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Android

How to convince someone to get an Android instead of the iPhone

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T-Mobile, like any other carrier on the planet, would love to offer the iPhone. For whatever reason – money, network demands, or allergies to cutesy icons – T-Mobile USA has failed to secure a deal…

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Google

5 things I learned watching the Google antitrust hearings

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Google is very powerful and popular, so it’s understandable that the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights would want to have a chat with someone from the compa…

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Android Apps

10 Android Apps birthed by the Google’s dying Google Labs project

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The Android Market is home to plenty of apps, but a few of the best Android apps you know and love today actually got their start in Google Labs, a proving ground that is being shut down. Research SVP Bill Coughran a…

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Android App Reviews

Great Android Honeycomb apps for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Google hasn’t been able to jump-start the number of Android Honeycomb apps. A handful of apps have being retooled to be Honeycomb-compatible, but the amount of Android tablet apps is minuscule when com…

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10 Great Android Apps for newsreading on Honeycomb tablets

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The first question I asked when I received my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was “What are the best tablet apps?” I’ve yet to narrow down that selection because there’s quite a bit of ground t…

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HTC

HTC Sensation gets more video and more UK carriers

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Yesterday, Andrew passed along the specs and preliminary info on the HTC Sensation launch, but today brings quite a bit more info for you all. For our readers across the pond, there is confirmation that after th…

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Cases

CTIA Round-up: Cases, Chargers, and Accessories

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CTIA 2011 has come and gone. And while we saw plenty of great Android phones and tablets, there was also a healthy serving of accessories. That caught me off guard because since my first trade show in 2009, practi…

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Mozilla: Firefox for Android is faster, lighter, more dynamic [Interviews]

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The road from Fennec to Firefox Android has been an adventurous one. Mozilla released an alpha of its Firefox mobile browser several months before it felt confident enough to test the waters of the Android Mark…

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Android App Reviews

The Best Messaging App for Android is…[Droid vs. Droid]

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Group messaging apps are all the rage right now. Smartphone users want to send group text messages, chat in real-time with friends, share photos or locations, and do much more than the pre-installed apps on the…

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Android OS

Why Android phones are targets for Trojans (and how to protect your phone)

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Android phones are as open to viruses as Android is open to app developers and phone makers. A recent batch of malware in the Android Market suggests as much when attackers managed to obtain data of thousands of p…

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Android OS

Honeycomb features such as action bar, app switcher and hologram design will come to our phones in Ice Cream

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Like Andrew mentioned in his report about Eric Schmidt’s MWC keynote, Google’s next version of Android will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, so there will not be separate versions for phones…

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Texas Instruments OMAP 5 may offer the best quad-core chip [Processor fights]

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All cores are not created equal. That was the key message that I took away from a recent meeting with the folks from Texas Instruments. While the trend among mobile phones and tablets is to trumpet how many cores o…

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Carriers

Android for All: a case-study in making Android cool

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Android started with a perception of being a geek phone, but things slowly began to change once companies improved their design and – more importantly – their promotion. That’s why I̵…

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Vote for Android Person of the Year [POLL]

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Who invented Android? Andy Rubin. Who made rooting to install custom ROM’s a no-brainer? Cyanogen. Who is Android Person of the Year? You tell us. Androinica.com recently profiled the 10 people who we t…

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Android Person of the Year Nominee: Ralph de la Vega

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Ralph De La Vega CEO, AT&T Mobility Reason nominated: Leads the last American frontier for Android to conquer Android started with T-Mobile, exploded with Verizon, and led a turnaround at Sprint. Being e…

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