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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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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

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Official: Verizon Drops Samsung Fascinate in Two Days (Sept 9)

It doesn’t get much closer than this.  For some reason, Verizon decided to wait until the eleventh hour to make the announcement that their Samsung Galaxy S series phone, the

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Samsung Exec: Galaxy Tab Likely to Retail Between $200 and $300

Good news for those of you interested in picking up the Galaxy Tab announced last week. According to Samsung product executive Hankil Yoon, the Android 2.2 tablet could sell for between $200 and $300 when it debuts with wireless providers. The final pricing will depend on carrier subsidy, but this is an encouraging starting point.

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The Ticker (September 3rd)

We get an awful lot of emails from you guys wanting to share news, promote links, tips, etc. As much as we’d love to share everything that comes across the inbox, we simply can’t. So, we decided to start a semi-regular series of posts called “The Ticker”. These will be items that we think are worth covering, but not necessarily in a dedicated post. And away we go!

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As Promised, Angry Birds Beta Arrives

The emails have begun rolling out.  Angry Birds beta has hit the Android Market.  If you signed up for the beta test, you’ll be getting your notice any minute now. 

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ViewSonic Announces Dual-Booting ViewPad 100

ViewSonic announced the “world’s first” dual-boot Android/ Windows 7 tablet earlier today at IFA 2010. The Android side of things is 1.6 which might turn away tech savvy early adopters, but the rest of the tablet sounds good on paper.