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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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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

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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 window for the Android Market? If not 15 minutes, then what? VOTE IN OUR POLL.

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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 than The Biebs.

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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

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Motorola Tablet Specs, Honeycomb Screen Shot Leak

You know that really sharp looking Motorola tablet that Andy Rubin had the other day at Dive into Mobile? It looks like he’s not the only guy to have one.

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T-Mobile Commits to 4G Tablet in 2011

As we head into the new year and begin talking about all the wonderful smart phones and tablets in store for consumers. With CES, Mobile World Congress, and CTIA kicking off 2011, we’re going to see plenty of announcements from the various handset makers and carriers. One such carrier, T-Mobile, has committed to a 4G tablet in the coming year.

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Graph Shows Android’s Impact on BlackBerry at Verizon

There’s nothing quite like a graph to help understand figures, estimates, and averages. It’s one thing to read about Android’s growth and RIM’s decline, but it’s entirely different when you see it in graphical form.

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Rovio to Ring in New Year With In-App Purchases in Angry Birds

he mega smash hit that it is Angry Birds has now eclipsed 10 million downloads for Android. Offered as a free game, the developers (Rovio) have been making crazy money out of the ads displayed in the app – crazy to the tune of a million bucks per month. So what’s next for the game? How about being able to pay to remove those little ads?