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Scott Webster
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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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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 app/game. That went away with the new “recent changes” feature, and developers had those characters freed up for descriptions. Apparently, Google thinks developers need more space yet. Way more space.

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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 over this year will pale by comparison. It seems that everywhere one turns, they see tablet makers promising something Tegra 2 powered. Everyone loves it, especially Google.

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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

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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 Android devices (Playstation Phone), it’s more of a Playstation Network app.

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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

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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 industry was headed. The findings were put together in a post title, appropriately, Android—Friend or Foe?

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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

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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

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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, ebook reader, Google Maps for navigation, front-facing camera…

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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.