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UPDATE: HTC Desire to Get Gingerbread After All!

*UPDATE: HTC have now specified that they will cut “select apps” from the Gingerbread update for the Desire in order to resolve the memory issues; good news or bad? Well, it

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Dictionary.com Announces Mobile Flashcards for Android

an·droid [an-droid] –noun an automaton in the form of a human being. Boy did they get that one wrong! Leading language reference site Dictionary.com announced the release of “Mobile Flashcards,”

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Healthagen Seeking 2-3 Minutes of Your Time to Help Design a Better App Experience

Healthagen, the guys behind popular (1 million +) medical application iTriage, are looking to improve the end user experience for their smart phone and tablet apps for Android.  And rather

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Lookout Extends Security to Browser with New ‘Safe Browsing’ Feature

Lookout Mobile Security has added yet another fantastic feature to their Android application today with the integration of Safe Browsing.  As the name implies, it brings the company’s excellent security

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Huawei Android Device Passes Through FCC, Codenamed “Gaga”

I have to admit, Huawei has a history of low-end Android devices, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to change anytime soon. The device above is the Huawei X1 U8180, which is being given the strange name of “Gaga”, and it’s just gotten the FCC seal of approval. The Gaga will be packing a measly 528MHz processor, along with Froyo, a 2.8-inch QVGA display, 3.2MP camera sans flash, and the standard Android fare of WiFi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroSD card slot.

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Do You Want to be a Community Host on AGTN?

AGTN NEEDS YOU! Ray Walters, the leader of our little rat pack of android enthusiasts is taking a well deserved family vacation. Which means we need your help! We are looking

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Rovio Bringing Some Location Based ‘Magic’ to Angry Birds

Rovio looks to be taking Angry Birds to new places with a location-based feature named Magic.  Players will use use GPS in specific spots to unlock extra content within their

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Google Adds Places Shortcuts To Mobile Browser Homepage

Google held its Inside Search event in San Francisco, where among other things, they have announced and rolled out Places integration into their homepage when navigated to from an Android or iOS

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GPS War Heats Up as Garmin Acquires Navigon AG

Garmin Ltd. and Navigon AG announced this afternoon that they have agreed to terms which will see Garmin to acquire the privately held German navigation company. Barring any snags in

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King Kong Andy Takes on Pesky Steve Jobs in Latest Shirt Design

Steve Jobs is at it again, trying to take down the behemoth Andy.  The battle first started in the Andy Versus series, and later in Unstoppable, continues today in King

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Tuesday Blues: HTC Desire Not Getting Official Gingerbread

It’s a sad day for Desire users, as HTC has announced that they aren’t able to bring any Gingerbread love to their beloved Sense device. You can read a quote from HTC below, but it basically says that there’s not enough ROM on the device to hold both Gingerbread and HTC Sense efficiently.

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Amazon’s Rumored Tablets to Offer Free Streaming Video Service?

There is a whisper going around that Amazon plans on offering up its streaming video service for free to early adopters of their yet-to-be announced tablets (Coyote/Hollywood). This would be

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‘My Data Manager’ Helps Consumers Monitor Data Usage at App Level

Let’s say for a moment that you have an Android handset with a limited amount of data allotted each month.  Be it for budgetary reasons or personal preference, you’ve got

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Overhauled WeatherPro 1.5 Arrives With Oodles of New and Improved

MetoeGroup just reached out to us know that they’ve released a new version of their WeatherPro application for Android.  This release (1.5) is said to be faster, more stable, and

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T-Mobile Giving Dads (And Everyone Else) 1 Year of Free Data

T-Mobile is gearing up for a one-day-only deal for you or your favorite dad.  This year the carrier plans on tossing in one year of data for any qualifying talk,