Verizon’s Samsung Fascinate getting Froyo before year’s end?

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There aren’t too many days left in 2010, but Verizon subscribers may be getting a tasty little treat before they see Snooki drop in a ball in Times Square. If you happen to have a Samsung Fascinate, you could be getting the Android 2.2 Froyo update in the next few days.

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First OTA update gets pushed to Google Nexus S already

Well, that didn’t take very long at all. The hotly anticipated Google Nexus S with its Gingerbread-flavored Android operating system has been out for less than a week and it’s already getting its first update. The Nexus S — sourced from Samsung — will get the first over-the-air (OTA) update bringing the system to GRH78, offering “important bug fixes” and the latest version of Maps.

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28 cool Android 2.3 Gingerbread tips and tricks

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Google is really serious about baking, so much so they’ve gone and released some tips for Gingerbread users. You’ll definitely wan’t to use your fresh Nexus S or other Android 2.3 handset to its fullest potential, so who better to get you on the right track than Jonathan Rosenberg, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Google.

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What you need to know about Thursday’s Google Nexus S launch

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Are you ready to upgrade from your Nexus One into the brand spanking new Google Nexus S? Are you completely stoked about Android 2.3 Gingerbread and can’t wait to bite into that delicious fresh take on the Google’s mobile OS? Well, then you’ll need to read this primer on the Nexus S launch before you waltz into your local store on Thursday.

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New ROMs give most Android phones a taste of Gingerbread

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Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread is not yet officially available for devices, but a few ROMs have made their way onto the Internet to give you a sneak preview. You’ll need to have a rooted phone, but these ROMs quite literally give your Android phone a “taste” of the Gingerbread yet to come.

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Playstation button controls found in Gingerbread SDK?

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The oft-rumored Sony PlayStation Phone just got another tick in the “probably going to happen” column. Now that Android 2.3 Gingerbread is all official with the Nexus S, developers have also started to get their hands on the Gingerbread SDK. Rolling through that, they’ve discovered what appear to be Sony-style gaming controls.

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Google Nexus S smartphone officially unveiled with Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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After all those rumors and spyshots, Google has officially unveiled its successor the original Google Nexus One smartphone. The Google Nexus S is officially here and the first Android smartphone of the bunch to come pre-loaded with the new Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system.

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Google Nexus Two based on Samsung Galaxy S platform?

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The Google Nexus One, sourced from HTC, has proven to be one of the most popular Android phones on the market. It is the official developer’s phone, after all. So, what can we expect from the hotly anticipated Google Nexus Two? For starters, the search engine giant is moving away from HTC.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab is $600 this November 11 on Verizon Wireless

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amsung and Verizon are opening the doors on Galaxy Tab sales beginning this November 11th. The price is a whopping $600, that’s it, no discounts, subsidy, or anything else. My guess is the first round are in limited quantities, so they won’t have a problem selling it to early adopters who have a deep inner desire for a less than optimized Android tablet.

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It’s sweet, it’s a treat, it’s Android Honeycomb

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You’ve got to hand it to the crazy kooks at Google, particularly the guys and gals working on the Google Android team. They come up with the best codenames this side of HTC and it seems we know the name of Gingerbread’s successor. The next Android will be called Honeycomb.

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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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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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