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Android to Become the No.1 Mobile OS in 2014, Says Gartner

Android to Become the No.1 Mobile OS in 2014, Says Gartner At the rate the mobile phone manufacturers are coming out with their respective Android smartphones, it's not surprising that several industry analyst are now forecasting that Google's smartphone OS will soon overtake the current industry leaders such as RIM and iOS. Gartner is the latest analyst who made an interesting forecast about Android OS, saying that it will become the no.2 mobile OS by 2010 before finally conquering the no. 1 spot afte...

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Froyo Isn't Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says "What?"

Froyo Isn't Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says "What?" Manufacturers who are running Android 2.2 on tablets (i.e. Samsung with its Galaxy Tab) are simply trying to use an OS meant for smartphones on a tablet. People are skeptical about this being the case, but Hugo Barra, director of mobile products at Google, seems to agree -- as he issued this statement to TechRader on tablets running Froyo. "Android is an open platform. We saw at IFA 2010 all sorts of devices running Android, so it already r...

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Froyo Isn’t Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says “What?”

Froyo Isn’t Designed for Tablet Use, Galaxy Tab Says “What?” Manufacturers who are running Android 2.2 on tablets (i.e. Samsung with its Galaxy Tab) are simply trying to use an OS meant for smartphones on a tablet. People are skeptical about this being the case, but Hugo Barra, director of mobile products at Google, seems to agree -- as he issued this statement to TechRader on tablets running Froyo. "Android is an open platform. We saw at IFA 2010 all sorts of devices running Android, so it already r...

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Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You're Walking

Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You're Walking Google has just rolled out several enhancements to Maps for Mobile Android app. Specifically, the Maps application for Android has now been put to state similar to its desktop counterpart. So, aside from the Navigation and Walking features that were previously rolled out to the Maps for Mobile app, the features are now integrated to bring you Walking Navigation. With Walking Navigation, you can now utilize pedestrian paths and other easier-to-u...

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Best Buy Announces Pre-Order for the T-Mobile G2 Starting Tomorrow for $199

Best Buy Announces Pre-Order for the T-Mobile G2 Starting Tomorrow for $199 Earlier today we announced some new information regarding the T-Mobile G2 as revealed by T-Mobile. Unfortunately, the fourth largest carrier in the United States did not reveal any information as to pricing or availability, leaving us, once again, to dig up information on our own. Fortunately, Best Buy issued a press release indicating it would start taking pre-orders for the G2 on Friday, September 10. In terms of pricing, the G2 will reta...

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Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You’re Walking

Google Makes Maps App for Android More Useful, Even When You’re Walking Google has just rolled out several enhancements to Maps for Mobile Android app. Specifically, the Maps application for Android has now been put to state similar to its desktop counterpart. So, aside from the Navigation and Walking features that were previously rolled out to the Maps for Mobile app, the features are now integrated to bring you Walking Navigation. With Walking Navigation, you can now utilize pedestrian paths and other easier-to-u...

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T-Mobile Gives the G2 Android 2.2 Phone the Official Treatment

T-Mobile Gives the G2 Android 2.2 Phone the Official Treatment Finally, all rumors and leaks about T-Mobile and HTC's follow-up to the first Android phone release, the T-Mobile G1 should now be put to a rest. T-Mobile has officially announced the coming of the G2 Android phone. In fact, a pre-order page has already been put up. So, if you've been waiting for this Android phone, stop for awhile, check out the T-Mobile G2 sign-up page and then go back to reading this post. So, what are the official specs an...

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Verizon Wireless Officially Announces the Samsung Fascinate, Loaded with Android 2.1

Verizon Wireless Officially Announces the Samsung Fascinate, Loaded with Android 2.1 For those waiting for a Samsung Galaxy S phone to arrive on Verizon Wireless, your wait is finally coming to an end tomorrow. Verizon Wireless has officially announced that the Samsung Fascinate which is actually a variant of the Samsung Galaxy S Android phone series will be exclusively available for Verizon customers starting September 8. To be available for $199.99 after the usual $100 mail-in rebate, the Samsung Fascinate can be ordered onli...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab to Retail Between $200 and $300 in US

Samsung Galaxy Tab to Retail Between $200 and $300 in US Even though the Samsung Galaxy Tab has already been made official, Samsung purposely left out a few key pieces of information such as pricing and availability. We know the Tab will launch in various markets in Europe and Asia first, but only that an American launch is slated to happen in the next few months. Current rumors indicate the Tab to sell for a whopping $1000+ in Germany, but Hankil Yoon -- a Samsung product executive -- tells a diff...

