Google Phone Gallery Launches, “with Google” Confusion Continues

Google.com/phone, formerly Google’s storefront for the Nexus One, has been relaunched as the Google Phone Gallery, letting users compare Android phones available in 14 countries from a variety of manufacturer and carriers. Note that it is not a comprehensive list of Android devices. ...

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Google Maps for Android Updated to 4.5.1, Weather Added to Live Wallpaper

Guess what? Google Maps just got updated to add weather to the live wallpaper. Noticed it on my market. Small update, but still pretty cool.  Using it right now and it seems like it will be useful.  Check out in the market folks! Let us know what you think!

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Altek Leo Official with 14MP Camera

Taiwanese digital camera maker Altek, has announced the release of their 14-megapixel Leo handset. According to Altek, and our exhaustive memory, this marks the first device to feature such a high resolution camera.

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Vodafone Announces Own-Branded Android ’945′ Smart Phone

Yesterday saw Vodafone announcing the launch of a new Android-powered smart phone that will bear the carrier's branding. The Vodafone 945 which follows on the 845 announced earlier this year, runs Android 2.1, and features a 3.2-inch capacitive multi-touch screen with haptic feedback, a ...

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7-Inch Dell Tablet Due “Within the Next Few Weeks”

Remember the 7-inch tablet teased just last week by CEO Michael Dell?  It’s coming soon.  Like in the next few weeks, soon.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Dell plans on releasing the 7-inch model very soon, with a bigger (10-inch) version over the next 6-12 months. ...

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Mopapp Announces Public Beta for Cross-Platform Mobile Sales Analytics Tools

The mobile sales analytics tool that is Mopapp has come out of private beta today and directly into free, public beta. The cross-platform/cross-store tool allows for developers to track and analyze sales for their apps across a variety of outlets. Unlike some of their competitors, Mopapp works ...

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I Spied an Unreleased Motorola Smartphone, But Which?

Chicago is a great city. It is home to deep dish pizza, six of the ten tallest skyscrapers in the United States, the Monsters of the Midway and Wrigley Field. It is also home to Motorola. Yes, Apple is not the only handset manufacturer located in the United States. The StarTAC, the Razr and ...

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Best Buy Mobile Announces “Free Phone Fridays” for Month of October

Best Buy has announced a new promotion that will occur every Friday in October that will have a phone on each major U.S. carrier (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile) on sale for the crazy, ridiculous price of free. Now before you get excited and think you are going to just walk in and get ...

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Nationite Announces Android-Powered Rocktab

We just received a press release from Nationite announcing their new Rocktab Android tablet. Now, before you start salivating about a hot new tablet with Honeycomb, a 20-inch screen and a quad-core Chuck Norris processor, we should warn you that the Rocktab doesn’t have any of this. ...

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VOTE NOW: Would an Amazon Store be Good or Bad for Android?

The Amazon store for Android apps is practically a certainty at this point.  NDA’s are being sent out, facts and figures are being whispered, and tech blogs are going crazy.  I know I have my own reasons as to whether this app store is good or bad for Android, but I wanted to see what... ...

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7 Reasons Why an Amazon App Store Would Be Good for Android, and 4 Reasons it Could Suck

The hot rumor this week is that Amazon is considering an Android app store of their own. Depending on where you read it, they are also mulling the idea of an Android device (tablet) as well. We're almost 100% certain of the app store at this point, but we're not completely sold on the tablet ...

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The Ticker: Broken Apps, Mobile Hotspots, and More

Time for another round of Android-related topics that didn't make the cut for a full-on post but are still worth a mention. These are related to hardware, software, and any other ware that might be of interest to Android fans and developers.

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Developer’s Spotlight: Launcher Pro’s Federico Carnales

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Launcher Pro and Launcher Pro Plus. Swiping between screens is a real breeze, fast and fluid. Overall, it makes the stock launcher really seem like a joke.   This excellent piece of software fills in the missing holes of the standard Android launcher and ...

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NTT DoCoMo to Begin Testing eBook Service with Android Phones

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced earlier today that they will be conducting trials for their e-book distribution service starting in late October and wrapping in late December.

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Shots of Verizon-Branded HTC Merge Hit Web, Bing Safely in Tow

While this is a news from a couple days ago, it is still important.  Photos of the CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z have surfaced again. It appears to be headed to Verizon.  BGR has scored a mega-load of images of what looks to be a more finished device. The model number (ADR6325) is... Read More