Three great camera apps for serious shutterbugs

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While many of us prefer the plain vanilla Android experience of a Nexus device, a Google Experience device, or an AOSP ROM, there is at least one area where it lags behind phone manufacturers’ enhancements: the camera app. On Friday, we learned that the CyanogenMod team is working on an ...

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Tweet and Use Facebook on Your NOOK Color with My6sense

Stock NOOK Color users were excited to get an update last week that brought Froyo, Flash and a curated app store to their e-book reader. In our post about the update, we said “the NOOK Color is a Twitter and Facebook client away from being the preferred Android tablet for a ton of ...

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Barnes & Noble Accuses Microsoft of Anti-Android Scheme

In response to a lawsuit brought by Microsoft claiming that Android-based Nook devices infringe on patents, Barnes & Noble has fired back, asserting that Microsoft is misusing their patents in an anti-competitive scheme against Android. You may recall that Microsoft threatened HTC with its ...

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Droid Bionic Getting “Improved Form Factor”

If you’ve been planning to pick up a Droid Bionic in May, it looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer before it’s released. But the wait may be worth it: Motorola is giving the phone an overhaul that promises an even more beastly end product than previously planned. A ...

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Motorola Jumps on the Unlocked Bootloader Bandwagon

Motorola, long considered the least friendly manufacturer to those who’d like to mod their phone, has indicated that they may begin including unlocked bootloaders across their Android product line later this year. Motorola’s statement comes in response to Australian Atrix owner ...

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Some Verizon Android Phones Cheaper Than Free From Amazon

In a move that starts to show the unique ways Amazon has to promote its Appstore, the online retailer will begin giving $25 in Appstore credit free to those who buy a Verizon Android device via Amazon Wireless. With last year’s models like the Droid X and Droid Incredible priced at one ...

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Use Your Phone as a Remote Control for PowerDVD

Windows software package PowerDVD has released an Android app that lets users control DVD playback on their desktop computer remotely using their phone. In addition to working as a remote, the app allows users to wirelessly sync and play photos and videos between the phone and computer; use the ...

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Xperia Arc Rooted

Well we knew this was coming once Sony Ericsson announced unlockable bootloaders for their Xperia phones: the good folks at XDA have rooted the Xperia Arc. So if you’ve got ahold of Sony’s shiny new phone and want to crack it open, head on over to this thread on XDA for step-by-step ...

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TeamDouche Achieves Recovery for the G2x

On the same day it hits T-Mobile stores, TeamDouche has already gotten a custom recovery image, ClockworkMod Recovery, running on the LG G2x. Proof came in a photo tweeted by TD’s Chris Soyars. That ClockwordMod Recovery is up and running means that G2x users should be able to use ROM ...

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TV on the Android: CNN and HBO Apps for Android

Apparently it’s cable TV week for Android users, with CNN launching a smartphone app for Android to go along with their tablet-optimized app, and HBO announcing a streaming video app to launch in May. CNN has had a tablet-optimized app for Honeycomb devices in the Market for a couple of ...

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The White House: Now on Android

Apparently somebody got the hint when President Obama recently complained about the lack of “really cool phones and stuff” at the White House. If they can’t get really cool phones in the White House, at least they were able to bring the White House to really cool phones.

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U.S. Cellular Confirms XOOM for Early Summer

A U.S. Cellular spokesman has confirmed that the carrier will begin carrying the Motorola XOOM later this year. After hearing rumors and seeing a leaked document earlier this week, we checked in with the Chicago-based carrier, and a contact there confirmed that the device is on their roadmap, ...

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Big Apps List: Pinball

While nothing really compares to dropping a quarter in a real Black Knight 2000 or The Addams Family machine, those tables are becoming hard to find. What options do pinball freaks have on Android? Some good ones, thankfully. Check ‘em out:

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Call Delay Issue Plaguing Nexus One

Some Nexus One owners who rejoiced at getting Gingerbread in February have just weeks later begun griping about a bug in their phone’s version of Android 2.3. Affected users report a 2-3 second delay after a phone call connects during which they can neither hear nor be heard by the person ...

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Android Market: Three Billion Served

In a quarterly earnings call Thursday, Google’s Jeff Huber dropped some interesting stats about our favorite mobile OS. Users have installed more than three billion apps via the Android Market, and those download are piling up faster than ever: the first billion were installed over 20 ...

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