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LG Formally Unveils Optimus Net, Optimus Pro

LG unveiled another pair of Android devices today in the form of the mid-range Optimus Pro and Optimus Net. Expected to hit 30 markets across Europe this summer, both devices

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Zinio Announces Support for Android 2.2+ Handsets

Zinio,the popular newsstand/ magazine application for Android tablets, is now available for Froyo and Gingerbread smart phones as well. After “tens of thousands” of immediate downloads upon entering the Android

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Bell Mobility launches Motorola XT860 4G in Canada, Coming This Summer

Verizon and Motorola recently launched one of the most anticipated devices of summer which is known as the Motorola Droid 3. Droid 3 is the successor to the famous Droid series, which actually began the Android era at Verizon. It was first launched in China as Motorola Milestone 3 and now it looks like the CDMA version is heading towards Canada where Bell Mobility will be carrying it.

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Android and Google+ big Winners on Google Earnings Call

Yesterday was a big day for our favorite search giant, at least for it’s investors and people concerned with the financial growth of the company. Google conducted it’s Q2 earnings call to report in about the growth of several of it’s products. Two of the big winners? Android and Google+.

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Sprint Offering Nexus S 4G for 50% Off

The Goolge Nexus S is available in the U.S. via T-Mobile, but it sadly only supports 3G. Sprint aimed to fix that by offering the Nexus S 4G, which runs

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Google Exceeds Expectations As Earnings Rise 32%

It looks like Google is showing no signs of slowing down, something Android users are familiar with. Google’s Q2 earnings for 2011 were released today, and although the gain surprised many investors,

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SwiftKey X Released for Android Phones, Tablets

To celebrate the one year anniversary of its first beta release, TouchType has finally announced the arrival of Swiftkey X.  Designed in both phone and tablet-friendly versions, this has become one

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Even After Updates, HTC Thunderbolt Still a Problem for Some

We’re not going to be the first to admit this, but the HTC Thunderbolt has been, for some, a very problematic handset.  Whether it’s random reboots, force closes, or unsupported

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Localicious Proving That Some devs Experiencing Less Friction With Android

There is interesting news this morning concerning the new app that WhitePages has released, called Localicious. The app in itself is not ground shattering for sure, but what is interesting is that the company is launching on Android first, with no release date for an iOS launch. A first for the company as a whole, as they have done what most companies out there have been doing. Launch on iOS, then port over to Android. Not this time! Read on for their reasons.

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Amazon Tablet in October? We Hope so!

There is more news this morning about the worst kept secret in the Android world this year; the upcoming Android tablet that Amazon is planning on launching to take advantage of it’s strong Android ecosystem that it has deployed. Could we see it as soon as October?

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Spotify Launches in U.S. With Motorola Named as Exclusive Mobile Partner

After a seemingly endless wait, Spotify’s award winning music service has come the United States.  But before you run off and sign yourself up, thinking you’ll have access to all

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Paypal Readying NFC Powered Funds Transfers

You knew it would not take long for Paypal to jump onto the NFC train,the lure of making major coin in transaction fees every time someone uses their mobile device to transfer money is just too much for the financial giant to pass up.

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Oceanhouse Media Brings Award Winning Children’s Book “Leo the Lightning Bug” to Android

 If you have children, there’s a good chance you’ve heard of Oceanhouse Media. They are the leading publishers of interactive children’s book apps, such as the award winning Dr. Seuss

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Hulu Plus Support Hits Four More Android Handsets

The number of devices supported by the Hulu Plus service has grown by four, bringing the total to ten handsets.  According to the Hulu blog, the latest with access to

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Why are you Surprised about the Netflix Rate Hike?

There has been a tsunami of hate that has been flowing towards Netflix with their announcement that they will be raising their fees on rate plans that include both streaming and DVD’s in the mail. In essence, Netflix has doubled their fees if you want to both stream and receive DVD’s as well.

I have read post after post, comment after comment blasting Netflix about this decision. People saying that they are leaving the service, that they have had enough and taking their money elsewhere. (Where might I ask?) I have seen people say that Netflix’s timing is bad because the economy is struggling.

My response? You are all insane to think that this was not coming.