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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

Swype Beta Update Adds Voice-to-Text, Other Features

Just a quick note to let all you Swype beta testers know that the company has just released an updated version of the app. Two big features this time around include Double-Tap-to-Edit and Voice-to-Text, however a full list of details can be found on Swype’s forums.

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Best Buy Prepping for Nexus S on November 14?

Poor Best Buy, they just can’t catch a break today. Three leaks in a day all surrounding one device? Ouch. This time around, we’re seeing photographic proof that the retailer is expecting to display the Nexus S on Sunday, November 14th. Thanks to an AndroidPolice tipster we can see that Best Buy plans to promote the device with something this weekend with a live device coming “someday”.

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New Sylvania Tablet Details Uncovered, Include 1GHz Processor

Sorry to beat you guys over the head with Sylvania tablet articles, but we just came across a few details we’d not seen elsewhere. According to the Hasting’s Black Friday ad, the 7-inch tablet is alleged to feature a 1GHz ARM 11 Processor, 256MB RAM, and an 18GB hard drive.

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Sylvania’s 7-Inch Tablet Spotted in Toys R Us Black Friday Ad at $139.99

Okay so your curiosity was piqued just a bit the other day when you heard that Sylvania had a 7-inch Android tablet at Kmart. Heck, for less than $200 ($180), you were at least thinking about heading to your local store to check it out. As tough as it might be to resist the urge to pick one up, you might want to wait until Thanksgiving, if possible.

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‘Hulu for Magazines’ Coming to Android Phones, Tablets in Early 2011

There’s an interesting little read over on All Things D today that says Android tablets and phones will be first to offer a “Hulu for Magazines” service next year.

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Dell Rumored to Be Working on Dual-Core Streak Successor

Dell is said to be prepping a follow-up to their 5-inch Streak tablet which launched earlier this year. Expected in May of 2011, the device is currently billed as the Opus One.

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AT&T’s Galaxy Tab Expected November 21 with $649 Price Tag

AT&T is the last of the big four carriers to announce pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Already available for T-Mobile and coming to Verizon and Sprint over the next few days, the Galaxy Tab carries an off-contract in the price range of $599-$649 which is exactly where AT&T’s looks to end up.

App Reviews

Flee Hearkens Back to Early 90’s Handheld Gaming

We received a tip from FrugalGames earlier this evening about their first Android game, Flee. After checking out their YouTube video and blog, I was intrigued and decided to download it and try it out. Two minutes into playing it, I was immediately transported back to the late 80s’ where I was usually found face down in a Tiger handheld.

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Android Deals at Radio Shack on Black Friday!

With but little more than two weeks to go before Black Friday, we expect to see a handful of retailers’ ads leaked left and right. The first one we felt compelled to share with you guys is Radio Shack.

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Motorola Introduces Us to Droid 2 Global [VIDEO]

Widely expected to arrive with much fanfare and hype, the Droid 2 Global simply appeared on Verizon’s website without so much as a peep. To Motorola’s credit, at least they have put together a YouTube video to publicly show off the new features of the world’s first 1.2GHz smart phone.

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T-Mobile Now Offering Samsung Galaxy Tab!

Consider this more of a courtesy reminder, but T-Mobile is now selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet runs $399 with a two-year service agreement, $599 if you chose to buy it outright.

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Sony Ericsson Prepping X10 Follow Up with ANZU “X12″

Say what you will about Sony Ericsson’s X10, but it’s hard to refute the sexiness that is the hardware. ¬†Aside from the outdated version of Android, the Xperia X10 is

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Verizon Confirms $49.99 Motorola Citrus for November 11

Verizon has issued a press release officially confirming what was leaked earlier this month. The Motorola Citrus handset announced in October will go on sale tomorrow, November 11th.

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Latest Gartner Report Has Android Closing in on Symbian for World Domination

Android is closing in on Symbian as the number one mobile operating system in the world. Whereas the third quarter of 2009 saw Android at 3.5 percent market share, today sees the platform at 25.5 percent of worldwide smartphone sales.

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Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Herman the Hermit

If 2D platform jumpers are your type of game, then you’ll want to keep your eyes open for Visual Dreams’ forthcoming Herman the Hermit