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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

The Ticker (September 9)

Welcome back to another round of Android stuff worth mentioning that might not make make its own post. Many of these bullet points come from you guys through twitter, Facebook, and email and make for interesting reads. Some work better for developers or heavy enthusiast while others are more general interest.

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NOOK for Android Adds New Features in 2.2 Release

Barnes & Noble has just announced another update to their popular NOOK application for Android. This marks the third release in just seven short weeks. NOOK runs on Android devices at 1.6 or higher and provides full access to the Barnes & Noble eBookstore which has more than one million digital titles.

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Uncovering a Slew of Samsung Trademarks

As some of you guys may know, I love to dig through the US Patent and  Trademark Office for any clues as to potential handsets.  While some like to trudge

App Reviews

Six Fantasy Football Apps for Your Android Phone

In the off chance you don’t know, we’re about to kick off the NFL football season.  We’re now in the midst of that lead up time where guys in their

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T-Mobile G2 Confirmed, Pre-Sale Starts This Month

T-Mobile has just pushed out the official press release for the true successor to the groundbreaking G1.  Unfortunately, they didn’t drop any actual release date or pricing on us.  However,

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Quick Look at the Four R2D2 Droid 2 Live Wallpapers [VIDEO]

After playing with the recently leaked R2D2 Live Wallpapers that hit the internet today, I wanted to share them with you. I threw together a very fast, one take video that showcases each wallpaper. The 5-minute clip you see below will give you a good idea as to the level of customization and character that comes with the new Droid 2, due later this month.

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Verizon’s Bing Deal Could be a Very Big Deal

After the recent news and hubbub about Verizon and their decision to drop Google Search in favor of Bing, we decided to do some looking into the matter.  Incidentally, our

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Android 2.1 on the (UK) Dell Streak is Not Awesome

Dell Streak owners in the UK are getting Android 2.1 this week, however many would probably rather go back to 1.6 if they could.    The Register is reporting that

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Salesforce.com Brings Chatter Mobile to Android

Salesforce.com is rolling out a mobile version of their relatively new Chatter service. Acting very much like an Facebook for companies, it has become wildly successful, adopted by roughly one in four customers. The tool is free to current Saleforce.com clients and runs $15 per month, per user if purchased separately.

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The Top 25 Android Phones as Decided by YOU

You might recall that last week we brought you the first Android Phone Power Rankings. The AndroidGuys staff got together as a team and listed the top phones from US carriers and ranked them from 1 to 25. Then, we turned around and asked for you to cast your vote in the FAN POLL. We were extremely curious to see what you guys think as a whole. What phones do you like the best? Do you think along the same lines as us?

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Verizon Locks Bing in as Search Option for Fascinate, Restricts Everyone Else

With the launch of today’s Verizon Fascinate, each of the four major carriers in the United States now has a Samsung Galaxy S series phone available.  Rather than churning out

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AndroidGuys Coming to an Event Near You

We just did a quick look at the calendar for the next few weeks and realized we’ll be in attendance for at least four events. If you are planning to attend any of the following shows and festivities, we encourage you to look us up. We love to meet fans and spend time chatting our favorite mobile platform. Otherwise, if you are not able to make it, you can watch our coverage from your PC and (hopefully Android) smart phone!

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Samsung Announces Dual-Core Orion Processor, Arrives in Q4

Samsung has joined NVIDIA, Texas Instruments, and Qualcomm as a company working on dual-core mobile processors. Dubbed the Orion, Samsung’s new chipset contains a pair of 1GHz ARM Cortex A9 cores, and is capable of 1080p video playback and recording.

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Bloomberg: Samsung “Reviewing” Android-Based TVs

Android lovers who are in the market for a new HD TV might want to hold off just a little bit longer. Samsung, the top TV maker in the U.S.

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LG Announces Dual-Core CPU Based on NVIDIA Tegra, Coming to Optimus Series This Year

LG and NVIDIA have teamed up to bring you the next generation of super phones.  Based on the new, world first Tegra 2  dual-core CPU, LG’s Optimus Series of phones