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Google

What does Google acquiring Motorola mean for me?

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For once, I woke up to news of something other than political squabbling and celebrity gossip. Google is acquiring Motorola Mobility for the sum of $12.5 billion. My mind immediately started racing about how s…

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Android

I’m waiting for the next Nexus (and here’s why) [Editorial]

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It seems like there are rumors, releases, and details every day about a new device from this manufacturer or that carrier. I know that I read more every day about the next “big phone,” or the greates…

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Android News

Philadelphia to give tickets to careless cell phone users on city streets. Excellent. [OPINION]

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Texting while walking in Philadelphia? That’ll be $120, please. Beginning in August, the City of Brotherly Love will crack down on people who violate safety regulations when powering a motor vehicle o…

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Android

Android Market website ratings: a week of rants, reviews, and reality checks

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Read the average comment on apps in the Android Market, and it may seem as though Android users are in a perpetual state of anger. With the overflow of profane rants and trivial gripes, it can appear as though ever…

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Android News

Is there anyone left to care about a Spotify U.S. launch? [Opinion]

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Remember when Spotify was the most anticipated app this side of Netflix? Android users in the U.S. couldn’t wait until Spotify came to their shores and delivered free streaming, cached playlists, and w…

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Android

Android vs. iOS: Why the “Simpsons did it” argument means nothing [OPINION]

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South Park character Butters became a supervillain named Professor Chaos, determined to bring havoc on his snowy little town. The only problem was that every diabolic scheme he could think of had already been…

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HTC

HTC backs down and agrees to open bootloaders. Give them props. [OPINION]

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People flooded the streets last night, screaming at the top of their lungs and honking car horns in a symphony of glee. My city raucously celebrated the Miami Heat winning the NBA Eastern Conference finals, but…

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Android

Hey, Android Developers: pay more attention to people outside the United States [Opinion]

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Remember those eye-popping stats from Google I/O day 1? The stats about how billions of Android apps have been downloaded, millions of phones have been activated, and that thousands of apps are in the market? T…

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Android Games

Gameloft might sell even more games in the Android Market [Opinion]

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Gameloft returned to the Android Market yesterday, announcing that Modern Combat 2: Black Pegasus is available for sale. The first person shooter can lead to excitement on its own merits, but its arrival also…

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Android

Screw the iPhone. When will someone make a white Android phone?

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Ever since the iPhone 4 debuted, people have lusted for a white version of Apple’s popular phone. If you follow the major tech sites, you’ve probably seen at least two articles on this every week. C…

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Acer Tablets

Acer CEO’s resignation makes me less interested in Acer tablets [OPINION]

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Acer announced today that CEO Gianfranco Lanci has left the company after disagreements with the Board of Directors regarding its mobile device strategy. Based on comments in the statement, Lanci wanted to d…

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Android Apps

Android Market gets first real threat: Amazon App Store coming to Cellular South HTC Merge

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The Amazon App Store for Android is setting up camp in Google’s backyard. Cellular South announced today that the Amazon App Store will come preloaded on the HTC Merge, so we may see how the App Store and An…

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Android News

Amazon AppStore Review: good for new users, but lots of missing features

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I’m sure that much like many of you, when I saw the story about the Amazon AppStore launch, I quickly installed the app to give it a whirl. My first impression was that Amazon did an amazing job gathering a qu…

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Android News

Amazon App Store has Angry Birds, but can it succeed?

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Almost five months ago, when we first got wind of the Amazon AppStore, I wrote that Amazon could become the default option for any devices that didn’t comply with Google’s requisite standards for…

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AT&T

CTIA 2011 guessing game: What to expect from AT&T [OPINION]

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AT&T Wireless was late to adopting Android, but we’ve seen with the Motorola Atrix 4G and HTC Inspire 4G that AT&T is serious about delivering some of the best Android phones. No, AT&T cappi…

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