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Introducing The Galaxy Nexus, Google’s ICS Flagship Smartphone

Much hype surrounds Android’s newest OS version; Ice Cream Sandwich. Ever since it was first unveiled, Android lovers have waited as patiently as possible for the introduction of a new flagship device from Google. The wait is finally over and Google’s Galaxy Nexus — a new Android smartphone designed around Android’s newest version — Ice Cream Sandwich is here.

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Android Coming To TV With Gesture Recognitions

TVs are about to grow some brains. Hisense Group, a leading Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer signed a licensing agreement with eyeSight Mobile Technologies, a developer of touch free interfaces for digital devices. Together the two will integrate eyeSight’s innovative Hand Gesture Recognition Technology into new models of Android based Smart TV sets. Yep, Android is coming to the TV.

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Get Ice Cream Sandwich Features On Your Android Device Right Now

. All the Android fans in the audience are surely lusting after the many new features to be included in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but what if you can’t wait for its official release? What if you don’t want to buy the Galaxy Nexus? Thankfully, there are some ways to get a taste of ICS without actually getting ICS.

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Cult Classic Duke Nukem 3D to Launch on Android

The iconic classic first person shooter, Duke Nukem 3D, is growing in radioactivity as TapJoy and MachineWorks plan to launch the title for Android users. Already out for iOS with seemingly favorable reviews, the game should not be confused with the newer title with modern graphics, Duke Nukem Forever.

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Funf Provides Self-Tracking for Android Sensors

Have you ever wondered what kind of information the sensors in your smartphone can provide? Well, if you have, then you’ll appreciate what the Human Dynamics research group from MIT Media Lab have done. They are creating new ways to utilize the information stored in our smartphones with a system called “Funf.”

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Meet OLogic’s Android controlled robotic music player

The most recent robot controlled by a smartphone is the Automated Music Personality (AMP) robot launched by OLogic. AMP is a two-wheeled, self-balancing robotic music player that can only be operated by an Android smartphone. OLogic has plans of shipping the robot for around $400 or less.

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Motorola Xoom Android 3.1 Tablet Review

The Apple iPad may still reign supreme in the world of consumer tablets, but the Android side of the equation is quickly picking up steam. While early Android tablets only ran on blown-up versions of the smartphone OS, Android 3.0 Honeycomb introduced a tablet-centric version of the platform with several tablet-centric optimizations. And the first to take advantage of these optimizations was the Motorola Xoom.

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Handroid robot hand by ITK is remote controlled with a glove

The Handroid is a robot hand developed by a Japanese company called ITK. It’s a fully articulated robot hand with the same kind of dexterity as a human hand. Each finger can move independently and the hand as a whole is meant to be “sensitive” enough to be suitable for touching humans or handling fragile objects.

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$100 Android Samsung Conquer 4G destined for Sprint on August 21

It’s kind of hard to believe that they’ve already come along this far. With the pending release of the Samsung Conquer 4G, Sprint is on the cusp of releasing its 25th device capable of using its speedy 4G network. That’s a milestone on its own. It also helps that the Conquer 4G is pretty affordable.

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17 more Android devices get loaded with Skype 2.1

Do you wanna do the Skype thing on your Android smartphone, but they haven’t made it available to your handset yet? Today’s news should be good, then, since Skype has just extended its Skype 2.1 for Android to the “majority of Android devices.” More specifically, they’ve added no fewer than 17 devices to the list.

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Vinci tablet for Babies ships with Android Froyo

Well, now times have changed and it seems that the new must for a baby, for a rich baby to be more precise, is something called a Vinci tablet. That $389 in your wallet is surely burning a whole in your pocket, and it’s not like your wife is trying to justify any of her own shopping purchases. The tablet for toddlers is now available for pre-orders and you can get your apple sauce stained hands on it really soon.

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Androids get video facetime calling with Skype

Apple’s FaceTime video-calling service is exclusively for iPhone users, along with owners of the iPad 2 tablet and Mac computers. Google wants to join the video-calling club to compete with Apple, so Android users will be able to make free video calls using Skype.

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Android Trojan automatically subscribes you to premium SMS services

Uh oh. One of the troubles associated with developing an increasingly popular product is that you become a bigger target for the bad guys too. Google Android is not immune to these kinds of attacks and the most recent one could cost you a pretty penny. That’s because it could start sending you daily jokes and daily horoscopes.

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Quad-Core Android Tablet Demo Video Unveiled By NVIDIA

Nvidia’s newest SoC, dubbed Kal-El is a stunning combination between a quad-core CPU and a 12-core GPU able to offer amazing dynamic lightning and movement performances. Kal-El is part the Tegra 3 architecture bringing four 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 cores on a single processor and a 12-core Nvidia GPU able to render 3D stereo, all crammed on the same chip. As surprising as it might seem, this killer combination has been particularly designed for smartphones and tablets, not your big ole desktop computer.

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Friday Android App Knows What You Did Last Night

Friday is an Android app that functions as a search engine for your life. The app allows you to find out where you were, what calls you made, what emails you sent and what song you were listening to on any given day. The app gives you analytics of your entire phone usage. Such an app would have come useful to the guys in The Hangover when trying to locate their lost buddy, since the app tracks GPS location too.

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Amazon To Release Android Tablet?

When interviewed by Consumer Reports, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said to “stay tuned” for the company’s plans to release a tablet device. Bezos suggested that if they did produce a tablet, it would not kill the Kindle, but supplement it.

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ViewSonic Now Shipping ViewPad 10 With Android 1.6, Windows 7

ViewSonic is announcing immediate availability of the ViewPad 10 tablet we heard about last November. The 10-inch slate will most notably dual boot between Android and Windows 7, the hardware on board is an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 2GB memory to make up for the lack of dual-core functionality, and the option of 16GB or 32GB SSD hard drives.

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Sony Ericsson Introduces Xperia neo And Xperia pro

Yes, the lower case part of the name is the official name. Sony Ericsson wants to be all hip and cool like that, not unlike a certain iCompany. In addition to the Xperia Play (PSPhone), SE also showed off at least two other entrants to the Xperia family at Mobile World Congress.

TABLETS
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HP PalmPad tablets with specs, pics and unlimited cloud storage

We’re still referring to the yet unreleased Palm tablet as the HP PalmPad, but the Opal and Topaz names have made their way onto the Internet too. The smaller of the two is the Opal with its seven-inch 1024×768 resolution TFT LCD, while the larger of the two is the Topaz with its nine-inch display of unknown resolution.

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Google teases with Android 3.0 Honeycomb video for tablets

Google’s latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed “Entirely for Tablets.”

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Android-powered Recon goggles make snowboarding digital

Don’t you hate it when you’re out snowboarding and it isn’t at all like playing a video game? All that hard work and none of the data like speed, altitude or temperature flashing in front of your face. Well, pick up your thermal socks because Recon Instruments has announced their next generation technology at CES 2011!

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MicroVision packs a laser projector inside Android Mini-Tablet

Embedding projectors in mobile phones is a fairly new practice that very few manufacturers have jumped on, we saw glimpses of it at last years CES, including the Samsung Beam at MWC shortly after. This year, its all about the Tablet, and of course we’re now being shown the MicroVision Mini-Tablet with Embedded Projector.

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Preview videos: Acer Android tablet with gyroscope demo

The Apple iPad may be the current reigning king in the world of tablets, and will likely hold on to that throne for some time to come. Even so, we will soon be treated to a lot more alternatives, one of which is the Android tablet coming by way of Acer. A number of videos have surfaced on YouTube showing off what this thing can do.

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Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a little different. Even though it is largely sold as a “feature phone” rather than a smartphone, it has real smartphone brains under the hood with its Symbian S60 5th edition operating system. Does this make it a really good value for people who want web connectivity and smartphone-like functionality at a “dumbphone”-like price point? You’ll soon find out.

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Isabella Fable: The children’s Android tablet

The new Fable Android tablet from Isabella Products comes with a 7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen display and some colorful bezels. The software comes with Isabella’s patent-pending “carousel” navigation interface and it’ll be preloaded with content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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How typical iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users see eachother

They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone’s perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don’t see you in the same way that you see yourself.

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro at fido, $275 outright

Believe it or not, there are still people out there who don’t want a smartphone. They don’t want a full data plan, but they may still be interested in some smartphone-like functionality. That’s where something like the new Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro would come into play.