusive pictures today for Verizon’s upcoming Droid 2 World Edition. Rumored to be completely replacing the brand spankin’ new Droid 2 that launched just a few weeks back, this guy also has a 3.7-inch touch display and sliding QWERTY.

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HTC EVO 4G Gets Minor Update to Address Calendar Issues, Gmail

HTC EVO 4G owners are advised to check for a minor update on their handset today. Designed to address calendar event edit issues and allow for multiple Gmail account sync, it can be manually grabbed directly from Sprint.

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Samsung Captivate Sees GPS Fix in Minor Update

A common complaint among some early adopters of the Galaxy S series phones in the United States is that the GPS is less than accurate 100% of the time. Samsung and AT&T were aware of the issue and were working to put something together. Today sees the fruits of their labor as Samsung has begun rolling out an update.

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Samsung Intercept Coming to Virgin Mobile

Pre-paid wireless provider Virgin Mobile has selected the Samsung Intercept as its first Android device. The ‘successor’ to last year’s Moment runs Android 2.1 and features an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and support for WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

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Watch HTC’s Demo Videos for the Updated Sense UI, New Handsets [VIDEO]

HTC’s official YouTube account recently posted a handful of clips based on last week’s big London announcement. Watch the first clip to get a real sense (see what we did there?) for what makes the Desire HD so awesome. If you think this is just a simple successor, you couldn’t be more wrong.

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Get Priority Inbox on Your Android Device with Latest App Update

Google today has updated their mobile Gmail app to allow users to have greater functionality on their Android handsets, including the new Priority Inbox recently launched on the web version

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Sony Ericsson Brings the Funny in Series of Xperia X10 Clips [VIDEO]

In an effort to show just how easy the Xperia X10 is to use, Sony Ericsson has put together six short videos for your viewing pleasure.  Feeling like something ripped

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Orange (UK) Announces Low-Cost ‘San Francisco’ Handset

range pulled the curtain back on the first of their own branded Android handsest today. The low-cost San Francisco is a touch-only device and will be available for the attractive price of £99 ($153 US) on the pay-as-you-go Dolphin plan. The San Francisco runs Android 2.1 and features a 3.5-inch display, a 600MHz processor, 150MB internal storage, and 3-megapixel camera. Other details include your typical Android support for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM Radio.