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IO Version of Galaxy Tab Already Fetching 1000 Bucks

  If you were watching the live Google IO 2011 Keynote, you already know that it was hard to hear the closing. After Google announcing that all 5,000 attendees were getting a

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Google and the OHA Are Working to Extend Device Life and Speed the Update Process…Fragmentation Gone?

Here is something worth getting excited about! Google announced at I/0 today that they are formulating new guidelines for industry leaders, including members of the Open Handset Alliance, that will help regulate timeframes for devices getting OS updates.

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Andy Rubin Lets New Nexus Slip, Made By LG?

Well, it’s Google I/O week, so you had to expect something big. Andy Rubin has confirmed that Google is indeed working on a new Nexus device, but he failed to give a specific name.

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Second Generation Xperia Mini and Mini Pro

According to Engadget, Sony Ericsson has just announced the next generation to the Xperia Mini and Mini Pro. If you were familiar with the previous Minis, they sported low grade

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AT&T Enables Sideloading Applications?

If you’re on AT&T with an Android device, you know that sideloading applications is near impossible if your phone is completely stock. With the Samsung Infuse 4G launch today, the

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Sprint Motorola XOOM and Samsung Replenish Now Available for Purchase

Recently, Sprint announced the Motorola XOOM Wi-Fi and we exclusively told you that they will be launching it on May 8th, which Sprint confirmed. The Xoom is the first ever

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Android by the Numbers: 100 Million Total Activations, 4.5 Billion Apps Downloaded

Hugo Barra, Product Management Director of Android, announced a few outstanding numbers at Google I/0 this morning regarding Android activations and app success

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Google Announces Two New Streaming Media Services at I/O

Along with Google Music, the search giant had a big surprise in store for Android enthusiasts at I/O today. We are pleased to report that Google has launched a movie rental and streaming service on Android!

Simple entitled, “Movies”, the service will allow you to rent and purchase movies right on your Android devices, and even allowing you to watch the media on Android web Market! The setup will be familiar to you, as when you rent a video you have up to 30 days to initialize the viewing, then 24 hours to watch the content.

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Google I/O Keynote Starting in 3 Minutes

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Google Music Beta live NOW!

Read the first line, then get going and get your invite request in!  Android Police has been staying on top of the url for Google Music, and has reported that

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Google Music to Finally Launch, Without Major Label Backing

Without knowing all the details, it stuns me that record labels in America continue to be very short sighted about the fact that the vast majority of consumers get their music digitally from the internet. Perhaps they are still smarting over the Napster debacle from the 90’s, but if an internet giant like Google came to me and said, “Hey, let’s launch a killer service that all of our users will have access to and will get you guys paid, but it will be in a different way than you are used to.”, I would sit up and listen and most likely act. Not so with the current major recording companies, as Engadget is reporting that someone has leaked that Google Music will be announced today at I/O, but as a cloud storage and streaming service rather than a subscription based offering. And the labels wonder why the continue to hemorrhage money.

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Awesome Launcher ADW-EX Updated to v1.3.2

One of the best home screen replacement apps known as ADW-Ex has received a large update.  The developer @Anderwebs has pushed some exciting new features that many of us have

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Amazon Wireless Offering Droid Incredible 2 for $79

Amazon must be getting tired of all their potential customers heading over to Wirefly for the cheapest prices on new devices.  The “beta” Amazon Wireless store is offering the Droid

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Did Someone Say HTC + Honeycomb?

While we are still awaiting for the releases of HTC’s two 7 inch tablets, the the Flyer and the EVO View 4G, we saw some fun news from our friends

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Gundotra Promises Plenty of Android for Google IO 2011

Earlier today, Vic Gundotra took to the Google blog to shed a few details on the annual Google IO conference, set to kick off tomorrow. And as we had hoped,