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Apple Testimony Reveals Why Consumers Choose Android

Apple Testimony Reveals Why Consumers Choose Android

In Apple’s ongoing case against Samsung, all kinds of interesting peripheral information is emerging. One of the most fascinating is a 2010 survey that shows the top reason for consumers going with an Android phone rather than an iPhone was carrier loyalty.

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Motorola Teases Honeycomb Tablet, Verizon Teases Android LTE Devices for CES 2011

Motorola Teases Honeycomb Tablet, Verizon Teases Android LTE Devices for CES 2011

The end of the year is coming, which means there’s a bit of a lull in terms of new gadgets. Instead we get a bunch of teasing from companies preparing to showcase their newest products at CES. Today we have two big, possibly related teases for the Consumer Electronics Show 2011.

The first big tease comes from Motorola. The company responsible for the Droid released a video today detailing the history of tablets, complete with a few jabs at competing tablets from Apple and Samsung. The video ends with the new red Motorola logo under a veiled tablet, with a bee flying around it. Seems like an obvious nod to the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet that keeps popping up from Motorola. It was last seen on stage at D: Dive Into Mobile in prototype form {Engadget}.

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Next Nexus Phone All But Announced, Seems To Be Coming Within a Few Weeks

Next Nexus Phone All But Announced, Seems To Be Coming Within a Few Weeks

Ever since Google kinda killed off the Nexus One there has been opportunity for Android users to get a high-powered phone with the stock version of the OS. With the imminent launch of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, that would be a big detriment to Google as only those existing Nexus One users and developers would get a chance to easily try the new version. There have, however, been several rumors of such a stock Android–equipped phone coming, and it seems Eric Schmidt may have tipped its release.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming To All Major US Carriers

Samsung Galaxy Tab Coming To All Major US Carriers

The Samsung Galaxy Tab officially debuted a few weeks ago in Berlin at IFA, and now it has finally been announced for American release. The US version is a bit different than the European offering in terms of features, but the tablet is essentially the same.

The main difference between the US and European is that the US version of the Galaxy Tab loses the voice functionality that can be found in the European versions.

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T-Mobile G2 Finally Made Official With Design and Specs

T-Mobile G2 Finally Made Official With Design and Specs

For a few weeks T-Mobile has been teasing us with the impending successor to the G1, aptly named the G2. There have been leaks pointing to what the phone was, and it’s design, and now T-Mobile has finally made the phone official.

The T-Mobile G2 is a smartphone designed largely with HSPA+ (T-Mobile’s 3G network with “4G speeds”), and seems to be the only phone currently available running on the stock Android 2.2.

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Bing Comes To Android, But Only If You Have Verizon

Bing Comes To Android, But Only If You Have Verizon

With Windows Phone 7 coming before the end of the year, it’s not unreasonable to think Microsoft wouldn’t go about releasing new apps on competing platforms. That doesn’t seem to be stopping the company, however, as it has now launched a Bing app for Android.

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Verizon Finally Makes The Droid 2 Official

Verizon Finally Makes The Droid 2 Official

We all knew it was coming eventually. Last year Verizon and Motorola saw great success with the release of the original Droid, which was the flagship Android phone for at least a few weeks The Droid continues to be a great success, being that it is a great phone with a lot of advertising behind it. Makes sense that there would be a follow up apart from the Droid Incredible and Droid X.

Today Verizon has finally made the Droid 2, the true successor to the Droid, official. The Droid 2 looks fairly similar to the first Droid, but has more rounded corners where the Droid had sharp angles. Gone is the bar under the screen that stayed put when the screen slides up, now it slides with the rest of the front. Also gone is the D-pad, replaced with arrow keys and an “OK” button, which make the keyboard feel more natural to some.

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Nexus One Lives… As A Developer Phone

Nexus One Lives... As A Developer Phone

A few weeks ago, Google killed the Nexus One. The phone wasn’t so much killed as the last shipment was completely sold out just a few hours after it was announced it would be the last chance to get the phone. The phone never found strong sales success, but it was still disappointing to think that Google’s one official phone was gone.

Now it looks like the Nexus One is back.

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AT&T Smartphones: Tech Under $50

AT&T Smartphones: Tech Under $50

Last week we talked about a few of the less expensive smartphones for Verizon Wireless. That’s great if you don’t plan on travelling much outside of the US anytime soon. The biggest carrier in the US with phones that work in a majority of other countries is AT&T. Finding a smartphone on AT&T that’s worthwhile and not an iPhone can be tough, especially when you’re on a budget or refuse to pay more than $50 for a smartphone. As with last week, most of the phones come from Amazon which tends to sell phones cheaper than the carriers do.

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