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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Rumored HTC Ruby Specs Begin Trickling Out

The preliminary details for the upcoming HTC Ruby have begun to eek out and they have the making of a high-end Android handset for T-Mobile. According to rumors hitting the internet over the weekend, the Ruby is expected to feature a dual-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, ...

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BREAKING: Google Acquires Motorola for 12.5 Billion to ‘Supercharge’ Android

It’s a huge day for Android today as Google just announced that they’ve acquired Motorola Mobility.  Yes, that Motorola.  New CEO Larry Page just put the word out on the official Google blog that they have opened their wallets up to the tune of 12.5 billion in an effort to ...

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Review: PODSTA Smartphone Stand and Holder

I’ve been using a new smart phone holder/stand over the last few weeks that I thought I would share it with you guys and gals.  It’s called PODSTA and it’s a soft and squishy universal way to display your favorite Android phone.  The design allows for both landscape and ...

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