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Updated Pie Chart on Android Developers Shows Gingerbread Growth, Honeycomb Struggling

That’s a lot of Froyo! The official Android OS version breakdown has been updated. While Froyo still continues to be the dominating version of Android with 59.4% of the pie, there are a few other interesting points that can be taken from this chart.

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Video Review of the HTC EVO 3D 4G on Sprint [VIDEO]

We at Android Guys were lucky enough to get some hands on time with the newly released EVO 3D 4G running on the Sprint network, and have had enough time to learn the in’s and out’s of the unit. Continue reading to get our opinion on the handset, as well as a video going over the finer points of the phone.

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ASUS EeePad Transformer 3G Lands in Italy, Coming Soon to UK and USA

ASUS EeePad Transformer is probably one of the best Android tablets available in the market at the moment and currently several retailers are offering it in USA. However, right now

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According to Nielsen Research, Games Most Popular Mobile App Category in US

All your smartphone are belong to us! Apparently no one is using their smartphone to be productive, they just want to play games!

According to Nielsen research, games continue to be the most popular app category while productivity apps find themselves on the lower rungs of the ladder. This of course doesn’t surprise me one bit, what does surprise me is the fact that 93% of the people downloading games are actually willing to pay for them! Hear that developers? You’re more likely to get paid off of games vs. any other category. Chop, chop, start churning out those games!

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Consumers Getting Nearly $900 in Free Apps Per Year Via Amazon Free App of the Day

We’re always hearing (mostly by competitors) about how “fragmentation” is hurting Android, but in reality, it’s this “fragmentation” that is providing vast choices to the Android consumer. One of those “choices” happens to be Amazon’s App Store. In the beginning, many Android users were wondering where the Amazon App Store would fit in and whether or not another “App Store” was necessary. Then Amazon announced its promotional “Free App of the Day” and Android users began taking notice. Before you knew it, everyone and their mother was downloading the Amazon App Store just so they could get the “Free App of the Day.” It’s now almost the only reason why anyone even uses the Amazon App Store and it’s this very mentality which prompted Android Tapp and its parent company AsSeenOnPhone Inc. to begin analyzing the Amazon App Store and its “Free App of the Day” program.

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Foursquare Updates Android Application, adds Notification Tray

Foursquare is one of the most used Android applications on the market, being a location based social-networking website based on software for mobile devices. Recently, the Android application officially received a new update and it brings an interesting feature to it and that feature is Notification tray and at the moment, this new feature is exclusive to Android only. Prior to this new update, Foursquare was granting iPhone users the new update before Android users, but I think now they know that Android is the king.

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Samsung Conquer 4G and Motorola Photon 4G Get Rumored Dates

Sprint has a pair of 4G Android devices on the horizon in the Motorola Photon 4G and Samsung Conquer 4G. Motorola Photon 4G is a high-end Motorola device and it

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Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles Beta Launched! WIN A BETA KEY (AG Exclusive)

Check it out! The day that we have been waiting for has finally arrived! Spacetime Studios, the makers of Pocket Legends, has launched the beta of Star Legends: The Blackstar Chronicles exclusively on Verizon’s V-Cast service. So if you are a Verizon customer, go check it out and see if you can get your way in. For the rest of you who are not using Big Red. You are out of luck……OR ARE YOU?!?!?! (hint, keep reading for some Android Guys exclusive news).

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Qualcomm 2011/2012 Roadmap Makes Brief Apperance

A leaked Qualcomm roadmap highlighting future chipsets and their possible release times made a brief appearance before ultimately being pulled. As with all leaked documents, things are subject to change so try not to take this information as “absolute truth” if you know what I mean. According to the leaked roadmap we can expect the dual-core, LTE, HSPA, and HSPA+ chips by the end of Q4 2011. These chips will be clocked at about 1.5 and 1.7 GHz and will feature an Adreno 225 GPU.

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Verizon Planning to Offer HTC Thunderbolt for Free

With the HTC Thunderbolt launched a few months ago for $249, there is word today that people who have been waiting for the price to come down are soon going to be pleased. How much is the Thunderbolt going to be discounted? How does getting Verizon’s first LTE enabled handset for free sound?

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Office Depot Selling Transformer – GO NOW!

If you have been waiting to try to get your hands on the white hot Asus Transformer, there is now another outlet to rush to try to get one purchased before they are out of stock for an unknown time. Office Depot has announced that they are going to be carrying the Honeycomb powered tablet, which can be ordered online and purchased in store.

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BestBuy Officially Launching Toshiba Thrive this Sunday?

Toshiba is one of the leading technology companies in the world and I am sure you all are familiar with Toshiba laptops and televisions. Recently, Toshiba announced their first ever

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BestBuy now Offering Scribe Pen for Free with HTC Flyer

The HTC Flyer was announced by HTC at Mobile World Congrss and it’s their first ever Android powered tablet. If you live in USA, then you can get it from Sprint

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Win Free Phones for Life from the Shack!

I am pretty sure that everyone out there would be thrilled to get the email that we just got from the Shack this afternoon, telling us how we can win free phones for life! Check it out after the break.

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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