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ASUS EeePad Transformer 3G Lands in Italy, Coming Soon to UK and USA

ASUS EeePad Transformer is probably one of the best Android tablets available in the market at the moment and currently several retailers are offering it in USA. However, right now

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MetroPCS Adds Huawei M835 to Android Roster

Verizon isn’t the only carrier quietly growing their Android roster today.  MetroPCS has added the smallish Android 2.2-powered (Froyo) M835 to their smart phone lineup.  Priced at $79.99 after instant

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According to Nielsen Research, Games Most Popular Mobile App Category in US

All your smartphone are belong to us! Apparently no one is using their smartphone to be productive, they just want to play games!

According to Nielsen research, games continue to be the most popular app category while productivity apps find themselves on the lower rungs of the ladder. This of course doesn’t surprise me one bit, what does surprise me is the fact that 93% of the people downloading games are actually willing to pay for them! Hear that developers? You’re more likely to get paid off of games vs. any other category. Chop, chop, start churning out those games!

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Consumers Getting Nearly $900 in Free Apps Per Year Via Amazon Free App of the Day

We’re always hearing (mostly by competitors) about how “fragmentation” is hurting Android, but in reality, it’s this “fragmentation” that is providing vast choices to the Android consumer. One of those “choices” happens to be Amazon’s App Store. In the beginning, many Android users were wondering where the Amazon App Store would fit in and whether or not another “App Store” was necessary. Then Amazon announced its promotional “Free App of the Day” and Android users began taking notice. Before you knew it, everyone and their mother was downloading the Amazon App Store just so they could get the “Free App of the Day.” It’s now almost the only reason why anyone even uses the Amazon App Store and it’s this very mentality which prompted Android Tapp and its parent company AsSeenOnPhone Inc. to begin analyzing the Amazon App Store and its “Free App of the Day” program.

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Vlingo Releases Virtual Assistant 3.0 With Refreshed UI and Enhanced Features [VIDEO]

Vlingo  has released a refreshed version (3.0) of their Virtual Assistant application for Android today, with a number of significant changes.  The app feels like a brand new title thanks

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Table ScrApps: Miner Speed

King.com, a cross-platform, social gaming company, released their  jewel-switcher game, Miner Speed to the Android Market late last week.  Looking very much like another game that has players matching gems up

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Foursquare Updates Android Application, adds Notification Tray

Foursquare is one of the most used Android applications on the market, being a location based social-networking website based on software for mobile devices. Recently, the Android application officially received a new update and it brings an interesting feature to it and that feature is Notification tray and at the moment, this new feature is exclusive to Android only. Prior to this new update, Foursquare was granting iPhone users the new update before Android users, but I think now they know that Android is the king.

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Amazon Announces New Options for Amazon Cloud Drive with Unlimited Space for Music

Facing stiff competition from Apple’s iCloud, Google Music, Best Buy, and the impending stateside arrival of Spotify, Amazon announced a trio of enhancements to their Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud

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Fieldrunners HD Arrives in Amazon Appstore (FREE) and Android Market

The fantastic looking and critically acclaimed tower defense game Fieldrunners HD has arrived in the Android Market and the Amazon Appstore.  To kick things off, the developers are offering the

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Verizon Quietly Puts Droid 3 Up for Sale

And we thought the Droid 2 landed with less than expected fanfare.  Verizon has made the Droid 3 official today, quietly sneaking it onto their website as well as DroidDoes.com.  The Android

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Samsung Conquer 4G and Motorola Photon 4G Get Rumored Dates

Sprint has a pair of 4G Android devices on the horizon in the Motorola Photon 4G and Samsung Conquer 4G. Motorola Photon 4G is a high-end Motorola device and it

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Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi Now $499

A few months after launching their first Honeycomb tablets, Motorola has dropped the price down to a more reasonable figure. For all the awesome hardware and Android 3.1 greatness inside,

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Spotify Set to Invade US “Soon”

Amazon Cloud Player, Google Music, Slacker Radio, Rdio, and a host of other similar services are set to face serious competition in the United States as Spotify preps for landing.

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Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles Beta Launched! WIN A BETA KEY (AG Exclusive)

Check it out! The day that we have been waiting for has finally arrived! Spacetime Studios, the makers of Pocket Legends, has launched the beta of Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles exclusively on Verizon’s V-Cast service. So if you are a Verizon customer, go check it out and see if you can get your way in. For the rest of you who are not using Big Red. You are out of luck……OR ARE YOU?!?!?! (hint, keep reading for some Android Guys exclusive news).

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Qualcomm 2011/2012 Roadmap Makes Brief Apperance

A leaked Qualcomm roadmap highlighting future chipsets and their possible release times made a brief appearance before ultimately being pulled. As with all leaked documents, things are subject to change so try not to take this information as “absolute truth” if you know what I mean. According to the leaked roadmap we can expect the dual-core, LTE, HSPA, and HSPA+ chips by the end of Q4 2011. These chips will be clocked at about 1.5 and 1.7 GHz and will feature an Adreno 225 GPU.