Teaser Site Goes Live for T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Phone, Has “Vanguard” Written All Over it. Literally.

T-Mobile has just flipped the switch on for a website based around their next big Android phone.  Teasing us with a blank image of a smart phone, we’re starting to get more from the carrier in regards to its first HSPA+ handset they’ve been teasing us with.  Naturally, the first ...

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Kmart Seeing High Demand for Augen Tablet, Also Selling Android Netbooks (UPDATED)

Folks running to their local Kmart to pick up the $150 Android 2.1-powered tablet are going to come away just a little bit disappointed.  We received two reports today from readers who went to their respective Kmarts to purchase the 7-inch Augen tablet only to find they were not in stock.  I ...

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NookDevs Release New Firmware for Rooted Nooks

The NookDevs team have released a new version of their firmware for rooted Nook e-readers.  Released as v2.4.1, it’s based around the 1.4.1 released by Barnes & Noble a short time ago.  Those of you with rooted devices will be pleased to learn that some of the features included this ...

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Google Announces Licensing Service to Combat Piracy

Google and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent site.  The Android Developers blog has a short post up today that talks about their new licensing service aimed to help ...

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Has Google Begun Cleaning the Android Market? Do You Care if They Are?

We mentioned in an article last week that an Android developer going by the name of For-side.com Co. Ltd had over 4,000 applications pulled from the Market.  It’s still unknown whether they decided to do this themselves or if perhaps Google was behind the sudden yank.  Today we’re ...

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HTC to Begin Offering HTC-Branded Phones in China

HTC announced earlier today that they are going to offer their own branded handsets in China. Rather than launching through carrier branding or the Dopod moniker, HTC will shipping devices directly. The first few phones listed, the Desire and Wildfire will be joined by another newly announced ...

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The G1 is gone.

This is a hard article for me to write!  I feel like I am saying goodbye to a good friend, a comrade in arms, a companion that has been with me through thick and thin.  I remember the first time I saw the image to the left, and got really excited about the future of... Read More

Interpad Tablet Features 10-inch Screen, Android 2.2, and Tegra 2 Chip

At this point it seems like there are more rumors about Android tablets than phones.  However, with dozens in the pipeline, none of them appear to be on the level of that forbidden fruit that is the iPad.  An unknown German manufacturer has stepped up with their own plans, aiming for the title ...

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Official Dell Streak Details Emerge on Eve of Release, No T-Mobile Support

Dell has taken to their company blog to shed light on their forthcoming Streak tablet/phone.  Among the details shared is the fact that there are no plans to support T-Mobile’s network.  Tough stuff for those of you holding out hope that we’d see a variant certified for their ...

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Motorola i1 – First Android Phone with Push-to-Talk Available via Sprint Online

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Sprint has released the first Touchscreen Android phone with integrated push-to-talk. The Motorola i1 is now available online through Sprint’s website.  The headline feature is the integrated push-to-talk, a first for touchscreen Android phones. Using Nextel’s Direct Connect and ...

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HTC Offering SLCD in Addition to AMOLED Displays for Handsets [UPDATE]

HTC has announced it will be abandoning the AMOLED screens currently used in the Nexus One and HTC Desire.  As a replacement, HTC will introduce SLCD screens to its manufacturing  process later this summer.  See the full press release below. UPDATE: HTC wrote in to clarify their statement.  ...

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CyanogenMod6 RC2 is out!

Cyanogen has released CM6 RC2 for the Dream (G1) and Sapphire (MyTouch 3G). This is the second experimental version of the ever-popular CM6 ROM. In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past few months, CM6 is a Froyo ROM built by Cyanogen and Team Douche for your enjoyment. Thanks ...

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Android 3.0 Test Build Unofficially Breaks Cover?

Interestingly, our friends over at Phandroid have received a picture of a Nexus One supposedly displaying a version of Android 3.0(Gingerbread?).   While I am extremely excited about the possibility of this, I am also very skeptical about a test version of Android  3.0 in the wild this early. ...

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Google Maps Updated! New Features, Places

Google is on a roll with 6 updates for Google Maps coming over the last 6 months. Version 4.4 released today, brings us Places. The Places Icon allows you to search for locations near you, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, gas stations and more. You can even add your own custom searches as well. ...

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Android Playstation Emulator Released!

One of the nice things about having one of the current gen Android handsets is the ability to run different video game emulators.  I have really enjoyed playing old school Zelda and Metroid along with some SNES goodness on my T-Mo Vibrant. Now it seems that some enterprising soul has decided to ...

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