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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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Photoshop Disasters: BlackBerry Torch 9800 Running Android

Check out this Photoshop disaster from a French retailer named Phoneo which shows a BlackBerry Torch running a very Droid-like OS.

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Logitech Finds a Way to Get Even Weirder in Promoting Google TV, Employs Kevin Bacon [VIDEO]

Remember those creepy Google TV commercials for Logitech featuring the television that “misses you”? Well, Logitech has somehow found a way to make those seem a little less weird. Take a look at the latest ad spot for Google TV which features Kevin Bacon as a guy who loves Kevin Bacon. Also, he looks like Stanley Tucci in The Lovely Bones.

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New Platform Versions Report Shows 83% of Android Phones Running 2.x

As we near the impending Gingerbread announcement and its subsequent rollout to handsets, the legacy builds of Android will continue to dwindle. Newer, more popular phones with later versions of the platform will rise up to account for more market share. Take Froyo for instance. Announced back in May, Android 2.2 now accounts for more than 43-percent of the Android pie.

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Clearwire Responds to Verizon’s 4G Announcements

You knew it wouldn’t be long before the other players started chipping away at Verizon’s 4G news. Only hours after the announcement, Clearwire is among the first to come out publicly and take on Big Red’s LTE network.

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Official Google Reader App Quietly Hits Android

We’ve waited for more than two years for this day. Google officially rolled out their RSS Reader application to Android handsets on Monday yet we had not seen anyone cover it. It’s crazy too, because we know tons of people who have pined for this app forever!

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Dead Zebra Unveils Android Snowman Collectible

The guys over at Dead Zebra sure know how to create a demand. After already creating a highly sought after Android lineup, they turned to limited edition versions of their 3″ figurines with the Power Vampire. As expected, these sold through instantly. Get ready for another super awesome collectible in the Snowman.

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Rovio Releases Angry Birds Seasons, Adds 70 Levels of Christmas and Halloween Fun!

Let’s just assume you’ve already cleared every level of Angry Birds on your Android handset.  And let’s also assume you have three stars for each level.  What do you do

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GSM Israel Plays Seven Minutes of Heaven with LG Star

One of the hottest, most talked about Android handsets on the radar today is the LG Star. The not-yet-announced LGP990 features a Tegra 2 processor, an 8 megapixel camera, and HDMI output among other things. The lucky folks at GSM Israel were privileged enough to get their hands on a Star and only too kind to film it for us.

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AT&T’s Developer Summit on Eve of CES 2011

Mobile app developers heading off to Las Vegas for January’s CES 2011 conference would be wise to check out AT&T’s Developer Summit. Running all day long on January 5th, the summit features over 30 hours of technical and marketing assistance delivered by AT&T, device makers, and more.

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Autodesk Releases SketchBook for Android 2.1 and Higher

Autodesk, Inc. has released two versions of their popular SketchBook Mobile app for Android handsets. The digital sketchpad allows users to draw with pens, pencils, markers, and airbrushes create professional looking pictures and paintings.

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Sony Ericsson Blames AT&T’s “Especially Rigorous” Testing for 2.1 Delay

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is seeing its Android 2.1 update roll out across the world, hitting various carriers and countries right now. A common question we hear from our followers and readers is whether or not the AT&T version is going to see Eclair anytime soon.

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Verizon Schedules Conference for December 1 to Detail 4G LTE Network Launch

If you have been watching television over the last few days, you may have seen the commercial (After the break) teasing the new 4G LTE network from Verizon. As much excitement as the ad might generate, we don’t know how the network will roll out, nor when. Verizon looks to set the table for us as soon as December 1st.

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AT&T Facebook Page Accidentally Outs Motorola Olympus with Possible December Release

AT&T’s Share Facebook page has accidentally spilled the beans on when to expect their forthcoming Motorola Olympus. The Tegra 2-powered handset had not been pegged with a release date but many had predicted an early 2011 launch.

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Sprint Expands 4G to 68 Markets on Cyber Monday

Sprint has expanded their 4G network by another six markets today with the addition of Los Angeles, Miami, Washington D.C., Cleveland, Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio.

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KDDI Enlists Lady Gaga to Promote Latest Android Handset [VIDEO]

Japanese wireless provider KDDI is using Lady Gaga to promote one of their latest Android-based handsets, the Sharp IS03.