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Mono for Android Open for Developer Testing

Attention developers! MonoDroid is now open for you to work with! ReadWriteWeb announced to us that the new version is free of the little bugs that the previous version had. For those not in the know, MonoDroid is a development stack for using C# and core .NET APIs to develop Android-based applications.

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Introducing the ASUS Eee Pad “Transformer”

For those who are searching for a tablet to replace your laptop, this just might be it. The Transformer brings the best of both worlds with the optional docking station. This turns the Transformer into a full-fledged notebook with a QWERTY keyboard for desktop use, while extending battery life up to 16 hours! Just announced at CES2011!

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Android Special Report: Is Samdroid the new Wintel?

When Windows exploded on the market back in 1985 (Who remembers 3.1?) Intel was there to hop on board and “Wintel” was a wonderful partnership, and the leading one for the realm of Windows OS.

Could we now be entering the age of Samdroid? In 2010, Samsung exploded, outselling HTC in their Android phones, and they aren’t seeming to slow down in 2011. Check out some charts and figures after the break.

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iMediaShare Android App Delivers TED and NASA Videos to Your TV

iMediaShare has brought their streaming media service to Android. PRNewswire has informed us that they have redesigned the Android version, which “provides a much improved user-experience, and a new scalable back-end infrastructure to support on-demand video streaming from the cloud.”

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Google Shows Off Android 3.0 Honeycomb; Exclusively For Tablets

Well, the video’s been made private on YouTube, but that didn’t stop Engadget from snapping it up for our viewing pleasure. On the androiddevelopers YouTube channel, Google (accidentally?) posted a

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AT&T Announces Plans to Deliver Nation’s Most Advanced Mobile Broadband Experience

As the US’s only licensed iPhone dealer, AT&T has left a lot to be desired with providing their customers with the Android OS.

Things are changing in 2011 for AT&T. According to their media release, they plan on releasing 20 new 4G devices by the end of the year, 12 of them being Android.

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D-Link Introduces Network Cameras With Night Viewing Capability, Increased Video Quality and Free Apps

Remote viewing of your home security camera on your phone just got easier. Thanks to D-Link, there is a new night-vision camera that unlike a traditional USB-connected webcam, my-dlink enabled cameras are complete monitoring systems with built-in CPUs and web servers that transmit high quality video images for security and surveillance directly to the network without the need for a PC. Simple installation and an intuitive web-based interface offer easy integration to an existing home network.

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Comcast to offer streaming to Tablets this year

Comcast announced in a press release today that they are going to be offering streaming to tablets for iOS and Android. Coming soon is also the ability to watch the Comcast OnDemand right from your tablet. That’s 3,000 hours available on the go at the click of a button.

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E FUN Adds Two Capacitive Touch-Screen Android Tablets to Nextbook Line

If you’ve ever been over to NextBookUsa.com, then you have seen the NEXT series of netbooks. Now, they are expanding and adding two capacitive touch-screen models to its quickly growing line of sleek, lightweight Nextbook Android tablet computers.

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Cross Country Automotive Services Announces New Roadside Service App

Cross-Country automotive services has announced that they are releasing a new mobile app for Android to help motorists who need help while travelling. This app takes roadside assistance to a new level. It can use your GPS location to notify the tow truck more precisely where you are which, I find amazing, especially when your car breaks down outside of a well-known area.

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CES 2011: More LG Optimus 2X Info

Remember that LG phone that beat the iPhone in a video a little while back? It’s the Optimus 2X, the very first phone sporting a dual-core processor, running on Android 2.2, with an update to 2.3 promised soon.

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Amazon’s Android App Store Update (try saying that fast 5 times)

TechCrunch is reporting today that they have gotten some new info on the upcoming Amazon Android App market. It looks like the developer portal for Amazon has been opened, and the article talks about some new details on how Amazon is going to sell apps. Check out the full article linked above for the full skinny, here are the highlights:

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CES:2011 Lenovo 2 in 1 Hybrid System Has Android Tablet and Win 7

I find myself again envious of our Android brothers and sisters in China, as they are going to get their hands on this beauty first. The image to the left is the Lenovo LePad with the optional IdeaPad dock. The LePad is an Android 2.2 powered Android tablet. Details on the tablet are as follows:

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Nuance’s Flex T9 Gives Android Users Input Choice

Nuance, makers of the Dragon Naturally Speaking software, has announced a new app called FlexT9. Nuance is claiming FlexT9 combines Dragon dictation, T9 Trace, T9 Write and XT9 to allow Android users a number of choices to input information into their Android powered handset. Simply put, users can speak, trace, write or tap their info in, using the different predictive text technologies mentioned above.

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“Android, Meet ChromeOS”

Though he warns that it’s incomplete and should be left alone for now, ChromeOS hacker Hexxah seemed to acknowledge that he’s working on an Android ROM for Google’s Chrome OS laptop, the CR-48, providing the photographic evidence of Froyo you see above along with a few enticing words:

“Android, meet ChromeOS.”

Not much more than that right now, but certainly enough to get excited about. If you’re one of the lucky few who has received a CR-48 from Google, will you consider hacking Android onto it if/when it becomes possible to do so?