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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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More Details on Those New HTC Codenames

We’re back with a couple of updates for those four new HTC codenames we broke last week.  If you’ll recall, they were Speedy, Blitz, Mecha, and Spade.  Our sources tell

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Rumor: Verizon Fascinate Arrives September 9th

If you listened to our podcast from Monday night, this will already be old news to you.  We received a tip earlier this week from a pretty reliable source who

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Droid Incredible Now Expected to See Froyo Update Tomorrow

Think of this post as a Monopoly-style “Bank error in your favor”. The Droid Incredible is now expected to see Android 2.2 updates as early as tomorrow, August 27th. This is a few days earlier than what we had last heard and only a couple of weeks beyond the initial rumored time frame.

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Verizon Pushing Update to Droid for Flash 10.1

Verizon has officially begun pushing an update out to Droid handsets today, allowing users to download Flash 10.1 to their phone.  This should bring the circle complete on the Android

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TeleNav Unveils OnMyWay for Android

TeleNav is releasing another handy application, OnMyWay into the Android Market today. You know TeleNav, don’t you?  They’re the brains behind your Sprint and AT&T navigation titles. To describe their

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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.