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Graph Shows Android’s Impact on BlackBerry at Verizon

There’s nothing quite like a graph to help understand figures, estimates, and averages. It’s one thing to read about Android’s growth and RIM’s decline, but it’s entirely different when you see it in graphical form.

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MessagEase 2.0 Goes Global

Billed as an alternative Android keyboard, MessagEase is announcing via press release today that their app is going global with translations for the following languages:

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Ekahau Mobile Survey Launches Android App (for people who have money to burn)

Software developing house, Ekahau, has launched a network survey app that allows users to map their networks, show problem areas and see connected clients. Here is the description from their site:

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Google Apps for Archos Available Via XDA

The XDA Forums site is reporting that forum member Dreetje has made it possible to install the Google Apps package on Android powered Archos tablets. A quote from the posting on XDA:

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Rovio to Ring in New Year With In-App Purchases in Angry Birds

he mega smash hit that it is Angry Birds has now eclipsed 10 million downloads for Android. Offered as a free game, the developers (Rovio) have been making crazy money out of the ads displayed in the app – crazy to the tune of a million bucks per month. So what’s next for the game? How about being able to pay to remove those little ads?

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NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close

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Sprint Telling Techs to Flash Epics With Leaked Froyo Back to Eclair

An anonymous tip has just come in from the world of Sprint PCS. Rumor has it that Sprint is, unofficially, telling its technicians that if a Samsung Epic comes in

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Kelley Blue Book Android App is Available

Any of us that have bought or sold a car in the United States has more than likely checked the books before buying or selling – The Kelley Blue Book,

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Pair of Iconic Dr. Seuss Titles Hit Android Market

Two of the most popular children’s books of all time have come to Android today.  Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Cat in the Hat are now available

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All Gingerbread ROMs Running On Phones

The Gingerbread source hasn’t even been released yet, and people are already trying to get Gingerbread on their devices. To make clear which devices are supported by certain ROMs, XDA-developers has made a list of working ROMs. Because they’re just ripped off the emulator, don’t expect even the basic stuff to work well, but you can play with it to see what the Gingerbread UI is like. Besides, new stuff is always cool to test, right?

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Better Priority Inbox Support Comes to Gmail App

Let’s be honest here, the Priority Inbox in Gmail for Android isn’t the best. After seeing how cool and efficient it was for desktops, we expected just a little more out of the mobile client. Apparently, complaints don’t fall on deaf ears in Mountain View.

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LG Commits to Gingerbread for Optimus One Series

You can go ahead and put away the pitchforks and torches.  After putting a scare into folks earlier in the week with talks of hardware requirements, the handset maker has

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Preliminary Playstation Phone Benchmarks Aren’t Great [VIDEO]

The first set of benchmarks for the upcoming Playstation Phone have arrived and they aren’t stellar.

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Howard Stern Set to Come To Sirius XM App Thanks to New Deal

One complaint we’ve heard about the Sirius XM application over and over is that it lacks the Howard Stern channel. It is a fair argument to make when the application offers more than 120 channels but doesn’t offer the one you want. Things are changing, thanks to Stern’s renewal with the satellite service.

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EXCLUSIVE: BioLock To Bring True Biometric Authentication to Android [Video]

Many in the mobile community have heard the buzz surrounding an up-and-coming application called BioLock. Blue Planet Apps, the company behind BioLock, has been working tirelessly to bring the power