Sony releases open source DASH sensor framework

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Sony today announced that they are releasing their Dynamic Android Sensor HAL (DASH) sensor framework as an open source GitHub project.  Essentially this means that custom ROM developers and other mobile players can contribute to the project and improve things for all involved. According to ...

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Nikon intros Android-based 16-megapixel camera

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Nikon today announced a 16-megapixel Android-based camera in the form of the recently rumored S800C. Featuring a 10X optical zoom and Wi-Fi support, the camera runs 2.3 Gingerbread under the hood and should be plenty powerful enough to do some editing and filters before uploading to social ...

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T-Mobile to offer Unlimited 4G plans starting September 5

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While other carriers have started offering pooled data plans, T-Mobile is doing a little something different.  Late last night (or early this morning) T-Mobile announced that they will be soon offering unlimited 4G data plans for new and existing subscribers.  Set to begin on September 5, ...

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Sony Xperia J outed to public ahead of release

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As some readers know, Russian tech site Mobile-Review has revealed and extensively previewed a number of Xperia (prototype) handsets ahead of their official announcements. They have done it again with the Sony Xperia J. Like we have previously seen, they have pictures of every angles and a full ...

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Going to Droidcon? Take 25% off admission with AndroidGuys discount

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The Android-oriented congress Droidcon 2012 is taking place during November 22-23 in Amsterdam, Holland just like it did last year. The good folk from Droidcon are still accepting papers but a few speakers have already been confirmed, including engineers from both Google and Facebook about ...

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MetroPCS details new 4G plan, Android phone

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MetroPCS has unraveled a bunch of new “goodies” for it’s current and future customers! First on the list, and available as a promotion, is the carrier’s new 4G LTE.  Customers can get unlimited talk, texting, and 4G LTE data for $55/month for a single line. Families can ...

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Target, GameStop, RadioShack officially getting Google Play gift cards

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The first retail outlets to receive Google Play Store gift cards are expected to be Target, GameStop, and RadioShack, according to Google. No longer a rumor, the pre-paid card option has gone live and is ready for your money.  If you happen to head out to one of these fine retail stores today, ...

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Xperia Nexus and Optimus Nexus tossed into rumor mill

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If past history is an indicator, the next Nexus release should be arriving in the late fall or early winter.  As such, we ought to be getting a slew of rumors and details for the next “Pure Google” experience.  Such was the case this morning with the word of a “Superior” ...

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Google slip accidentally details Play Store gift cards

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Google has let the proverbial cat out of the bag as it pertains to the upcoming announcement of Google Play Store gift cards.  A cached version of the support page has leaked many of the details of the cards, including availability, denominations, and code redemption.  As it appears today, ...

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Swiftkey update includes summer themes and continuous voice typing

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Swiftkey has announced a new update to their popular keyboard application for Android, releasing v 3.0.1 into various distribution channels.  The key details for this release include a pair of new summer themes (Sky blue and Fuschia pink), bug fixes, and performance updates. Oh, then ...

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LG turning things up a notch with rumored Optimus G

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LG is rumored to be cranking things up a bit with their next Android smartphone, the so-called Optimus G.  According to Korean website Asia Today (translate), LG is cooking up a quad-core LTE device with a 4.7-inch IPS True HD display, 2GB RAM, and a 13-megapixel camera. Expected to run Android ...

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Alleged Galaxy Nexus successor details emerge

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The first alleged details for the Galaxy Nexus successor have started trickling online and, from the sound of things, we’re in for a moderate refresh.  The information, obtained by SamMobile, advises that the codename is rumored to be “Superior” with the model number of ...

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Sony provides Android 4.0 details for nearly a dozen Xperia models

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Sony has provided Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update details for nearly a dozen of their Xperia smartphones.  A post on the company blog advises that the software update will begin rolling out to eight models this week.  If you happen to own an Xperia arc, Xperia arc S, Xperia neo, Xperia ...

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Acer intros Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Pro

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Acer today announced its next Android smartphone, the Liquid Gallant and its dual-SIM variant, the Liquid Gallant Pro.  Due starting in September, the phones are entry-level priced with specs that make for a great first Android device.  Details include a 1GHz processor, 4GB internal storage, ...

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Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

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Motorola hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to bootloaders and rootable devices, but they’re apparently jumping on the open Android train with this latest announcement. User can now unlock bootloaders on their Motorola device, much like HTCDev.com. There are tons ...

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