Google Drops Facebook Sync from Nexus S

That Gingerbread update that's rolling out to Nexus S owners right now? Besides adding NFC functionality, it also is removing a feature from Google's current flagship phone: Facebook contact sync.

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More Details Emerge About Amazon’s Appstore

Though we still don’t know when it might launch, Amazon is continuing to release information about how its alternative Android market, dubbed the Amazon Appstore, will work. Open to developers since last fall, we learned how pricing will work last month. The newest information is on how ...

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Atrix 4G Rooted, Dumped Ahead of Launch

Been considering an Atrix 4G, but worried that, given Motorola's track record of locking down its handsets, it might be a while before it's rooted? Well that worry is out the window: Moto's new dual-core superphone has been rooted before it has even seen official release by AT&T.

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Twidroyd Reinstated, New Version Available

If you’ve been jonesing for some Twidroyd since Twitter suspended it on Friday, your wait is over. Earlier today, Twitter announced that the popular Android app has had its API access restored, now that parent company UberMedia has taken steps “to remedy the violations.” ...

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Xperia Play Not Exclusive to Verizon

According to Sony Ericsson CTO Jan Uddenfeldt, the “Playstation Phone,” the Xperia Play, may launch on more than one U.S. carrier. Uddenfeldt said that Sony Ericsson is excited about their new partnership with Verizon as part of a new focus by SE on the U.S. market, but that the ...

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Motorola XOOM User Guide Leaks Out

Anxious to get your hands on a Motorola XOOM? While you can’t just yet, you can get your hands on the XOOM’s user guide, which has leaked out in .pdf format. Nothing here that’s too revolutionary, but, after a few pages on the hardware, the rest of the guide is a nice ...

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GetJar Gets $25 Million to Fund Android Efforts

Cross-platform independent app store GetJar, probably best known to Android users as the place where Angry Birds debuted before hitting the Android Market, announced that it has secured a cool $25 million in new funding, and that the money is earmarked to “help publishers acquire Android ...

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NVIDIA’s Project Kal-El: the First Mobile Quad-Core Processor [VIDEO]

While we’re drooling over the very first Tegra-2-powered devices to hit the market, NVIDIA is already looking ahead to the next generation. Dubbed “Project Kal-El,” the new Tegra chip will be the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, includes a new 12-core GPU and ...

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Rumor: Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One This Week?

Take this one with a big grain of salt, but MobileCrunch’s Greg Kumparak is reporting that a Google employee at MWC “casually mentioned” that a Gingerbread OTA for the Nexus One is around the corner. Other sources confirmed to him that the OTA will be on the way later this ...

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Sony Ericsson Announces Three Xperias: Play, Neo and Pro

In what was no surprise at all, Sony Ericsson officially announced the storied “PlayStation Phone,” the Xperia Play, at MWC on Sunday. We also could have guessed that we’d get official word about the Xperia Neo, based on the leaked photos of it last week. But SE also announced ...

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Samsung Shows Off Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung put all the rumors and leaks to rest today at MWC, officially showing off the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Galaxy S II is being billed as “the world’s thinnest smartphone” at 8.49 mm, and boasts specs that make me covet my neighbor’s oxen: Samsung ...

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Each of us is $6 in Google’s Pocket; $10 in 2012

We all know that Google doesn’t make Android out of the goodness of its heart; it’s trying to make some money on the deal. And since it’s not selling the OS, that money comes from mobile advertising. Now, an analyst has made a calculation of just how much ad revenue Google is ...

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Picplz 2.0 Overhauls UI, Adds Features

Photo sharing service picplz has updated their Android app to 2.0, giving it a complete user interface overhaul and several new features. The most obvious update is to the look and feel of the app, bringing it in line with the somewhat “standard” UI of apps like the official Twitter ...

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Paid Apps that Pay Off: $150,000 in a Month

We all know the Android Market's bad rap: developers make money on paid apps. Rovio said so. Larva Labs said so. Even Google said so recently, saying that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general. So it must be true, ...

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A Peek at GeeksPhone Zero [VIDEO]

GeeksPhone, the little Spanish manufacturer that makes fully open, rooted-out-of-the-box Android phones, has posted a posted a short preview of their latest offering, the GeeksPhone Zero, which will be shown off at Mobile World Congress next week. The video is mostly comprised of benchmarking ...

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