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Social Gaming Platform Mobage Set to Become Bloatware for AT&T Android Users?

Last week I told you about Mobage and its release to the western world. Mobage is a social gaming platform that is extremely popular in overseas countries like Japan. While

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Samsung Admire to Be Cellular South’s First Gingerbread Device

Cellular South has opened up a landing page for their next Android handset, the Samsung Admire.  Arriving as the carrier’s first Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset, the specifications look to be

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Android 3.2 to Bring Official Netflix Support to ASUS Transformer?

Netflix has been both a blessing and a curse since the release of the Android app. It originally only worked on a handful of devices, until someone discovered that by

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T-Mobile G2 Gets Official Gingerbread, Unofficially

We’ve been waiting on this for quite some time now, but it looks like HTC and T-Mobile finally have that Gingerbread update ready for the G2. Of course, it’s about

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Rhetorical Questions: Carriers and Their Android Endeavors

Plenty of questions come to mind when it comes to the various carriers and their Android endeavors.  Some  seem to get it right more often than not while others have

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Android Activations and How They Break Down

Google states that there’s over 500.000 Android activations every day, but where do they get that number from? That’s what I’m trying to find out in this article.

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Tag Heuer’s Link Phone Brings Hefty Price Tag of $6,712

Are you the flashy type? Tag Heuer has just announced their first phone, the Link. I’ll start by saying this phone retails for $6,712. Yes, that’s six thousand, not six

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Sprint to Continue Evo 3D Bloatware Policy With Future Devices

It would seem that one of the carriers has finally heard the cry for no bloatware, as Sprint is planning to continue the policy of allowing users to remove bloatware apps on future devices. This all started with the Evo 3D, when Sprint gave owners the option of uninstalling bloatware, such as the Sprint Nascar app, from the device without the need for root.

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EVO Shift Getting Gingerbread AS PROMISED! (is the rapture happening?)

Well color me impressed, there is a mobile carrier out there that has actually met it’s self imposed and promised deadline to bring an OS update to and Android device.

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Tuesday Blues: HTC Desire Not Getting Official Gingerbread

It’s a sad day for Desire users, as HTC has announced that they aren’t able to bring any Gingerbread love to their beloved Sense device. You can read a quote from HTC below, but it basically says that there’s not enough ROM on the device to hold both Gingerbread and HTC Sense efficiently.

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First Custom ROM Available for the XOOM!

Well it’s been quite a wait, but finally the first custom ROM for the Motorola Xoom is available.  You’ll have to head over at the XDA developers forum to grab

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Oracle Trying to get 50% of Android’s ad Revenues

We first talked about the lawsuit between Google and Oracle a while back, to refresh your memory, Oracle after acquiring Sun Micro filed suit against Google saying that the search giant infringed on their Java property a total of seven times. Back in Android’s beginning, Google decided to write their own Java machine, Dalvik to avoid licensing fees. Indeed one of the reasons that Oracle bought Sun Micro was that they could bleed Google of some large amounts, as stated by past Sun employees who were part of the process of sale to Oracle. Now the latest salvo in the ongoing court case has been fired at Google. The target? 50% of their ad revenues on the Android mobile platform.

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Let’s Get Ready To Rumble! Drop Snap VS. all Competitors!

Recently, good friends of Android Guys, Chris Soyars and Martin B. (chrissoyars and optedoblivion) released a handy app called Drop Snap. The app automatically uploads images taken on your Android phone to your dropbox account with no muss and no fuss. Take a picture and BAM, your photo uploads for safe keeping. Kind of like an eyefi for your Android device.

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T-Mobile G2’s Gingerbread Update Release Imminent?

G2 owners! It really looks like 2.3 Gingerbread update you’ve been waiting for is almost here! TmoNews is reporting that G2 owners, whom have ordered replacement phones, have gotten their new G2s with Gingerbread already pre-installed! On top of that, a leaked HTC document (as seen below) further pushes the notion that we are getting very close to an OTA rollout.

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What’s the Deal with BatteryGuard?

One of our readers recently opened the browser on his Android phone to check his Yahoo! email account when something strange happened.  A pop-up appeared over his browser screen advising