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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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Latest comScore Report: Android Soars, Others Snore

The latest comScore Report is out and it confirms what we all know: smart phones and Android are taking off like crazy.

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The Moron Test Adds Cross-Platform Support with OpenFeint Integration

Popular “game” The Moron Test has just picked up a handful of great new features, thanks to their integration of OpenFeint.  The Android game now features the same great options

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Samsung Releases Fascinate Source Code into the Wild

It’s becoming increasingly common for a hardware manufacturer to release the source code to their handsets. HTC does it all the time, most recently with their Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Samsung has done exactly that with their new Fascinate handset from Verizon.

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Templates, Wireframes, Stencils and Icons: The Big List of Android Developer Resources

Here’s a handy resource for you current and prospective Android developers.  We’ve done our best to compile a list of wireframes, templates, GUI PSD’s, stencils and more to help you

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Sprint Dangles $50,000 and More in ‘4G App Challenge’

Sprint has partnered with Wired, Reddit and Ars Technica to put up $50,000 and some killer prizes in an effort to spur 4G app development. The contest, called the Sprint 4G App Challenge, pits apps against each other in five categories accepting – entertainment, gaming, productivity, social networking and multimedia. Submissions will be accepted until November 5th and will be judged on four merits – creativity, intuitive navigation, functionality and design.

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MiniSquadron Hits Android Market with OpenFeint Support, Limited Time Pricing

Supermono Studios and Gray Fin Studios have collaborated to bring their popular iPhone title, MiniSquadron, to the Android Market. Dedicated to giving Android users the best experience, the two have done everything they can to ensure this isn’t just a generic port of an existing game.

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Avaya Announces Android-Powered ‘Desktop Video Device’

arlier this morning Avaya unveiled a new lineup of business class products and service that include the Android-based Avaya Desktop Video Device. With a sizable 11.6” HD touch screen, HD camera, and dual-mic support, the device provides real-time enterprise communication and collaboration.

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OpenFeint Launching 20 High Quality Games Over Next Month, Starting Today with Fruit Ninja

OpenFeint, a leading provider of cross platform social gaming, has announced that they are unloading a slew of top-notch games on the Android world.  Starting today with Halfbrick Studios’ Fruit

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Official Application Comes to Android

Location-based treasure hunters will be pleased to learn that the official application has come to Android. Available for pretty much all Android phones (1.5+), the app provides direct access to, and lets users find nearby caches using a combination of GPS, WiFi, and cell tower triangulation. The $9.99 title has been very popular for the iPhone so we expect GPS and LBS hounds will gobble it up on Android.

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HTC Debuts “G2 with Sense UI” Desire Z

The Desire Z officially broke cover this morning, joining the Desire HD as part of HTC’s next big phone. If you’ve been following Android for the last couple of months, you’ll recognize the form factor as that of the upcoming G2 from T-Mobile. Physical resemblance aside, what’s going on inside the Desire Z?

News and Rumors to Allow for Remote Wipe, Locate and Device Backup

HTC pulled the curtain back on a pair of new phones today, however that’s not all they were doing.  The once quietly brilliant handset maker is making noise today with

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HTC Officially Unveils Desire HD at London Event

In case you might have forgotten, HTC is in London today, talking new phones. One of the new device just unveiled is the Desire HD. Looking very much like a beefed up EVO with Sense UI, this Android 2.2 phone is another stunner from the boys of Taiwan. We’ll jump right into the cold, hard stats for you guys. We’re looking at a 1GHz processor, 1.5GB internal storage, 768MB RAM, an 8-megapixel camera, and a 4.3-inch SLCD touch screen.

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HTC Rumored to Drop Android 3.0 Tablet in Q1 ’11

There’s not a great deal to go on at this point, but a recent Digitimes article tells us that HTC plans to throw their hat in the tablet ring.  According

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Fallen Earth Companion App Adds Premium Features

Fans of the popular post-apocalyptic MMO game Fallen Earth will be pleased to learn of the new premium features in the companion app. The application, which has been available for a few months now, provides remote, real-time live game server access and options such as checking and deleting in-game messages, viewing achievements, and stats, as well as checking to see who is online.

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Listen to AndroidGuys Podcast #66: “Andrew Goes to the Serengeti”

Last night’s episode of the AndroidGuys Monday night podcast is now available to listen to on demand.  As usual, the crew consisted of AndroidGuys staff members Sam Herren and myself