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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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Is This a Leaked Froyo Build for the G2? [UPDATE 2: It’s Not Sense!]

At this point, I think we have all the confirmation we need to tie up the HTC Vision to the T-Mobile G2 and  the FCC filing we saw this week

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Motorola Brings Trackball Back for Quench XT5

In terms of Android hardware, one thing we haven’t seen much of is trackballs.  With most companies opting for touch-only or optical trackpads, trackballs are few and far between.  In

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PSA: Motorola Charm on Sale Today from T-Mobile

Here’s your obligatory reminder that yet another Android handset has gone on sale today! T-Mobile’s latest smart phone, the Motorola Charm can now be had for $74.99 and a two-year service commitment. Don’t feel like signing a long-term agreement? That’s fine, it will be $269.99, please.

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Galaxy S is First Android Phone to be DivX Certified for HD

The illustrious Samsung Galaxy S handset gets a little more illustrious-er today with news that the phone has become the first Android phone to become DivX Certified for HD video

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Google Acknowledges Anti-Piracy System isn’t Perfect

There’s been a pretty big stink this week about how Google’s new anti-piracy system isn’t all that great and is, in fact, easy to circumvent. We haven’t posted the steps in how to bypass the licensing tool here on AndroidGuys as we don’t see any real value in it. Piracy just isn’t cool.

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Google Earth 1.1 Adds Layer to Explore Oceans

An updated version of Google Earth (1.1) hit the Android Market this morning, adding a key component – oceans. And it’s about time. How can Google look themselves in the mirror and call it “Earth” if they omit nearly 3/4 of the planet? All kidding aside, the new version is something special in that it lets users dive deep under the sea and check out videos and pictures of the terrain where Poseidon lays his head.

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PSA: Android 1.6-Powered Dell Aero Goes on Sale Today for $99

[mobile-aero-overview1] Announced back in March around the time of CES, the Dell Aero has finally gone on sale. For $99 and a two-year service agreement, customers can pick up the handset which features a 3.5-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, and removable 2GB MicroSD card. Although it’s powered by a 624Mhz Marvell processor, the Aero sadly runs Android 1.5 (Cupcake).

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Samsung GALAXY Tab is Official, Coming September 2nd [VIDEO]

Next week is going to be a momentous occasion in the world of Android.  Samsung is poised to unveil the first true iPad challenger with their GALAXY Tab.  No longer

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Samsung Tab Poses for Non-Blurry Pics

While we wait for an official announcement from Samsung on their GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab, we’re more than content to look at pictures of the device. Take a look at the latest gallery of images showing the device in its non-blurry glory.

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Toshiba Smartpad to Debut Next Week, Tegra 2 Chipset Rumored

As we head into next week’s IFA, we’re getting the sense that Android may grab a decent share of headlines. We just mentioned that Archos will be in attendance, showing off their upcoming product line and now it’s Toshiba time. Look for the electronics giant to debut their 10-inch Android tablet, the Smartpad.

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Archos Expected to Unveil New Tablets at IFA

Those who follow the Android universe closely already know that Archos has a few new tablets up their sleeves. However, your average Joe doesn’t have a clue as to what

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Introducing the T-Mobile G2! The Revolution Continues with First HSPA+ Handset

T-Mobile has come out and officially named the G2 as their first HSPA+ handset. If you head tofirst-hspa-smartphone.t-mobile.com this morning, you’ll be redirected to g2.t-mobile.com where interested parties can sign up for more information. The carrier is sending out emails teasing the device and promising details in the coming weeks.

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More HTC Codenames to Watch For

I don’t know about the rest of my AndroidGuys staff, but I love to hear of new codenames for handsets. Call me whatever you want, but there’s just something cool about project names and rumored phones. You can imagine my joy when I found four new HTC names in my inbox this morning.

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T-Mobile’s Rugged, Waterproof Motorola Jordan

Ever find yourself at the bottom of a swimming pool thinking, “I really need to tweet this“?  You’ll be happy to learn that the Motorola Jordan, which is expected to

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Tablets, eReaders, and More Coming from Verizon as 2H Details Emerge

As we draw toward the close of 2010, we’re learning what various carriers and handset makers have up their sleeves.  We’ve recently learned that Verizon’s Android love is going to