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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Best Buy Announces Free Overnight Shipping for Nexus S on December 16

As if you needed any extra incentive to pick up the new Nexus S on December 16th, Best Buy Mobile has announced free overnight shipping for online purchases of the device .  This means that not only can head to the store, see a working demo, and walk out with one, but you can also... Read More

RadioShack to Offer Trio of Free Android Phones

RadioShack is set to offer three Android devices for free starting December 18th and running through December 24th.

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Google Opens App Inventor Up to Everyone

oogle has taken its Android App Inventor out of private beta and released to the world. Effective immediately, anyone with a Google Account can log into App Inventor and get started with their own killer apps.

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U.S. Cellular Offering “All Phones Free” December 17-24, Yes… ALL

U.S. Cellular’s got a fantastic holiday deal lined up, which kicks off later this week.  And like pretty much everything else the provider does, it’s something no other carrier would dare try. We just got word from the provider that they will be offering all of their phones for free ...

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Santa Needs a Galaxy Tab [VIDEO]

Samsung dropped a commercial/promo for their Galaxy Tab on YouTube yesterday which shows a sad Santa looking for something to fill a void in his life. The jolly fella doesn't ask for much, he just wants it to have Google, Facebook, chat, camera, email, HD television, movies, 7-inch screen, ...

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First Google TV Software Update Arrives with Four Key Improvements [VIDEO]

Two months after its arrival, Google TV is getting a software update. Starting today, an over-the-air update will roll out to devices, addressing four key components.

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T-Mobile Shaves $50 Off Galaxy Tab and Vibrant

The carrier has dropped the prices of two of their Android-based devices. Are they short term price breaks or are they here to stay?

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Gingerbread Hitting AOSP Soon

The news of Gingerbread coming to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) might not mean much to the typical Android user, but the hacking community knows exactly what it implies.

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Concept Watch from Fossil Connects to Android Phones

Fossil, the company who makes watches, wallets, money clips and more, have been quietly working on a new concept.  New to them, not necessarily to the world.  A small team within the company has put together a connected watch which will connect to Android and BlackBerry devices. Yes, there have ...

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HTC’s Peter Chou Confirms LTE Handsets for 2011

HTC's Peter Chou confirms that the handset maker is planning LTE devices in 2011. Also on deck, support for NFC chips in select models.

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Watch All of Andy Rubin’s Dive Into Mobile Interview [VIDEO]

We’ve seen the pictures and the abridged clips.  Now it’s time to watch the entire interview.  Hit the jump to watch Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher chat up Andy Rubin from last week’s Dive Into Mobile session.  You’ll laugh. You’ll cry.  You’ll get insanely ...

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