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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

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BREAKING: Amazon Launches Cloud Player for Android and Web, Cloud-Streaming Music At Long Last!

Amazon seems to be on a roll lately, and have just released Cloud Player and Cloud Drive, a cloud-based music streaming solution for the web, and more interestingly, mobile devices like Android. Each user is given 5GB of space in their personal Cloud Drive (unless the user purchases an MP3 album on AmazonMP3, which will automatically and freely boost their space to 20GB for one year) to handle their music. Interesting features include the ability to re-download anything that is uploaded to the Cloud Drive, and the ability stream all of the music stored online to any Android device that has the Amazon MP3 app installed.

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Today’s “DUH” Moment: Sprint Officially Opposes T-Mo/AT&T Merger

You can file this one in “totally obvious” bin. Sprint put out a press release today, stating their official opposition to the proposed AT&T/T-Mo merger. Like we expected them to say, “Hey, this is a GREAT idea! Go ahead and merge together these two carriers so we can be an even more distant third in the US!”

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LauncherPro Hits the Market with New Features and Fixes

One of the more popular home screen replacement applications has received an update to version 0.8.4 and brings some new features, gingerbread optimization and more transition effects. The developer Federico Carnales announced the paid verson, LauncherPro+ will also be available in the market soon. Previously a user would purchase the PLUS version via the paypal link inside the free version. The new Android Market policies no longer allow this. I assume this will only benefit the developer. Currently by avoiding the Android Market he’s bypassing Google’s commission, but I believe more people will purchase the paid version now that its easily available in the market.

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Rumor: Google Working on Nexus Tablet?

There is an interesting rumor/line of thought from an article over at unwiredview.com, talking about some conversations and rumors the author has heard concerning the idea that LG is working with Google to release a “Nexus Tablet”, branded by Google itself. The reason the rumors are floating around it seems is because we have not seen the full honeycomb experience yet, and there is conjecture that we will when this Nexus Tablet releases. It is plausible to imagine that Google has some functionality in Honeycomb that we have not seen yet, whether or not it is because they have been holding said functionality back may be a bit of stretch in this writer’s opinion.

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Hands-on with the Sprint EVO 3D at CTIA 2011 [VIDEO]

All of us AndroidGuys were excited to hear about Sprint’s big and bad new Android device.  The news leaked prior to the Press Conference at CTIA 2011 but the suspense