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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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What is Samsung Transform?

It looks like Sprint has another Samsung Galaxy S phone coming down the road. At least, that is what it appears to be at first glance. Called the Samsung Transform, it bears a striking resemblance to the Epic 4G. So what makes it different?

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Altek Leo Official with 14MP Camera

Taiwanese digital camera maker Altek, has announced the release of their 14-megapixel Leo handset. According to Altek, and our exhaustive memory, this marks the first device to feature such a high resolution camera.

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Vodafone Announces Own-Branded Android ‘945’ Smart Phone

Yesterday saw Vodafone announcing the launch of a new Android-powered smart phone that will bear the carrier’s branding. The Vodafone 945 which follows on the 845 announced earlier this year, runs Android 2.1, and features a 3.2-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with haptic feedback, a 5-megapixel camera with flash, and 300MB of built-in memory.

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7-Inch Dell Tablet Due “Within the Next Few Weeks”

Remember the 7-inch tablet teased just last week by CEO Michael Dell?  It’s coming soon.  Like in the next few weeks, soon.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that

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Mopapp Announces Public Beta for Cross-Platform Mobile Sales Analytics Tools

The mobile sales analytics tool that is Mopapp has come out of private beta today and directly into free, public beta. The cross-platform/cross-store tool allows for developers to track and

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VOTE NOW: Would an Amazon Store be Good or Bad for Android?

The Amazon store for Android apps is practically a certainty at this point.  NDA’s are being sent out, facts and figures are being whispered, and tech blogs are going crazy.

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7 Reasons Why an Amazon App Store Would Be Good for Android, and 4 Reasons it Could Suck

The hot rumor this week is that Amazon is considering an Android app store of their own. Depending on where you read it, they are also mulling the idea of an Android device (tablet) as well. We’re almost 100% certain of the app store at this point, but we’re not completely sold on the tablet – yet. Looking forward with the assumption that the store launches in the near future, let’s examine a few reasons as to why it’s good for Android in genera

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The Ticker: Broken Apps, Mobile Hotspots, and More

Time for another round of Android-related topics that didn’t make the cut for a full-on post but are still worth a mention. These are related to hardware, software, and any other ware that might be of interest to Android fans and developers.

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NTT DoCoMo to Begin Testing eBook Service with Android Phones

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced earlier today that they will be conducting trials for their e-book distribution service starting in late October and wrapping in late December.

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AT&T Training on Galaxy Tab, a La Cart Pricing Revealed

We got a tip earlier this morning from an A&T source of ours who tells us that the carrier has been conducting training for the Galaxy Tab.  According to them,

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Developers Seeing Long Term Promise in Android

Apple rules the short term but Android holds more promise in the long term. At least this is what a majority of those survey by Appcelerator and IDC are saying. A survey released today shows that most of the 2,400 developers polled believe Android will be the platform best positioned to “power a large number and variety of connected devices in the future”.

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Kindle for Android Adds Voice Search, Wikipedia Lookup, More

Amazon.com announced earlier this morning that they have released an updated version of the popular eReader application for Android. Readers can now enjoy a handful of new features including voice search within a book, highlighting and note taking, and Wikipedia lookup.

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The Case for the ‘Facebook Phone’ Gets Stronger

It was reported earlier this week that Facebook may be secretly working on a phone with an Android backbone. At the time, we were looking at a they-said/we-said argument with TechCrunch implying it’s already in the works while Facebook was throwing cold water on the subject. Given all the details early in the week, most of you didn’t expect to see an actual Facebook phone come to light. In fact, based on some of your comments, some of you could care less about the subject. Read on to see if your opinion changes…

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Listen to AndroidGuys Podcast #67: “Facebook Phones and MySpace Tablets”

This week’s episode of the AndroidGuys Monday night podcast is now available to listen to on demand. As per the norm our panel consisted of AndroidGuys staff members Sam Herren and myself as well as Nick Gray (HTCSource) and Andrew Kamika (Androinica). Joining us this week was Eric Lehman as where we dished on Sprint, EVO 4G, Epic 4G, SERO, and rumored handsets.

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Michael Dell Begins Teasing Next Tablet

Here we go again. Michael Dell is out and about teasing Android tablets. Speaking at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco today, he casually pulled out a 7-inch tablet where he then left us hanging.