T-Mobile Announces SpringBoard, Galaxy Tab 10.1 Arriving “In Time for the Holidays”

T-Mobile USA tossed out a press release late last night, officially announcing that a pair of 4G Android-powered tablets would be ready for launch later this year. Expected “in time for the holidays”, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and T-Mobile SpringBoard will offer consumers a choice ...

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Android Open 2011 Happening Right Now – Watch Live!

Today marked the start of the first Android Open 2011, taking place in San Francisco and hosted by O’Reilly’s Media.  Touted as the first event to completely cover the entire Android ecosystem, it’s a two-day event that speaks to anyone and everyone involved on the business ...

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Are You Kristen’s Super Genius Minecraft Wizard?

After months of existing strictly as an Xperia PLAY, Minecraft is expected to be available in the Android Market today for other handsets.  And, coincidentally or not, Sony has released a new YouTube ad today centered around the game.  The clip, Build 4 Kristen, features Kristen Schaal in her ...

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This Could be the Galaxy Nexus Boot Animation

How about a little Galaxy Nexus boot animation to hold you over until Samsung and Google unveil their “big” announcement?  Yeah, we know it’s not much, but it’s just the latest in a string of leaks.  According to p3droid (yep, him again) of MyDroidWorld, this is the new ...

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Swype Acquired by Nuance for Roughly $100 Million

Rumors surfaced late yesterday evening that Nuance had acquired Swype for an amount said to be in the ballpark of $100 million. First uncovered by Uncrunched and then later confirmed at This Is My Next, the deal is said to be all but formally announced. We’ve confirmed with Nuance that the ...

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New Ice Cream Sandwich Screens and Video Leak Online

We may not be 100% on when and where we’ll see Ice Cream Sandwich officially announced, but that doesn’t mean we won’t stop with the fresh leaks and rumors.  As the headline of this post suggests, we’ve got new screen shots and video of the next version of Android to ...

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Google and Samsung Pushing Back “Big” Announcement

Looks like we’ll be waiting a bit longer for Samsung and Google to unveil their big project.  Widely expected to be the announcement of the Galaxy Nexus, October 11th was the date we had circled on our calendar. Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA ...

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Sony Mulls Buying Out Ericsson to Gain Full Control on Mobile Front

Sony Ericsson, the joint mobile venture formed between Sony Corp. and Telefon AB L.M. back in 2001 may be nearing its final days. No, not because of lagging phone sales or a lack of direction. Instead, the word on the streets is that Sony wants to buy out the other half in an effort to... Read More

Comparing the Galaxy Nexus to the Nexus S

We were looking at the leaked Galaxy Nexus specifications this afternoon and wanted to see how they stack up to last year’s Nexus S handset.  Is it really that big of a difference?  Does it move the Android platform and mobile landscape forward with small steps or is it a giant leap? ...

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Rdio Begins Offering Ad-Free, On-Demand Music

Rdio has begun offering their consumers a new ad-free, on-demand service today, a first in the music space. Available immediately, the new plan provides users access to more than 12 million songs with fully personalized profile and music collection. Customers will find that they can listen to ...

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Amazon Outlines App Development for Kindle Fire

At some point over the last week or so, Amazon posted a few common development question as it pertains to the new Kindle Fire.  Will Android developers need to do anything special to ensure that it plays nicely with the new “tablet” when it arrives in November?  When does an app ...

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Galaxy Nexus to Be Verizon Exclusive; Full Specs Revealed

Here we go!  Details have landed at Boy Genius Report this morning that sound like the official list of specifications for the upcoming Nexus Prime.  As it turns out, the final name appears to be swirling around the Galaxy Nexus, something we’ve heard in passing a time or two. According ...

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Best Buy Knocks HTC Flyer Down to $100 (UPDATE: False Alarm)

Best Buy has dropped the price of the HTC Flyer all the way down to a super-attractive $99 price point.  Currently out of stock on their website, the Android 2.3-powered tablet features a custom version of Sense UI designed for the larger 7-inch display. Specifications include 16GB internal ...

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Google TV Director: “Honeycomb Due in Three to Four Weeks”

Google TV’s Director of Content, Donagh O’Malley, was speaking at a Q&A this week where he indicated that the long-awaited Honeycomb update would be out in a month’s time.  Participating as a member of a panel at the Connected TV Panel, MIPCOM 2011, O’Malley remarked that ...

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Google Docs Gets Optimized for Honeycomb Tablets

An improved Google Docs application has landed in the Android Market today which offers a few tablet-friendly features. If you own a Honeycomb tablet and use Google Docs as part of your daily routine then you’ll definitely want to download this 1.0.27 release. The most significant and ...

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