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Sony Adopts XQD Flash Memory Card Format

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Sony has a long history of pushing their proprietary formats for many things that otherwise (and outside of Sony) become more or less standardized. A good example of this Sony approach is their Memory Stick format that has irked quite a large number of Sony fans who wished at times that the Japanese company might be a bit more lenient and include SD memory card support in some of their devices. Well, it didn't happen this time, too. At least, not for SD Card format.

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Motorola RAZR Owners Upset, Wanting Unlock

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Motorola was not the first and it probably won't be the last company that struggles with their customers over the issue. What seems to making users particularly angry with Motorola is that in early 2011 Motorola had promised to unlock the bootloaders of its smartphones and while it did unlock a few, a majority of Motorola phones remain locked.

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Verizon iPhone Sales Double Over Holidays

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Then, on top of that, Verizon had this setback with three separate outages of their 4G/LTE network in December alone, and it's unclear whether customers will be receiving a credit on their accounts because of the outage or whether the 4G/LTE network will be able to support additional devices like the iPhone 5.

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Amazon Kindle Fire Silk Browser Ported to Other Android Devices

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Whatever the hiccups the dedicated cloud-supported Web browser for Amazon's Kindle Fire had been experienced in the past is irrelevant now. Hacker TyHi from XDA-Developers has built a Silk package that can be ported to CyanogenMod 7 ROM for the same Kindle Fire, then to many other rooted devices running CyanogenMod 7, or devices running some MIUI custom ROMs.

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iPad May Feel the Burn of Kindle Fire

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It's not a big dent in overall iPad sales for the quarter which are believed to reach between 13 and 16 million units, but before the launch of the iPad 3 it might push Apple into discounting their previous iPad models into rumored $299 territory.

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Holo Everywhere

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Translating these statements from Googlese, it means that if manufacturers won't comply to this requirement of inclusion of this compulsory Holo theming as default. In its turn, it means that instead of their own, quite incompatible with Android 4.0 theming (think about Samsung's TouchWiz, HTC's Sense UI, and others) such "fragmented" devices either won't get a license for official Android 4.0, or at least won't get access to Google's Android Market and Google Apps. Or both.

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Android Market Hits 400,000 Apps

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Google's Android Market reportedly raised past the 400,000 app mark this past weekend. It was just last April when Android Market got 200,000 apps. Then, next 100,000 apps were registered in last August, according to Distimo, an app store tracking service.

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Android’s Siri “Clone” Removed From Android Market

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One of the latest apps to join this “fake app” bandwagon comes from a developer called “Official App” which is no doubt designed to fool inexperienced Android users. This so-called “developer” has recently put up an app called "Siri on the Android Market, fooling people into thinking it’s the real thing.

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