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Sony releases open source DASH sensor framework

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

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Nikon intros Android-based 16-megapixel camera

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

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

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

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Sony Xperia J outed to public ahead of release

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

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

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cf6YyGdsgNM[/youtube] 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

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MetroPCS details new 4G plan, Android phone

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

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Target, GameStop, RadioShack officially getting Google Play gift cards

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

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Xperia Nexus and Optimus Nexus tossed into rumor mill

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

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Google slip accidentally details Play Store gift cards

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

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Swiftkey update includes summer themes and continuous voice typing

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

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LG turning things up a notch with rumored Optimus G

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

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Alleged Galaxy Nexus successor details emerge

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,

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Sony provides Android 4.0 details for nearly a dozen Xperia models

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

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Acer intros Liquid Gallant and Liquid Gallant Pro

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

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Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

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