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Google Exceeds Expectations As Earnings Rise 32%

It looks like Google is showing no signs of slowing down, something Android users are familiar with. Google’s Q2 earnings for 2011 were released today, and although the gain surprised many investors,

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SwiftKey X Released for Android Phones, Tablets

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its first beta release, TouchType has finally announced the arrival of Swiftkey X.  Designed in both phone and tablet-friendly versions, this has become one

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Even After Updates, HTC Thunderbolt Still a Problem for Some

We’re not going to be the first to admit this, but the HTC Thunderbolt has been, for some, a very problematic handset.  Whether it’s random reboots, force closes, or unsupported

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Localicious Proving That Some devs Experiencing Less Friction With Android

There is interesting news this morning concerning the new app that WhitePages has released, called Localicious. The app in itself is not ground shattering for sure, but what is interesting is that the company is launching on Android first, with no release date for an iOS launch. A first for the company as a whole, as they have done what most companies out there have been doing. Launch on iOS, then port over to Android. Not this time! Read on for their reasons.

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Amazon Tablet in October? We Hope so!

There is more news this morning about the worst kept secret in the Android world this year; the upcoming Android tablet that Amazon is planning on launching to take advantage of it’s strong Android ecosystem that it has deployed. Could we see it as soon as October?

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Spotify Launches in U.S. With Motorola Named as Exclusive Mobile Partner

After a seemingly endless wait, Spotify’s award winning music service has come the United States.  But before you run off and sign yourself up, thinking you’ll have access to all

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Paypal Readying NFC Powered Funds Transfers

You knew it would not take long for Paypal to jump onto the NFC train,the lure of making major coin in transaction fees every time someone uses their mobile device to transfer money is just too much for the financial giant to pass up.

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Oceanhouse Media Brings Award Winning Children’s Book “Leo the Lightning Bug” to Android

 If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Oceanhouse Media. They are the leading publishers of interactive children’s book apps, such as the award winning Dr. Seuss

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Hulu Plus Support Hits Four More Android Handsets

The number of devices supported by the Hulu Plus service has grown by four, bringing the total to ten handsets.  According to the Hulu blog, the latest with access to

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Why are you Surprised about the Netflix Rate Hike?

There has been a tsunami of hate that has been flowing towards Netflix with their announcement that they will be raising their fees on rate plans that include both streaming and DVD’s in the mail. In essence, Netflix has doubled their fees if you want to both stream and receive DVD’s as well.

I have read post after post, comment after comment blasting Netflix about this decision. People saying that they are leaving the service, that they have had enough and taking their money elsewhere. (Where might I ask?) I have seen people say that Netflix’s timing is bad because the economy is struggling.

My response? You are all insane to think that this was not coming.

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Verizon Launches VZ Navigator Version X with Free 30 Day Trial

I’ve never been impressed with Verizon’s proprietary VZ Navigator app. It constantly froze, directions were incorrect on many occasions, and it just didn’t have a good UI. That all changes today, as Big Red has announced VZ Navigator, Version X. This new version brings tons of new and exciting features to Android devices on the nation’s largest carrier.

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Photon 4G Launching on Sprint July 31st

Sprint and Motorola officially announced the Motorola Photon 4G, another addition to their 4G Android lineup, last month. The Photon 4G is a nice-looking device, and we recently reported that Sprint would

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AT&T to Exclusively Offer Sony S2 Tablet in the U.S.

A few weeks ago, the Sony S1 and S2 passed through the FCC with AT&T 3G bands. They’re the first tablets to ship with PlayStation certification, but it looks like only one of

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Motorola Working on HD 10-inch Tablet, Packing Ice Cream Sandwich?

It’s that time of the week again, as the rumor mill is in full swing, this time with a new tablet from Motorola that’s sure to turn some heads (if it even exists). A rumor has reached the guys over at SlashGear, and it’s proposing that Moto is working on a new Android tablet, one to truly rival the iPad 2. This device is said to sport a 10-inch HD display, with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, and the speculation doesn’t end there. The rumored tablet will be running Ice Cream Sandwich, something we haven’t heard much about since Eric Schmidt gave us some details on it.