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I've been an Android fanboy since day one, but I've never had a chance to truly express my voice and be a part of the Android Community. When AndroidGuys starting accepting applications for interns, I saw my opportunity. I joined the AndroidGuys team and haven't looked back!

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MyTouch 4G Slide Surfaces in Clearer Photos

Ahh, the MyTouch 4G Slide. We first heard about it via that leaked T-Mo roadmap, with last month, with the codename “Doubleshot”. As we learned more, we got a blurry look at the actual device just a few weeks ago. Well, the MT4GS has posed for another photo op, and this time we actually get a good look at what’s shaping up to be a nice little device.

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Sony Ericsson Duo Leaked, Dual-Core CPU?

We’ve been hearing a bit more than normal about our friends from Sony Ericsson. First there was the announcement that they’ll be incorporating NFC chips into future devices, and now this. We’ve gotten our hands on a photo of what’s being dubbed as the Xperia Duo. We don’t have any real specs at the moment, other than the fact that it’ll be packing a dual-core processor and what appears to be a rather large screen.

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Android App RoundUp: Construction Apps

The guys over at Software Advice have compiled a list of the best Android apps available for those working in construction. Apparently, there aren’t that many apps out there for construction financing and estimating, but these guys have found the best of the best for everyone to see.

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Sony Ericsson Jumping on the NFC Train

NXP, the company that manufactured the NFC chip found in the Nexus S, has just announced their latest partner: Sony Ericsson. It’s surprising to me that SE didn’t announce this on their own, but that’s another story for another day. The big news here is that good ol’ Sony Ericsson has beaten several of the major manufacturers by using NFC chips in future Android devices.

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New Developing Tool to Create Apps Without Android SDK or Java Knowledge

TigaByte has just announced the launch of a new software tool, called HyperNext Android Creator (HAC). Essentially, it will enable developers to build apps for the Android Market without the need for learning Java or dealing with the complicated Android SDK. HAC brings the ability to create apps screen-by-screen, much like Google’s App Inventor. It’s mostly aimed at beginner developers.

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Android Keyboard Showdown: Which One is Right for You?

For the longest time, there’s been a debate over which virtual keyboard for Android is the best. Is it the stock Gingerbread keyboard? Perhaps it’s Swype, or Better Keyboard? Well, the guys from ElectricPig have rounded up every virtual keyboard out there and compared them all in one giant keyboard showdown.

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Huawei Android Device Passes Through FCC, Codenamed “Gaga”

I have to admit, Huawei has a history of low-end Android devices, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. The device above is the Huawei X1 U8180, which is being given the strange name of “Gaga”, and it’s just gotten the FCC seal of approval. The Gaga will be packing a measly 528MHz processor, along with Froyo, a 2.8-inch QVGA display, 3.2MP camera sans flash, and the standard Android fare of WiFi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroSD card slot.

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Tuesday Blues: HTC Desire Not Getting Official Gingerbread

It’s a sad day for Desire users, as HTC has announced that they aren’t able to bring any Gingerbread love to their beloved Sense device. You can read a quote from HTC below, but it basically says that there’s not enough ROM on the device to hold both Gingerbread and HTC Sense efficiently.

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[UPDATE] T-Mobile Celebrating Father’s Day, Giving Away 10 Sensation 4Gs

T-Mobile has never been one to miss out on a giveaway, and they’re not about to start now. T-Mobile is giving away 10 (yes, we said TEN) HTC Sensation 4G superphones in honor of Father’s Day. They announced it via their Twitter and Facebook pages last Friday.

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Reminder: Toshiba Thrive Available June 13th

The Toshiba Thrive is just 6 days away from its June 13th release, so we though we would go over some of the specs and features, just to jog your memory.

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Samsung Indulge Announced for Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless has never been at the top of the pack as far as Android devices go. Their Kyocera Sanyo Zio and Huawei Ascend failed to impress many. But it looks like they’re stepping up their game a bit with the announcement of the Samsung Indulge.

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T-Mobile to Launch Exhibit 4G & Gravity Smart on June 22nd?

The Samsung Exhibit 4G first showed up in a leaked T-Mobile roadmap last month, and now we’re learning more about this Android device, as well as Sammy’s Gravity Smart.

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T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide Caught In the Wild

We got our hands on a leaked roadmap for T-Mobile last month. Among some awesome devices like the HTC Sensation and Samsung Hercules, we noticed something called the “Doubleshot”. We later learned that it’s actually a MyTouch 4G with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. After weeks of speculation, we’re finally getting a first look at the device itself.

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World Health Organization: “Cell Phones May Cause Cancer”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a study that points to cell phone radiation causing cancer. You can read the whole article on CNN here, but it’s a bit long.In a nutshell, they can’t be sure as of now, because they need more long-term studies to confirm it, but apparently the radiation that we get from holding our Android (or any other) phones up to our ears all day long is similar to a “very low-powered microwave oven”, in that it essentially cooks the brain.

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Acer Iconia Now Available at Office Depot

If you haven’t had a chance to play around with an Acer Iconia, you’re missing out. I had the opportunity of using one for around 10 minutes at my local Best Buy, and I was very impressed. It’s powered by Honeycomb and a dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, just like the Motorola Xoom. I found it to be a lot lighter than the Xoom, which is one reason I loved it so much. But that’s beside the point. The Iconia Tab is now available for purchase from Office Depot for $449.99, the same price as Best Buy.