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Google Tightening the Android Reins

Google is taking steps to ensure that fragmentation and “willy-nilly” customization doesn’t slow the growth and success of Android. According to roughly twelve executives spread across various players in the

App Reviews

SnaPanda is a New Kind of Dictionary [VIDEO]

Remember when you first tried Swype? How about when you got a DVR and didn’t have to worry about watching TV shows when they were actually on? SnaPanda is a

Accessory Reviews

Review: PowerSkin Cases

Last week, we talked about the release of the PowerSkin Cases, which are cases that include a backup battery, designed specifically for various Android phones.  I had the opportunity to

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Software Update Rolling Out for ATRIX 4G

Motorola is sending out an OTA update for ATRIX owners.  This new update, which Motorola encourages users to update over WiFi, will show improvements in: Bluetooth Battery Life Car Dock

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Angry Birds Rio Now Available in the Android Market

Who’s not an Angry Birds fan? If you’re like millions of other people, you anxiously waited for Rio to be released, but until now, it was only available on the

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Analysts: Android to Double Market Share by 2016

According to a pair of newly released analyses by Ovum & the International Data Corporation (IDC), the Android operating system will be the driving force behind a monstrous growth that

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CM7 for Nook Color gets Video Playback Fix and RC Status!

For those of you who have taken advantage of the fact that the Barnes and Noble Nook Color is Android powered and hackable, there is good news from the Cyanogen Mod team that has been working on CM7 for the device. The latest nightly build has DSP/Video playback enabled, taking care of the audio lag on the device whilst watching video media. After installing this build on my device, I can tell you that video works really well, with a great framerate.

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HTC Pyramid Photos and Specs Confirmed by XDA

The guys over at XDA Developers have released some photos of the rumoured HTC new flagship phone, the Pyramid.  It has been confirmed that the phone will be sporting a

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Verizon’s Spring Roadmap Leaked; April Full Of Androids

The guys over at Phandroid got their hands on some pretty great information for you Verizon customers.  It seems from their April roadmap, that Verizon is truly falling in love

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Android Market In-App Billing is Launched

After rolling out testing of in-app billing to developers just last week, Google has announced that the new Market feature has been launched. In-app billing has quite a few possible

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Rumor: LG Optimus Big to Join LG’s Optimus Lineup?

According to a recent rumor, LG is in the midst of making a new handset called the Optimus Big. (Of course “Big” is only the codename.) It’s said this device will  sport

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Adobe Mobile Connect Updated to Version 1.5

Adobe has released an updated version to their original Adobe Mobile Connect solution for Android with its main focus of this release is geared towards Android tablet optimization.  Adobe is trying

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HTC Merge Landing on Cellular South to be Available Next Month

Cellular South, the largest privately owned cellular provider in the states, has teamed up with HTC to deliver the carrier’s first Android world phone, the HTC Merge.  Featuring a slide-out

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RUMOR: Google creating an iOS-like “Game Center” for Android?

Like all rumors, take this one with a grain of salt. The word is that Google is prepping a game-centric social network for Android. This rumor, first published by PocketGamer,

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Sony Ericsson Announces Unlocked Bootloader with New Line of Xperia Devices

According to the Sony Ericsson Developer Blog the new line of 2011 Xperia smartphones will allow “advanced developers” to unlock the boot loader legally.  This feature will only be available