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Vlingo Android App Now Lets You Check-in to FourSquare via Voice

Vlingo Android App Now Lets You Check-in to FourSquare via Voice Are you a heavy Foursquare user? I mean, can't you live without checking-in to Foursquare everytime you arrive at a certain place? How does checking-in to Foursquare by simply saying, well "check-in to name of place" sounds? Well, surprisingly, you can now do this using Vlingo Voice Android app. It was quite a surprise really. Vlingo and Foursquare teaming up to make the otherwise "boring" task of FourSquare check-in a little bit exciting and ...

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T-Mobile G2 Confirmed To Feature 800MHz Processor and Android 2.2

T-Mobile G2 Confirmed To Feature 800MHz Processor and Android 2.2 Just yesterday, we reported a leak about pricing information for the upcoming T-Mobile G2. Today, T-Mobile updated its teaser page for the G2 to include some other important information -- namely its processor type and software. While it may not pack a powerful 1GHz processor, the G2 will feature a a 800 MHz Scorpion processor, which is why you see a scorpion around the G2 in the image above. 800MHz for a processor is still pretty solid an...

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Leak: T-Mobile G2 Pricing Surfaces in Internal Inventory

Leak: T-Mobile G2 Pricing Surfaces in Internal Inventory T-Mobile has already teased us with the T-Mobile G2 being its first HSPA+ capable device, but other details such as pricing and availability have not yet been announced. While the rumored launch date for the device is September 29, we still have no idea on pricing at this time. Most new, high-end smartphones sell for $199 on a two year contract, and it looks like the G2 will follow suit. According to a leaked screenshot of T-Mobile's intern...

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Motorola Officially Announces the MILESTONE 2

Motorola Officially Announces the MILESTONE 2 The newly announced MILESTONE 2 is the international version of the Motorola Droid 2, which we Americans are accustomed to. The main difference between the MILESTONE 2 is the fact that it operates on a GSM network, as opposed to CDMA. It features a 1GHz processor, 3G Mobile Hotspot, MOTOBLUR, Android 2.2, Adobe Flash 10.1, 720p video recording, 5MP camera, LED Flash, 8GB microSD card on board, DLNA, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth, and access to the A...

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Samsung Epic 4G Officially Available with Sprint for $249

Samsung Epic 4G Officially Available with Sprint for $249 A few weeks ago, Sprint announced that the Samsung Epic 4G would be available for general purchase starting August 31. Now that today is August 31, you can finally pick up the Epic 4G at your local Sprint store or for online purchase. Additionally, if you reserved your phone for order, it's now time to pick up the device. On the Sprint online store, and in all physical retail stores, the Samsung Epic 4G is available for $249 on a new two yea...

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Verizon Wireless To Launch Samsung Galaxy Tab

Verizon Wireless To Launch Samsung Galaxy Tab From a previous leaked inventory screen shot, Verizon Wireless was rumored to launch an unknown Samsung Tablet in the near future and based on a new inventory screen shot, it looks like that Samsung Tablet is actually the well known Samsung Galaxy Tab. Even though the Galaxy Tab has yet to be officially announced, many rumors and leaks have surfaced in the past few weeks, all of which are making the general public desire the device even more. ...

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Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Smartphone to Receive Android 2.1 in September

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Smartphone to Receive Android 2.1 in September The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android smartphone is a solid device in terms of hardware, but it runs the outdated Android 1.6. At a time when most Android handsets are running Android 2.x, it's almost embarassing to see a phone still operating on an older version of Android. Fortunately, most manufacturers plan to update their phones, but the process usually takes a while and they are always vague about timeframes. Sony Ericsson UK recently...

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One Million Galaxy S Devices Already Shipped in the United States

One Million Galaxy S Devices Already Shipped in the United States For Android enthusiasts, the term "DROID" has become synonymous for the Android offerings on the Verizon network. However, the term "Galaxy S" has become another household name meaning high-end Android smartphones available on all four major carriers. The Galaxy S launch in the United States was predicted to be a success, and Samsung has recently confirmed that with a press release on the latest figures. In a modest 45 days, Samsung has ma...

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Latest Samsung Galaxy Tab Leak Implies CDMA Version

Latest Samsung Galaxy Tab Leak Implies CDMA Version The latest pictures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab that have recently surfaced feature a CDMA sticker, meaning we could see a launch of the device with Sprint or Verizon Wireless. Of course, the photo could be a hoax as the user might have simply stuck a sticker on the device, but nonetheless, it gives rise to the possibility of a CDMA Galaxy Tab launch. The user who managed to take the pictures and upload it to the iAndroid forum speaks highly ...

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Android 2.2 Officially Available for HTC Droid Incredible

Android 2.2 Officially Available for HTC Droid Incredible Finally we can put the HTC Droid Incredible receiving Froyo rumors to rest. Verizon's official Support Twitter account confirmed that the HTC Droid Incredible will receive the long awaited Froyo update starting August 27 (today). Here is the exact tweet from VZWSupport on the matter: @TheMichaelBK The Incredible update starts on 8/27/2010. *CH Interestingly, recent rumors have suggested Verizon would roll out Android 2.2 to Droid Incredible ...

