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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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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.

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Verizon Wireless Confirms LTE Phones for CES

Verizon just let the word out that they will be showing off Android-based devices capable of supporting their new 4G LTE network at next month’s CES

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Having Trouble With New Android Market? You’re Not Alone

For most folks, the new Android Market app received over the last few days is one heck of an awesome new experience. For others, however, they are finding the distribution portal has been less than desirable.

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Rockchip Releasing New Platform to Support Tablets and Google TV

Fuzhou Rockchip Electronics Co., Ltd, (Rockchip) is gearing up for the release of their new mobile internet platform. Expected at CES in Las Vegas, the RK29xx series solution is designed to support Android 2.2, tablets, and Google TV.

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HTC Wildfire Expected to see Froyo Rollout in Europe This Week, World Tour to Ensue

Our European friends will be happy to learn that their HTC Wildfire will be seeing Android 2.2 within the week.

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HTC Knight Spied as PG0610 in Best Buy System

We’re still waiting to hear something official from Sprint about the sliding QWERTY handset, the HTC EVO Shift 4G due any day. Previously listed with a product number of A7373, the Knight/Speedy has recently been spotted in Best Buy’s internal system with a designation of PG0610.

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What Will You Ask Santa For?

Let’s have some fun this weekend, shall we?  We’re looking to see what you guys and gals want from Santa as it relates to Android.  Maybe you’re really asking your

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Rumor: Motorola Working on Another Pair of Ruggedized Android Phones for 2011

The word around the campfire is that Motorola is prepping two ruggedized handsets along the lines of the T-Mobile DEFY. Expected sometime in the middle of 2011, these phones are said to run less than the DEFY by as much as half.

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Doodle’s Online Scheduling Service Comes to Android

ave you ever tried to organize a dinner outting or company meeting with a bunch of people? It’s a pain in the butt to find the day and time that works best for everyone. Doodle, a company who simplifies the process with online coordination, can now help you from your Android phone.

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Creative’s 7-Inch Tablet Arrives with $250 Sticker Price

Creative’s 7-Inch Android 2.1-based tablet, the ZiiO, is now available for purchase, dropping itself right in the middle of the pack.  While it might not be as powerful and feature-rich

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Gingerbread Push to AOSP Is Underway

Promised just two days ago, the Android 2.3 code is already being pushed into the Android Open Source Project. As we mentioned, this might not mean a hill of beans to Joe Schmoe types, but the hacking community is more than likely poppin’ bottles already.

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E*TRADE Drop Mobile Investing and Banking Application

E*TRADE released their mobile banking and investment application for Android handsets earlier today to the delight of day traders everywhere. Available for free in the Android Market, the app provides real-time streaming stock and options quotes, news, information, alerts, and much more.

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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.