Do You Still Care That Android is Open Sourced? (Op-Ed)

It’s the last quarter of 2011, and Google has barely three years in the Android can.  I started thinking about this in the last few weeks and especially after writing my last article and why Android is successful.  Is it still important that Android is an open source operating system?  It ...

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Verizon Announces $99 4G LTE Pantech Breakout for September 22

Verizon announced this morning that the Pantech Breakout will be arriving in stores and online come Thursday, September 22nd. Pricing will be $99 with a qualified two-year service agreement and after $50 mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card. Specifications for the handset include Android ...

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Acer C6 Liquid Express Coming to Orange UK

Orange have outed a forthcoming Android handset, the Acer C6 Liquid Express that is believed to be the Acer E320. Although it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it comes with a lacklustre processor at just 800 MHz, which with todays dual core 1.5 GHz processors means its being pushed more towards ...

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Street Fighter IV to Arrive as Exclusive Title for LG’s First HD Handset

LG Electronics and CAPCOM announced today that the handset maker will have exclusive rights to Street Fighter IV when it makes its Android debut. Expected in the fourth quarter, the title will be one of the premier games offered on LG’s first HD handset. Although LG has remained ...

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LG Announces Optimus Q2 for Korea

LG announced the next round of high-end Android smart phones late Sunday, unveiling the sliding QWERTY Optimus Q2. Specifications include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4.0-inch IPS-based (700 nit) LCD display, a dual-core 1.2GHz Tegra 2 CPU, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and a VGA front-facing ...

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Google Wallet to Launch Today, September 19th? (Rumor)

Roughly four months after it made its on-stage debut, Google Wallet is readying for its real-world arrival. According to information obtained by TechCrunch, various partners have been receiving notices advising that the near-field communication (NFC) technology/service will be ready to roll ...

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AndroidGuys Weekly Wrap-Up: HTC Incredible HD, SGS2 LTE, and More!

Let’s take a look back at some of the bigger, more newsworthy items from last week, shall we?  There was plenty to talk about in the world of Android, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few items.  Hit the video after the break and join our own Phil Esposito as he runs through some of ...

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HTC Vigor/Incredible HD Hitting Verizon on October 13th?

Yesterday, we showed you some leaked press shots of the HTC Vigor, which is going to be the successor to the Incredible 2. While the Vigor has been the codename of the device, we’ve heard rumors that the official name will be the Droid Incredible HD. A shot leaked by Droid-Life seems to ...

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LG LU6200 to Feature 720p Display, Dual-Core 1.5GHz, 4G LTE (Rumor)

According to details unearthed on a Korean website, LG is prepping a phone for this year which should be just as powerful as Samsung’s Galaxy S II series. Details are said to include a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.5-inch 720p HD display, an 8-megapixel camera, and front-facing ...

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to World Domination

Google purchased the Android, Inc. company back in 2005, then announced the Open Handset Alliance in, 2007.  Then in the Fall of 2008, the lowly T-Mobile G1 was open to the public.  But the initial business model that Google put forth may have gone awry in the time since up to now. In the ...

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Samsung Releases Source Code to Epic 4G Touch

That didn’t take very long, did it?  Samsung has already released the source code to their brand spankin’ new Epic 4G Touch (Sprint), giving anxious hackers a fresh set of tools to play with.  If you’re the type who likes to create custom kernels, then you’ll need to ...

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Samsung Epic 4G Touch Now on Sale at Sprint

The Samsung Galaxy S II has officially arrived in the United States today as the Epic 4G Touch goes on sale at Sprint stores around the country.  Available for $199 with a qualified two-year service agreement, the phone runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and features a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus ...

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Samsung Illusion Spied on on Flickr, Announcement Coming Soon?

The unannounced Samsung Illusion has been spied online, although not in the blurry “in the wild” manner that we typically see.  No, this is a high quality, promotion-ready Flickr image of the handset.  Samsung, no stranger to the game of outing phones ahead of carriers, has posted ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Now up for Pre-Order at BestBuy

We have some good news for all the Samsung fanboys in the US. Samsung is finally gearing up to launch the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 via BestBuy and the tablet is now up for pre-order. At the moment, only the 16 GB metallic gray version is available and BestBuy is offering it for $469.99. ...

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Teddy Tumble Proves Laundry Can be Fun, and Very Dizzying

It’s pretty much a fact that people hate doing laundry.  It’s also an unwritten rule that teddy bears are to be viewed only as cute and cuddly.  But what happens when you combine the two?  You get Teddy Tumble, the 2D puzzle platformer, that’s what.  Spread across 90 dizzying ...

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