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Best Buy Mobile Begins Pre-Sale of Samsung Fascinate Starting August 27

Best Buy Mobile Begins Pre-Sale of Samsung Fascinate Starting August 27 The Samsung Fascinate is already available for pre-order through Best Buy Mobile for all Reward Zone members. In case you are not a Reward Zone member, your chance to pre-order Verizon's flavor of the Samsung Galaxy S device begins August 29. Unfortunately, pricing details for the Fascinate are not yet available until Verizon Wireless officially announces the information, which should happen very soon. According to leaked training documents,...

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Gameloft Offers Direct Purchase of its Android Games Outside of the Android Market

Gameloft Offers Direct Purchase of its Android Games Outside of the Android Market Gameloft which is one of the mobile gaming industry's top developers is experimenting on how to distribute its Android games. Just recently, Gameloft started offering direct purchase/download of its game from the company website. So this means that those apps are unsigned copies and you will have to allow your Android phones to accept apps from unknown sources. But this is just fine, I'm pretty sure we've all done this before on your respective...

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Android 2.2 Build Leaked For HTC Droid Incredible

Android 2.2 Build Leaked For HTC Droid Incredible A rumor yesterday pinned the roll out of Froyo for the HTC Droid Incredible from Verizon to occur on September 1st, but it looks like that rumor fell by the wayside. Today, it looks like the unofficial Android 2.2 Build has been leaked and is available for users to download and flash to their HTC Droid Incredible. The Build is known as a ROM Update Utility, which makes it more official than a simple ROM. The good guys over at Droid-Life are ...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Appears in Korean Video

Samsung Galaxy Tab Appears in Korean Video The official introduction of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is only days away as Samsung is set to unveil its highly anticipated Android tablet at IFA 2010. As you can imagine, the buzz surrounding the tablet has increased with rumors and leaks surfacing every day it seems. Today, a Korean blog details the Samsung Galaxy Tab in a neat video review, which showcases how the device works as well as its native UI. The video shows Swype, DMB-Receiver, we...

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Root For Motorola Droid 2 Available

Root For Motorola Droid 2 Available In case you've been anxiously waiting for the Motorola Droid 2 to be rooted, you'll be pleased to know the guys over at XDA-Developers managed to find a root for the Droid 2. Rooting a device is useful in installing custom ROMs and tethering your device for free. As you can imagine, manufacturers don't look kindly upon rooting so expect an OTA software update to patch up the root in the near future, but for now you can certainly take advantag...

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Amazon Wireless Offers Samsung Captivate For A Penny

Amazon Wireless Offers Samsung Captivate For A Penny About five days ago, Amazon started selling the high-end Samsung Vibrant (on T-Mobile) for only a penny with a new two year contract. Considering T-Mobile sells the Vibrant for $199, I'd consider the deal to buy the Vibrant for only a penny a pretty good one. AT&T has its own flavor of the Galaxy S smartphone in the form of the Captivate, so I'm sure AT&T users would love to see Amazon offer the same deal for the Captivate and today A...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Shown Running Android 2.2, Official Teaser Video Surfaces

Samsung Galaxy Tab Shown Running Android 2.2, Official Teaser Video Surfaces As we approach IFA 2010 -- where Samsung is rumored to introduce the Samsung Galaxy Tab -- more and more images and leaks of the anticipated Android tablet are surfacing. Today, a Chinese blog -- ifanr -- is showing various images of the Samsung Galaxy Tab and including some specs. If you take a look at the image above, you will clearly see the device is running Android 2.2, otherwise known as Froyo. In addition, the device features a 7 inch...

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Verizon To Roll Out Adobe Flash 10.1 Update for Droid Starting Tomorrow

Verizon To Roll Out Adobe Flash 10.1 Update for Droid Starting Tomorrow For all our readers who own the original Motorola Droid: Verizon is expected to roll out the second part of the Froyo update which will bring Adobe Flash 10.1 support to your device. The much coveted update allows users to download Adobe Flash Player 10.1 from the Android Market and it brings minor security improvements, but obviously the big news here is the addition of Flash. Verizon was reportedly going to begin the Flash roll out starti...

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Install Adobe Flash 10.1 To Your Rooted/Non Rooted Froyo Smartphone

Install Adobe Flash 10.1 To Your Rooted/Non Rooted Froyo Smartphone Are you rocking Android 2.2 without Adobe Flash 10.1? Well stop waiting for your carrier to roll out the official version because Droid-Life just picked up a tip from one of their readers with the official .apk file for Flash support. In fact, your Android smartphone doesn't even need to be rooted in order for you to download and install the .apk file, just simply be running Android 2.2. Feel free to let us know in the comments how Adobe F...

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