Analysis: Who gets the newest Android versions first?

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Donut. Eclair. Froyo. Gingerbread. Google Android is filled with all sorts of delectable treats, but not all phones are treated alike. Even when Google officially announces and releases a new version of its mobile operating system, you don’t get to enjoy that new Android OS right away; you have to wait for the carrier and manufacturer to push it to you (unless you like unofficial ROMs). So, who reigns supreme in this regard?

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Gettin’ up close with Motorola’s CLIQ 2 at CES

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As you may have heard, this is the official follow-up to the original CLIQ and it’ll be heading in the same magenta-hued direction of T-Mobile on January 19th. I went hands-on with the device and it’s pretty much what you would expect with a 3.7-inch display, Android 2.2 Froyo, and the MOTOBLUR custom UI.

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4G booster to bring farmers up to speed

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Wilson Electronics is bringing some of that innovation a little closer to home with their announcement of a new product line of 4G signal boosters. The 4G AWS is the first product up for release and it boosts signals on the Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) spectrum band. It’s intended for indoor installations, whether for home or office, and it will strengthen the connection range and also increase transfer speeds in places that are subject to a weaker signal.

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T-Mobile working on Android Sidekick?

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T-Mobile has gone grassroots to aid in the design of the newest Sidekick. Catapulting themselves into the user-feedback world of Twitter, they have asked their customers a very big question: “What would you like to see happen with Sidekick? Give us your wish list”. We were a little surprised to see this coming now since […]

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US T-Mobile Galaxy Tab hacked to make calls

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Of late, a move by Samsung has eliminated the option of making phone calls from all Galaxy Tab devices destined for the US market. While Galaxy Tab pieces built in Europe and elsewhere came with no such restrictions on either outgoing or incoming calls, American users were denied the luxury of making calls from their Galaxy Tab tablets.

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Samsung Nexus S smartphone enroute to Best Buy?

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Last month, we caught word that Samsung could be the manufacturer behind the Google Nexus Two. Well, it turns out that could be only partly true. What we see here is supposedly the Google Nexus S. As per earlier rumors, the second Nexus phone does indeed look like it is based on the increasingly popular […]

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Android on the cheap: Four new T-Mobile smartphones starting at $10

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In the third quarter of this year, Google Android was installed on nearly half of all smartphones purchased in the United States. Sales were largely fueled by the higher-end offerings, like the HTC EVO 4G, but T-Mobile has some more affordable options for you this holiday season.

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Overclocking a T-Mobile G2 (HTC Desire Z) to 1.344GHz

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Overclock shop talk usually happens around people with water-cooled desktop computers, but smartphones are no stranger to this realm either. You know that 800MHz processor under the hood of the T-Mobile G2? While the phone remains locked, they’ve figured out how to turbocharge that sucker up to 1.344GHz.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab starting to sound expensive

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We already know that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is going to end up with T-Mobile, but the pricing is still up in the air. However, the latest rumors are pointing toward a price that could put the Android tablet a little out of reach for the average consumer. We’re now hearing that the sale price is just $399. That’s with a rebate and a data contract. Ouch!

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HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7 on T-Mobile mid-November

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The Windows Phone 7 train is slowly rolling its way into the T-Mobile station and it looks like one of the first devices to show up at “Magenta” with the new Windows Phone 7 OS is the HTC HD7. You may have seen some leaked photos of this smartphone already, and you may already know it as the Schubert, either way this phone looks pretty sweet with its massive screen real estate of 4.3-inches (largest in USA apparently).

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Jailbreak-proof T-Mobile G2 reverts back to stock automatically

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I’m on the fence with jailbreaking. I’ve done it on many devices, but is it worth it in the end? Sure, you get access to apps you may not have had access to on your “factory sealed” model, but then you lose support and are in a constant fight for the latest jailbreak. If you own the T-Mobile G2 and have tried jailbreaking, you may have noticed it didn’t work all as planned.

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