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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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Beejive Comes to Android

Popular messaging client BeejiveIM arrived on Android a couple weeks back, bringing its award winning all-in-one support to your favorite mobile OS. Yeah, we know we missed the boat on launch day but we felt obligated to share the news – should you not already know about it.

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Sony Announces World’s First Google TV

Sony just made the first actual Google TV official with their new 46-inch GT1 Sony Internet TV.  Billed as the first television with the ability to enjoy apps, watch HDTV,

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Sony Starts Taking Developer Inquiries for Google TV Apps

Sony is currently in the midst of a Google TV keynote in New York , but the hardware maker began making developer-friendly moves earlier today.  The company has opened up

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Rumor: Gingerbread SDK Arrives Next Week

A source close to Android Police is claiming that the next release of Android is slated to arrive next week. Codenamed Gingerbread, we don’t know whether this is 2.3, 2.5, or 3.0 in terms of naming convention. However, that could change soon enough!

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Sony Brings Streaming Movies and Television to Android with Crackle Application

Last week saw Sony’s movie and television streaming service, Crackle, come to Android phones. Started as an online video sharing service (Grouper Networks) back in 2004, Crackle is now home to full-length movies and television shows.

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T-Mobile to Push out Froyo to myTouch 3G Starting Tomorrow

T-Mobile is about to start making good on their promise to leave no (myTouch) phone behind.  According to information obtained by TmoNews, the carrier is set to roll out Android

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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 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 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.