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    Humble Bundle 5 brings slew of top Android games for cheap, includes The Cave, The Room Two and more

    The next best thing to free games are game sales and for the next 12 days, you can get a bundle ...

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    Samsung to offer Android Wear-powered smartwatch this year
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    Samsung will deliver its first Android Wear-based smartwatch later this year, reports Reuters. ...

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    Google releases standalone camera app to the Play Store
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    • 16 Apr, 2014

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    It has been a trend for companies to put their standalone apps in the Play Store for quick ...

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    Google+ for Android Redesign Leaks
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    • 16 Apr, 2014

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    Suspected to be announced at Google I/O, Google+ is expected to get a redesign and it seems ...

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    Aio Wireless debuts its own ‘Framily’ plans with ‘Group Save’
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    • 16 Apr, 2014

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    Aio Wireless, a prepaid arm of AT&T, today rolled out new service plans designed to attract ...

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Wikitude 4 Now Available

One of my favorite Android apps from day one has been Wikitude, by Mobilizy.  It has always been fun to watch the reaction from people as I show them the first, and arguably best, “augmented reality” app.  After starting out with a great app back in 2008, Wikitude just keeps ...

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Turner Classic Movies App Coming to Android in February

For those of you who like to watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM), you’ll be happy to learn that a new Android app will be arriving in the Android Market next month.  The app will provides fans with advanced schedules, historical information on hundreds of films, fan commentary, photo ...

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Google Giving $100 Back to Customers Ineligible for Full Discount on Nexus One

Score one for good public relations.  Google, after hearing the complaints from those of you who shelled out $379 for a Nexus One, has decided to shave a hundred dollars off the cost.  And to make sure you early adopters aren’t feeling bitter, they’re refunding $100 to you via ...

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T-Mobile’s myTouch 3G Fender Limited Edition Due Next Week

After teasing us with the news of a modified myTouch 3G some months back, T-Mobile has officially announced the Fender Limited Edition model is due on January 20th.  You might be asking why one might want to buy this version over the traditional model.  Well, it’s not just a fancy ...

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New Ping Feature in waze Due Shortly

The good folks over at waze don’t like to stand still very long.  Today we received word that a new version of waze, the free, social mapping software, should be going live later today or tomorrow.  So what’s new in the app? Like practically all mobile app updates, this version ...

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Motorola: Multi-Touch on “Majority of Devices Going Forward”

One of the first things to be pointed out about the Nexus One was its lack of multi-touch.  In fact, the same could be said of the Motorola Droid.  While we settle for double tapping and zoom buttons, our friends around the world are enjoying pinching and pulling.  According to Motorola CEO, ...

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SK Telecom to Rely Heavily on Android for Smartphones, Too

SK Telecom Co., the largest carrier in South Korea’s (by revenue) has announced that they are planning to sell over 2 million smartphones this year with the bulk of them running Android.  The carrier, speaking today at a press conference, said they expect 15 smartphones this year and 25 ...

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SDG Systems’ Adds Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 to Short List of “Rugged” Android Handsets

SDG Systems has announced that and Android version of their Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 handheld is available.  Based on Android 1.5, the BIP-6000 is designed Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) as well as end users who want to develop commercial applications for ...

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Early Look: Probability-Based Keyboard “qwerted”

Check out this new take on the traditional Android soft keyboard. Rather than just changing the color or general shape of the buttons, qwerted changes the actual size of them based on the probability that they’ll be hit next.  For instance, if you type a ‘c’, the letter ...

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Mplayit: “‘How Many Apps?’ is Wrong Question

I show my G1 off to a lot of people.  I love to wow them with cool apps like Google Sky Map, Plink Art, and Shop Savy.  Invariably the question comes up, “How many apps are there for that phone?”  Thanks to Apple’s marketing efforts, consumers have been brainwashed into ...

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LG Calling on Android to Grow Sales in 2010

LG is expecting Android to help boost sales and grow their smart phone numbers for the coming year.  Although not quite as heavily as Motorola, LG is betting on Android to get them into a double-digit share of the smart phones sold worldwide this year.  LG is slated to unveil roughly 20 ...

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Android Development: It’s Just Different

Developers for other platforms are experimenting with Android in increasing numbers. They are not always happy, because Android does not necessarily do things the way they are used to. We ponder this situation in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Canadian Dream Owners Get Free Magics, No Joke!

Some Strings Attached… It’s true, Rogers has officially announced that all Canadian HTC Dream owners can upgrade to the HTC Magic free of charge. For background information on this story, please go here and here. The catch is that you must resign your 3-year contract as of the day ...

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Flurry Pegs Nexus One Sales at 20K in First Week

The estimates are coming in for the first week of Nexus One sales and they’re not terribly surprising.  Mobile analytics firm Flurry has just announced a report which ballparks the handset at 20,000 units sold in the first week.  While this number is considerably smaller than that of ...

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Cost of Breaking Nexus One Contract Could be More Than Cost of Handset!

For those you who purchased a subsidized Nexus One  with T-Mobile and are thinking about canceling your contract you better listen up.  If you you cancel your contract after the 14-day trial, it’ll cost you between $50 and $200. In addition to this, Google will charge you an additional ...

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