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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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Best Buy Announces Nexus S Price at $529 or $199 With T-Mobile Contract

The one big glaring omission from today’s Nexus S announcement was its sticker. We knew Best Buy would be offering the phone, but how much would the retail giant be selling the phone for? Well, that question has been answered in two parts

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Gingerbread Guide to Answer Your Android 2.3 Questions

The official Gingerbread guide has been spotted online and it looks to be nearly 400 pages of “how-to” for Android 2.3. As mentioned early in the book (PDF), this does not cover the Nexus S, nor any other specific handsets.

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A Closer Look at Gingerbread’s Features [VIDEO]

t’s a huge day for Google and Android. The latest release of the platform has just been announced, timed with the unveiling of the Nexus S from Samsung. Hearing that Gingerbread (Andr0id 2.3) is available is one thing, but seeing how it works for phones is another. Let’s take a look at some the new features and enhancements to Android that come with today’s news, shall we?

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Nexus One Rumored to be Receiving Gingerbread RIGHT NOW (Update, No It Isn’t)

We cannot confirm this 100 percent on our end, but rumors are circulating that the Nexus One is already getting the Gingerbread update today.

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Nexus S Site Has Gallery of Images and Videos to Satisfy Your Gingerbread Craving [VIDEO]

No more pining for Gingerbread.  It’s official today with the announcement of the Nexus S and the unveiling of Android 2.3 SDK.  Right after we published the press release, we

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Samsung and Google Unveil the Nexus S, Available December 16

It’s really real.  The Nexus S is official today and we couldn’t be more excited.  We’ll be back in a flash with more coverage, but we wanted to drop the

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Popular Andy Shirt Series Gets Hoodie Treatment

Three designs of the popular series of Andy shirts (Unstoppable Andy, Exploded Andy, and Andy Versus), are now available in sweatshirt form!

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Latest Version of fring Adds Dynamic Video Quality [VIDEO]

The latest version (2.3.7.4) of video chat/mobile IM client fring has landed in the Android Market, bringing a new feature called Dynamic Video Quality along for the ride.   Called DVQ

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NotionInk Hinting at Gingerbread Announcement Next Week

In an effort to keep the hype needle moving forward, the NotionInk blog has been busy as of late, teasing things like the mail application and web browser for their Adam tablet.  The latest blog post, from today, provides hints as to a potential Android announcement for December 6th.  

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1 Million Galaxy Tabs Later, Samsung Increases 2010 Estimate by 50%

Two months after it first debuted and barely a month since its stateside arrival at T-Mobile, Samsung is celebrating one million Galaxy Tabs shipped

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Best Buy Offering Free Android Phones in December Across all Four Major Carriers

Best Buy has announced a big smart phone initiative that will see free Android smart phones offered every day in December. Starting today and running through the end of the month, Best Buy will feature at least four free smart phones online, in each of their stores and, of course, Best Buy mobile locations.

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Galaxy S Propels Samsung to Number 1 Android Handset Maker in US

The figures are in and it looks like the third quarter (Q3 ’10) was very kind to both Samsung and Android. Gartner has just reported that the handset manufacturer accounted for 32.1 percent of all Android smart phones sold in the United States over the previous three month period.

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You Tell Us: What is AT&T’s Best Android Handset For the Money?

As we head into the new year and a slew of new Android goodies, we’d like to start reflecting on the current crop of phones. We’ll be taking the next few days and weeks to gauge our readers’ opinions on handsets and carriers as they pertain to Android. To kick things off, we’d like to know which Android-based smart phones are the best value for AT&T.

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Google HK Video Tips Gingerbread Aesthetics [VIDEO]

A week old Google HK video on Google Voice Search provides our best look to date as to what the tweaked user experience from Gingerbread should be like.

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The Astonishing Tribe Acquired by RIM, Will Honor Current Agreements [UPDATE]

One of the first headlines I came across this morning as I was having my coffee was that RIM had acquired The Astonishing Tribe (TAT). As some of you know, these guys were among the founding members of the Open Handset Alliance are were largely responsible for how Android looked and felt in early days. So, you can imagine my concern.