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RIM’s PlayBook May Run Android Apps – Wait, What?

Could the new RIM PlayBook ultimately run Android applications and games? According to the Boy Genius Report, the answer to that is a very probably yes.

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Google Unveils Android 3.0 Preview SDK and Highlights!

Google is giving developers and the rest of the world the first great look at Android 3.0 Honeycomb today with the release of a preview SDK.  We’ll skip the techie

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Engadget Scores Extensive Hands On with Xperia Play

Engadget, long a source for excellent PlayStation Phone rumors, has just published their exclusive hands-on with the device. Known formally as the Xperia Play, the phone gets an extensive walkthrough and early preview. Those lucky fellas over there tell us that the phone has been there daily driver for the last few days and things look to be as advertised.

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VOTE NOW: 3D on Android Phones, Gimmick or Must-Have?

Are you excited about the emerging 3D trend in smart phones? Maybe you can’t stand the feature and don’t want it near your Android. Sound off with our latest poll.

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Download This: SwipePad

SwipePad is similar to other apps on the Market such as Power Strip and QuickDesk in that it gives you quick access to a set of custom shortcuts from wherever

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Trivia bar games come to Android in NTN Buzztime app

NTN Buzztime, Inc., the guys behind all those trivia games you see folks playing at the bar and restaurant, have announced an official Android application today. Effective immediately, trivia buffs can download the free application from the Android Market. That means everyone at your table can get their game on without waiting for the clunky, outdated boxes.

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Google Launches a Weather Web App, Sliders Included

Google announced the launch of a weather web app yesterday for Android and iPhone. It is accessible by simply searching “weather” on google.com in your device’s browser. The web app displays basic information about the weather in a chosen location, or the user can use GPS to find their location and display the weather forecast.

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Samsung Unveils Four New Galaxy Devices for Europe, Other Countries

Samsung announces four models designed from their Galaxy S handset series. Each has been tailored to a specific market of users, featuring various hardware and software combinations. The handset maker plans to show these and other models off at next month’s Mobile World Congress.

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The Latest Speculation on Oracle’s Suit Against Google

Recently blogger Florian Mueller made a claim that Android copies as many as 43 files directly from Java source code. With Oracle currently suing Google, stating that Android includes code

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HTC Flyer Specs Confirmed, 4GB of Storage?

Yesterday we told you about the HTC Flyer’s specs. But there were some fill-in-the-blanks there, and I’m here to clear them up. Amobil, the same site that broke the specs we covered last night, has gotten word from a source that the specs are real, and they were able to fill in those empty blanks.

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T-Mobile Discounts Vibrant, Sets it Free for Very Limited Time

T-Mobile has dramatically dropped the price of their Samsung Galaxy S series phone, the Vibrant, for a very limited time. As in, you have a little over one day to take advantage of the savings.

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T- Mo G-Slate, Vibrant 4G and Dell Streak 7 Release Dates

T-Mo News is reporting today that the above graphic confirms rumored launch dates for 3 upcoming Android devices. Namely the LG G-Slate, the Dell Streak 7 and the Samsung Vibrant 4G. (The Cliq 2 is also pictured above, but that has already been released, and honestly, who cares?)

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A Pair of NASA Apps Land on the Android Market

NASA releases a pair of pretty cool Android apps, that make it easy to either watch their award-winning show or check how they are affecting your local economy.

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As Expected, Number Porting Comes to Google Voice

We can’t say we didn’t see this one coming. Just last week we reported on how a number porting option was found on Google Voice, listed with a $20 fee. Pulled almost as quickly as it was noticed, the feature was expected to be rolled out in short order. And, based on the title of this post, you know the rest of the story.

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Motorola Reps Visiting Verizon Stores with XOOM in Hand

Select Motorola reps are apparently already carrying around the Android 3.0 tablet as they visit Verizon stores. Our guy happened to be in the right place at the right time, snapping a pair of pics.