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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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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.

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Verizon: “There is a Need for Another Android Store”

The nation’s largest wireless provider is gearing up to release an app store to take on the Android Market. What started out last week as speculation has been confirmed this week by Verizon’s VP consumer solutions.

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First Look at Droid 2 World Edition/Droid Pro!

The fellas over at Droid Life have scored a handful of exclusive pictures today for Verizon’s upcoming Droid 2 World Edition. Rumored to be completely replacing the brand spankin’ new Droid 2 that launched just a few weeks back, this guy also has a 3.7-inch touch display and sliding QWERTY.

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Samsung Captivate Sees GPS Fix in Minor Update

A common complaint among some early adopters of the Galaxy S series phones in the United States is that the GPS is less than accurate 100% of the time. Samsung and AT&T were aware of the issue and were working to put something together. Today sees the fruits of their labor as Samsung has begun rolling out an update.

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Samsung Intercept Coming to Virgin Mobile

Pre-paid wireless provider Virgin Mobile has selected the Samsung Intercept as its first Android device. The ‘successor’ to last year’s Moment runs Android 2.1 and features an 800MHz processor, a 3.2-inch display, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and support for WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth.

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Watch HTC’s Demo Videos for the Updated Sense UI, New Handsets [VIDEO]

HTC’s official YouTube account recently posted a handful of clips based on last week’s big London announcement. Watch the first clip to get a real sense (see what we did there?) for what makes the Desire HD so awesome. If you think this is just a simple successor, you couldn’t be more wrong.

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Sony Ericsson Brings the Funny in Series of Xperia X10 Clips [VIDEO]

In an effort to show just how easy the Xperia X10 is to use, Sony Ericsson has put together six short videos for your viewing pleasure.  Feeling like something ripped

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Orange (UK) Announces Low-Cost ‘San Francisco’ Handset

range pulled the curtain back on the first of their own branded Android handsest today. The low-cost San Francisco is a touch-only device and will be available for the attractive price of £99 ($153 US) on the pay-as-you-go Dolphin plan. The San Francisco runs Android 2.1 and features a 3.5-inch display, a 600MHz processor, 150MB internal storage, and 3-megapixel camera. Other details include your typical Android support for WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and FM Radio.

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Here Comes Android 2.2 for the Droid X

Verizon appears poised to roll out Froyo to yet another Android handset. The Droid X will soon be joining the Droid, Droid 2, and Droid Incredible as an Android 2.2 powered behemoth. Verizon has updated their support site with a PDF touting the goodies that come with the Froyo release.

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Samsung Releases Pair of Captivate Commercials with Awkward Real-Life Situations [VIDEO]

SamsungMobile USA has just thrown a pair of new videos online to help promote AT&T’s Galaxy S series Captivate.  Each is  just over a minute long and show real world

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Former Nokia CEO Said WHAT About Android?

Go ahead and cross Anssi Vanjoki off your list of people who might be open to Android.  The former Nokia CEO was recently speaking to the Financial Times when the subject