comScore: Android fuels smartphone growth in five leading European markets

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The top five European markets (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom)  have seen a modest surge in smartphone adoption over the last year, according to new a report from comScore.  Overall smartphone penetration has reached 54.6 percent of mobile users, up 13 percent over last ...

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Get this look for your Android smartphone: winter homescreen

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One of our absolute favorite things about Android is the fact that you can bend and tweak the platform to your needs.  Sure, there’s rooting and modding for deep level personalization, but that stuff does not always concern the everyday user. Some of just want to change the home screen ...

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Google Currents now features breaking news, other improvements

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If you’re a fan of Google Currents, then you’ll love this. The app now features breaking news items, rated by Google. The really cool part? The breaking news items can also come from sources that you aren’t subscribed to, keeping you up to date no matter what your interests ...

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Fuhu’s nabi XD is a quad-core 10.1-inch tablet for tweens

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Fuhu is back with yet another Android tablet aimed at a specific demographic of user, today announcing its nabi XD for the tween crowd. Priced at $250, the 10.1-inch (IPS 1366×768 HD) tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and includes a Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Offered with an optional ...

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Google CEO talks Android, Nexus program, Apple, and more in rare interview

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Google CEO Larry Page thinks that the Android team has done a pretty god job of keeping its partners happy.  Considering this is one of the chief concerns for Google and Co., we’d hope for at least some success in this area. In a lengthy, and rare, interview with Fortune, Larry Page sheds ...

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Former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki says ‘real men use Android’

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One of the more prolific Apple figures of the 1980′s, Guy Kawasaki, loves his Android smartphones and tablets. So much so, in fact, he no longer uses Apple mobile devices. An article over at ReadWrite tells us that the former Apple evangelist switched to Android (Droid Razr Maxx, Galaxy S ...

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AT&T now offering $50 HTC One VX

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Just a quick note to let you all know that AT&T has indeed started offering the HTC One VX as part of its smartphone lineup. The $50 Android features a 4.5-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 8GB of internal memory, and a 5-megapixel camera. Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream ...

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MetroPCS adds $170 Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G to portfolio

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MetroPCS today added its latest Android handset, the Samsung Galaxy Admire 4G, to its growing roster of 4G LTE smartphones. Priced at $169.99, the phone features a 3.65-inch display, a 1GHz processor, a 3-megapixel camera and something called Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Yeah, it’s that kind ...

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Piecing together details for rumored HTC M7

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If you’re like us, then you were surprised yesterday when word of an HTC ‘M7′ smartphone leaked online. Seemingly arriving out of nowhere, the device will likely be the subject of much chatter over the next few months. What if we told you that the M7 details had started ...

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Sony announces entry-level Xperia E for early 2013

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Sony today unwrapped its latest Android smartphone, the Xperia E, putting it on the calendar for early next year. Available in single SIM and dual-SIM (Xperia E dual), the phone is an entry-level device with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Hardware details include a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, ...

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Etsy releases app for Android (Finally!)

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For all you Etsy-holics, you know that getting Etsy on your device can be a pain in the crafts. Fortunately, Etsy has heard your cries of despair, and has announced their official Android app. The app comes in English, French, Dutch and German. It also allows you to: Search across the entire ...

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Android monthly update: Gingerbread still has majority, Jelly Bean climbs up

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In this month’s update concerning the distribution of OS versions across devices, we’re seeing things move forward… at least a little bit. Here’s a rundown of the numbers: Version Codename API Distribution 1.5 Cupcake 3 0.1% 1.6 Donut 4 0.3% 2.1 Eclair 7 2.7% 2.2 Froyo 8 ...

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Google Nexus 4 will be available for UK and Germany at 5 PM GMT

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Google Nexus 4 is really a hit and almost every other Android fanboy is talking about it nowadays. On Nov.27, the device was made available in US only, though it wasn’t sold out but the traffic was very high which means the Nexus 4 is one demanded smartphone. Now its UK’s turn to ...

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AT&T finally launching the HTC One VX on Dec. 7?

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AT&T officially announced the HTC One VX back in October, and then in November, they said that it will hit the shelves on Nov. 16. Well, Nov.16 is history now and the smartphone is still not here, but that doesn’t mean AT&T forgot to launch it. They initially said that One VX will ...

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Google releases new Maps API for Android developers

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Google today announced an update to the Google Maps API which gives developers a better, more comprehensive set of tools to integrate maps into Android apps.  It will be easier than ever to insert vector-based maps into applications, according to Google. Launching today as part of Google Play ...

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