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Navigon GPS Software Price Dives on Black Friday

We all love Google Maps, and the wonderfully free things we get from it, but let’s be honest – it’s not always the most accurate. Haunted by the Beta tag, we trudge on in hopes that it will one day be perfect. For some, it’s worse, nigh unusable. Solutions have come and gone, but reallyit’s the standalone GPS guys who in the end have come to my rescue. The standalone guys with any brains have released apps that combine the best of both worlds, like the team at Navigon. It’s not cheap, in fact these are some of the most expensive apps in the Market.

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What’s Happening With Skype Video Calling for Android?

Back in May, Skype made their ambitions very clear. But, with competition from the likes of Fring and Qik, Skype seems to be playing a fair amount of catch-up in

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Looking Back at This Year’s Android Turkeys

On the latest AndroidGuys podcast we started discussing who we thought this year’s biggest Android turkeys were. You know, in honor of Thanksgiving and all.

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Could Rubin Drop Gingerbread on December 6th?

With the rumored Gingerbread drop date come and gone without any tasty little pastry men coming to light, speculation has once again started as to exactly when Gingerbread will release. With Eric Schmidt telling the world that it will be a “few weeks” during a recent interview, we have been looking for a date in which Google will announce the latest version of it’s Android operating system.

Looking at upcoming events, we happened to notice that Andy Rubin, creator of Android, is speaking at the D: Dive into Mobile conference on December 6th. Rubin will be the opening interview. Could Rubin drop Gingerbread or news of the impending release during the interview?

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Cox Isn’t Just Cable Anymore, Adds Android to Repertoire

Cable company Cox is breaking into the wireless business and is currently offering cellular service in select regions. Cox’s business plan is based around the user, offering great customer service and

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Samsung Reporting 600,000 Tabs Sold Worldwide in First Month

Color us impressed. The Korea Herald is reporting that Samsung has released it’s sales figures for the newly released Galaxy Tab, and they are impressive. 600, 000 units have been sold worldwide, with supply in most areas not keeping up with demand.

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Leaked: Galaxy S Successor Gets Firmware Update.

On Friday, November 19th a firmware update was leaked by a Samsung insider relating to the GT-I9200,  also rumored to be the Galaxy S2. The firmware is being looked over by

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Take $50 off Sprint’s Galaxy Tab at Radio Shack with Shack Friday Deal

With Black Friday rapidly approaching, we’ve learned of another fantastic Android deal.  Radio Shack, trying to save people the hassle of waiting in line for hours in the cold, has decided

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Shopkick and Retail Mobile Rewards

Just in time for the holiday season, we are seeing location based ad/rewards systems take off on the Android Platform.  The latest one to announce a new location based rewards

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Samsung Galaxy Tab: Reviewed

After reading about the Samsung Galaxy Tab for what seemed like years (JK, it was only two months) I never thought it would come to the carriers much less to my house. I have owned the Archos and Augen versions of the mythical Android tablet and for my money, I believe Samsung got it right and all this without a proper tablet OS.

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Nokia Continues to Say ‘No’ to Android

What do you do when you think the ship you are navigating is sinking? Do you go down with the ship like the guy from “Titantic”, or do you look for a life raft? Well despite all the warning signs that Nokia has been receiving over the past 2 years, they are going to stick with their sinking ship, Symbian.

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Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Sees Android Winning in the End

Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, sees Android taking the top spot in the mobile phone wars, much like Microsoft did with the PC market.

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Canadian Galaxy S Users Get ETA Love

Take a look at the quote from the Samsung Mobile Canada Facebook page: We’d like to acknowledge the tremendous interest in the Froyo (Android 2.2) upgrade for Galaxy S series

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Xperia X10 To Get Pinch-to-zoom in Q1 2011

Multitouch is on the way, but it will take some time and it will be pinch-to-zoom only. You see, when the two fingers cross each other on the X- or Y-axis, the phone starts to behave weird. But it’s still brilliant anyway.

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Samsung Smart TV’s are going Google.

I consider Samsung to be one of the pioneers of this generation of smart/web TV’s. They weren’t running Google TV when I last saw them, but the sets were amazing nonetheless. Bringing about some really neat add-ons, like a camera so you could Skype with friends and Family. It didn’t seem like there was a bunch of room for expansion or further development though, which is what Android seems to have mastered. So it seems only logical that Samsung would take the success we have enjoyed from the Galaxy S line to their consumer electronics devices