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Infrared (IR) Camera For Your Android?

Our friends at DARPA recently sent out a solicitation for the development of “wafer-sized thermal imagery sensors and optics” small enough to fit in your android handset.

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Meet the DeadZebra Series 2 Android Figurines

We love them. Google loves them. We buy them by the box, Google buys them by the pallet.

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Android Accounts for 54% of Smartphone Sales in the US

Fiercemobilecontent.com is reporting that a mobile market research firm called the “NPD Group” has found that Android had increased it’s market share in the US during the 4th quarter of last year.

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Fan Made Android Commercial Celebrates its Openness [VIDEO]

A short commercial about Android that celebrates the fact that the OS is Open Source

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Motorola i1Q en route to Nextel?

Our Spanish-speaking friends at Groupo Android have brought us some new images on the Motorola i1Q that is allegedly heading to Nextel.

The post, (as translated from Spanish) says:

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AT&T Launching 12 Androids, 20 4G Devices In 2011

The guys over at Phandroid got their hands on an internal memo from AT&T that shows their roadmap for 2011.  The last two bullet points are of interest to us

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Google Music could launch as soon as next month

As Verizon is preparing their iPhone release, some people are asking if Android is worried.  Andy Rubin isn’t worried.  In fact, Businessweek stated that he had this to say: “I

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Got an App Idea? Apply at Google

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that according to “sources close to the company”, Google is getting ready to hire a slew of Android app developers, building an in-house app lab to drive their Market push this upcoming fiscal year.

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Will Nokia Go Android?

On a recent conference call discussing their Q4 2010 performance, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that “there are multiple ecosystem patterns that need to be considered” as they move forward, one of several remarks in the call that analysts are interpreting as a sign that Nokia may abandon Symbian and the as-yet-unseen MeeGo and instead begin producing Android-powered smartphones.

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Google Announces Android Event For Wednesday, Feb. 2

“A Taste of What’s New from Android” is the headline of an email Google sent to press today. They are hosting an Android-specific event this coming Wednesday, February 2, in

App Reviews

App Review: Keypurr Keyboard

Keypurr Keyboard is trying to be the next big thing when it comes to Android keyboards, but does it offer enough of a different approach to be able to get to the top?

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Hulu Rep Speaks Out on GoogleTV

It seems that I have a problem. Whenever something comes out with the Google logo on it, I am drawn to it in a way that has been described as “reason enough for scientists to rethink motion based physics”. I am a happy beta supporter, and feel that my opinion in those arenas help in some small way to engineer the future of that device. So, like every other Google product, I have a Logitech Revue. I accepted the device for what it was, despite not being able to fully enjoy it (I don’t yet have a HD cable box).

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HeyWire Brings Social Networking and Unlimited Messaging to Android

iOS users have been loving HeyWire for their unlimited messaging and social network needs, and now, it is available for Android.
HeyWire is different from others in the free texting or group messaging space because it combines a bunch of features that make it easy (and free!) for users to stay in touch with their friends and family around the world.

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Facebook denies rumor that they are launching branded phones with HTC

We’ve all heard the news about some new potential Facebook-branded phones, but are they legit?

Dan Rose, head of business development for Facebook stated, “This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way.”

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REI Teams Up with Zumobi to Bring “Snow and Ski Report” App to Android

In a press release today, REI is announcing that they have brought their popular Snow and Ski Report application to the Android platform. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, this may be the app for you. A quote from the press release on what functionality the app has inside of it: