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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

Lego MINDSTORMS Releases MINDdroid for Android 2.1 and Above

Good news for those of you who own a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set. You can now control your NXT robot (Android) from an Android 2.1 or 2.2 device! Called MINDdroid, it functions as a wireless remote control via a Bluetooth connection.

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Rumored G2 Update Adding WiFi Calling

We cannot confirm this on our ends as of yet but word around the campfire is that G2 handsets are getting an over-the-air software update.  After less than a week

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Tune in Tonight: AndroidGuys Podcast #69 Live at 10PM EST

It’s Monday! That means tonight at 10PM EST you’ll be listening to the longest running Android-related podcast on the internet. Join your fellow Android fans and developers as we take

App Reviews

Geocaching.com App is a Treasure of its Own (App Review)

I started dabbling in geocaching late last year as my son and I wanted something fun to do on days off. Being he was six at the time, he was only too eager to help daddy hunt down treasure in the real world. We bounced from one Android app to another, trying each out to see what we liked best. Due to memory limitations of my G1, I was constantly uninstalling applications and games to make room for new stuff. Couple that with a quick-draining battery and it was becoming tough to stay enthusiastic or spend much time in the field. Suffice it to say, we got out of the game for a few months. Then all of a sudden, last month’s official Geocaching.com announcement put us right back on the hunt.

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VOTE NOW! What’s Your Thought on Android Market Alternatives?

As Android continues to grow, so does the number of players entering the app distribution game.  A few of today’s current alternatives include GetJar, SlideME, AppBrain, and OnlyAndroid.  Looking forward,

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Best Buy “Exploring Concept” of an Android App Store

By the time you finish reading this post, another three or four players will have entered the Android app store market.  At least that it how it seems of late. 

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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab Price Gets Outed – $400 with Contract

As we draw toward the end of the year we are expecting each of the top four providers to announce official pricing and release dates. We’ve heard whispers of Sprint’s launch, but for the most part, we’re still waiting on everyone. Thanks to a leaked internal T-Mobile document, we might have an idea where the prices will fall.

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(Some) Official Droid 2 Global Specs Hit Motorola Website

The specs for Verizon’s next super phone, the Droid 2 Global, have landed online ahead of any official announcement from Motorola.  To be fair, these are not the full details,

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Get Ready for More Garminfones

Strap on your seatbelt and hold on, Garmin-Asus is gearing up for more Android powered handsets. Yes, that Garminfone from T-Mobile is about to get some company. Sorta.

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eBay Expands Android Presence with Sprint ID and Launch of Classifieds Apps

Yesterday saw eBay making a pair of Android-related announcements. First up is the release of their new application, eBay Classifieds, which lets users hunt down jobs, sell that old bicycle, or find a pool guy. In fact, what might seem like a one-trick pony app at first glance is rather rich in details.

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CherryPal Announces 7-Inch Android 2.1 Tablet with Sub-$200 Price Tag

CherryPal has announced their new 7-inch Android 2.1-powered CherryPad today.  Rather than setting their sites on the iPad and trying to take it on, CherryPal sees more benefit in the

News and Rumors

Sprint Official with Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, and LG Optimus S

What an incredible week for Android announcements! After seeing seven devices from Motorola yesterday, the momentum continues with three more phones headed for Sprint. The boys and girls running the Now Network just officially unveiled the Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, and LG Optimus S. We’ve briefly touched on each one of these over the last few day but we’ll give you the details once again.

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Sprint to Announce LG Optimus S for October 31

We’re getting early word that Sprint is set to announce their LG Optimus S handset for availability later this month.  Tagged with a very attractive $49.99 price point, the entry

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Cricket Announces $149 Huawei Ascend for October 27 (No Contract)

Last fall, we were shocked to hear Samsung say that 2010 would see Android phones going for less than $100 on contract. Flash forward a year and we’re getting close to seeing sub-$100 phones without contract!

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U.S. Cellular Launching Samsung Mesmerize October 27

We just received official word from U.S. Cellular that they will be launching their Galaxy S series handset, the Samsung Mesmerize, on October 27th.