Listen to AndroidGuys #129 “99 Problems and They’re All First World”

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RECORDED LIVE SEPT. 20, 2012 For the first time in months, the entire gang gets together to form the Android Podcast Voltron.  Topics this week include LG’s Optimus G and the problem(s) it might face in the United States, HTC’s lack of an Android announcement, and the reason we ...

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Sony Xperia V may not arrive until early December

The Sony Xperia V is expected to arrive in early December, according to a Swedish retailer who has a track record for knowing such things.  Dustin.se is listing the handset now with a pre-order price of SEK 4,299 + VAT, (pre-VAT price of £404, €508 and $656 US) and a December 3 launch. ...

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Pantech reveals the Pantech Vega R3, a Galaxy Note II competitor

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Pantech is not the leading mobile phone brand in the world, but there’s no doubt in it that they are working really hard to attain a proper place in the smartphone market. First they were known as a maker of low-end or mid-end Android phones, but then we recently saw the Pantech Magnus, ...

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In Brief: Other Android stuff worth knowing (Sept 25)

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In Brief is a compilation of notifications, rumors, and Android-related news tidbits, which for whatever reason, did not end up with a post of its own on AndroidGuys.  These are things that we still feel are worth knowing, even if in a passing manner.  Consider it a grab-bag of Android goodies. ...

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RadioShack offering discounted Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile Android devices

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RadioShack is offering some great deals on select smartphones for those of you looking to pick up a non-contract Android device.  If you’re considering a Boost Mobile or Virgin Mobile model then you’ll want to check out the current deals at your nearby RadioShack.  Models include ...

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Huawei hedging bets against Android

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Chinese hardware maker Huawei has confirmed that is it is exploring its own mobile operating system as a backup in the event it must walk away from Android.   Just as ZTE is doing with Mozilla’s Firefox OS, Huawei is planning on ways to augment its Android portfolio with other platforms. ...

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Unlocked Xperia acro S now available in United States

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Sony is now offering an unlocked version of its Android-powered Xperia acro S smartphone. Priced at $599.99, the phone runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and features a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 4.3-inch scratch resistant HD Reality Display, and 12.1-megapixel camera.  With 1GB RAM, 16GB ...

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Samsung announces Martian Pink Galaxy S III for Korea

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Samsung has introduced a new Martian Pink version of its Galaxy S III, smartphone, making it available for South Korean consumers.  As the 7th color option for the flagship handset, the pink edition will be offered in a limited, 100,000 unit capacity.  There’s no indication yet that this ...

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Amazon enables developers to target devices in Kindle Fire family

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Amazon just outlined a new Device Targeting feature which lets developers customize the Android application package (APK) to specific Amazon devices. Specifically aimed at providing a unique experience for the various members of the Kindle Fire family, it allows developers to optimize apps for ...

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Intel talks next-generation dual-core Medfield chips

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Intel expects to release dual-core versions of its Medfield processors before long, bringing hyper threading to its next-generation of system-on-a-chip.  What’s more, Intel also plans to introduce chipsets that offer 4G LTE support, something critically missing in today’s mobile ...

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Samsung outlines Android 4.1 update for 15 Galaxy models

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Samsung has started to deploy the Android 4.1 update to the Galaxy S III and promises it will be coming to more than a dozen other models.  In a statement emailed to The Verge, Samsung advises that there are multiple devices expected to see Jelly Bean, including tablets and phones. ...

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Droid Incredible X rumored to be design basis for Nexus 5

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With the anniversary of the Galaxy Nexus  fast approaching, anxious eyes are starting to look for clues and details for it successor.  And since we’re talking about maybe five Nexus partners, it stands to reason that something would trickle out soon.  Such is the case with the recent ...

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Sprint expands 4G LTE to parts of Kansas, Illinois and Massachusetts

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Sprint continuing with its promise of delivering 100 markets with 4G LTE connectivity over the remaining months of 2012, has added another few areas to its map.  If you live in Lawrence, Kan.; Topeka, Kan.; Wichita, Kan.; Waukegan-Lake County, Ill.; and Barnstable-Hyannis/Mid-Cape, Mass. then ...

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Dyzplastic intros Series 3′s Pandroid, Sir Knightly Bild, and Whoogle the Owl

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Dyzplastic has released what appears to be the final previews for the upcoming Series 3 Android collectible figures, pulling the curtain back on another three designs.  Say hello to Pandroid, Sir Knightly Bild, and Whoogle the Owl! Surely we are not the first to say we’re excited about ...

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LG Optimus Vu II details seemingly confirmed

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The details for the presumed Optimus Vu II have leaked online, seemingly confirming a slightly improved take on the would-be Galaxy Note II killer. According to Korean blog Bad IT Tong (translate), the LG phone/tablet  will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and feature a 1.5GHz dual-core ...

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