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Playstation Phone (Zeus Z1) Caught on Video, This Time With a More In-Depth Look

It looks like the Internets has stumbled across two new Playstation Phone videos! The device looks to be the same as we’ve seen time and time again, but these videos give us a pretty decent look at the software.

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NotionInk Hinting at Gingerbread Announcement Next Week

In an effort to keep the hype needle moving forward, the NotionInk blog has been busy as of late, teasing things like the mail application and web browser for their Adam tablet.  The latest blog post, from today, provides hints as to a potential Android announcement for December 6th.  

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50% of Smartphones Sold Last Quarter in China Running Android

Digital Daily tells us that throughout 2010, the Chinese mobile market was led by Symbian and Windows Mobile, but it seems that has changed, and looking into 2011, Android has secured a huge spot in their market.

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Two Android UI’s to Get You Over Your TAT Withdrawl [VIDEO]

As we learned yesterday, The Astonishing Tribe has packed up their Android bags and headed off to RIM.  We had been anxiously awaiting some new things from TAT, but it

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US-Based Android shares slowing down, and near-even with iPhone

While Android is still growing, the fall showed a slight decline according to comScore data. It only climbed 2.1 percent over the past month, which is still growth, but not as much as before.

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Get Yourself a New Tab….in the Market That Is

Our friends over at Android Central are reporting that the Android Market has add some new functionality added in quietly to handsets running Foryo recently. (Image credit for the two screens goes to them as well). If you look closely at the images to left, you will see two screen shots showing a new tab that allows you to find similar or related apps. We assume both tabs do the same thing, allow users to find apps that are the same type as the one they are browsing.

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1 Million Galaxy Tabs Later, Samsung Increases 2010 Estimate by 50%

Two months after it first debuted and barely a month since its stateside arrival at T-Mobile, Samsung is celebrating one million Galaxy Tabs shipped

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Gameloft Gives Android Users Some Dungeon Love

Get your head out of the gutter, I don’t mean that kind of love. Gameloft via their twitter account announced today that they are giving away Dungeon Hunter to Android users for free as part of their Advent Calendar gift run that is currently going on.

I applaud Gameloft on this promotion they are doing, it is always good to give users free apps, but do they have to make it so difficult? Gameloft is notorious for the licensing policy that they have put in place for Android, a policy that is glaring even with this free giveaway today.

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Best Buy Offering Free Android Phones in December Across all Four Major Carriers

Best Buy has announced a big smart phone initiative that will see free Android smart phones offered every day in December. Starting today and running through the end of the month, Best Buy will feature at least four free smart phones online, in each of their stores and, of course, Best Buy mobile locations.

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Galaxy S Propels Samsung to Number 1 Android Handset Maker in US

The figures are in and it looks like the third quarter (Q3 ’10) was very kind to both Samsung and Android. Gartner has just reported that the handset manufacturer accounted for 32.1 percent of all Android smart phones sold in the United States over the previous three month period.

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Kernel Update Utility Makes Flashing Kernels Easier

We’ve got some good news for notorious kernel flashers and the ones who just started flashing. XDA-member jkoljo has made a Windows tool that makes all the command-line stuff superfluous.

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Flash Player Updated; Nothing Major

Adobe released a small update to Flash Player for Android. There’s nothing major in this update, as it’s most likely just to fix some bugs and improve performance.

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Mobicartel Releases 2 Holiday Live Wallpapers

If you’ve never used a Mobicartel app, you’re missing out big time. Mobicartel developed applications such as Twitoc and Facetoc, which allow the user to update their Twitter or Facebook

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You Tell Us: What is AT&T’s Best Android Handset For the Money?

As we head into the new year and a slew of new Android goodies, we’d like to start reflecting on the current crop of phones. We’ll be taking the next few days and weeks to gauge our readers’ opinions on handsets and carriers as they pertain to Android. To kick things off, we’d like to know which Android-based smart phones are the best value for AT&T.

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Tonight on the AGTN Droid-Cast!

Join us tonight on AGTN at 9:00 pm CST.  You can listen on your desktop, or your Android powered device at the following link, http://www.blogtalkradio.com/androidguys . Tonight’s Hosts and panel: