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Froyo could be fussy on tablets, says Google

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Google has recently commented on the use of Android 2.1, Froyo - on tablets - and well, their words are nowhere near surprising. As everyone joins the tablet race, a lot of corners tend to be cut in order to become “second, to first” in a market largely dominated by Apple. The iPad has the most sales to date, and there's still plenty of space for a successful second place.

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Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S) headed to Verizon tomorrow

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Loaded with a 1Ghz processor, Android 2.1 and skinned with TouchWiz - whether that’s a good thing or bad is up to you - Samsung is sending the Fascinate to Verizon Wireless.  The Fascinate is Verizon’s specific brand of the Galaxy S, it will sell for $200 on-contract.

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Hands on with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab at IFA

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If there was one mobile-related pulse-quickener at the IFA Berlin show, it had to be the debut of the Samsung Galaxy tab, which pretty much sucked most of the oxygen out of the mobile electronics category

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Huawei Ideos Android 2.2 smartphone for just $150 outright

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ust because you want one of those fancy new Froyo smartphones doesn't mean that you have to sign a lengthy contract or whip out over $500. The kindly folks at Huawei want to help you keep your budget in check and that's why they've revealed the Huawei Ideos. This smartphone is just $150.

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Can we boost smartphone battery life 11x with dark silicon?

“One example of a conservation core. The small boxes in the image are the pattern of logic gates that are spatially placed over a small portion of the GreenDroid chip.” - Physorg

We love all the glorious things that our wonderful smartphones can do, but this functionality comes at the price of diminished battery life. Interestingly, a possible solution to this conundrum could be something called dark silicon, a technology that could effectively increase battery life up to eleven times.

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Archos drops 5 Android tablets, even a $100 unit

Archos 101 Android Tablet with 10.1-inch LCD

Archos was already a major contender in the media player and Internet tablet market before the iPad had landed. Looking to re-establish itself as an industry leader, Archos has just announced no fewer than five new Android tablets. There's even one that starts at under a hundred bucks.

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On the Move app for Android sends text messages for you

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You know how there are all sorts of laws in place now that prevent you from using your cell phone while driving? To help you keep your eyes on the road (and your car out of the ditch), State Farm has released the new On the Move app for Android phones.

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Specs released for Camangi WebStation II Android tablet

The first Camangi WebStation Android Tablet

Getting ready for IFA, Camangi has posted the specifications of their next Anrdoid tablet, the Camangi WebStation II. This will come with Android 2.2 Froyo, already much better. A 1GHz, Samsung S5PV210 processor, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB of iNAND, an 8GB SD card, all the while bumping the display up to 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) with Capacitive multi-touch.

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Dell Aero Android smartphone is official, $99 on AT&T with new contract

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Dell today announced the availability of the Dell Aero Android smartphone from AT&T. The Aero sports a 3.5-inch (640 x 360p) capacitive multi-touch display with pinch-to-zoom functionality. Loaded with connectivity options, Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth and GPS.

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StumbleUpon lands on iPhone and Android devices

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I’m not a hardcore stumbler, but every once in a while I like to get on the site and see what interesting user populated content is thrown at me. I find amazing photographers, neat technology, and marvels of the environment.

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T-Mobile G2: First live look at the Android smartphone

The T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone first photos appear

Earlier this week we were teased with the pending availability of the T-Mobile G2 smartphone, how it was going to boast the new HSPA+ network, and a sad excuse of a teaser pic. Now, we're getting a live photo of what this upcoming Android device is actually going to look like.

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Acer delays Android tablet, Motorola joining the race

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You know that Acer Android tablet we heard about back in May, well, it has been put on the back burner, for now. If recent rumors are to be believed at least. They were initially intended to launch late this year with Froyo, but apparently that’s not sweet enough for Acer.

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Rumor: HTC Mecha, Spade, Speedy, and Blitz on the horizon?

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If you're on the fence about getting an new HTC Android phone, you may want to hold off just a bit longer. Rumors from the AndroidGuys have some code names for yet-to-be released HTC devices, and their leaning towards the Android flavor with a bunch of names that sound like super heros. They are HTC Mecha, HTC Spade, HTC Speedy, and HTC Blitz, which is CDMA.

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Telus Mobility nabs Motorola CHARM Android smartphone

Motorola CHARM QWETRY Android smartphone

After being bombarded with names like RAZR, ROKR, and MILESTONE, we are now treated to the Motorola CHARM. The square messaging-friendly device is rocking Google Android 2.1 and it has a full QWERTY keyboard below its 2.8-inch touchscreen display.

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34% of AT&T iPhone users are waiting to switch to Verizon

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What’s going to happen when the iPhone becomes available through Verizon?  A new survey by market research firm Morpace provides a good prediction.  Morpace surveyed 1,000 consumers across all carriers and 29 percents said they were “somewhat/very likely” to purchase an iPhone with Verizon.

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