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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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Cowon Debuts Android 2.1-Powered ‘D3 Plenue’ Media Player

Cowon recently unveiled their new Android 2.1-powered D3 Plenue media player which features a 3.7-inch ( 800×480) AMOLED display. Available in two colors (black, purple), the D3 comes in 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB models, and provides support for many Android standards.

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Samsung Rumored to Debut Galaxy Tab 2 at CES, Galaxy S Successor at MWC 2011

As we enter the new year, Samsung is rumored to be prepping follow-up devices to their Galaxy Tab lineup and their flagship Galaxy S phones.

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Dell Streak 7/Looking Glass Hits FCC, Appears Headed for T-Mobile, AT&T

Dell’s 7-inch Android tablet, the Streak 7, appears to be headed to T-Mobile once it’s finally unveiled. A recent FCC filing shows the device listed with a M02M model number with support for a 3G modem that works for both AT&T and T-Mobile bands.

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SoundHound Announces Free Unlimited Music Recognition

After starting out as a free Android application, last year saw Shazam switch to a lite and paid apps model. SoundHound, on the other hand, has taken the opposite route.

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HTC Teases With Package of Seemingly Related Android Stuff

I am not sure what to make of the following items. Last week, I received a package on Wednesday that looked and felt an awful lot like it would contain a review unit cell phone. The name on the box indicated it was from HTC’s PR firm, Waggener Edstrom. Excited that it might be a new HTC phone (EVO Shift 4G, Thunderbolt), I tore into the box. Instead of an Android smart phone awaiting me inside, I found pieces to what felt like a viral puzzle game.

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LG Ally to See Froyo in February 2011

According to LG’s official forum, Verizon’s LG Ally handsets will see Android 2.2 in February 2011. After making its debut with Android 2.1 all the way back in May 2010, the handset maker later promised Android 2.2 would eventually come.

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Best Buy Gearing up to Launch EVO Shift 4G at $149.99 with Contract

Here’s a bit of welcome news for those of you looking to pick up Sprint’s next big thing.  The EVO Shift 4G will not come with the typical $200 price

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Is Verizon Expecting Froyo for the Fascinate This Week?

Could Verizon be readying Android 2.2 for their Galaxy S series handset by the end of the week/month/year?

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VLC Player Coming to Android in “Matter of Weeks”

After debuting on iPhone back in the fall, VLC, the immensely popular open-source video player looks to be headed to Android soon. Just how soon is not 100-percent definite, but the team tells GigaOM that pieces are coming together and that it should be only a “matter of weeks”.

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Sony Ericsson Teases New Members in Xperia Family for MWC 2011

Sony Ericsson is already sending out invitations to a Mobile World Congress event where they plan to show off the new members of the Xperia family.  As to what specifically we

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Hurry! EA Drops Prices of All Games in Android Market to 99¢

Attention gamers! EA Mobile has dropped the price of their Android games down to the very attractive price of 99¢ each! This means that for a limited time, users can download and install Tetris, The Sims 3, Need for Speed: Shift, and FIFA 10 for less than a Venti White Chocolate Mocha.

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HTC: Sense Will Continue to Evolve Beyond Phones, Move Into Living Rooms and More

What started out a custom skin for Android phones back in 2009 has evolved into a user experience that, ultimately, will not be confined to handsets. HTC’s Head of User Experience, Drew Bamford, was recently interviewed by Forbes where he outlined the future of Sense as a platform.

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HTC Expects to be First to 4G, Again

After delivering the first 4G phone ever, the Sprint EVO 4G, HTC went on to provide T-Mobile’s first 4G device, the G2. What’s next for the handset maker? Well, why not drop the first Verizon 4G handset, too? Such is the case, or at least that’s what it appears to be. A mini-site/landing page has been spotted online showing an HTC phone obscured by a black cloth.

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OpenFeint Adds 11 More Titles to Growing Library of Cross-Platform Games

OpenFeint continues to dole out Android goodies for the masses, adding another 11 games to their cross-platform network today. Following the release of 8 major titles last month, today sees games from the likes of Hyperbees, OrangePixel, Astraware, and more.

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Hey Look! Images of HTC Evo Shift 4G Surface… Yet Again

Hey Sprint, why don’t you do us all a favor and just announce the EVO Shift 4G? It’s fast becoming one of the worst kept secrets in Android. Yet more photos of HTC’s next Sprint device have surfaced, showing a working version of the phone.