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Scott Webster
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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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Verizon taps Purple Droid Razr with January 23 launch

You probably heard last week that Verizon announced a purple variation of their popular Droid Razr handset during CES.  What you didn’t get, however, was a price point or launch

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Poll: Ever considered a “rugged” Android?

Ever thought about an Android phone that can handle drops, water, and dust? Why or why not?

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Dual-core LG Spectrum now on sale at Verizon

Verizon’s latest Android smartphone, the LG Spectrum, has officially gone on sale today, if only online.  Expected to hit retail stores shortly, the 1.5GHz dual-core handset features a number of

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Virgin Mobile to implement ‘data speed reduction’ (throttling) on March 23

Speeds will drop down to 256kbps for anyone who exceeds 2.5GB in a month.

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Sony Ericsson announces rocky Q4, ready to start over with new branding

The joint venture is ready to put a tough 2011 behind them and push forward with renewed efforts.

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Each Kindle Fire generating more than $100 in additional revenue for Amazon

We’ve learned that even though the Kindle Fire sells for only $199.99 it actually costs slightly more than that to manufacture and sell them.  What normally sounds a little bit

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Sony Ericsson 2012 roadmap surfaces with a dozen Android devices

Sony Ericsson does not appear content to sit behind Samsung, Motorola, LG, or any other player.

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LG Intros Optimus Pad LTE

LG today introduced their first Android-powered tablet capable of support LTE networks in the form of the –wait for it– Optimus Pad LTE.  Running Android 3.2 Honeycomb and featuring a

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Airnbnb debuts Android application

Search and discover for 100,000+ places to stay in more than 192 countries with Airbnb’s official client.

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Oracle: Google earning $10 million a day from Android

In the ongoing sage that is lawsuits and patent infringements, Oracle has asked the courts to stay or dismiss a Java-related case against Google for upwards of 9 months. In

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Quad-core HTC Edge gets new code name ahead of MWC

Just weeks before a rumored announcement, the handset gets a new internal code name.

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Sony Ercisson teases MWC announcements

If you thought that Sony (Ericsson) was done announcing new smartphones after last week’s CES, you’re sadly mistaken.  It appears that the company still has a few things left up

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Samsung considering licensing Blackberry, sources indicate

According to a hot new rumor from Boy Genius Report‘s Jonathan Geller, Samsung is taking a look at licensing pieces of Blackberry’s OS. In a move that would help Samsung

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Sprint and HTC begin removing Carrier IQ from handsets

We learned from Android Central yesterday that the HTC EVO 3D was set to see an updated firmware which included the removal of Carrier IQ’s software.  The controversial feature has

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Samsung’s 2012 phones to feature all-day battery Life

Without a doubt, one of the biggest pain points for smartphone users is the battery life.  Let’s be honest here, Android devices thus far have suffered from some less-than desirable