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Google Android Gingerbread will require 1GHz processors, coming mid-October 2010

Nexus One photo gallery application demo similar in feel to Gingerbread release

Late last week, we heard about the upcoming HTC Vision and how it would come loaded with Google Android Gingerbread right out of the box. Well, we have now learned a little more about this Gingerbread.One of the bigger surprises coming out of the rumor mill is that it will actually require devices to have at least a 1GHz processor as part of its minimum requirements. If that's the case, the dual-core 800MHz Vision may not technically reach that benchmark.

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Cisco unveils Cius Android business tablet with front-facing camera

Cisco Cius docked in the HD Soundstation

A new business focused Android tablet has been announced by Cisco today, they call it the Cius ("see us"). Loaded with every feature we had hoped the iPad would have, the Cius comes with HD video streaming, real-time video communications thanks to a front-facing camera, tricked out 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, 3G/4G data and Bluetooth 3.0 so you can pretty much stay connected anytime, anywhere. A 7-inch high-resolution LCD using contact-based touch targets, something called the HD Soundstation, which without a doubt is the best looking docking bay I've ever seen.

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Samsung Epic 4G destined for Sprint

Samsung Epic 4G announced for Sprint

Giving the iPhone 4 a run for its money, the Samsung Epic 4G destined for Sprint brings dual cameras, with LED flash and HD (720p) video recording to the table. Running on Android 2.1, with a 2.2 update in the near future, and a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, 1GHz Hummingbird CPU, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, digital compass, proximity sensor, light sensor, GPS and six-axis motion sensor.

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HTC Vision Android phone with dual-core processor

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Forget about Google Android 2.2 Froyo. You'll want the newer Google Android Gingerbread (2.3) that'll come pre-loaded on the HTC Vision smartphone. At least, that's what the latest rumors are leading us to believe. We don't have any kind of firm confirmation, or even initial renders for the HTC Vision, but this smartphone sounds like it's going to be a beast. In addition to boasting a yet unreleased build of Android, the Vision will also get a dual-core 800MHz processor. This might be an underclocked version of the dual core Snapdragon, but I can't say for sure.

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$130 HTC Aria gets Android 2.1, on AT&T June 20

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Up until now, if you were looking at Android phones, but in on an AT&T contract your choices were pretty slim. You could go for the Motorola Backflip, or a reincarnation of Dell's Mini 3, the Dell Aero. Today the Aria enters the Android line expanding AT&T's offerings with another mid-level phone. The soon-to-be iPhone 4 carrier has been pretty hesitant to pick up any high-end Android smartphones that could compete with the Apple's devices.

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HTC Legend launches with Virgin Mobile, Bell soon to follow

HTC Legend arrives in Canada

The whole Android scene in Canada is about to get a heck of a lot more interesting. One of the most highly sought after devices is the HTC Legend and it's coming to the land of the maple leaf. Today. As in, right now. It has been officially confirmed that the HTC Legend Android smartphone is available through Virgin Mobile Canada as of today. It's not on their website yet, so it could be an in-store only thing for the time being.

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Motorola Flipout phone not available in the USA, shaped like a square, runs Android 2.1 with 7 flipping fantastic fancy colors

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Catering to the explosive widespread adoption of “social media,” Motorola has yet again released a new phone, this time it's a “compact” and pocketable “social package” you may or may not be eager to get your hands on. Shaped like a square, or a woman's compact, is the Motorola Flipout. MOTOBLUR integrates your Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, as well as your emails, messages and friends; as a hub for you to socialize your entire flipping life to the world. Spilled your mocha latte on your lap? Perhaps someone just cut you off on 27th.. Flipout will surely let you Flipout efficiently, all from one seamless interface. The Motoblur battery manager also optimizes the Flipout's settings so you can get the most flipping use out of it.

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Motorola Droid Xtreme pics leaked, coming to Verizon soon

Motorola Droid Xtreme with bulging HD camera on back

Some shots of the upcoming Motorola Droid Xtreme were released this week. The handset destined for Verizon Wireless has a massive 8 megapixel camera with HD video support and an HDMI video output port. Digital imaging tech in smartphones are really getting out of control as of late, we are expecting the next iPhone 4G to get some HD mc’lovin from Apple. If they don’t serve up some high-def goodness than they may be playing catch up to Android yet again.

