Samsung: “Android will be on 50% of our Smartphones”

There is another sign today that Android continues to pick up steam in the smartphone industry.  Reuters is reporting that Samsung plans to put Android on 50% of it’s smartphones in 2010, and possibly more beyond this year. With Samsung gearing up to release hot new handsets like the ...

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Google IO: Will Google Announce App Storage on microSD for Froyo?

One of the biggest complaints among Android users from day one was the limited amount of storage space for applications.  Regardless how big your phone is and what amount of internal memory users have, they will always want more.  Such is the case with “Issue 1151” over at the ...

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State Farm Releases “Pocket Agent” for Android Handsets

If you have an Android Handset and State Farm Insurance, your life just got a little bit easier. Why you might ask? Well, State Farm has released an Android app they refer to as the “Pocket Agent.”  Pictured to the left, the app is one of the most comprehensive insurance company ...

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Motorola Sells 2.3 Million Android Handsets in Quarter 1

Motorola announced it’s Q1 earnings today, with the technology company pulling in more than $5 billion dollars! That’s right, $5 billion dollars!  Its mobile arm brought in $1.6 billion, shipping 8.5 million phones, including 2.3 million Android smartphones.  Nice!  While overall ...

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Rogers Social View – What’s In A Name

Most recent Canadian Mobile news has rumoured a new service called Social View from Rogers Wireless. Up until now, no one could figure out what it was, although we all could safely assume it had something to do with amalgamation of social networking services. Here is the official description: a ...

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Acer Liquid E Confirmed On Rogers – Coming Soon

Announced months back, it now looks like Rogers will soon be releasing the Acer Liquid E. There is no exact release date known yet but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we do! It isn’t the prettiest Android phone, but we have seen that with Android it’s usually the less... ...

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Three Android-Related Sessions for Google I/O Listed as TBA. Why?

We’re only a few short weeks away from the two-day developer event known as Google I/O.  Android developers and enthusiasts are expecting to hear some big things about our favorite mobile platform.  At this stage, we fully expect Andy Rubin and pals to give us our first looks at the next ...

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HTC to Pay Microsoft Royalties on Android Phones

As we predicted in March, Microsoft has strong-armed HTC into signing a licensing agreement to pay Microsoft royalties for HTC’s Android phones. The good news here is that an Apple-style lawsuit is unlikely now that HTC has agreed to cough up the money. The bad news is that we’ll ...

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U.S. Cellular to Launch the HTC Desire in July

Praise the Android Gods, we now have a date for when the HTC Desire will launch on U.S. Cellular!   According to the U.S. Cellular Facebook page, the HTC Desire will be launching sometime in July so get your checkbooks ready. Originally, it was thought the HTC Desire would land on more ...

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Andy Rubin Reacts to Steve Jobs, Likens Apple to North Korea

The NY Times has a great little interview with Google VP Andy Rubin where he talks about Android’s future among other things.  When asked his thoughts on the recent Steve Jobs comments about Android offering porn, Andy says he doesn’t quite get where Jobs was coming from.  “I don’t ...

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Fear Not, Sprint Shall Provide the Nexus One

These days, you can never take a customer service rep at their word; most have no idea what they’re talking about. However, that doesn’t mean their words can’t excite you. On the heels of today’s heartbreaking announcement of Verizon’s Nexus One betrayal, one ...

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Spring Design Alex E-Reader Rooted!

The Alex E-Reader has just been rooted!  That’s right, all the goodies that go along with rooting your Android device are now available for your Alex E-Reader as well.  If you are interested in doing this all you need to do is download the .ZIP file, copy it to the root folder of your ...

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Motorola Ditches Google Location Services

In a recent development, Motorola has announced that it is replacing Google location services in a vast majority of its devices with Skyhook location services. Skyhook, which is already used in Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, triangulates your location by using a large grid of WiFi ...

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Dell Roadmap Leaked, Reveals Android Netbooks

Ok, so we know that Dell loves Android, but we didn’t know they love Android this much!  Android Central is reporting that a Dell product roadmap has been leaked and it features new Android goodies!  These goodies include the “Sparta” netbook tablet and “Athens,” a ...

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Three Hardware Standards Android Handset Manufacturers Need to Implement

Since the debut of the T-Mobile G1 in October 2008, Android has grown exponentially.  The platform has progressed from 1.0 to 2.1, with high-end Android handsets being all the rage in recent months. With the rapid growth of the platform we have seen many different pieces of hardware that  show ...

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