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Huawei intros ‘fashion forward’ MediaPad 7 Lite

Huawei announced at IFA that they’ve got a 7-inch tablet for those of you with eye for both fashion and function. Called the MediaPad 7 Lite, the device runs Android

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Huawei announces Ascend G600 for September

Huawei has announced their latest Android-based smartphone, the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich-powered  Ascend  G600.  Specs for the handset include a 4.5-inch LCD IPS HD (960×8540) display, a 1.2GHz dual-core  processor, 768MB RAM

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In Brief: Android stuff worth knowing (Aug 31)

[dropcap1 variation=”hotpink”]A[/dropcap1] new Kickstarter project called BERO is a 4” Google Android-inspired robot that runs on an open source app via Bluetooth.  Users can move the arms, head, make the robot dance to music and react

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Amazon launching a tablet with dual-sides?

Big companies like Amazon love to come out with innovations that will probably blow your mind, like they launched the Kindle Fire, a cheap tablet with specs better than a

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Here’s the first look at next Kindle Fire

Amazon has an event scheduled for September 6 where it’s widely assumed they will debut the new Kindle Fire.  Seeing as how the initial model is completely sold out and

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This Day in Android: Galaxy S II announced for three U.S. carriers

It was one year ago today that T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T customers were officially introduced to the Samsung Galaxy S II.  Hitting the respective carriers over the coming weeks, the

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Phosphor Games releases Tegra 3-optimized Horn

Remember the really sweet looking game that was demonstrated back at Google I/O in June? Well, it’s called Horn and it’s out today.  And you’re advised to download it as

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Beats Audio building a smartphone, TV, and music service?

HTC and Beats Audio formed a relationship last year when the Taiwanese giant announced the HTC Sensation XE with Beats Audio.  Recently, word on the street that that HTC and Beats

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Take our HTC Quiz and win a FREE solar charger! (GIVEAWAY X5)

UPDATE: We’ve pulled the winning names and emailed the lucky folks.  Thanks to all of you who participated, we will be back with more great stuff to give away! John

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Huawei demos new Emotion UI

Huawei is in Berlin this week, showing off the new custom user interface, Emotion UI. Built with consumer interaction in mind, the design is said to be simple to use

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Listen to AndroidGuys Podcast #127

It has been a while since we last got together, what with summer vacations, breaks, real jobs, newborns, and other obligations.  All that’s over though and school is back in.

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Amazon sells out of Kindle Fire one week before press event

Amazon has officially announced that the Android-based Kindle Fire has sold out with one week to go before their September 6 press event.  Sounds like all the proof we need

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Mediocre releases Tegra 3-optimized Granny Smith

Mediocre, the developers behind the wonderful and addictive Sprinkle, have released their latest Android title, Granny Smith.  And if you think the game is slow-paced and ol’ fashioned, you’ll be

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Intel-powered ZTE Grand X IN announced for Europe

ZTE today announced the first Android smartphone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature an Intel-based processor.  Called the ZTE Grand X IN, the phone touches down in

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HTC announces mid-range Desire X

HTC has officially taken the wraps of their latest Android smartphone, unveiling the Desire X at IFA in Berlin, Germany.  As an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich handset, the phone