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Hey, Android manufacturers: your Super Bowl ads need babies, dogs, and sex

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The Samsung Galaxy Note was the longest commercial aired during Super Bowl XLVI, but it wasn’t the most memorable. And I’m not speaking from my personal opinion – Nielsen has delivered som…

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Forget auto-focus – what if Lytro someday gives smartphones infinite focus?

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Lytro is a company that is gearing up to deliver a light field camera that can capture an image and then choose what to focus on later. The “shoot first, focus later” technology allows users to captu…

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The Androinica.com Android Census: answer it and you could win a FREE NVIDIA Tegra 2 tablet

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UPDATE: The contest portion of this project has completed. All 5 tablets have been given away already. Thanks to all who participated. You can still take the survey, but you will not win a tablet for entering. &#…

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The Best Android devices and trends of 2011

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Today is the last of 2011, and it was quite a year for Android. Looking back at where Android was 365 days ago and where it is now, it’s pretty incredible. Most of the things that we asked for in our 2011 wish li…

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Android OS

11 biggest Android disappointments of 2011

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The year started off with a robotic bang as Android ruled CES with an iron fist. In early January, it became clear that Android would have a big year, and boy did it ever. But that great start didn’t prevent a…

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Add Androinica.com to your Google Currents library!

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Google Currents arrived earlier this month with a flash of headlines to display, well, headlines and the news that accompanies them. The stylistic news reader downloads specially designed articles from you…

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Android Phones and Devices

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Review: the dream phone that can’t stay awake

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The Nexus brand is a heavy burden to bear. Google introduced the Nexus One as the benchmark to which all Android phones should be measured, and for a considerable amount of time, that was the case. The Nexus S, wit…

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Android

Face Unlock is not about security – it’s about the novelty [Video]

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Following Google’s unveiling of the Galaxy Nexus last October, Face Unlock was one of the features that intrigued me most. I wondered how accurate it would be, how secure it could prove, and if this was re…

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Google’s Galaxy Nexus Ninja 8-bit game is a perfect way to spend a lunch break

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Since it first unveiled the Nexus line of phones, Google has commissioned some wonderful ninja-themed unboxing videos. The first was merely just entertaining, while the second was both fun and dynamic, taki…

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Toshiba keyboard makes typing much easier on Android. WIN A FREE ONE from Androinica.com [Contests]

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Virtual keyboards have come a long way. Far enough to be so powerful that you don’t really need a physical keyboard. But don’t be surprised if there comes a time when tapping relentlessly on screen…

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Google Android UI lead not troubled by skins, but hopes ICS lessens changes to stock Android [Audio]

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Android Ice Cream sandwich has been described as striking, polished, and the most ambitious reinvention of Android yet, but that’s not good enough for Android phone manufacturers. Companies like HTC…

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Videos

VectorNav VPE delivers more accurate Android sensor technology, better gaming experience

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In the midst of all the talk about multi-core processors and different screen types, people often forget about the importance of sensors. The rarely-considered gyroscope, orientation, and other sensors pl…

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NVIDIA Tegra 3 detailed as quad-core chip with better graphics, battery life, and performance

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Say hello to NVIDIA Tegra 3, the quad-core processor previously codenamed Kal-El. Following up the Tegra 2 processor that powered practically every Android Honeycomb tablet announced in 2011, Tegra 3 is a ma…

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream highlights and new features you may have missed from the demo

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Alright, folks. We know that Android 4.0 is official now that Google took off the veil at its Hong Kong press event. Those of you who watched the live hangout during the broadcast know that the new features were la…

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Big Android BBQ 2011 Interviews: What’s your phone? [Video]

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The 2nd Annual Big Android BBQ has wrapped, and the great times had should surprise no one. Android enthusiasts, developers, and bloggers convened in Austin, Texas to talk Android, see demos, eat barbecue, an…

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