Simple But Effective ‘Unlock With WiFi’ App Toggles Security Settings

Here’s one of those ideas that has us asking, “Why didn’t we think of this ourselves?” A free application called Unlock With WiFi has been spotted which lets users bypass their security lock screen based on the Wi-Fi connection.  In short, you don’t have to enter a ...

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Track Your Calling, Texting, and Android Usage with Friday

Here’s a pretty cool Android app for you analytic types. Available in a private Alpha release, Friday, keeps track of nearly everything you do with your phone. Want to see how many text messages you sent on February 9th?  How about the number of inbound calls from last Thursday?  Maybe ...

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Additional Samsung Galaxy Prevail Details Uncovered on Eve of Boost Mobile Event

Boost Mobile takes to the stage tomorrow night where they are expected to announce the Samsung Galaxy Prevail.  Well, that and some other stuff, but you don’t care about the non-Android news.  Widely anticipated to be Android-related from the moment the invitations went out (we got one), ...

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Sony Exec Confirms Tablet on Horizon

Japanese website Nikkei has quoted Sony’s Sir Howard Stringer as saying that the company will bow its first Honeycomb tablet by the end of the summer. Further, the United States will be among the first to offer the device once hit lands. As some of you may recall, the company is said to ...

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Android Puts Space Between Competition

It’s time to trumpet the arrival of yet another comScore survey.  Their latest report is out and we’ve learned that there are now nearly 70 million smart phone users in the United States* and one in three runs Android. With 33 percent market share Android is beginning to pull away ...

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CyanogenMod Rebranded as TehDuckUberDistro After Cyanogen Leaves Team

We just got word from one of our super secret sources* (Hi Benji!) who tipped us off to a new build for your rooted handsets.  It’s called TehDuckUberDistro and it only comes about because Cyanogen has decided to leave Android.  Wait?  The head guy behind the massively popular ROM is out? ...

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Official MozyHome App Coming Soon

Folks who use MozyHome for their online file backups should be on the lookout for the official Mozy application for Android. Announced today for iOS devices, a version for our favorite platform is listed as “available soon”. According to the press release, the app will allow users ...

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OpenFeint Roster Tops 315 Titles with Latest Additions

The cross-platform gaming platform that is OpenFeint continues to swell with the addition of 14 new and notable Android apps.  As of today there are now 315 games that take advantage of iOS vs. Android gaming, leaderboards, friends, and more.  Things appear to be picking up speed as more than ...

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RadioShack Outs Sidekick 4G Release Date as April 20

A RadioShack tweet from yesterday has tipped the launch date for the upcoming Sidekick 4G from T-Mobile and Samsung.  Expected to land in the coming weeks, we can now look forward to Wednesday, April 20th.  Given that the tweet hasn’t been pulled down or refuted by T-Mobile, we’re ...

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Motorola XOOM Review

I purposely put off writing my review of the Motorola XOOM for a couple of reasons.  Partially because we already have a perspective from another AndroidGuys writer, but also because I wanted to give it a thorough assessment of how I use the device in my daily life.  After spending a little ...

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Google: “In-App Purchases Only Available on Android 3.0 Devices.” Wait, What?

We just received a tip from one of our readers who was poking around the official Android Market Help guide earlier today. In there, they noticed a little blurb about the new in-app purchases which launched over the last few days.  Among the details is a bit about how in-app purchases are ...

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Analyst: HTC Thunderbolt is Verizon’s New Hotness, Not iPhone

An analyst at BTIG Research is suggesting that Verizon’s top selling handset is the new HTC Thunderbolt, not the iPhone 4. Walter Piecyk and his team called roughly 150 different Verizon stores over 22 cities to inquire as to how the two devices were selling. Their findings were that the ...

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U.S. Cellular’s Announces $29.99 Samsung Gem for April 1

U.S. Cellular's Android roster grows by one tomorrow as they roll out the Samsung Gem. Starting April 1st, customers can pick up the Android 2.2-powered handset for only $29.99 after an $80 mail-in rebate. Hardware includes a 3.2-inch touch screen with advanced anti-scratch, a 3.2-megapixel ...

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Google Tightening the Android Reins

Google is taking steps to ensure that fragmentation and “willy-nilly” customization doesn’t slow the growth and success of Android. According to roughly twelve executives spread across various players in the Android space, they have begun clamping down so much that Andy Rubin ...

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Trulia App Helps Users Find Homes for Sale and Apartments for Rent

Those of you in the market to buy a house or rent an apartment should check out the new Trulia app for Android. New to the Android Market this week, the application lets users search for homes and apartments on the market using a variety of options, including city, number of bedrooms, baths, ...

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