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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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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.

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Change in URL Structure is Latest Sign of Web-Based Android Market

The long, grueling wait for a fully functional web-based Android Market may be just about over. We’ve been asking for one since the Market launched back in 2008, but it wasn’t until Vic Gundotra got on stage at 2010’s Google I/O that we saw what was in store for us. Given all the recent changes, it looks as if the new desktop client is upon us.

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AppBrain Adds Mature Content Filter to System

The guys at AppBrain are continuing to push forward with new features for their app distribution model, adding enhancements and services at a regular rate. The popular web-based Android Market tool has evolved over time, providing one of the most compelling ways to discover and download Android content.

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Swype Opens Beta up to All, Sign Up Now!

wype, the popular keyboard alternative is quickly becoming the de facto method of input for Android users around the world. After coming pre-loaded on many of this year’s top devices, we might as well stop calling it an alternative. Nearly everyone we’ve ever shown Swype to has fallen in love with it. Unfortunately, unless you were part of the private beta program or your phone came with it pre-installed, you cannot enjoy the awesomeness that lies within. Until now.

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Lonely Planet Drops City Guides to 99¢ Until Christmas

onely Planet announced earlier today that they have dropped the prices of their 25 augmented reality apps down to 99¢ a piece. The apps, which normally run $4.99 each, help users find hundreds of points of interest for each city.

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Playstation Phone May be Called Xperia Play, Debut in April

Here’s a bit of a 2-for-1 Playstation Phone rumor for you guys to chat about. Engadget believes that the hotly anticipated handset may end up with the name of Xperia Play.

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Google Confirms Gingerbread for Nexus One in “Coming Weeks”

Google’s official twitter account for their Nexus series of phones confirmed what we had already heard a few weeks back. Android 2.3 will hit the Nexus One in the “coming weeks” in the form of an over-the-air update.

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Android-Powered WiFi Controllable LED Light Strip from iGloLEDset [VIDEO]

MEA Mobile has announced that their very cool interactive lighting product (iGloLEDset) has come to Android. Already available for the iPhone, the lights are able to be controlled by, what else, Android phones. LED light strips which come in a range of 16′ (120 lights) to 50′ (360 lights) are controlled with a simple wave of the phone or drag of the finger.

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Developers Troubled with New Android Market, Too

It seems that users aren’t the only folks having issues with the newly updated Android Market.  We reported earlier about one of our readers who ran into problems with his

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NEC to Debut Android-Based Dual Screen Cloud Communicator Tablet at CES

NEC looks to hit the ground running next year with a handful of Android related products. The Japanese electronics giant plans to get things started at CES with the world’s first dual-LCD-screen Android tablet among other devices and services.

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RadioShack Offering Great Android Deals This Week

RadioShack is offering up some great Android-related deals for those of you looking to pick up a new handset. You know, for your friends or family. You’d never consider buying

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Android Hides in Army of “Good Guys” in Swiss iPad App Advertisement

We received a pair of tips this morning about an advertisement for the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation’s iPad application. Now, we don’t have any idea what those guys do over there, but we get the sense they are the NPR of Switzerland (Correct us if you know better). Watch the short video below and you’ll see their version of the history of Switzerland, acted out with cute little cartoon-y characters. The clip, designed to help pitch their iPad app, has an awesome easter egg.

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Motorola Teasing Honeycomb Tablet for CES [VIDEO]

Watch the video below and tell me you are not excited. Then I will tell you that you are a liar.