U.S. Cellular Adds HTC Merge, Samsung Gem to Prepaid Roster

U.S. Cellular has added a pair of Android smart phones to their prepaid lineup today in the form of the HTC Merge and Samsung Gem. These two join another pair of Android handsets, LG Optimus U and LG Apex, as no-contract options for customers looking for Android power without long-term ...

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50+ Essential Android Apps for Back-to-School

Sorry kiddos, the summer is drawing to an end and it’s time to start getting ready to crack those books again.  In fact, we venture to guess that some of you might already be in class right now and should be paying attention to the teacher or professor.  We’re here to help you start ...

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Search More than 5 Million Song Lyrics with musiXmatch

Wanna settle that debate of what Michael Stipe is actually singing in “It’s the End of the World as we Know It (And I Feel Fine)?  The next time you have it playing on your Android phone, run it through musicXmatch.  Better yet, just break out the app and search right now.  The free ...

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Minecraft Arrives as Xperia PLAY Exclusive

The popular time obliterating game known as Minecraft has finally arrived on Android today as part of an Xperia PLAY exclusive release. Ironically, the game which is only limited by your imagination is limited to just one handset. Available in both a demo version and a paid ($6.92 US) release, ...

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Sprint Partners with Swype to Offer Nexus S 4G First Crack at Latest Release

Sprint and Swype have teamed up to offer Nexus S 4G owners the first chance to download and install the newest release of the popular keyboard alternative. Rolling out to the general public in the next few weeks, the new special trial edition will work through December 31, 2011. Features in ...

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ION Mobile Combines Travel Assistance with Offers and Rewards

Sionic Mobile announced the recent release of their ION Mobile application, giving frequent flier and penny savers a two-for-one app.  Available for Android 2.1 and above (tablets too), ION provides airport maps, travel itineraries, car rental information and a rewards program that ties ...

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HTC Ruby, Samsung Hercules Tipped for October 26 Launch

A leaked internal T-Mobile presentation slide has provided what looks to be solid evidence of release date for two of the carrier’s next big Android releases.  According to the back-to-school screenshot you see above, the HTC Ruby and Samsung Hercules are expected to arrive on October ...

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Steve Kondik Not Purchased by Samsung, Will Maintain a Leadership Role at CyanogenMod

We were hit with some pretty substantial Android news this evening as we were prepping to go live with our latest podcast.  If you were awake last Monday night you probably saw the rumors pouring out that Samsung had agreed to purchase Steve ‘Cyanogen’ Kondik.  Twitter and other ...

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It’s Unanimous – Android Partners ‘Welcome’ the Google and Motorola Deal [UPDATE]

If you thought that other Android players would be upset of the news of Google acquiring Motorola this morning, then you’d be wrong. At least initially.  Early press quotes indicate that 4-out-of-4 OHA partners are in agreement and each of them ‘welcome’ the deal.  All four ...

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Samsung GT-I9210 Might be the Celox, Might Look Like This

A pair of recent rumors seem to be converging around an upcoming dual-core Android phone out of the Samsung camp known as the Celox.  We heard on Wednesday of last week that the company was working on a new device for Korea which would essentially amount to a Galaxy S II with LTE support.  A... ...

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HTC Begins Offering Instructions to Unlock Bootloader for Sensation (EU)

As expected, HTC has begun offering up instructions to explain how to unlock the bootloader for the European version of the Sensation. The move comes sooner than expected and the device is but the first in a planned ongoing strategy to win over Android developers and enthusiasts. If you happen ...

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Dutch Retailer Lists, Then Pulls HTC Vigor

A Dutch online retailer was recently found to have briefly listed the HTC Vigor with hardware specs before subsequently pulling it down.  According to the details listed on The Phone House, the Vigor is expected to come packed with a 4.3-inch qHD display (720p resolution) an 8-megapixel camera, ...

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Motorola DEFY+ Announced for Asia, Europe and Latin America

The DEFY+ has gone from rumored to official this morning as Motorola Mobility has unveiled the near-rugged phone for Asian, European, and Latin American markets.  Powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the DEFY+ features a 1GHz processor, 3.7-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and 2GB storage ...

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NFC-Ready HTC ‘Stunning’ Gets Lost in Translation

Rumors for HTC’s first near field communications-ready handset began swirling last week with findings of a few Trademark applications with NFC ties.  Shortly after that, whispers of a phone known as the HTC Stunning were tossed into the mix.  With only one known specification, a 4-inch ...

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HTC Holiday Found on Craigslist Confirms Specifications

More than a few months have passed since we last talked about the HTC Holiday but maybe it’s time to get back in the habit.   An unlocked prototype of the handset was recently spotted on a Craigslist posting where its specifications were found to be in line with previous rumors. ...

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