Rumor: T-Mobile Project ‘Begonia’ to be Motorola Cliq 2

You may recall that way back in July the folks at AndroidSPIN were able to get their hands on a copy of T-Mobile's year end roadmap. Among the listed Android devices were two from Motorola. With one handset (Jordan) already accounted for in the Motorola Defy, the other has yet to be figured ...

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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-Inch Dell Tablet Due “Within the Next Few Weeks”

Remember the 7-inch tablet teased just last week by CEO Michael Dell?  It’s coming soon.  Like in the next few weeks, soon.  The Wall Street Journal is reporting today that Dell plans on releasing the 7-inch model very soon, with a bigger (10-inch) version over the next 6-12 months. ...

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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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The Ticker: Broken Apps, Mobile Hotspots, and More

Time for another round of Android-related topics that didn't make the cut for a full-on post but are still worth a mention. These are related to hardware, software, and any other ware that might be of interest to Android fans and developers.

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Developer’s Spotlight: Launcher Pro’s Federico Carnales

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Launcher Pro and Launcher Pro Plus. Swiping between screens is a real breeze, fast and fluid. Overall, it makes the stock launcher really seem like a joke.   This excellent piece of software fills in the missing holes of the standard Android launcher and ...

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NTT DoCoMo to Begin Testing eBook Service with Android Phones

NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced earlier today that they will be conducting trials for their e-book distribution service starting in late October and wrapping in late December.

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Droid 2 FM Radio Revealed

Didn’t know the Droid 2 had an FM Radio? Yeah, neither did we, but thanks to some clever folks over at XDA-Developers, you can now listen to your favorite radio stations at will.  As with most things like this, a bit of hacking and command line work is necessary,  but other than that it ...

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Developers Seeing Long Term Promise in Android

Apple rules the short term but Android holds more promise in the long term. At least this is what a majority of those survey by Appcelerator and IDC are saying. A survey released today shows that most of the 2,400 developers polled believe Android will be the platform best positioned to ...

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Android: Open Source or Just an Open Mess?

Those of us who are familiar with the “with Google” stamp on the back of our respective Android phones what does this actually signify?  Is it part of a carrier deal that gives exclusivity to Google premium apps like Gmail and the Android Market, or part of a grander scheme to make ...

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LG Vortex in the Wild, minus FM Radio

The LG Vortex, that Verizon-bound Android device we told you about, has made another appearance. This time, the Vortex is without its FM Radio feature that was rumored to be included.

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Amazon Android App Store in the Works?

Something very interesting popped up over at the Androidcommunity.com forums earlier today.  It could mean Amazon is swinging for the fences in terms of their involvement in Android, or it could mean very little.  The post refers to an email that a developer received regarding an ...

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HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One to Run Android

HP has recently announced their HP Photosmart eStation All-in-One printer which features a nifty 7 inch tablet as both the screen and the control panel.  The printer is a fully functional all in one and seems to be of the quality that we have come to expect from HP. The tablet has a few nice... ...

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And So It Begins, Verizon CEO Confirms Tiered Data Plans

I kind of want to put this article in the rant section, because it is well known how I feel about Verizon and their habits of nickel and diming their customers to death. Engadget Mobile is reporting today that Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg has confirmed that over the next four to six months, his ...

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Kindle for Android Adds Voice Search, Wikipedia Lookup, More

Amazon.com announced earlier this morning that they have released an updated version of the popular eReader application for Android. Readers can now enjoy a handful of new features including voice search within a book, highlighting and note taking, and Wikipedia lookup.

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