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Google Maps 5.0 Arrives with 3D Interaction, Offline Reliability

As promised early last week by Andy Rubin, Google has rolled out the latest version (5.0) of their Maps application. The increasingly awesome app brings two major features with its release today in 3D interaction and offline caching.

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Sprint Awards $250,000 in 4G App Challenge

Sprint just doled out $50,000 to five different Android developers as part of the 4G App Challenge.  Designed to build momentum around their growing 4G network, Sprint and a few

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ooVoo Jumping Into the Vid Chat Fray

Gigaom.com is reporting today that ooVoo, maker of desktop chat clients, has decided to throw their hat into the ring of those software developers who are releasing apps trying to take advantage of the front facing cam craze taking places on mobile devices recently.

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PRTM Analyzes Android and Forecasts the Future

Global management consulting firm PRTM recently spent some analyzing Android as a platform by benchmarking 57 handsets from 12 companies. They were looking at specific criteria such as the formal release date, the launch itself, and the chipset used in each device in order to forecast where the industry was headed. The findings were put together in a post title, appropriately, Android—Friend or Foe?

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Us 2.0

After re-reading this post about Joshua Topolsky’s pitch for a “Continuous Client” and the with recent developments of Google’s announcements of Chrome OS and Android 2.3/3.0, I believe we are

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HTC Evo 4G Adds More Bloatware, Non-Root Only

Sprint is Americas second provider when it comes to bloatware, just one step behind Verizon. It doesn’t load it up with freaking Bing, but they do add all kinds of bloatware, no matter whether users think it’s useful or not. But they do update their phones.

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LG Optimus 2X Displays Some Awesome Video, Full 1080p

Our friends in Korea have a lot to look forward to.  Although seemingly identical to the LG Star, the Optimus 2x made its way to YouTube to show off it’s

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HipLogic’s *Spark Comes Out of Beta with Premier Media Partners [VIDEO]

We profiled a beta application back in September called *Spark which is a totally new way to redesign and customize your home screen with real-time data. A few months and more than 100,000 beta testers later, the app has been released in a full version.

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Evernote Gets Ever Better

The popular Evernote, if you don’t know , lets users “tag” or save info (notes, webpages, audio, video, pictures) and have the ability to access them anywhere via the web.

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Dell Streak Drops to $100 at Best Buy, Being Discontinued?

Dell’s Android-equipped Streak has dropped from $299 to $100 at Best Buy. Why? Read on and find out!

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Vlingo Update Adds The Action Bar!

If you aren’t already using Vlingo, one of the best third party speech to text systems and the Android Market, they are about to give you even more reasons to

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LG Ushers in Dual-Core Era With Announcement of Optimus 2X

LG has become the first handset maker to announce a dual-core Android smart phone. The Tegra 2-based handset is the first of many expected in the new year.

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Best Buy Announces Free Overnight Shipping for Nexus S on December 16

As if you needed any extra incentive to pick up the new Nexus S on December 16th, Best Buy Mobile has announced free overnight shipping for online purchases of the

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RadioShack to Offer Trio of Free Android Phones

RadioShack is set to offer three Android devices for free starting December 18th and running through December 24th.

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Gigabyte GSmart Rola is Low-End, Won’t Impress Many

Android may have started out big, with Nexus Ones and Droid Incredibles, but it’s winding down into a slew of low-end phones. Like the LG Optimus series, or the new