Spotify Set to Invade US “Soon”

Amazon Cloud Player, Google Music, Slacker Radio, Rdio, and a host of other similar services are set to face serious competition in the United States as Spotify preps for landing. After years of hopes and high expectations, Spotify’s website is now taking email addresses for invitations. ...

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Best Buy Leak Confirms Form Factor of Redesigned Droid Bionic

The fellas over at This is my next have posted a leaked Best Buy document which gives us our first look at the redesigned Droid Bionic. As you can tell from the image, the handset now has a more squared off corner that resembles the Atrix 4G, Photon 4G, and other models in the ...

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Google Maps 5.7 Adds Transit Navigation Beta

The Google Maps application for Android has just been updated to version 5.7, adding in another beta feature.  Called Transit Navigation (Beta), it gives users a turn-by-turn (stop-by-stop) navigation  for public transit in more than 400 cities across the world.  Since this feature relies on ...

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Android Leads US Market with 38 Percent Share

The latest comScore MobiLens report was released this week, covering the three month time frame ending in May 2011.  According to their findings there are now more than 76 million smart phone users in the United States, up 11 percent from the three month period ending in February. Android has ...

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Tablet-Friendly Version of Words With Friends Returns to Android Market

Honeycomb tablet owners will be pleased to learn that Zynga’s popular Scrabble alternative Words With Friends has returned to the Android Market.  After being available for more than a few months, users with 3.0+ tablets were suddenly unable to download or update the game.   Although it ...

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Qello Brings Library of HD Concert Films to Android Phones, Tablets

Qello, a cloud-based, digital syndication service, has announced that they’ve released a pair of Android applications. Available for both smart phones (2.2+) or Honeycomb tablets, the app provides access to more than 500 concerts in beautiful HD format. Forget sitting in the back row or ...

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Plenty of Signs Indicate Droid 3 Arriving Any Day

Motorola and Verizon’s latest collaboration, the Droid 3, is set to hit stores within a matter of days.  How do we know that?  That’s easy – everywhere you turn, there’s another clue.  These last few days have seen multiple signs that Verizon stores are readying for the ...

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Samsung Provides Thorough Look at Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Official Demo Video [VIDEO]

Samsung has put together a twelve minute video demonstration for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, giving interested parties a detailed look at the tablet.  The video, which is embedded below, walks viewers through all of the hardware and software that makes the Honeycomb tablet so special.  This is also ...

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Sony Tablet Video Series Continues with Part 2

Sony Ericsson is back today with the second in a planned series 5 planned videos to help hype their upcoming S1 and S2 tablets.  Like its predecessor(s), the clip is slow moving and full of tease, never stopping long to show either tablet.  We dig the way these videos are put together, but come ...

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Droid Bionic Tipped for August 4 Launch

The long awaited arrival of the the Droid Bionic appears to be closing in on us.  AndroidCentral is reporting that Verizon is set to begin offering the handset come August 4th.  Yep, still considered “summer” and still within Q3. After first making its debut back in January at CES, ...

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Sprint Announces Gingerbread for (7-Inch) Galaxy Tab

Sprint announced on their forums today that the Gingerbread is baked and is has been pushed out the door for their 7-inch Galaxy Tab.  Starting today and expected to hit all tablets within the next 4 days, the update will be marked as release EF17 and should take roughly 5 minutes to download ...

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TI OMAP 4 Platform First to See Certification for Netflix HD

Texas Instruments (TI) has become the first partner to pick up Netflix’s  certification for the Netflix HD application on Android.  More specifically, the certification is for devices with the OMAP 4 platform running Gingerbread.   Thanks to TI’s M-Shield security technology, users will ...

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Rhetorical Questions: Carriers and Their Android Endeavors

Plenty of questions come to mind when it comes to the various carriers and their Android endeavors.  Some  seem to get it right more often than not while others have been playing from behind (ahem, AT&T)  since day one.  Others seem to really want to the platform to help push them over the ...

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HTC Already Testing Gingerbread Build for Desire

HTC announced on Facebook today that they are testing an Android 2.3 build for the HTC Desire.  As some of you may recall the scare from a few weeks back when the handset maker indicated that a Gingerbread would not be possible.  However a short time later, HTC backtracked and said that they ...

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Nielsen: Android Leads New Buyers as Smart Phones Outsell Feature Phones for First Time

Nielsen has found that more than half of all U.S. consumers who purchased a cell phone in the last month bought themselves a smart phone. At 55-percent, this is up considerably from last year’s 34-percent and could be the first signs of a tipping point for smart phone adoption. ...

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