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Unheard of Android 2.4 Is Powering the Sony Experia Arc!

It looks like Gingerbread isn’t fully out of the oven yet! posted an article detailing a hands-on with a Sony Experia Arc that was running an unannounced Android 2.4!

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Hands On with the Motorola XOOM, and a First Hands-On with Honeycomb

The lucky dudes over at Engadget got an interesting hand-on with the newly announced, Honeycomb-equipped, Verizon Motorola XOOM tablet. They managed to bypass the demo videos and mess around with the apparently “early build” of Honeycomb.

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Touch Revolution Launches TRū™ Multi- Touch Monitor Product Line at CES

Remember last year when Touch Revolution introduced the Android kitchen?

Touch Revolution has been busy, and at this year’s CES, they released info about their working with Android. On their site, they mentioned their “groundbreaking implementation of Android on a 21.5” TRū™ Multi-Touch Monitor on a recumbent exercise bike with an innovative touch screen user interface powered by Touch Revolution’s NIMble™ Embedded Touch Computer.”

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Mono for Android Open for Developer Testing

Attention developers! MonoDroid is now open for you to work with! ReadWriteWeb announced to us that the new version is free of the little bugs that the previous version had. For those not in the know, MonoDroid is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications.

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Introducing the ASUS Eee Pad “Transformer”

For those who are searching for a tablet to replace your laptop, this just might be it. The Transformer brings the best of both worlds with the optional docking station. This turns the Transformer into a full-fledged notebook with a QWERTY keyboard for desktop use, while extending battery life up to 16 hours! Just announced at CES2011!

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Android Special Report: Is Samdroid the new Wintel?

When Windows exploded on the market back in 1985 (Who remembers 3.1?) Intel was there to hop on board and “Wintel” was a wonderful partnership, and the leading one for the realm of Windows OS.

Could we now be entering the age of Samdroid? In 2010, Samsung exploded, outselling HTC in their Android phones, and they aren’t seeming to slow down in 2011. Check out some charts and figures after the break.

App Reviews

App Review: FlexT9 Keyboard

The Developer Says: “FlexT9 powered by Dragon is a four-in-one keyboard experience that puts you in the driver’s seat for communicating how you want – when you want. And only FlexT9 gives you the power to seamlessly switch between the Speak. Trace. Write. Tap. input modes as easily as it is to flip on a light switch!”

What We Liked:

Dragon voice recognition lives up to its reputation, easily besting Google’s voice recognition accuracy.
As a tracing keyboard, FlexT9 is every bit as good as Swype (better at telling the difference between “in” and “on”), with a better UI for suggested words.

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Google Working on Fixes for SMS Bugs

That’s right, “bugs,” as in two of them. As you may recall, we were initially dubious about reports of misdirected SMS messages. Then we came around in light of new information. Now, in the Google Code thread related to the issues, a Google representative has confirmed the bugs exist and says that fixes are on the way:

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iMediaShare Android App Delivers TED and NASA Videos to Your TV

iMediaShare has brought their streaming media service to Android. PRNewswire has informed us that they have redesigned the Android version, which “provides a much improved user-experience, and a new scalable back-end infrastructure to support on-demand video streaming from the cloud.”

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First Alpha Build of WiMAX for CyanogenMod Hits XDA!

The self proclaimed #TeamWin crew has given EVO users their very first alpha build of WiMAX for the EVO.  This is considered to be a huge breakthrough in the EVO 4G

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CLIQ 2 Officially Announced, Available Jan. 19 [VIDEO]

Confirming recent rumors, Motorola and T-Mobile have officially announced the CLIQ 2, a 1 GHz landscape slider with a 3.7″ screen and a funky, reptilian keyboard. Like its predecessor, it seems intended for the middle of the market, but unlike the original CLIQ, includes a lot of enterprise friendly features. It is not an HSPA+ phone.

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Motorola XOOM Announced!

It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for since Andy Rubin showed off a curious little tablet at the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. That’s right, Motorola has officially announced the XOOM tablet for Verizon.

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T-Mobile and LG Announce G-Slate 4G Honeycomb Tablet

With all the excitement surrounding tablets at CES, it’s no wonder everyone wants in on the action. T-Mobile has just announced via Twitter that it will be bringing the world

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Moto Droid Bionic Announced for Verizon

We’ve been hearing a lot about a few LTE Android devices for Verizon, like the HTC Thunderbolt (aka Incredible HD) and of course the Moto XOOM tablet. But Motorola apparently had another trick up its sleeve, and it’s called the Droid Bionic.

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Logitech Revue Rooted!

Well, we knew it would happen sooner or later. The Logitech Revue has been rooted. I’m going to stop right there and give you a more than fair warning. This isn’t for the faint of heart.