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U.S. Soldiers Testing Android Translation App in Afghanistan

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a part of the Department of Defense charged with supplying cutting edge technological options for the entire Department, is currently beta-testing a mobile translation app called Translation System for Tactical Use (TRANSTAC). The app “provides sentence and phrase translation on an easy-to-use, hand-held smart phone.” The Nexus One seen in the photo on Defence Talk would lead one to believe they are using Android as their mobile platform of choice.

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Triple-Display “Flip” is the Phone of Your Dreams

If only this were true… Too bad, it’s only a render at this point, but it’s looking really fancy. What is it? It’s a triple-screen phone with a hardware keyboard put somewhere on the inside and looks quite complicated to handle.

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Here’s What You Missed on AGTN Tonight!

If you did not catch AGTN live tonight, you missed another great show!  Here is a recap of what went down! There is an app that you need to download

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Froyo for Epic 4G “Still in the Works”

On the heels of T-Mobile’s announcement that Vibrant owners will start seeing Froyo this week, Sprint has issued a statement on the status of a Froyo update for its Galaxy

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Larry Page to Become Google CEO

Everyone who uses our beloved Android also has at least some affinity towards Google. Well, a bombshell of Google news dropped today: Eric Schimdt will step aside as CEO of Google to become the Executive Chairman.

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On AGTN Tonight!

Can you believe that it is once again Thursday!  We are excited to bring you another episode of the weekly AGTN, the Android Guys Thursday Night Droid-cast. Here is what

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WebMD Launches Medscape for and Android™ Devices

Since WebMD went live years ago, tons of people hop online with their symptoms and give themselves self-diagnosis’s on what ails them. Although NOT a substitute for a physician’s diagnosis, WebMD is a great utility for people to get an idea if they need more treatment than what they have in the band-aid box at home.

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SeamlessWeb introduces Food-to-Go on your Android Device

In select Metro areas in the United States, (Queens, Manhattan, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, and others) you can now order your favorite take-out and have it delivered to you at home, or to the office, and the service is free of charge. Seamlessweb.com has released an Android version of their software that allows you to place your carry-out order or delivery food order, all from an app on your phone. It even saves your preferences if you tend to order the #5 down at Johnny’s Deli, it will store if you like pastrami, but want them to hold the mayo!

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Cook Up a Custom Froyo ROM for Your Captivate or Galaxy S

Cooking your own custom ROM may seem quite complicated at the first glance, we’ll post a guide about the complicated side soon as well, but this kitchen for the Galaxy S and the Captivate makes your life a lot easier.

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Workaround, Possible Fix for Google Listen Bug [UPDATED]

For the past week or so, those of us who rely on Google’s podcatcher Listen have been stymied by a bug: subscriptions won’t update, leaving users with no new podcasts

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PopCap: Bejeweled 2 This Week, Plants vs. Zombies in Q2

Back in November, we heard that game developer PopCap was working on Android versions of several of its most popular games, aiming to release them in “early 2011.” We now have more information:

Bejeweled 2 will debut this week.
Plants vs. Zombies, Peggle and Chuzzle are on track to release in the second quarter of 2011.
They don’t plan to use OpenFeint at this point, but they are “more likely” to use Facebook Connect.
I’m not sure if Q2 counts as “early,” but it will still be in the first half of the year, so I guess we can say they’re generally on target–and it sounds like they will be worth the wait.

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Android Upgrades: Who To Trust

Of course the past won’t tell us the future, but it will give us expectations. Some manufacturers showed that they failed at upgrading their phones to a newer platform version. This article shows how much.

Hardware Reviews

Review: LG Optimus U (U.S. Cellular)

While we all drool over the current cutting edge in Android phones, the likes of the Atrix and Droid Bionic that were announced as C.E.S., another kind of revolution is happening at the other end of the spectrum. A great example is the LG Optimus U, which debuted on U.S. Cellular last month. The sibling of the Optimus T, Optimus S and Vortex, it’s a capable Froyo phone that’s only $30.

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Battery Life: It’s Holding Your Android Back

With CES behind us and CTIA fast approaching, one begins to think about the laundry list of impressive features being added to android handsets and tablets. Dual-core, HD display, HDMI, Wifi hotspot, 3D, Near Field Communication, ‘4G’…the list goes on and on. All features that you want, and need, on your android. Mobile technology and the android operating system have been growing at an amazing pace – think of how far we’ve come from October 2008. From Cupcake to Gingerbread: 5 different versions of android in just over two years – a new version every 5.4 months. What’s left you ask? The mobile battery!

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What new Verizon phone to buy? With infographic.

Looking to by one of the hot new phones Verizon announced in the last 2 weeks? After the break is an interesting Info-graphic breaking down the Droid Bionic, iPhone4 and HTC Thunderbolt.