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Samsung is considering providing Galaxy S users with a “Value Pack” instead of Android 4.0

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We learned a few days ago that Samsung was going to readdress the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab problem in terms of upgrading it to Android 4.0.  Previously, it announced to the public that it was going to upgrade these t…

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Samsung is reportedly trying to upgrade the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab to Android 4.0

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Several days ago, Samsung came forth stating it would be nearly impossible to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich on their older models such as the Samsung Galaxy S and the Samsung Galaxy Tab.  Both of these devices &…

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RadioShack offers free phones across Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint for a limited time

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If you’re in the market for a new feature phone or smartphone from Verizon, AT&T, or Sprint, then you may want to check out your local RadioShack retail store.  From now until December 10th, RadioSha…

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LG announces the Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, and Optimus LTE will receive Android 4.0

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Today, we have some good news for those who own one of the four high-end Android smartphones mentioned in the title above.  The Optimus 2X, Optimus Black, Optimus 3D, and the Optimus LTE represent the four flags…

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Sony Mobile

Sony Ericsson to focus on Android after disappointing sales

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If the mobile phone industry is a gamble, Sony Ericsson is going all in with Android. In its Q3 2011 financial results, the Japanese-Swedish joint venture announced that it is shifting strategies to develop on…

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40% of U.S. phones are smartphones. 40% of smartphones are Android [Nielsen]

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In 2010, 3 out of 10 phones used in the United States were smartphones. That percent has since risen to 4 out of 10 according to new data from Nielsen. The vast majority of phones used in the U.S. are feature phones f…

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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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Android phones account for half of U.S. market share; 4G is King.

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There has been an abundance of reports in the recent months noting that Android is the leading smartphone platform. Canalys echoed that main sentiment once again in its Q1 2011 analysis, but it discovered some…

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Google: 39% of smartphones used in bathroom, 79% for shopping; ads are everywhere

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No one needs a study to know that smartphones have become must-have devices at all times. There have been plenty of times that I’ve left home without my wallet, but I honestly don’t remember the las…

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Dell

Dell roadmaps show 4 Honeycomb tablets and 2 Ice Cream phones

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A leaked Dell device roadmap is showing that a Honeycomb future isn’t too far off. The Dell roadmap has their first Honeycomb tablet, the Dell Gallo, slated for April. Following that will be the Dell Ster…

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ZTE taking the high road with new Android devices

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One of the more interesting announcements at this year’s MWC has come from ZTE, a Chinese telcom which has held a solid portion of the Chinese market by offering a number of low-end Android phones. Last ye…

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Huawei

Huawei announces low-end IDEOS X3 smartphone and X7 tablet

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Huawei is certainly not going for the big money crowd like many of the other Android manufacturers seem to be doing. Huawei has just announced an entry-level phone, the IDEOS X3, and what looks to be an entry leve…

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Android Phones

Phones like the solar-powered Umeox Apollo are going to change the world

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I love the smell of revolution in the morning, and the Umeox Apollo has the seeds of revolution in it. The idea of the phone is nothing new, and incredibly simple: a fully solar powered smartphone that is cheap. On…

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Independent HTC design concept showcases a smartphone I’d actually buy

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We occasionally receive “tips” about new phones that turn out to be nothing more than Photoshop renders created by fans. This is one occasion that I wish those renders were real because I’d…

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TuneWiki gets major investment from Motorola, others

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TuneWiki gets major investment from Motorola, others

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If you use your Android phone as your primary music player then you probably already know about TuneWiki. The company announced it has received investments from Motorola and others to spread more music-playi…

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