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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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Gingerbread Hitting AOSP Soon

The news of Gingerbread coming to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) might not mean much to the typical Android user, but the hacking community knows exactly what it implies.

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Concept Watch from Fossil Connects to Android Phones

Fossil, the company who makes watches, wallets, money clips and more, have been quietly working on a new concept.  New to them, not necessarily to the world.  A small team within the company has put together a connected watch which will connect to Android and BlackBerry devices. Yes, there have been plenty of failed attempts at this idea, but Fossil thinks they have learned from others.

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HTC’s Peter Chou Confirms LTE Handsets for 2011

HTC’s Peter Chou confirms that the handset maker is planning LTE devices in 2011. Also on deck, support for NFC chips in select models.

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Watch All of Andy Rubin’s Dive Into Mobile Interview [VIDEO]

We’ve seen the pictures and the abridged clips.  Now it’s time to watch the entire interview.  Hit the jump to watch Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher chat up Andy Rubin

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Barnes & Noble: No Plans for Android Market on NOOKcolor

We were contacted by a representative this afternoon regarding the alleged NOOKcolor update due in January. As we feared, the news was too good to be true. The NOOKcolor is not getting the Android Market as part of any update, nor has one been announced for January.

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Chat and Push Notifications Come to Facebook App!

Two highly sought after components that have been missing from the Facebook for Android app have arrived. Chat and push notifications have arrived today, bringing the mobile version that much closer to its web-based counterpart.

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Personalized Recognition Added to Google Voice Search for 2.2+

A select group of Android users will find that a new version of Google’s Voice Search awaits them in the Android Market today. Users will now have the ability to toggle on personalized recognition within the app so that it can learn how you pronounce and enunciate words.

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Google Now Restores Contacts up to 30 Days

Google is adding a terrific new feature to their cloud-based Contacts today with the ability to revert to previous states. Users can log in and restore their contacts back to any time they’d like, up to 30 days in the past.

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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.