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Beta Test This: Feedly for Android

Feedly, a great Chrome and Firefox extension that turns your Google Reader subscriptions into a slick, personalized magazine, has opened up a public beta of their new Android app. Feedly

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Sprint to Pre-Install Privus Mobile Caller ID Features

Privus Mobile, who has offered a paid caller ID service via the Market for quite a while, announced a partnership with Sprint that will bring Privus’ features to all of

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Android Explodes in Europe to the Tune of 1,580% Growth

Another day, another confirmation that Android is taking over the world. This time we learn that Android grew 1,580 percent in Q4 in Western Europe.

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Download This: Micronytes [VIDEO]

Micronytes is a new platform game for Android that features HD graphics, intuitive controls and a catchy, quirky soundtrack. The Fantastic Voyage-inspired plot has a tiny protagonist trying to cure

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You Could Win a Ticket to Google I/O!

There is now yet another reason I wish I was a developer, namely the fact that Google has now decided to give away 100 tickets to it’s sold out developer conference, Google I/O! This is not just a normal giveaway though, it is totally geared towards developers who can acutally, well, develop. Here is a quote from Google’s blog talking about the contest:

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CyanogenMod v7.0.0-RC2 Available For Many Devices

RC2 of the ever popular series of custom ROMS is available for download! The CyanogenMod team has been busy with numerous improvements lately.  We’re talking HTC EVO WIMAX(4G) baby!! yea

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Man This Video Makes me Want to Be a Dev….

The above video shows a new Exynos powered tablet device from Hard Kernel, a company dedicated to making development device kits for devs to get their hands on and develop apps for Samsung based processors.

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A Hint of Things to Come for Google Voice VoIP?

There is an interesting article over at the Disruptive Telephony site, talking about how the author has gotten his Google Voice number to work entirely over IP, using something called a “SIP” address to initiate the voice session. In an unofficial way, the author of the article is saying that VoIP calling is already possible with Google Voice. (although his method has not worked for everyone who has tried) Here is a quote from the article:

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Citibank Quietly Rolls Out Android App

If you have a bank account or credit card with Citibank, good news: they’ve created an Android app to make mobile banking easier for their customers. But you won’t find

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T-Mobile Getting LG Optimus 2X as the “T-Mobile G2X”?

Finally…a dual-core Android phone for T-Mobile USA? TmoNews is reporting a leaked document that clearly showcases a picture of the T-Mobile G2X, which would be a rebrand of the LG Optimus 2X. Other than the picture of the device and logo, there is no other information given.

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Welcome To Android #1: How To Change Your Keyboard

Did you know that your Android powered smart phone has multiple keyboards? Well it does, and combined with the Android Market, there are dozens of different keyboards to download. Read or watch below to

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First Look at the HTC Flyer in Video

Carrypad.com posted a video this week with a look at the upcoming Android powered HTC Flyer. You know, the tablet that HTC has not been working on. There are some interesting demonstrations of the stylus that is included with the unit, and the palm rejection feature built into it. They also put it up against the Galaxy Tab. The video is talking about the fact that the Flyer is being released in April overseas with Vodaphone.

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Interesting Android Set-Top Box Concept

The above video is from tech site Gigaom, and contains an interview with reps from IDER, which is a Chinese manufacturer of AV entertainment devices, during the CeBIT show in Germany. During the video the reps show off a couple of Android powered set-top boxes, one of which has a motion controlled remote to interact with the software. The boxes are running Android 2.2 and appear to work pretty well during the demo.

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A Solution for the Phrase, “I’ve Slept Since Then”

I am sure plenty of people can relate to having arguments with others about past events. Where you were, what you ate, who was with you. I am pretty sure my wife and I had one of those last night, but hey, I have slept since then, not sure if I remember the whole thing.

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What is the Popularity of Every Smartphone OS? There’s a Visual for That

According to a study released by Nielsen Research Android has taken over as the top smartphone OS in America.