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Lookout to be Featured on CNBC Tonight!

Exciting news just came to our inbox here at Android Guys. One of our favorite companies that we have interviewed, Lookout, is going to be featured in a documentary tonight on CNBC. The show is called “Code Wars, America’s Cyber Threat”, it is a feature about cyber security.

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T-Mo Launches Monthly 4G No Contract Service

When we spoke to Dan from T-Mo a few weeks ago on AGTN, he told us that the company was going to be business as usual until they heard something different regarding the AT&T and T-Mo Merger. It looks like he wasn’t kidding!
T-Mo has announced an interesting new plan scheme for users of their “4G” network (notice the quotes). In a posting on their new website, T-Mo stated the following:

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No More Circling for a Parking Spot at the Mall with the Parker App

Well, maybe not the mall per-se, but residents of larger cities can take advantage of a new Android App that will allow you to see parking spots that are open, all in real time.

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Equifax Releases Android Application

According to a press release, Equifax has just released an application for the Android operating system. With this new mobile application, Equifax members can keep up to date with their

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(UPDATE) Help T-Mobile Reach 100,000 Twitter Followers by Taking the Kmobs Challenge!

One of our friends from the CyanogenMod team, KMobs, has taken on a unique challenge in hopes of winning a T-Mobile G-Slate for his birthday. The challenge? Help T-Mobile get to 100,000 Twitter followers in week’s time. KMobs made the challenge to T-Mo over twitter as a joke, but was pleasantly surprise when which Magenta accepted! It’s a pretty cool move on their part, especially when the couch it in the fact that T-Mo wants to support the dev community when they can. When asked for a quote, KMobs had this to say:

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Hasbro to Bring Their Characters to Life on Android

As a dad with kids who are as fascinated as I am with cool electronic toys, I am always on the lookout for apps that they can play and interact with as an alternative to just using them for gaming. During my morning rounds of the press releases for the day, I came across a presser from Hasbro and Ruckus Mobile Media, talking about how the two are coming together to bring characters from Hasbro like Tonka Chuck, My Little Pony and Transformers Prime to Android devices.

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Urban Airship Launches In-App Purchases for Android

One of the major sources of revenue friction for developers has been the lack of a mechanism for in-app purchases within Android applications.  Google recently announced that in-app purchases were

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Boost Mobile Getting Set to Announce Samsung Prevail?

This one can be put into the rumor column for now, but it looks pretty good as Boost mobile is set to hold a press conference in New York on

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Sprint Announces World’s First Dual Screen Smartphone – The Kyocera Echo UPDATE

The above video shows the newly announced Kyocera Echo Android powered smartphone from Sprint. It is an interesting concept, a phone that can turn into a “tablet like device” and back. There are a lot of unanswered questions about the Echo, such as battery life for a dual screen device, which are sure to be answered as we get closer to release this Spring.

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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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Samsung to Manufacture the New Sidekick Device?

T-Mo News is reporting some interesting info that they have heard about the new “Sidekick” device coming to T-mo, and depending on how you feel about Samsung, it might not be good.

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EXCLUSIVE: BioLock To Bring True Biometric Authentication to Android [Video]

Many in the mobile community have heard the buzz surrounding an up-and-coming application called BioLock. Blue Planet Apps, the company behind BioLock, has been working tirelessly to bring the power

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Google Will Be King of Mobile Ads by 2011

As Gingerbread was announced today, every other piece of Google news that is presented to anyone will pale in comparison to Android 2.3. However, it may please many of you to know that Google, the wonderful creator of the thing we love, is predicted to pass Apple in Mobile Advertising in 2011 (which is really not that far away).

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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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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