Barnes & Noble: No Plans for Android Market on NOOKcolor

We were contacted by a representative this afternoon regarding the alleged NOOKcolor update due in January. As we feared, the news was too good to be true. The NOOKcolor is not getting the Android Market as part of any update, nor has one been announced for January.

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Chat and Push Notifications Come to Facebook App!

Two highly sought after components that have been missing from the Facebook for Android app have arrived. Chat and push notifications have arrived today, bringing the mobile version that much closer to its web-based counterpart.

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Personalized Recognition Added to Google Voice Search for 2.2+

A select group of Android users will find that a new version of Google's Voice Search awaits them in the Android Market today. Users will now have the ability to toggle on personalized recognition within the app so that it can learn how you pronounce and enunciate words.

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Google Now Restores Contacts up to 30 Days

Google is adding a terrific new feature to their cloud-based Contacts today with the ability to revert to previous states. Users can log in and restore their contacts back to any time they'd like, up to 30 days in the past.

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NOOKColor’s Android 2.2 Update May Add Android Market

Huge news coming out of the eReader market today surrounding the NOOKcolor's Android 2.2 update. According to Smartphone Magazine, the update coming in January 2011 may possibly bring the Android Market along for the ride.

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Instant Video Game Ratings Summaries Come to Android in ESRB App [VIDEO]

Since 1994, the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has been matching parents and concerned players with the right video games and content. Today, the board takes a step forward in making things easier with the release of an Android application.

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Millennial Media: Android Remains Tied with iPhone in Smart Phone OS Share

The latest Millennial Media report (NOV '10) is out today and it shows Android and iPhone in virtual tie for first place in smart phone OS share. With 38 percent a piece, Android and iOS devices double the next closest platform, RIM, who sits at 19 percent of the pie.

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Best Buy Details Nexus S Plans for December 16

The Samsung Nexus S and Android 2.3 are set to make their retail debut later this week at a Best Buy near you.  If you are thinking of stopping by your local store to grab the latest Pure Google experience, you’ll want to bone up on the details.  Here’s a quick list of things to... ...

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DigiTimes: Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung to Use Tegra 2 for Tablets in 2011

The NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset is poised to become the de facto benchmark for mobile processors in the new year. Already expected on a number of devices such as the LG Star and Motorola tablet, DigiTimes says we should add Acer, Asustek Computer, Toshiba and Samsung to the list.

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So Just What Is The Ideal Refund Window for the Android Market? [VOTE NOW]

Since last Friday's announcement of an overhauled Android Market, we've heard (and seen) plenty of complaints about the new return policy. Many of you feel 15 minutes is simply not long enough to download an app/game and decide whether or not it's worth keeping. So, what is the ideal return ...

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Android Trended Higher Than Justin Bieber in 2010

Twitter has put together a list of the top trending topics over the last year, complete with a breakdown of they were calculated. We knew Android was growing in popularity, but we didn't realize it had reached Justin Bieber proportions. Yeah, that's right - our beloved green robot was hotter ...

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Android-Based Pantech P8000 Appears Headed to AT&T

South Korean handset maker Pantech looks to be cooking up and Android phone with AT&T compatibility. According to documents pieced together by Phone Scoop, a bar-style handset featuring support GSM/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA 850/1900 has been confirmed by the FCC as well as the Bluetooth SIG.

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MetroPCS Adds $179 Huawei Ascend to Android Lineup

MetroPCS has bolstered their smart phone lineup with the release of another Android handset, the Huawei Ascend.

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Google Demos Maps 5.0 on Nexus S [VIDEO]

The official YouTube account for the Nexus S was just updated with a 2-1/2 minute walkthrough of Google Maps 5.0. Using the new hot Android smart phone, we get to see all the features in the upcoming Maps release, including the 3D buildings.

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Huawei Unveils IDEOS X5, X6 for Australian Market

Earlier this week, Huawei announced a pair of new Android-based smart phones in their IDEOS product line.  Running Android 2.2, the new IDEOS X5 and X6 will ultimately end up in Australia, although timing and pricing have yet to be made available.  The X5 features a 3.8-inch touch screen, 1GHz ...

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