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Rooted Gingerbread for Droid 2 and Droid X

Got a rooted Droid X or Droid 2? If you’ve been jonesing for some Gingerbread goodness, we have good news for you. The good devs at MyDroidWorld took leaked official

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Android Market In-App Billing is Launched

After rolling out testing of in-app billing to developers just last week, Google has announced that the new Market feature has been launched. In-app billing has quite a few possible

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Rumor: LG Optimus Big to Join LG’s Optimus Lineup?

According to a recent rumor, LG is in the midst of making a new handset called the Optimus Big. (Of course “Big” is only the codename.) It’s said this device will  sport

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Angry Birds Rio to Launch on Android Market This Week

We thought for just a moment that Amazon had bought exclusive rights to Angry Birds Rio when it appeared on their new app store, but not the Android Market. We were wrong.

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HandyGames Drops Prices On All Android Games

You read that correctly, HandyGames, the group behind such Android games as Aporkalypse and Guns ‘N’ Glory, has dropped the price of all its games to just 0.99€ (about $1.40).

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Samung’s Droid Charge Has the Infamous Droid Red Eye

The Droid Charge (Stealth-V) had been spotted with the “Red Eye”. What does this mean? It means (not only is it close to a date launch announcment) that the Droid

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Adobe Mobile Connect Updated to Version 1.5

Adobe has released an updated version to their original Adobe Mobile Connect solution for Android with its main focus of this release is geared towards Android tablet optimization.  Adobe is trying

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HTC Merge Landing on Cellular South to be Available Next Month

Cellular South, the largest privately owned cellular provider in the states, has teamed up with HTC to deliver the carrier’s first Android world phone, the HTC Merge.  Featuring a slide-out

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So Long Beta! Firefox 4 Arrives Today

After what seemed like month/years of waiting, Firefox 4 has finally come to Android.  If this already sounds familiar to you, chances are good that you’ve seen the endless mentions

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RUMOR: Google creating an iOS-like “Game Center” for Android?

Like all rumors, take this one with a grain of salt. The word is that Google is prepping a game-centric social network for Android. This rumor, first published by PocketGamer,

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Sony Ericsson Announces Unlocked Bootloader with New Line of Xperia Devices

According to the Sony Ericsson Developer Blog the new line of 2011 Xperia smartphones will allow “advanced developers” to unlock the boot loader legally.  This feature will only be available

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Sony Ericsson Drops Five XPERIA Play Ads Featuring Kristen Schaal [VIDEO]

Sony Ericsson has a handful of new clips to hype the Xperia Play. Featuring the very funny Kristen Schaal, each ad shows us how awesome the “PlayStation Phone” really is.

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BREAKING: Amazon Launches Cloud Player for Android and Web, Cloud-Streaming Music At Long Last!

Amazon seems to be on a roll lately, and have just released Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, a cloud-based music streaming solution for the web, and more interestingly, mobile devices like Android. Each user is given 5GB of space in their personal Cloud Drive (unless the user purchases an MP3 album on AmazonMP3, which will automatically and freely boost their space to 20GB for one year) to handle their music. Interesting features include the ability to re-download anything that is uploaded to the Cloud Drive, and the ability stream all of the music stored online to any Android device that has the Amazon MP3 app installed.

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Today’s “DUH” Moment: Sprint Officially Opposes T-Mo/AT&T Merger

You can file this one in “totally obvious” bin. Sprint put out a press release today, stating their official opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mo merger. Like we expected them to say, “Hey, this is a GREAT idea! Go ahead and merge together these two carriers so we can be an even more distant third in the US!”

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LauncherPro Hits the Market with New Features and Fixes

One of the more popular home screen replacement applications has received an update to version 0.8.4 and brings some new features, gingerbread optimization and more transition effects. The developer Federico Carnales announced the paid verson, LauncherPro+ will also be available in the market soon. Previously a user would purchase the PLUS version via the paypal link inside the free version. The new Android Market policies no longer allow this. I assume this will only benefit the developer. Currently by avoiding the Android Market he’s bypassing Google’s commission, but I believe more people will purchase the paid version now that its easily available in the market.