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T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Entertainment Releases Booty Symphony. Yeah, Booty Symphony [VIDEO]

Wow.  Where to begin with this one.  Nappy Boy Entertainment (T-Pain) has released a new Android app called Booty Symphony which lets users create 30-second music videos using “Booty Soundboards.” 

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Kongregate Arcade Launches with 300+ FREE Flash Games for Android Devices

Popular browser-based gaming destination Kongregate announced the release of their free Android app, Kongregate Arcade. Packed with more than 300 Flash-based games to start, the app lets users running Android 2.2 or higher play games, share ratings, achievements and more.

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Acer Expecting to Release Quad-Core 10-Inch Android Tablet by Mid-Year

You know that line in The Social Network where Justin Timberlake’s character says, “…a million dollars is not cool. You know what is cool? A billion dollars”? That the first thing I thought of when I learned that Acer plans to release Android-based tablets in 2011 with Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors. Yup, that’s quad-core prowess they are talking about.

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T-Mobile Drops Price of G2 to Free For Limited Time

If you’ve been mulling over the idea of picking up a T-Mobile G2, might we suggest you act fast? The carrier has dropped the price on the flagship device to free for a limited time.

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Samsung’s Viewer Created Ad for Galaxy Tab “Always There” [VIDEO]

Take a look at the video below to see how a Galaxy Tab user takes advantage of his tablet throughout an average day. Well, that is if you average day consisted of video chatting your parents while proposing to your girlfriend.

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Sprint to Add $10 Fee to All Smart Phones Effective January 30th

[sprint-logo] Previously reserved for the likes of the EVO 4G, Epic 4G, and new EVO Shift 4G, Sprint’s $10 add-on data feature is coming to all Android phones.

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Sony Ericsson Steps up Camera Game with new Xperia Arc

If you tuned into last night’s episode of the Monday Night podcast, you’d know that one of the topics we touched on was digital cameras in smart phones. While the average consumer thinks that more megapixels means better pictures,this couldn’t be more wrong. In fact, all it essentially means is a larger final image. There are other features that factor into how nice those pictures from your birthday party end up looking. Factors that include speed, sensors, and light sensitivity among others. Sony Ericsson understands this and has taken dramatic steps in improving the camera in their upcoming Xperia Arc.

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You Tell Us: Which Feature Do You Wish Your Current Android Phone Had?

For the most part, we all love our Android phones. Each of us has our different reasons for picking the handset we did, be it carrier, rate plan, or the device itself. As much as we’d all like to say we have the perfect smart phone, there is always room for improvement. There’s always seems to that one thing we wish our phone has. So we’re asking you this week to tell us: Which feature(s) do you wish your current Android phone had?

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Fuel to the Fire: Vibrant Plus to Have Gingerbread, Not Froyo?

Wow. That’s all I can really say about Samsung at this point. Wow. First we get leaked images and specs of the Vibrant Plus, which is supposed to be running Froyo, HSPA+, and a front-facing camera. Then someone from Samsung explains that they charge a carrier for pretty much any kind of update, and now this. We just got word from the guys over at BoyGeniusReport that’s sure to make a lot more Vibrant owners a lot angrier. They’ve gotten a photo of the Vibrant Plus/Vibrant 4G, and it’s clearly running.. wait for it.. Gingerbread!

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AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp Jan 10-15

It’s that time again! The AndroidGuys Weekly RoundUp is back after a short absence. So, let’s get to last week’s news!

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Android Upgrades: Who To Trust

Of course the past won’t tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.

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The CyanogenMod Nightlies Are Back; This Time with Extra Gingerbread

Team Douche strikes again! Yesterday, a post on cyanogenmod.com announced the roll out of the infamous nightly builds, which are all based upon the newest version of the mod, Cyanogenmod 7 (CM7).

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PlayStation Phone Spied in Handful of Videos

How about a host of videos of the we-know-it’s-real-so-just-announce-it PlayStation Phone? Each is only a couple of minutes long at the most, but they do give us a good look at the form factor and UI that awaits us.

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Samsung Insider Takes to XDA to Explain How Updates Work, It’s “Largely Political”

Picture a snowball rolling down a hill, getting bigger by the moment and you’ll have an image of the growing hostility over the situation. Just what the heck is going on over at Samsung? Someone reporting to be from the inside of the handset maker has taken to XDA to share a few details. As he/she explains it the withholding of the update is “largely political one, not a technological one”.

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Review: LG Optimus U (U.S. Cellular)

While we all drool over the current cutting edge in Android phones, the likes of the Atrix and Droid Bionic that were announced as C.E.S., another kind of revolution is happening at the other end of the spectrum. A great example is the LG Optimus U, which debuted on U.S. Cellular last month. The sibling of the Optimus T, Optimus S and Vortex, it’s a capable Froyo phone that’s only $30.