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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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Samsung UK Giving Tons of Freebies to Galaxy Tab Owners

Samsung UK is using the power of free to help attract new Galaxy Tab owners, and satisfy the current ones.  According to GalaxyTabNews, customers who own the device can fill

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Is the Galaxy S Getting Gingerbread? Samsung Can’t Say for Certain

We’ve seen our share of corporate speak and PR mumbo jumbo before but Samsung might have just become the current king. When asked by Pocket-Lint whether or not the Galaxy S would see Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’, the handset maker replied with a very vague, albeit technical technical sounding answer. After reading the entire response a few times, the best we can gather is that they are still looking into the matter.

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Sprint Not Planning Tiered Data Plans, Yet

Sprint CEO Dan Hesse was in the hot seat today with Walt Mossberg at the Dive into Mobile conference. When pressed about the carrier’s plans to offer a tiered data plan, Hesse said they aren’t planning to change things up.

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Zedge Discovery Network Launches, Aimed at Independent App Developers

Zedge has officially opened the doors up to their Discovery Network, which aims to level the playing field for independent Android developers. With over 30 million unique visitors a month, they have learned what it is that users are looking for in their smart phones. Taking everything they know into consideration, they decided they could help put the best stuff in front of these users.

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TI Announces OMAP4440 Processor With 1.5 GHz per Core

Texas Instruments has announced their next generation processor today, the OMAP4430, which promises big things by the end of 2011.

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HTC Knight Images Show a Finished Looking, Production Ready Handset

he folks over at HTCPedia Shop were passed a handful of HTC Knight images from one of their suppliers yesterday. The pictures show what appear to be production ready handsets with respective accessories in different colors. While it is entirely possible that these are very high quality renders, we get the feeling that the phone is right around the corner.

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Does Gingerbread Have Minimum Hardware Requirements After All? (UPDATE)

It was rumored as far back as June that Android 2.3/Gingerbread would require specific hardware.  If you recall, Eldar Murtazin was the one who first made reference to the idea

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Introducing the Gingerbread Tracker (UPDATE 2)

The most common question we’ve fielded in the 24 hours since Android 2.3 was announced is, “When is my phone getting Gingerbread?” With only the Nexus S launching with the latest build of Android, users of all other handsets are going to want to know if, and when, their respective phone will see 2.3 rolled out.

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LG Unveils Optimus Mach for Korea

The recently uncovered LG-LU3000 has just been made official for Korea. Known heretofore as the Optimus Mach, this new Android smart phone will boast a 1GHz TI OMAP3630 processor, a 3.8-inch screeen, and much more!

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Finally! 7-Eleven’s Slurpee Gets an Android App of its Own

Ever find yourself driving around, wondering where the nearest 7-Eleven location was?  No?  Okay, let’s pretend you really need your Slurpee fix and don’t feel like using Google Maps or

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LG and VMware Bringing Virtual Environments to Android [VIDEO]

LG and VMware have partnered up to bring virtualization to an Android phone near you. The handset maker understands as well as anyone that today’s smart phones are more than capable of handling both work and play needs. Rather than carrying around two devices with separate features, LG plans to offer a virtual work environment using an Android application.

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Video of Google Maps 5 and Motorola Tablet from D: Dive Into Mobile [VIDEO]

It’s one thing to read second hand reports of what a Motorola tablet looks like running Honeycomb. It’s something altogether different to see it in person. Thanks to John Paczkowski of All Things D, we can show you nearly nine minutes of last night’s demonstration.

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Beta ROM Has HTC EVO 4G Running Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’

Hackers have been busy today, working to get Android 2.3 ported over to existing devices. The first phone to get the Gingerbread treatment looks to be the HTC EVO 4G.

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Google Maps 5.0 to Add Offline Support, Vector Graphics

Keep a close eye on your Android handset over the next few days. Google has a new version of their Maps application lined up, ready to roll out the door.

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Andy Rubin Demonstrates Honeycomb with Motorola Tablet, Due in 2011

Forget that Gingerbread stuff from earlier today – Honeycomb is the new hotness.  Already.  Andy Rubin, the father of Android, was speaking tonight at  D: Dive Into Mobile where he