Beta Test This: ShopSavvy 4

Most of us use some sort of barcode scanner on our Android phone.  Barcode Scanner, Google Goggles, and ShopSavvy are the top three available in the Android Market. According to ShopSavvy, “If you would like to help us out AND you have a newer Android phone like an Evo, Nexus One, ...

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Mini Squadron Special Edition Release in January 2011 (UPDATE)

Android Gamers rejoice! Mini Squadron Special Edition is scheduled for release January 11, 2011. In case you don't know, (and that would be a big rock you are hiding under) MiniSquadron is a 2D side-scrolling, physics-based aerial dog-fighting game.

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Rumor: Google Working on Mobile Payments System

Many of us are still toting around a “Geroge Costanza” wallet.  We have credit cards, store loyalty cards, gift cards from the holidays, cash, and many other things.  Well, now there may be a good chance that this sort of scenario will be going by the wayside in the not too distant ...

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First Look at CES 2011 (Video)

Our friends and CES 2011 partners at streamly.tv got a first at CES today, check out the above video to see the calm before the storm in Las Vegas! Stay tuned as Streamly.tv is partnering with us here at Android Guys to bring you live, streaming coverage of the event!

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Modify Your Battery Icons Easily With This App

Most of the times you want to modify your battery icons, you have to flash an update.zip or push files to your phone with adb. Not anymore if you are a proud owner of a Galaxy S, Epic, Nexus One, HTC Hero CDMA or HTC Magic.

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Vainworks Lets You Change Your Rear-Facing Camera To a Forward-Facing One

Are you envious of the commercials on TV about the MyTouch 4G showing off its ability to do video chat over 3G, 4G, or WiFi?  Do you have a friend toting the iPhone 4G using FaceTime?  Fear not my friends, soon, thanks to Vainworks, you’ll be able to turn your rear-facing camera into a ...

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Verizon Drops Price of Galaxy Tab to $499, PLUS Free Movie Rentals

Everyone loves discounts, right?  The guys over at Droid-Life have stumbled across some great info about Verizon’s Galaxy Tab from Samsung.  Apparently they have cut a hundred dollars off the price, and are now offering $60.00 worth of free rentals from Blockbuster or Media Hub. ...

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HTC Evo Shift? Yeah, We Got More Info On It!

Remember when we got the info on the Shift’s release date? Well, now, thanks to Cellphonesignal, we have more info. It seems that WalMart’s website is showing us that the Shift will, indeed, be available January 9th. Not only that, but they’ve also posted some actual specs.

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VIZIO Unveils New Smartphone and Tablet Featuring VIA Plus

Vizio has been busy working on a new Tablet AND Smartphone which will both feature VIA Plus, providing seamless integration with the rest of your equipment at home. This will include built-in IR beams that will let you use either as a remote control. All backed by the Android platform, you can ...

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ViewSonic To Show Tablet Computer With Phone Functions At CES

According to two people who work for the company, ViewSonic Corp. is expected to introduce a phone-tablet computer hybrid that can support next-generation wireless connections at an electronics industry trade show next week. The Wall Street Journal posted an article about the new Tablet from ...

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I Was Wrong: the “Android SMS Bug” is Real

Looks like I was wrong in my previous post: the Android SMS bug appears to be real, but dependent on a very specific condition that does not exist for most users. That's why most people cannot reproduce it. Specifically, there is something about certain email-to-SMS messages that corrupts ...

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2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you'll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

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The “Android SMS Bug” Does Not Exist [Updated]

Over the past week, a supposed Android bug has gotten a lot of press, both on Android-related sites and mainstream tech sites. A bug report claims that SMS messages intended for one person are getting sent to a different, unintended recipient. Worrisome to be sure, but why has Google taken no ...

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VidTrim Video Editor

VidTrim is a new app in the Market where you can do some light video editing straight from your Android device.  There are two versions, a free one, and a paid one.  What’s the differences between the two?  The main thing is the ability to save its 10MB file onto your SD card.  The ...

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CyanogenMod 6.1.2 Update for EVO 4G Available Now!

A @cyanogen tweet earlier this afternoon brought tears of joy for many users. The latest batch of EVO 4G’s to leave the warehouse had a new camera. This meant that the drivers that worked for older EVO’s no longer work with the new hardware. Because of this, newer EVO 4G owners who ...

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