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Vlingo Update Adds The Action Bar!

If you aren’t already using Vlingo, one of the best third party speech to text systems and the Android Market, they are about to give you even more reasons to

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How To Use The Android Emulator

The Nexus S hasn’t been released yet, but besides the vague and instable custom ROMs, there is a legal way to try out Gingerbread. It’s called the SDK Emulator, originally designed for developers to test their apps with the newest platforms with different configurations.

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Google Acquired Zetawire for Their NFC Expertise

Techcrunch is reporting that Google quietly purchased a small Toronto startup named Zetawire as long a year ago. What makes this small news item interesting is that Zetawire had a patent application in for a payment, advertising and identity management system tied up in one neat package with a bow on top.

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GameLoft HD Goodies Galore

Hey all you gamers out there, did you catch the buzz that Gameloft has some new HD games?

Droidgamers reported earlier in the week that Gameloft let is slip that there were some new things underway. After the smoke has settled, we can now verify that the Gameloft mobile website is being updated with the new games and there is a new option to pay with Credit Card instead of SMS.

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Words With Friends Is Finally Getting an Android Port

Phandroid has just picked up an exciting scoop from a source that claims that New Toy Inc. is porting their widely popular online Scrabble clone, Words With Friends, to an Android device near you.

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Millennial Media: Android Remains Tied with iPhone in Smart Phone OS Share

The latest Millennial Media report (NOV ’10) is out today and it shows Android and iPhone in virtual tie for first place in smart phone OS share. With 38 percent a piece, Android and iOS devices double the next closest platform, RIM, who sits at 19 percent of the pie.

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Android Trended Higher Than Justin Bieber in 2010

Twitter has put together a list of the top trending topics over the last year, complete with a breakdown of they were calculated. We knew Android was growing in popularity, but we didn’t realize it had reached Justin Bieber proportions. Yeah, that’s right – our beloved green robot was hotter than The Biebs.

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Verizon Considering Family Data, Android Kills Verizon’s RIM Sales

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal reported on by DailyTech, Verizon CEO Daniel Mead talked about the fact that his company may be open to exploring a shared family plan data charge, he gave an interesting reply:

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The New Android Market in Action (Video)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWdex2J43Jo[/youtube] There has been lots of buzz about the recent reported revamp of the Android Market, we have been looking for more info to give to you on it, and

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ME WANT HONEYCOMB!!!

Ever since we saw the awesomeness that is the new Motorola tablet that is running Android: Honeycomb in Andy Rubin’s hands last week, we have been shouting the slogan of the fabled cereal from our childhood. We have been craving more info and screen shots to sate our need for the latest Android devices like a fat man craves McDonald’s french fries. This morning, we got our wish!

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Where in the World is HTC?

Their tagline says it all, I guess. HTC has been quiet alright recently. Since the release of the G2, we have not heard much from the manufacturer as far as Android is concerned. We saw this past week that Samsung has taken over the top spot as the largest seller of Android handsets recently, but it seems that this may a short lived rise to the top for Sammy.

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MessagEase 2.0 Goes Global

Billed as an alternative Android keyboard, MessagEase is announcing via press release today that their app is going global with translations for the following languages:

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Ekahau Mobile Survey Launches Android App (for people who have money to burn)

Software developing house, Ekahau, has launched a network survey app that allows users to map their networks, show problem areas and see connected clients. Here is the description from their site:

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Google Apps for Archos Available Via XDA

The XDA Forums site is reporting that forum member Dreetje has made it possible to install the Google Apps package on Android powered Archos tablets. A quote from the posting on XDA:

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Sprint Telling Techs to Flash Epics With Leaked Froyo Back to Eclair

An anonymous tip has just come in from the world of Sprint PCS. Rumor has it that Sprint is, unofficially, telling its technicians that if a Samsung Epic comes in