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Mashup Your Home Screen with HipLogic’s Spark (Beta)

Looking to sex up your Android home screen with something new? You’re advised to run, not walk, to HipLogic’s website set up for their new *Spark Beta. Or, head to the Android Market. Either way, you need to download the beta.

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LG Unveils Optimus One, Optimus Chic

LG has just pulled the curtain back on a pair of new Android 2.2 handsets – Optimus One and Optimus Chic. Whereas the Optimus One is a full-on Google experience that focuses on services and features, the Optimus Chic is more about its design. LG did not announce pricing or availability, choosing to let carriers make them as they see fit.

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Image of AT&T-Branded Samsung Galaxy Tab Leaks Out

Engadget has gotten a hold of some very juicy Android related news.  If you see the photo above, you probably already know what that news is. That’s right, The Samsung

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Android 2.2 Acer Liquid Metal Confirmed, Dated

ur pals over at Electricpig have been able to confirm the existence of the upcoming Acer Liquid Metal handset. Running Android 2.2 “Froyo” and powered by an 800MHz processor, Acer UK says to look for this guy next month (October). Other details include 512MB RAM and a 3.6-inch WVGA touch screen. Look for more specs to slip out over the coming weeks!

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App Review: No-Lock

Ever have the desire to wake your stock Android phone from standby using the trackball? If you have, you might want to to check out the application No-Lock. The application,

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Motorola Announces Defy for T-Mobile USA, Available “In Time for the Holidays”

Motorola will be making a special appearance on today’s season premier of the Oprah Winfrey Show. Why? Because they are going to announce the new ruggedized Defy for T-Mobile USA. That’s why!

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Radio Shack Selling T-Mobile G2 for $149

Thinking about pre-ordering the T-Mobile G2, but still not 100% ready to drop $200 on the phone? What if a retail company were to sweeten the pot and shave $50 off the price? That is exactly what Radio Shack is doing, trying to lure potential buyers.

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WSJ: Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint to Carry Samsung Tab

Sorry T-Mobile fans.  The Wall Street Journal does not have much good news for you when it comes to the Samsung Tab.  According to the newspaper, Samsung has inked a

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New myTouch HD Details Emerge in Latest T-Mobile Leak

Our friends over at TmoNews have been very busy, getting their hands on some very juicy internal T-Mobile documents that give details about the upcoming myTouch HD.  While we still

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New Droid X Froyo Build Leaks Out

A new build of the Droid X Android 2.2 update has leaked out.  This time, the build leaked out on My Droid World, and appears ready to be installed for

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See You at APPNATION Tomorrow!

The APPNATION conference is finally upon us!  I am writing this post at the KCI airport, waiting to head out to San Fran to cover APPNATION from beginning to end,

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Lego Android Towers Over All

The beast creation to the right is a Lego Android, towering at 15 inches tall and over 12 inches wide! It took the owner, Wendell Grayson, about 2 weeks to

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AppBrain Overhauls App, Adds Social Features

It’s a platitude at this point that app discovery is a pain point for the Android Market, but many of us have found that the web interface/Android app combination of

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Froyo on 28% of Android Devices; 2.x Over 70%

The Android Platform Versions page has been updated yet again, only this time, Froyo (Android 2.2) is holding a large 28.7% slice of the pie. Granted, Eclair (Android 2.1) still

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Fascinate to Get Google Search with 2.2 Update

The biggest #trevorfail this week hands down was the fact that Verizon sold out to the man and decided to make Bing the search engine of choice in the quick