Best Buy posts Black Friday deals online

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Best Buy, instead of letting their Black Friday ad get leaked online, went ahead and released it on their blog.  If you were curious to see what sort of Android-based products would be on sale come November 23, here’s a quick list.  You’ll find smartphones and tablets, some deals ...

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Sprint acquiring spectrum, subscribers from U.S. Cellular

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Sprint has entered into a deal with U.S. Cellular which will see them acquiring both PCS spectrum and customers across a number of states.  As part of the $480 million venture, Sprint will gain 20MHz of spectrum in the 1900MHz band in Midwest markets plus about 585,000 subscribers.

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Rhapsody refreshes app with new visual interface, recommendations

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Rhapsody has just dropped a new version of its music application/service in the Google Play store and it sure is a looker.  Details include a refreshed visual interface with full-screen album art, swiping-to-skip, and the introduction of a new feature, Replay. T his latest addition will ...

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Kmart Black Friday ad a smattering of dirt-cheap, no-name Androids

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The Kmart Black Friday ad is online today and it certainly has its fair share of Android products. Well, fair share of stuff you’ve never heard of.  Don’t look for top-shelf stuff from the likes of Samsung or HTC, all there is here is plenty in the way of X-treme and 4Sight.  Yeah, ...

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Droid DNA incoming! HTC and Verizon hosting November 13 event

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We’re about one week away from putting together one of the worst kept secrets in Android; HTC and Verizon have an event scheduled for November 13.  The two are sending out invitations to a private New York press conference next week where we will see their “latest ...

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Amazon halves price of select Angry Birds titles ahead of Star Wars release

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With but two days to go before Angry Birds Star Wars arrives, Amazon has discounted the price of the existing Rovio titles. Starting today and running through 11:59PM PT, November 7, you can grab  Angry Birds HD, Angry Birds Space HD and Angry Birds Rio HD for a buck fifty.  Normally priced at ...

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AppBrain launches Apptimizer to help developers optimize apps for Google Play

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AppBrain is kicking off yet another developer tool for Android coders looking to gain some app exposure.  It’s called Apptimizer and, as the name suggests, it helps developers optimize their apps for listing in Google Play store.  In a nutshell, each app can get an Apptimizer score with ...

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First generation Galaxy Note to get Android 4.1 in December

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First-generation Galaxy Note users are expected to see an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in “late December” where it will introduce new features.  A leaked version of the upcoming firmware suggests the Galaxy Note will see the Nature UX as well as other goodies found in the Galaxy ...

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Sony Xperia V pushed to January but will get Android 4.1, price drop

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Sony has pushed the release of its Android-powered Xperia V back to January, according to the company’s official Xperia France Twitter account.  It’s not all that bad, however, as the device will be getting a minor price cut and software update.  Now, instead of arriving with ...

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Rovio provides gameplay trailer for Angry Birds Star Wars

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With only three days to go before Angry Birds Star Wars arrives, we’re finally getting a full-on trailer of gameplay footage. Rovio has released a new Youtube video, embedded below, which shows us pretty much all of the major players and a host of environments.  The more I see from this ...

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AT&T to offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 on November 9

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AT&T today announced that they’ll be offering their version of the Samsung Galaxy  Tab 2 10.1 on November 9.  Priced at $499.99, the 10.1-inch tablet is part of a limited time promotion which could earn AT&T subscribers a $100 savings.  If you happen to pick one of these up at the ...

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Samsung tops 30 million Galaxy S III sales well ahead of schedule

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Samsung had hoped to sell 30 million of its Galaxy S III smartphone this year, anticipating that it would be a top-selling product.  Well, they’ve already done that and there’s still two months left in the year.  A post on  Samsung Tomorrow tells us that it has only taken five ...

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Samsung expected to get brand makeover in January

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Samsung is expected to get new branding and marketing come early January if Australian news outlet ChannelNews proves to be accurate.  Rumored to debut at CES 2013 in January, the new effort is said to be put together with help from players who have helped companies such as Starbucks and Nike. ...

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Android turns 5 today!

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We, too, celebrate our five year anniversary.

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comScore: Android inches forward as smartphone sales slow

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Android is still the king of the hill when it comes to smartphone market share, according to the newest comScore report.  At 52.5 percent of the U.S. market, Android is up ever so slightly with .9 percent growth since June.  Even as it remains virtually unchanged, it did well enough to beat out ...

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