Motorola Announces “Defy” for European Market

Motorola has added to their Android portfolio today as they unveiled their new, ruggedized Defy handset for European carriers. While it may look like an average touch-only phone, it has what it takes where it counts. Taking its queue from the i1 released earlier this year, the Defy is ...

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Rockbox for Android in Progress

Think back. You had an mp3 player with an annoying user interface, everything was locked down and you couldn’t manage your music the way you wanted. And then you found out about Rockbox, the open source firmware for mp3 players. You hacked it on to yours and had a whole new music player ...

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Introducing the Android Phone Power Rankings! (Cast YOUR Vote)

Today we’re introducing a new feature to AndroidGuys called the Android Phone Power Rankings.  The idea behind it is simple.  We all have our own opinions as to how great we think various Android handsets are, but what do we think as a collective unit? I conducted a blind rating poll for ...

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New Google Voice Ripped from G2 ROM

Remember that new version of the Google Voice app we told you about last week, the one that’s part of the leaked G2 ROM and includes a revamped widget? Well, you don’t have to wait for the G2 to get it. The guys over at XDA-Developers have pulled it the leaked ROM so you can... Read More

Turn Off TouchWiz on the Epic 4G

Their contribution to slower OS updates notwithstanding, a lot of us would feel a lot better about OEM’s custom UIs if they could just be turned off if a user prefers to use stock Android. Well, at least for one of their Galaxy S variants, Samsung has made this possible. On Sprint’s ...

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Motorola Charm Rooted!

Boom! And just like that, the XDA-Developers have rooted the Motorola Charm.  The handset was rooted via the Universal Androot method, but the  NAND isn’t unlocked during the process, so reverting back to stock is quite simple. No custom ROMS yet, but I am betting they are already in the ...

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Angry Birds Beta Hitting Android Very Soon

A beta version of that crazy game about the pissed off birds is coming to Android very soon.  So soon in fact, you can sign up now, and have the beta available to you this Friday!  To sign up, click here! it.  That’s right, it should not be long before an official version drops in the... ...

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Score a Display Pod for Your App at APPNATION!

Hey, Everybody! As you may have heard, we are going to be LIVE on the Expo floor at APPNATION in SF, Sept 12-13th and we’re looking to connect with as many Android devs and Android faithful from our colorful dev community as possible. To sweeten the deal, we have partnered with the ...

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Archos adding a slew of Android tablets including the 101

With two Archos 5 tablets in my rearview mirror, I am definitely looking forward to the new 101.  The nomenclature is shorthand for the 10.1″ screen with 1024×600 resolution. The specs can be found here but the most notable are: - Android 2.2 - ARM Cortex A8 1GHz processor ...

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Motorola: “Do NOT Load the Leaked 2.2 Upgrade”

Handset maker Motorola is advising Droid X customers to shy away from manually installing the leaked Froyo builds making their rounds. According to them, this could leave you S.O.L. when it comes to the official update.

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LG Pulls Back Curtain on “Optimus Pad”

Get used to seeing a bunch of Android tablet rumors and announcements.  They are not going anywhere anytime soon.  Like the state of handsets a year ago, the future of Android is littered with devices.  Today sees LG announcing (translate) their new “Optimus Pad”.  We don’t ...

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First Look: “Official” G2 Pictures Leaked

We're less than a month away from the rumored G2 launch (Sept. 29) so we're not surprised by the recent spate of leaks. This time around, we're being treated what's billed as the first "official" images of the T-Mobile handset.

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Take a Closer Look at the Portrait Slider Motorola XT300 [VIDEO]

Remember the mini Droid slider that emerged in late July?  It’s back, but this time, it’s in much clearer form. Hit the jump for a few images and videos of the device in the wild, showing a very MOTOBLUR-ish UI.  Thanks to Mobiflip.de, we know know that this little fella has a ...

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Sony Ericsson Announces A8i for China Mobile

Sony Ericsson has announced their new TD-SCDMA Android phone, the A8i, for China Mobile today. Co-developed with the wireless provider, the smart phone comes with a 3.5-inch touch display, a 5-megapixel camera, and support for WiFi, Bluetooth A2DP, GPS, and the CMMB mobile TV standard. Common ...

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Details Coming to Light for Viewsonic’s 7-Inch ViewPad 7 [UPDATE]

The picture is getting clearer around Viewsonic’s 7-inch tablet, the ViewPad 7.  Recently, the tablet has been confirmed to feature front and rear-facing cameras, a 3.5mm headphone jack, mini USB, a microphone, and support for 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, and GPS.  The picture you see above is a ...

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