This Day in Android: Android 1.0 SDK released (2008)

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Can you believe that it has been four years since the first software development kit (SDK) was released for Android?  Wowzers.  Yes, our favorite mobile platform was released into the wild four years ago today, as we were informed by Google’s own Dan Morrill.  With 600,000 Android apps ...

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Amazon Wireless offering AT&T’s HTC One X for only $19.99

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So you wanted to get the HTC One X from AT&T earlier this summer but weren’t too keen on the $200 price tag.  You waited, saw that it hit $99, and then thought pretty hard about.  If you have not pulled the trigger yet, and still fancy that smartphone, you’d be downright goofy ...

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HTC Trade-Up sweetens the pot for iPhone users with free headphones

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HTC wants you to consider them for your next smartphone.  So much so that they are offering trade-in values for your old stuff to the tune of up to $300.  In an effort to woo iPhone users over to the One X, HTC is now throwing in an extra incentive.  If you trade in an... Read More

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean official for Verizon Galaxy Nexus

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is officially ready for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, according to the nation’s largest wireless carrier.  A support page (PDF) has gone live for the update, detailing some of the new and awesome features such as Google Now and enhanced notifications. Once you ...

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Leaked Verizon fall roadmap tips various Android releases

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Seems like every year around this time we find ourselves looking at a leaked Verizon roadmap with multiple smartphone release dates.  Such is the case today as we learn what Big Red has in store for the remainder of 2012.  According to a source close to PhoneArena, we should see roughly a half ...

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Qualcomm: Newest competitor chipsets can’t hang with our two-year-old stuff

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Qualcomm is pretty proud of their Snapdragon processor family and wants to remind mobile community at large.  Sure, they’ve got cutting-edge quad-core Snapdragon S4 stuff in devices like the Optimus G, but that’s not all they’re about, ya know?  In fact, Qualcomm’s older ...

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HTC’s Android 4.1 plans outlined for One X

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HTC is set to deliver Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the unlocked One X, according to reports surfacing this morning.  MoDaCo’s Paul O’Brien, who has an inside source, also advises that the carrier-branded models are expected to see the same update by December.  As for the rumored One ...

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Dyzplastic introduces us to Series 3’s Professor Skully McRivethead

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Say hello to the latest Android collectible figure from Dyzplastic, Professor Skully McRivethead.  Okay, so he’s actually one of a number of new guys from the upcoming Series 3.  Nevertheless, he’s a rough lookin’ dude who we’d hate to have in class. You thought your ...

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Phiaton PS 20 NC earphones review

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First, let me preface this with a disclaimer: I love reviewing headphones and Bluetooth accessories for Android devices.  Were I not in this position, I would have no idea just how good (or bad) some of these products are that I pass in retail stores or see online.  I’m amazed at all of ...

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Opera Min 7.5 introduces Smart Page feature

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Opera has pushed out a new version (7.5) of its Opera Mini for Android web browser. The key new feature this time around is the what Opera calls the “Smart Page” which provides fast and easy access to updates of what’s going on in your social network. On top of that, it also offers ...

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Rhapsody Android app gets an update

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The new update for Rhapsody brings it to 3.0.1. With this update we get some new features: The ability to download individual albums and tracks for offline playback Decide where on your device to store the files (internal, fixed SD, removable SD) The previous update (2.2.4) increased playback ...

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Dyzplastic debuts Clear and Red collectible figures ahead of Sept 24 launch

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Dyzplastic has given us another two Android collectible figures to look forward to ahead of their September 24 release.  Today see us learning of Clear, the transparent Android that also houses a small Android keychain.  Also coming in Series 3 is a model with one solid color which happens to ...

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Dick’s Sporting Goods debuts official Android app

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Dick’s Sporting Goods today announced that it recently began offering an official Android application. Arriving some time late last week, the free app lets users find a nearby store, shop for products, and follow Dick’s on social networks. Like other retail-based apps, this one also ...

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T-Mobile Galaxy S III scores The Avengers as virtual pre-loaded film

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T-Mobile customers who pick up the Samsung Galaxy S III will soon be able to enjoy a free download of the 3rd highest grossing film of all time, Marvel’s The Avengers.  Available for free in the Samsung Media Hub on September 25, the movie will also be offered to those who already own the ...

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Roku announces ‘Play on Roku’ update for streaming photos and music

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Roku has a new version of its Android app available in the Google Play Store that allows for streaming of music and photos from your handset.  The feature is called Play on Roku and it lets users view individual images, slideshows, single tracks, playlists, and more.  The app, which basically ...

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