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They Weren’t Kidding When They Named it Xoom!

Let the image above sink in some. If you don’t yet own a Xoom (like me), then you can begin to be envious of the sheer power that owners of the latest Android device have in their grubby little hands. The folks over at Boy Genius Report found the above screenshot and the news that a dev in the community has successfully overclocked the Xoom to 1.5 GHz. Which, as you can see, blows away the current smartphone benchmarks we have right now.

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Barnes and Noble Updates Nook App, Promises More for Honeycomb

Barnes and Noble have certainly gotten on board the Android gravy train, with both their app and their reader device that is Android powered.  Recently, B and N updated their

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Incredible 2 Spotted in Verizon’s System?

That’s what Engadget reported this past weekend, citing a “trusted tipster”. They are reporting that in Verizon’s inventory system, a new listing for the HTC63503 has popped up, with a description of “INCRD2″

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Why Was PhoneFusion Pulled from the Android Market?

Late last week, news broke that PhoneFusion’s Visual Voicemail app had been pulled from the Android Market by Google. Speculation has swirled since then about the reason why, but no explanation seemed to quite ring true. The extent of Google’s official statement is that “we remove applications from Android Market that violate our terms of service.”

However, after speaking with people with knowledge of the matter, we can rule a couple of speculative explanations out and take a stab at what’s likely the case. We’ll also see how Google could have avoided a lot of distress and bad press by handling the situation differently.

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Carrier Billing for Samsung Media Hub on Galaxy S 4G

As part of the Galaxy S 4G launch, Samsung has announced that movies and TV shows purchased through the Samsung Media Hub can be charged to users’ T-Mobile phone bill.

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Watch Android Take Over the World [VIDEO]

The official Android Developers channel on YouTube has posted a beautiful vizualization of Android activations around the world starting in October, 2008, and progressing through January 2011. Quite impressive to

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Android Market, Available in the Android Market

For a brief period of time tonight, a tablet-optimized version of the Android Market was among Google-published apps listed in the web version of the Android Market. Though the detail

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MenuPages Puts Restaurant Menus on Your Android Phone

MenuPages, previously available on the web and for iOS, has launched an Android app, joining the likes of UrbanSpoon and OpenTable as options for hungry Android users looking for a place to eat. But MenuPages sets themselves apart from other apps by providing users with restaurants’ actual menus to peruse.

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Graphic.ly Brings Comics and Graphic Novels to Android

For those not familiar, Graphic.ly has been releasing comics for the web and iOS for sometime, and has been revered as one of the greatest sources for online comics. Now,

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Google Drops Facebook Sync from Nexus S

That Gingerbread update that’s rolling out to Nexus S owners right now? Besides adding NFC functionality, it also is removing a feature from Google’s current flagship phone: Facebook contact sync.

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Minecraft Coming to Android

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out; make sure to build a shelter before that happens.  According to Kotaku,

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Guy Gets Out of Speeding Ticket Thanks to Android Phone, Google Tracks

kattertech.com put up an interesting article this morning about a guy used Google Tracks to evade a speeding ticket.

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Final Honeycomb SDK is Live

You’ve been playing with the preview Honeycomb SDK for some time now, it’s time to do the real job. Google has given the green light for the final Honeycomb SDK to go online, and here it is

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More Details Emerge About Amazon’s Appstore

Though we still don’t know when it might launch, Amazon is continuing to release information about how its alternative Android market, dubbed the Amazon Appstore, will work. Open to developers since last

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Atrix 4G Rooted, Dumped Ahead of Launch

Been considering an Atrix 4G, but worried that, given Motorola’s track record of locking down its handsets, it might be a while before it’s rooted? Well that worry is out the window: Moto’s new dual-core superphone has been rooted before it has even seen official release by AT&T.