What Will You Ask Santa For?

Let’s have some fun this weekend, shall we?  We’re looking to see what you guys and gals want from Santa as it relates to Android.  Maybe you’re really asking your loved ones to get you a Galaxy Tab. Perhaps you’d like to see a specific phone/tablet released by the end ...

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Rumor: Motorola Working on Another Pair of Ruggedized Android Phones for 2011

The word around the campfire is that Motorola is prepping two ruggedized handsets along the lines of the T-Mobile DEFY. Expected sometime in the middle of 2011, these phones are said to run less than the DEFY by as much as half.

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Doodle’s Online Scheduling Service Comes to Android

ave you ever tried to organize a dinner outting or company meeting with a bunch of people? It's a pain in the butt to find the day and time that works best for everyone. Doodle, a company who simplifies the process with online coordination, can now help you from your Android phone.

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Creative’s 7-Inch Tablet Arrives with $250 Sticker Price

Creative’s 7-Inch Android 2.1-based tablet, the ZiiO, is now available for purchase, dropping itself right in the middle of the pack.  While it might not be as powerful and feature-rich as the Galaxy Tab, it’s definitely worth a little extra money over the likes of an Augen or ...

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Gingerbread Push to AOSP Is Underway

Promised just two days ago, the Android 2.3 code is already being pushed into the Android Open Source Project. As we mentioned, this might not mean a hill of beans to Joe Schmoe types, but the hacking community is more than likely poppin' bottles already.

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E*TRADE Drop Mobile Investing and Banking Application

E*TRADE released their mobile banking and investment application for Android handsets earlier today to the delight of day traders everywhere. Available for free in the Android Market, the app provides real-time streaming stock and options quotes, news, information, alerts, and much more.

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Developers Now Have 4,000 Characters to Describe Android Apps in Market

ne of the biggest complaints around the Android Market has long been the tiny amount of space given to developers to describe the app. For companies who roll out multiple updates in a short window, they previously had to resort to using some of that precious space to note changes in the ...

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NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 Chipset Might be “Reference Design” for Honeycomb

Looking ahead at the tablet war about to go down in 2011, one name will figure very prominently in the battle: Nvidia's Tegra 2 processor. The dual-core ARM Cortex A9 chipset will offer performance and experiences like we've only dreamed of thus far. The Snapdragon stuff we've been drooling ...

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Android Helps fring Earn $10,000 Per Day

Fring, the first company to offer video chat for Android, has been doing rather well for itself lately.  As some of you know, the app launched with the HTC EVO back in the summer and has continued to evolve, adding new features as recently as last week.  We received an email from them today ...

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Official Playstation App Coming to Android 1.6 and Above

Sony announced earlier today that an official Playstation application is coming to Android handsets in the near future. Now, before you run outside and scream to the heavens, you should know this is likely not the app you are thinking of. Rather than working as a portal to download games to ...

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Google Maps 5.0 Arrives with 3D Interaction, Offline Reliability

As promised early last week by Andy Rubin, Google has rolled out the latest version (5.0) of their Maps application. The increasingly awesome app brings two major features with its release today in 3D interaction and offline caching.

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Sprint Awards $250,000 in 4G App Challenge

Sprint just doled out $50,000 to five different Android developers as part of the 4G App Challenge.  Designed to build momentum around their growing 4G network, Sprint and a few other partners that include WIRED, Reddit, and Ars Technica kicked off the contest back in September.  Developers ...

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PRTM Analyzes Android and Forecasts the Future

Global management consulting firm PRTM recently spent some analyzing Android as a platform by benchmarking 57 handsets from 12 companies. They were looking at specific criteria such as the formal release date, the launch itself, and the chipset used in each device in order to forecast where the ...

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HipLogic’s *Spark Comes Out of Beta with Premier Media Partners [VIDEO]

We profiled a beta application back in September called *Spark which is a totally new way to redesign and customize your home screen with real-time data. A few months and more than 100,000 beta testers later, the app has been released in a full version.

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LG Ushers in Dual-Core Era With Announcement of Optimus 2X

LG has become the first handset maker to announce a dual-core Android smart phone. The Tegra 2-based handset is the first of many expected in the new year.

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