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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.

News and Rumors

Sprint Adds Rugged Motorola i886 to Android Lineup

Sprint quietly dropped another Android-powered handset in the lineup yesterday with the rugged Motorola i886. Running an unknown version of Android, the phone is the first to feature a side-sliding QWERTY keyboard with Nextel Direct Connect.

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Samsung Expected to Debut Android 2.3-Powered Phones with Super AMOLED Plus Screens at MWC

Samsung is rumored to be prepping a few new “Gingerbread” Android 2.3-based devices for next month’s Mobile World Congress. Further, these devices are said to be using a new Super AMOLED Plus screen. As to exactly what that means remains to be seen, but we imagine it has something to do with brightness, resolution, and battery.

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Snap Reaction to Dell Streak 7

I was able to spend a few minutes with the new Dell Streak 7 at the NVIDIA booth today and wanted to shares a quick takeaway. First off, the processor

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Follow AndroidGuys for Live Coverage of CES 2011!

Next week plans to be a huge event for Android as our favorite platform heads to Las Vegas. Be sure to follow our special coverage of all related events, news, and happenings! And in a first, we’ll be live at CES 2011 broadcasting streaming video and providing up to the minute coverage of all things Android!

App Reviews

Get a Jump Start on Your New Year’s Resolution With These 30 Apps!

It’s that time again where everyone starts making those promises to themselves. Next year, I’ll lose 25 pounds. Or quit smoking. Or manage my money better. Or get back in church. Or… whatever. With the new year comes new resolutions. This time, stick to it longer than a week why don’t you? This year, arm yourself with a few Android apps to keep you on track. We’ve put together a list of titles we think you should consider installing on your phone to keep you adhering to your 2011 resolution.

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New Details Emerge for Sony PlayStation App

A few new details about Sony’s PlayStation application have surfaced, shedding light on what’s certain to be a top download. As expected, the app will not allow for direct game downloads or playing. At least, not yet. In a move that reminds us of Google, Sony plans to roll enhancements out over time, adding new features as they go.

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First Look at Motorola Cliq 2 for T-Mobile

Motorola and T-Mobile appear to be prepping a follow-up to their Cliq with a nearly identical looking device, dubbed the Cliq 2. Not a great deal has changed in the design department, save for an ugly looking keyboard that resembles alligator skin.

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A Dozen Thunderbolt 4G Pictures Leak Out

Well, it was only a matter of time. With just about one week to go before Verizon officially unveils their big 4G handset, the odds of a leaked picture were just about certain. The guys at Droid Life have happened upon one dozen images of HTC’s third 4G ‘first’ and it’s a beauty. It’s also pretty much everything we’d been expecting over the last five months.

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Android Market Unofficially Hits 200,000 Applications

The Android Market continues to swell at an enormous rate, adding new apps and games faster than most expected. Officially, Google puts the number of available titles at 100,000 but we know it’s higher. How high exactly? Androlib.com has pegged the figure at 200,000 apps.

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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.