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Nvidia supporting Google Android at Computex

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The big bang of computing devices into the mobile space clearly looked like Apple's iPhone. But as this new universe cools and expands at an unthinkable rate, the early constellations are coalescing around (Google's) Android's impressive gravitational field. At the annual Computex show in Taipei, Apple's iPad has once again set the bar; the hip device this year is the tablet. But where Microsoft's Windows and Android are both represented, a clear preference for the Android is emerging (sorry again, Steve Ballmer)."Windows is too big and it's too full featured for smartbooks and tablets," Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at Nvidia said, speaking with reporters in Taipei on Monday. Smartbook is a term used to describe low-cost laptops containing processors designed by Arm instead of x86 chips from Intel or Advanced Micro Devices. "The good news is that we finally have an operating system to unite behind. Android is an operating system that has gained a tremendous amount of momentum all over the world," Huang said. Strong words in an industry still ruled by Microsoft's founding principles of fear, uncertainty, and doubt.

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Hands on: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Android smartphone

Sony Ericsson X10 next to Nokia N71 Photo: Michael Kwan

I was able to enjoy some brief hands-on time with the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 during CES in January. At first glance, it's quite clear that the X10 is in direct competition with devices like the Apple iPhone 3GS, it's big touchscreen display and lack of physical keyboard screams "touch me." While it does make use of a rather vanilla build of Google Android (1.6) for its core operating system, it's equipped with two additional user interface features: Mediascape and Timescape. The former is used to manage your pictures, music, and so on, whereas the latter gathers up your social networking and messaging things.

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Developers, developers, gurgle, blub, blub… Steve Balmer’s sad song says so much

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As Windows Mobile gets tired, a hungry pack of Google's Android based devices, powered by a growing army of developer driven apps, is taking increasing strides in the sector. The stakes couldn't be higher. Mobile devices set to become the dominant computing platform in the coming years.Ballmer's strategy is classic Microsoft: punish and intimidate with a bold reorganization of the company's struggling hardware unit.

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VIA processor-powered Android tablets for $100 later this year

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Are you digging the portable functionality of the Apple iPad, but having a hard time justifying the $500 entry price point? Look no further than VIA of Taiwan, because the semiconductor firm is outfitting several Android tablets with its inexpensive processors. As you may recall, VIA tried to compete against the Intel Atom platform when it came to the netbook market. For the most part, it wasn't able to capture as much attention as the company may have hoped. Well, now they see another opportunity in the iPad-esque tablet market.

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Google Android 2.2 Froyo is official

Google Android 2.2 Update

We all knew this was coming, but it's good to see the official wraps come off of Google Android 2.2, the updated operating system affectionately known as Froyo in techie circles. Yup, they're continuing with the food-based monikers for the mobile platform and this official announcement comes during Google I/O conference. Android 2.2 Froyo doesn't really bring much in terms of surprises, but it does come with at least one quantum advantage over Android 2.1. There's a new compiler, which is supposed to bring a 2-5x speed boost to your everyday functionality.

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Rogers intros entry-level Motorola Quench Android phone

Motorola Quench, budget-minded Android smartphone from Rogers

Just because you want to get one of the newest Google Android phones doesn't mean that you need to take out a second mortgage on your home. Addressing the more affordable end of the market is the newly launched Motorola Quench from Rogers Wireless. While not getting the same kind of attention as the Motorola Backflip or offering the same kind of high-end finish as the Motorola Milestone, the Motorola Quench can easily hold its own in the Android world.

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Project Emerald = HTC + T-Mobile + Sidekick + Android?

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This rumor just gets juicier and juicier by the moment. We've started to hear a few rumblings about a so-called "Project Emerald" and with T-Mobile soon to be equipped with quite the attractive new handset. Ever since Microsoft acquired Danger, we assumed that the Sidekick line at T-Mobile was dead. Apparently not. In fact, it seems that Project Emerald could be intimately intertwined with the old popular moniker.

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