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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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Froyo for AT&T Captivate Lands Online

It appears that an official Android 2.2 build has leaked for the Samsung Galaxy S series AT&T Captivate.  A user from XDA forums going  by the name of designgears has

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Google Releases Customizable Version of ‘Car Home’ for Nexus One, Droid

Google has released a new version of their Car Home application for Android devices. Already awesome in the way it turns your devices into a personal navigator/assistant for your on the go needs, it gets better with customizable shortcuts.

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Froyo Now Powers 1 in 3 Android Phones

New figures hot off the press!  Google has released the latest figures for devices accessing the Android Market and we’re getting closer to a Froyo majority.  The period ending October

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Bloomberg App Arrives with News, Market Data, Stock Portfolios and More

Bloomberg L.P. has released their Android application earlier today, adding to its suite of mobile apps. Business and financial buffs can download the free application immediately and enjoy access to

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Dual Screen Samsung Continuum Spied

Two new Samsung devices in one day! It was just over a month ago when we saw the year-end roadmap for Verizon come to light. Among the unknown/unseen handsets teased was a Samsung i400 “Continuum” which was said to be a mid-range phone. Flash forward to today and we see that we’re looking at another Galaxy S class phone. This time, there’s a twist.

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Rumor: T-Mobile Project ‘Begonia’ to be Motorola Cliq 2

You may recall that way back in July the folks at AndroidSPIN were able to get their hands on a copy of T-Mobile’s year end roadmap. Among the listed Android devices were two from Motorola. With one handset (Jordan) already accounted for in the Motorola Defy, the other has yet to be figured out. According to Engadget, the Project Begonia phone will be the T-Mobile Cliq 2.

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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.