Samsung and Verizon Tap Droid Charge with April 28 Launch, $299.99 Price Tag

Verizon and Samsung have issued a press release today, confirming the next handset in the Droid series.  The $299.99 (ouch!) Droid Charge arrives a week from today, April 28th, and features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera, and front-facing 1.3 megapixel ...

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EFF Calls Google Out Over Lack of Transparency, Draconian Approach to Android Market

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has taken to their blog to voice their displeasure with Google’s recent pulling of Grooveshark from the Android Market.  As they see it, Google is headed in a completely different direction from the open and transparent Utopia promised back in 2007.  The ...

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Gameloft Policies Still Handcuffing Customers

We have touched on Gameloft’s policies a time or two here on AndroidGuys, mostly because they could use a little bit of help.  Regardless of how awesome their games are, the company could be doing better in many Android fans’ eyes.  Such is the case with an email we just got from ...

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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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Get the Optimus 2X Clock/Weather Widget on Your Phone

The folks over at GetAndroidStuff have managed to grab the Daily Briefing widget from the new LG Optimus 2X. This widget displays a clock, weather, news, and your day’s schedule. LG has really found what the people like with this widget. When many users get an Android device, they look ...

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Amazon Does It Again, T-Mobile G2x and G-Slate Now Available

T-Mobile is one of the largest mobile phone networks in the U.S., and they offer several Android devices. They recently announced the T-Mobile G2x and T-Mobile G-Slate, both of which are now available for purchase at T-Mobile (although the G-Slate has not launched yet). But if you want to buy ...

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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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Verizon Wireless Announces Froyo Update for Samsung Fascinate Starts April 21

Verizon dropped a little email in our inbox today to advise us that their Samsung Fascinate customers should be on the lookout for Android 2.2 update April 21st.  Starting tomorrow these users will be able to manually grab the update for themselves.  The whole process should only take about ...

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SwiftKey Testing New Keyboard with Personalization Features

Swiftkey has begun testing a new version of their popular keyboard replacement application which is said to feature personalization options.  According to our source, the customization centers around how the app plays with Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter data.  As to how exactly this works remains ...

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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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Meet Toshiba’s 10.1-Inch Regza Tablet AT300

Toshiba has officially announced a name and price for the 10.1-inch Android tablet that recently surfaced. Everyone say hello to the dual-core Tegra 2-powered Regza Tablet AT300! Featuring a 10.1-inch 1280×800 display and running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, the tablet arrives in Japan in June ...

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CourseSmart Provides Full Access to Library of eTextbooks and Digital Course Materials

College students and faculty will be please to learn that CourseSmart launched their Android application this week, bringing a massive library of eTextbooks and materials with it. The free application runs on Android devices with 1.5 or higher and provides users with complete access to their ...

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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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Make free Skype-to-Skype calls and call phones at Skype’s great rates over Wi-Fi or 3G

  Skype users rejoice!  Per Skype’s own security blog the privacy vulnerability for Android has been fixed.  But even more importantly, Skype has now added calling over 3G to the pure Skype app versus Verizon’s exclusive Skype Mobile.  So even though the minutes will still tick ...

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Motorola XOOM Lands in Canada, Thanks to Telus

Motorola announced the first ever Honeycomb tablet this year during the CES event in USA, and it’s currently the best Android tablet in the market money can buy. It’s available in both Wi-Fi and 3G version in USA and now the device is officially launched by Telus in Canada. Telus is ...

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