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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

Is “Quadroid” the New “Wintel” and Do You Care?

Android enthusiasts and tech savvy gadget fans will already know this, but Qualcomm is becoming a pretty big deal in the mobile world. Thanks to handsets like the G2, Droid Incredible, and EVO 4G, Qualcomm’s chips are found in three out of every four Android phones. As Android continues its dominance in the smart phone universe, Qualcomm and the ever-popular Snapdragon processor is becoming the de facto benchmark for super phones.

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LG Trumpets 1 Million Optimus Handsets Sold in 40 Days

LG has issued a press release today which finds the handset maker celebrating monumental sales figures. Thanks to low-cost phones like T-Mobile’s Optimus T and Sprint’s Optimus S, LG’s Optimus line has crossed one million sold in 40 days.

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HTC Merge Hits Cellebrite Ahead of Impending Launch

A little blue bird just dropped this picture in our inbox which shows the HTC Merge in Cellebrite.  For those of you who haven’t purchased a new cell phone or

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Are These the Sony Ericsson ANZU “X12″ Specs?

The Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog is posting what they are suggesting are the specs for the yet-announced Sony Ericsson ANZU/X12 handset.

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Panasonic Turns to Android, “We Want to Catch up Quickly”

Looks like Android has made a believer out of yet another hardware maker. Panasonic, admitting that they misjudged the growth in smart phone adoption, has pledged to bring Android-based handsets of their own to Japan next year.

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Lookout Premium Hits Android Market – We Have 10 Copies to Give Away! [CONTEST]

Lookout just dropped a premium version of their super-popular security software for Android in the Market and it’s definitely worth a look. Called Lookout Premium (duh), it adds more peace of mind with the integration of remote wiping, remote locking, and enhanced backup and restore.

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In Case You Missed It – Eric Schmidt at Web 2.0 Summit [VIDEO]

Those of you upset that you missed yesterday’s Web 2.0 Summit where Eric Schmidt talked about the future of Google, Android, and other related topics, should worry no more. A YouTube version of the video has landed online where you can catch all 45 minutes.

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B&N Starts Shipping NOOKcolor, Update Due Next Week for NOOK 3G

Barnes & Noble just shot over an email advising that the their new NOOKcolor eReader has already begun shipping.  Running Android 2.1 and looking very awesome, the new color eReader

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Google Adds Support for Rating Places, Hotpot to Maps 4.7

Shortly after we went on the air last night for our weekly podcast, we noticed users in our chat room talking about the new 4.7 release of Google Maps. At the time, Google had not yet updated their mobile blog with the details. Later we found out what the new version offers, and as it turns out, it’s pretty nifty.

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PanDigital Novel eReader in Kmart Black Friday Ad

We just published news of the Augen tablet in Kmart Black Friday when we realized that we overlooked a technicality. The PanDigital Novel eReader is also listed in the ad with a $139.99 price tag.

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Augen Tablet Spotted in Kmart Black Friday Ad for $139.99

The Kmart Black Friday ad just landed online, and there’s but a tiny bit of Android to be had. Remember the 7-inch Augen tablet that turned heads back in the summer? Kmart is shaving $40 off the price to entice buyers on November 26th.

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Sprint’s ‘Lights’ TV Commercial Brings Holiday Awkwardness [VIDEO]

If you haven’t been watching TV lately, Sprint’s recent television commercials have been providing bite sized, 30-second clips of awkward situations worthy of The Office. Touting their rate plans and features, the ads don’t mention any specific phone, rather they focus on the carrier’s unlimited text, web & calling option.

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Orbitz Releases Android App

Orbitz recently dropped their first native Android application, Orbitz – Hotels, Flights, Cars, into the Android Market. The free travel booking app lets users search and book flights, hotels and rental cars, view trips and flight status, and find nearby hotels.

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Priceline Brings Hotel Negotiator to Android

Keep a close eye on your Android phone. We’re not trying to scare anyone here but William Shatner is lurking about. Priceline.com has just announced that they’ve released Hotel Negotiator for all Android handsets .

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Rumor: Motorola’s 7-Inch MOTOPAD to Launch with Android 3.0

We don’t even have an announcement for Android 2.3 yet we’re already hearing about Android 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’.  According to a tweet from mobile-review (Eldar Murtazin), Motorola is prepping their first