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Skyfire 3.0 add the Facebook social layer to browsing.

Skyfire has been around for a little bit now. When I first used it, it felt like a second-rate browser. Skyfire emerged around the same time I was exploring Dolphin Browser HD and Opera Mini, and was really just noise. Noise that allowed me to watch Flash videos on certain sites, and that made it cool. Skyfire grew on Android until they were ready to blitz past the scathing, snide remarks of the iPhone fanboys at Engadget and Gizmodo to cause quite a sensation on two platforms. That’s a pretty serious achievement already, but it’s clear that the team at Skyfire doesn’t plan on slowing down with their 3.0 update!

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Navigon GPS Software Price Dives on Black Friday

We all love Google Maps, and the wonderfully free things we get from it, but let’s be honest – it’s not always the most accurate. Haunted by the Beta tag, we trudge on in hopes that it will one day be perfect. For some, it’s worse, nigh unusable. Solutions have come and gone, but reallyit’s the standalone GPS guys who in the end have come to my rescue. The standalone guys with any brains have released apps that combine the best of both worlds, like the team at Navigon. It’s not cheap, in fact these are some of the most expensive apps in the Market.

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How to Use ADB (Android Debug Bridge)

Just a few hours after the post about the custom ROM for the Xperia X10 had been published, we’ve got a lot of questions what ADB exactly was, and how to use it. Well, it’s quite easy to learn actually. It has a lot of complicated functions, but we’ll just do the basic stuff, assuming the average Android user has no need to know about debugging your applications, right?

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HTC Legend Now Officially Supported By CyanogenMod

Rejoice folks, you don’t have to rely on vague ROM makers anymore, because a couple of months ago, CyanogenMod has added the HTC Legend to their officially supported devices list.

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What’s Happening With Skype Video Calling for Android?

Back in May, Skype made their ambitions very clear. But, with competition from the likes of Fring and Qik, Skype seems to be playing a fair amount of catch-up in

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Acer’s Nameless 4.8-inch Phone

That didn’t take long. We have the official press release for the Acer handset that was just announced about an hour ago. For some strange reason, Acer has yet to name their new 4.8-inch smart phone.

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Tokyo, Japan Welcomes an Android Bar

For those of us that have been to, or live in Tokyo, we know that there are quaint bars all around.  Little establisments that have themes, such as a Linux

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Developers: Pontiflex Advertising Can Boost Ad Revenue

Pontiflex, a startup advertising tech provider based out of Brooklyn, recently announced that they will offer new, opt-in advertising services for app developers.  Pontiflex‘s in-app ad offering is a multi-ad display

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Co-Pilot Live Discounts Android App For the Holiday

Despite the iPhone nature of the above video, Co-Pilot Live is a GPS alternative for you Android device that you may need to take a look at. As Android users, we already have a great GPS solution with Google Maps built into our handsets, but Maps is dependent on always having a network signal to drive the map info. Simply put, the map info is not installed on your handset, but on Google’s servers so you can access to info quickly as you move. Traditional GPS units store all their map info internally, which allows you to always have your map info wherever you go. Co-Pilot Live makes your Android handset behave more like a traditional GPS, by installing almost 1.5 GB of map info to your handset.

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Acer Unveils 10-inch Android Tablet and More!

Acer just wrapped up a press conference where they unveiled a handful of new products. We’ll skip the boring (non-Android) stuff and give you the details you’re looking for.

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OpenFeint Adds Another 8 Titles to Lineup, Includes Frogger and Bomberman Dojo

OpenFeint has just added another round of cross-platform games to their repertoire with popular titles that include Bomberman Dojo and Frogger.

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FlightView App Helps You Avoid Delays, Unfortunately Not Pat Downs

We wish there was an app to avoid the current pat-down procedures happening at airports, but until that gets developed, we have perhaps the next best thing; an app that helps you track and avoid delays. FlightView Elite, released for Android today, helps travelers by providing live flight boards, weather reports and the ability to call the airlines right from the app.

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T-Mobile’s 4G Hits Another 8 Metro Markets, Brings Total to 80

T-Mobile continues to expand their 4G network as they push towards their goal of blanketing 200 million users by the end of the year.  As of today, T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network

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Fabled Motorola Olympus Spied

If any of you have been following the Motorola Olympus stories over the past month or so, you’ve probably been wondering what the handset actually looks like. Fortunately, a tipster has been hitting up all the tech sites on the web this morning with two images which are claimed to be of the Nvidia Tegra 2-powered Motorola Olympus.

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Slice It! Comes to Android via GetJar Exclusive

Popular iPhone game Slice It! has come to Android and it’s yet another GetJar exclusive title.  The developers, Com2us, follow on the heels of Rovio (Angry Birds), Gameloft, and Glu