Google Maps 4.2 Adds Biking, Navigation Features

Google updated their Maps application for Android handset yesterday and it added yet another handful of nifty features. If you are one of those people who couldn’t wait for the weather to break so you could get your bicycle out, you’ll want to check out their new biking layer. ...

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LG Ally to Sell for $99 After Rebate

Verizon has just rolled out a press release detailing the LG Ally and all the wonderful things associated with it.  We knew pretty much everything but the price thanks to a leak yesterday.  Today we’ve learned that the LG Ally will retail for $99.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new ...

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T-Mobile Garminfone Due Next Month With $200 Price Tag

T-Mobile has announced that their forthcoming Garminfone will be dropping in June with a $199.99 price tag.  According to Phonescoop, this comes after a rebate and a 2-year agreement with the GPS-heavy handset.   Full price is said to be $450 for those of you interested in buying one outright.  ...

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Benchmarks Put Android 2.2 at Wicked Fast…Like 450% Faster Than 2.1

Alright so let’s preface this with the whole “take it for what it’s worth” deal.  The guys over at AndroidPolice have been playing with the Froyo (2.2) build of Android and decided to do some benchmark testing.  They are using an application called Linpack which measures ...

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DECODED: Cellular South Outs Milestone as Next Handset

You gotta hand it to Cellular South.  The “little carrier that could” is back, drumming up some more social network buzz.  Just a few short minutes ago they posted a XL tweet, teasing us with their follow up Android phone.  Fortunately, it’s written like a junior high school ...

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Full Details of LG Ally Confirmed, Pre-Order Start this Week

It seems we now know everything there is to know about the LG Ally. Except for price that is.  A couple of presentation slides made their way into the hands of BGR early this morning and they pretty much fills in all the blanks.  The handset is due out May 20th, but pre-orders will start... Read More

Rumor: T-Mobile myTouch 3G to Get Sense-Flavored 2.1

Here’s one we missed last week…  Techland is reporting that the refreshed myTouch 3G from T-Mobile will see Android 2.1 once testing is finished.  Techland’s Peter Ha interviewed Andrew Sherrard, the VP of Production Innovation for T-Mobile, who indicated that the handset will ...

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Sprint Follows Verizon’s Lead, Bails on Nexus One

Say good bye to the CDMA Nexus One.  Like Verizon did a few weeks back, Sprint has opted to drop the Nexus One from its future handset roadmap.  Why, you ask?  Well, the EVO 4G is going to be a considerably beefier phone with (presumably) a similar price point.  According Gizmodo, a Sprint rep ...

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Samsung Galaxy A Demonstrated in Video

The recently released Samsung Galaxy A found itself getting the unboxing and hands-on treatment thanks to YouTube user ZerobrownKim.  For those not familiar, the Galaxy A features a 3.7-inch AMOLED PLUS touch display, a 5 megapixel camera, and 8GB internal memory. While the phone is powered by ...

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Hey Developers! Save 30% With Pragmatic Programmers’ Android Books

If you are an aspiring Android developer looking to pick up some tutorials and best practices, you may want to swing by The Pragmatic Bookshelf.  The 3rd edition of Ed Burnette‘s “Hello, Android” is now available and readers can save 30 percent off their purchases.  Simply ...

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Dolphin Browser HD: Browsing Made Wonderful

The Android browser war got a little bit more interesting over the weekend with the release of Dolphin Browser HD.  Building on the previous version (2.5), Dolphin adds a host of new features, including add-ons, multi-touch, and tabbed browsing.  Be sure to click here for a full list of ...

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US Cellular Scores Samsung R880 “Acclaim” in Exclusive Deal

Chicago-based US Cellular recently announced an exclusive Android handset deal with Samsung.  Following on the heels of their recent HTC Desire news, US Cellular will offer the Samsung Acclaim sometime “around July”.  While there are no pictures to share as of yet, we know what the ...

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Android Edges Apple for Smart Phone Market Share (US)

The Android train keeps gathering steam as evidenced by the latest report from The NPD Group. According to their estimates, Android has eclipsed Apple for second place in the United States in market share, behind Research in Motion. Android sits at a 28 percent share while RIM commands 36 ...

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ZumoDrive Connects Android Users to Their Content from Anywhere

Zumodrive, providers of a unique cloud-based file access system, announced the release of their Android application earlier this week. For those unfamiliar, ZumoDrive creates virtual drives on your devices which can then access cloud-stored files as if they were installed locally. Users can ...

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T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide Unboxing

Check out some of the pictures below which come courtesy of The Droid Sector.  This marks the first time we get to see what the retail box and accompanying accessories look like.  It’s obvious that T-Mobile cares about this handset and has taken great care in designing the packaging.  ...

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