Google Maps 5.0 Arrives with 3D Interaction, Offline Reliability

As promised early last week by Andy Rubin, Google has rolled out the latest version (5.0) of their Maps application. The increasingly awesome app brings two major features with its release today in 3D interaction and offline caching.

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NFC Chip Gets Put to Use with New Google Hotpot Iniative

As all of you Android junkies may know (at least you should know), the Nexus S was recently announced. With its 4″ Super AMOLED screen, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and close tie to Google, a big component in the device is the NFC chip that is built in. The chip allows for wireless ...

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Samsung and Google Unveil the Nexus S, Available December 16

It’s really real.  The Nexus S is official today and we couldn’t be more excited.  We’ll be back in a flash with more coverage, but we wanted to drop the press release as soon as possible.  All the stuff we have come to expect is in the phone, including Android 2.3 and the ...

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Best Buy “Exploring Concept” of an Android App Store

By the time you finish reading this post, another three or four players will have entered the Android app store market.  At least that it how it seems of late.  The most recent big name company whispered in the same sentence as Android apps – Best Buy.   The retail giant’s Chief ...

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Virgin Mobile Launches Samsung Intercept at Target Stores Nationwide

Virgin Mobile officially announced the availability and pricing of the Samsung Intercept today.  The Intercept will retail at Target Stores for a $249.99 price tag and should make it out to other retailers by mid-October. Hit the jump for the full press release.

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Google Phone Gallery Launches, “with Google” Confusion Continues

Google.com/phone, formerly Google’s storefront for the Nexus One, has been relaunched as the Google Phone Gallery, letting users compare Android phones available in 14 countries from a variety of manufacturer and carriers. Note that it is not a comprehensive list of Android devices. ...

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7 Reasons Why an Amazon App Store Would Be Good for Android, and 4 Reasons it Could Suck

The hot rumor this week is that Amazon is considering an Android app store of their own. Depending on where you read it, they are also mulling the idea of an Android device (tablet) as well. We're almost 100% certain of the app store at this point, but we're not completely sold on the tablet ...

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New Independent App Store, AndSpot Enters Fray to Take On Google Market

Back when I was a kid, I used to love to watch the WWE Royal Rumble, with every major player in the group going at each other.  It seems that we may have the same sort of situation shaping up in the Android app world, as another independent app store has popped up, this time... Read More

Google Android Smart TV Patent Images Surface

Mobileblab is reporting that something very interesting has been found regarding Google’s Smart TV project while searching the Google Patent data base.   What exactly could be so interesting?  Well, according to the database, the new Smart TV will be Android powered, and come with a ...

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Google Changes Store Approach: “It’s Clear That Many Customers Like a Hands-on Experience”

Andy Rubin just published a post on the Official Google Blog where he announced some sweeping changes in the company’s approach to selling phones.  The company has realized that after a few months, the store needs to be adjusted to reflect the needs and wants of consumers.  It appears ...

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The G1 is Relevant Again… No Thanks to Google

Lately I have been looking with envy on my Android Guy brethren who have some of the cooler Android based handsets out there. I almost jacked my friend’s Nexus One after letting me play with.  I thought about hitting him over the head with it and running. The cause for my madness was the ...

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Samsung’s “S-pad” to Feature 7-Inch SuperAMOLED Display

Korean site Etnews (translated) is reporting that Samsung has a 7-inch SuperAMOLED tablet in the works. Due in late July/early August, the “S-pad” will be supported by SK Telecom and offer both WiFi and 3G connectivity. Other specs include a USB dock, ebooks from Korea’s ...

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Google TV, and Your Android Apps

News broke today regarding Google's TV initiatives, and Android is reportedly part of them. Learn how you can think ahead for your Android apps in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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A Poor Man’s App Store?

A year ago, as awesome as Android 1.0 was, it had a whole lot of warts. Today, with much better hardware running Android 2.0, the wider geek world is coming around to recognize Android’s potential. But in a recent TechCrunch post, Jason Kincaid pointed out a big ol’ wart he still ...

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Was Google’s Hand Too Heavy?

AndroidGuy was formed in the backroom of a T-Mobile retail store in early November 2007. I, along with Scott and a few others were giddy about the prospect of owning a mobile device with little to no restrictions. We would be able to run any flavor of the Android platform that we so desired ...

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