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Hulu Plus Arrives for Very Select List of Android Phones

Hulu Plus found its way on to the Android Market yesterday however not in the grand fashion we’d been hoping for. As of right now there are only six models

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Tears for Tiers: A Look Inside Verizon’s Imminent Tiered Data Pricing

I’m sure by now you’ve heard about Verizon’s plan to adopt tiered data pricing. The blogs have been buzzing about it, readers have been flaming about it, and trolls… well… they’ve been trolling about it. I can’t say I’m surprised about the move, considering I’ve been a guinea pig to corporate greed for many years now. I’m often asking myself: “Why do I allow these companies to continually rip me off?” And, like most people, I just sit there and take it. Sure, we’ll complain about it, but do we ever do anything about it? I mean, if Verizon is such a bastardization of a company, why don’t we just switch carriers?

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Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets First Custom ROM

It’s kind of become a rite of passage for new Android devices to get their own custom ROMs. Every major Android tablet and phone has gone through it, and it looks as though the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is joining the club. This comes just 9 days after the Moto Xoom got its own custom ROM.

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U.S. Cellular Launches Moto Xoom

That’s right, the Xoom is no longer a Verizon exclusive. U.S. Cellular began selling the Android 3.1 tablet today, and it’s sure to bring business up a notch. After a quick first glance, it appears to be exactly the same as the Verizon Xoom. I did make one note, however: the U.S. Cellular version doesn’t directly connect to the network.

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Motorola Addresses Concerns Over U.S. XOOM SD Support

Following their recent announcement on Facebook that 3.1 is starting to roll out to non-U.S. Xooms with SD card support, some Americans are up in arms about why they haven’t got support for theirs yet.

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Best Buy Announces its Music Cloud Service

Thanks to Best Buy, Android users now have yet another metaphor wielding service in which to upload their music libraries to. Introducing “Best Buy Music Cloud,” a cross-platform music service that allows Android, Apple (no premium service for you), and Blackberry users access to their digital music collection on-the-go.

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Android 3.1 Rolling out for European XOOM Tablets

According to Motorola Europe’s Facebook page, the Android 3.1 update for the XOOM has started in Europe. The said update should take a few weeks to roll out to all the XOOMs across the Pond.

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Jelly Defense Screenshots Revealed

Infinite Dreams just released screenshots of their unreleased game, Jelly Defense. From the look of things, this game has high quality graphics and a very addictive game play features. Jelly Defense’s sounds will be one of the key features in this game to make it over-the-top good.

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Moto Atrix to see Gingerbread in July?

I think I may be hallucinating, or at least seeing double, as there is more news about another handset getting a promised upgrade on time, well, sort of on time. News is being reported that the Moto Atrix on the AT&T network is going to get it’s production build of gingerbread.

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Amazon to Launch it’s Android Tablet Late Summer?

There is some interesting news this morning about the heavily rumored and worst kept secret in the Android world, namely the tablet device that Amazon is working on to compliment it’s Android app store.

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Check Your Doorstep! Pre-Ordered EVO 3D Handsets Arriving!

We need your feedback on this one! Android Central is reporting that some of their readers that pre-ordered the new hotness that is the EVO 3D have been receiving them in the mail!

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EVO Shift Getting Gingerbread AS PROMISED! (is the rapture happening?)

Well color me impressed, there is a mobile carrier out there that has actually met it’s self imposed and promised deadline to bring an OS update to and Android device.

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Sony-Ericsson launches XPERIA Branded Ray and Active

Pictured to the left are the two newly announced Sony-Ericsson Android devices named the Ray and the Active respectively. The Ray being the newest “luxury” model of the XPERIA line, and the Active being a rugged dust-proof and water resistant handset.

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ZTE Launches Gingerbread-Powered ZTE Libra

ZTE is one of the leading Chinese brands in the world, and they have announced decent and affordable handsets in past, like the trio of new Android phones at MWC. Now ZTE is back again with the announcement of their new Android device, the ZTE X880, codenamed Libra.

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T-Mobile Responds to AT&T Merge Opposition

Well, it’s about time, isn’t it? After all the opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile merge, Magenta has finally released an official statement. You can read the full statement below, but it basically repeats most of what we heard at the Senate hearing over a month ago. T-Mobile essentially supports the deal, stating that both companies are in a “spectrum crunch”, and the merge would solve this issue, while providing vast amounts of coverage to Americans. No word on how the FCC will respond to this statement, but rest assured, they’re taking a good hard look at the deal itself.