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    Facebook’s Nearby Friends announced for mobile
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Facebook on Thursday announced a new feature that will allow mobile device users to share ...

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    Sony schedules multiple Xperia Z models for 4.4.2 updates
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Sony expects to deliver Android 4.4.2 updates to a number of Xperia Z devices in May, according ...

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    Google dangles $100k carrot for Project Ara developers
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone endeavor, will be here before you know it. Just ...

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    Looking for the longest lasting battery experience for your smartphone? Here’s the top devices

    A smartphone that doesn’t last a day in the 21st century isn’t a smartphone worth ...

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    Toshiba envisions Project Ara as wearables, too
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    • 17 Apr, 2014

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    There’s no denying that Project Ara is an exciting project and one that will undoubtedly change ...

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Mobilize ’09 Shaping up to be Android’s Biggest Event Yet

Next month’s Mobilize ’09 is shaping up to be the Android event we’ve all been waiting for.After waiting patiently over the last 18 months for the big Android coming out party.  Each time we expected a CES, CTIA, or MWC to deliver the goods, we came away feeling ...

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Who Has Best Google Voice Experience?

Rafe Needleman of cnet/Buzz Out Loud fame has put together a little head-to-head comparison for phones that run Google Voice. Guess who came out on top? To be fair, there are really only two platforms that have official Google Voice apps – BlackBerry and Android.  Having said that, he ...

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AT&T Not Helping Motorola’s Cause

If Motorola wants to turn their ship around using Android, they’re not getting much help from AT&T.  The second largest US carrier has canceled plans to offer two smartphones expected later this year. The two models, Heron and Sawgrass, were originally Windows Mobile devices ...

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Unknown Android MID Sadly Only a Concept

There’s been a rash of recent Android MID sightings lately and nobody seems to know who it belongs to or what it is.  Today we’re learning that it’s most likely just a concept device designed to show off the new “Rockchip” processor from a Chinese chip maker. As ...

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ADC2: Challenging Predictions

Now that ADC2 is underway, here is one balding guy's predictions for how ADC2 will play out, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Archos’ A5 Details Sneak Out Courtesy of FCC

The next time you see Archos, tell ‘em we said thanks!  It seems they decided not to sign a confidentiality agreement with the FCC and now we have some details on their forthcoming device.  We’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the full list of specs, but here’s what we ...

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Google Adds Crowdsourcing to Maps

Google is now using the locations and speeds of their mobile users to help each other out.  Rather than finding out where congestion is the hard way, the traffic layer now uses crowdsourcing to help users get a feel for real-time road conditions. For those of you with GPS enabled handsets with ...

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Two Good Android-Related Reads

I wanted to pass along a pair of Android editorial/op-ed pieces that were sent my way.  I figured you guys would enjoy – I know I certainly did. Both are well written and researched and have some meat to them.  Be sure to leave a comment on their respective posts and share your thoughts ...

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Win a Year of TeleNav GPS!

It’s contest time! We had so much fun with our last giveaway that we’re ready to do it all over again. It’s an easy one to enter – If you have an Android handset, then you’re halfway there! Same rules as last time… Starting today and running through August ...

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Official: Motorola’s Coming Out Party is Next Month

We’ve waited long enough to hear something from Motorola.  Yes, there have been plenty of rumors and leaks so far, but nothing official.  No conferences, no events, no press releases…nothing. Until now. Motorola has something cooked up* for September 10th in San Francisco.  ...

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Geodelic’s Sherpa Gets Major Enhancement in Skyhook Wireless Partnership

Already one of the top apps in the Android Market, Sherpa is about to get better.  Today sees Geodelic announcing a partnership with Skyhook Wireless which will make the application much more accurate in reporting locations. Skyhook offers a major enhancement to the application’s ...

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Android Market Ruled by the People, Not Google

About 1% of all apps that are uploaded to the Android Market are removed by Google.  Even with such a low percentage, it still begs the question “Does Google play gatekeeper to the Market?”  The answer is both yes and no. Google allows the users of the Android Market to help ...

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ADC2: Submit! Go! Now!

The Android Developer Challenge 2 is on! Read more in today's episode of Building 'Droids! Updated with new information!

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Reader Feedback: What Phone Are You Most Excited About?

In preparation for tonight’s show, we’d like to get your feedback regarding upcoming Android phones. Of all the handsets rumored or expected, which excites you most… and why? Here are a few recent handsets that have been mentioned… not all of them! Motorola Sholes ...

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Droidify Hits Android Market, Leaves Quickly

Spotify is a peer-to-peer music streaming service that allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums. Users of the service have been waiting for both iPhone and Android versions of their mobile music app. We’ve seen a glimpse of how it will run on Android, but nothing has arrived ...

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