Derek Scott(348 posts)

A webmaster by trade, Derek Scott has been making websites since the early days of the internet. When Derek is not in front of a screen he enjoys learning new things and seeing new sights. Derek is responsible for the development at Android Authority.

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Samsung confirms Honeycomb name for next Android OS

by: Derek ScottSeptember 2, 2010

Today in Berlin at the IFA consumer electronics show, Samsung confirmed that the next iteration of Google’s Android OS will be called Honeycomb. Rumors have swirled for some time that the new OS would be called Honeycomb, which is expected to follow Gingerbread but now it’s much more official – though Google itself still hasn’t commented.

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T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone pricing revealed

by: Derek ScottSeptember 2, 2010

In July, T-Mobile put up a teaser page about its newest Android smartphone, the G2.  The G2 will be the wireless carrier’s first HSPA+ phone and is expected to sport a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.  Our friends over at TmoNews have posted what looks to be the official pricing sheet for the upcoming handset. From the looks of it, the G2 will run $199.99 with a two-year service agreement and $499.99 retail.

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Motorola outs two Android smartphones, the MILESTONE 2 and rugged DEFY

by: Derek ScottSeptember 1, 2010

Today Motorola announced two new Android smartphones, the MILESTONE 2 and the DEFY. The Motorola MILESTONE 2 smartphone, which is the non-U.S. version of the Motorola DROID 2 for Verizon Wireless, works on UMTS and GSM networks, but otherwise offers the same basic design and features, including a full QWERTY keyboard and WVGA touchscreen display.  The MILESTONE 2 runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.

The Motorola DEFY is a ruggedized smartphone that features a 3.7-inch WVGA display and can withstand exposure to both dust and water. The phone offers MOTOBLUR social networking and messaging support, runs on Android 2.1, and include Adobe Flash Lite support, a 5 megapixel camera/camcorder, [...]

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Leaked: Official T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone photos

by: Derek ScottSeptember 1, 2010

T-Mobile has announced that it will soon offer its first HSPA+ smartphone but we weren’t’ privy enough to see actual photos.  Until now.

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[via CellPhoneSignal]

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Android users to get SocialScope app

by: Derek ScottAugust 31, 2010

In an email sent out to its existing users, SocialScope, a social networking aggregation system, hints that the company will soon offer its app to both Android and iPhone users.  Currently SocialScope is available in beta form for RIM BlackBerry users.

SocialScope currently integrates Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and FourSquare into its BlackBerry client.

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Viewsonic ViewPad 7 Android smartphone tablet officially announced

by: Derek ScottAugust 31, 2010

Viewsonic ViewPad 7

ViewSonic officially announced its new 7-inch Android tablet, the ViewPad 7, which also doubles as a smartphone.  The new device sports a massive 7-inch capacitive touchscreen for onscreen navigation and input as well as offering speedy 3G connectivity for voice and data.  The ViewPad 7 is backed by Android 2.2 Froyo and features a front facing VGA camera for internet calling and a 3mp shooter around back.  Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS, a USB port, and a microSD expansion card slot are also on-board.

The ViewPad 7 from Viewsonic is expected retail for no more than £350 ($539) when it goes on sale in October.

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Samsung Epic 4G WiMAX smartphone now available from Sprint

by: Derek ScottAugust 31, 2010

Samsung’s Galaxy S for Sprint, the Epic 4G, is now on sale.  The WiMAX-enabled smartphone is now available online and in Sprint stores, which open at 8AM today. The Epic 4G features a 1GHz Samsung Hummingbird processor, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, and a massive 4-inch Super AMOLED display. The Samsung Epic 4G costs $249.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate, when purchased with a two-year Sprint service agreement.

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Motorola intros Android-powered Ming flip-styled smartphones

by: Derek ScottAugust 30, 2010

Motorola A1680 Ming

Today Motorola debuted three new Ming branded smartphones for China.  The three devices, the MT810, XT806, and A1680, are backed by the Android operating system and offer a flip-style form factor that gives its users dual touchscreens for input.  A transparent flip serves as a second touchscreen when the smartphones are in the closed position.

The MT810 will run on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network, the XT806 will run on China Telecom’s CDMA-2000 network, and the the A1680 will run on China Unicom’s WCDMA network.

More photos after the jump.

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Mozilla Fennec alpha Firefox browser for Android now available

by: Derek ScottAugust 27, 2010

Mozilla Fennec

Mozilla is now offering a new alpha release of its Firefox Mobile browser, code named Fennec.  Fennec for Android users requires devices to be running Android 2.0 or newer and have at least 30MB of internal storage. For interested parties, download Mozilla’s Fennec alpha mobile browser at on your Android device.

Users beware, as this is an alpha build, expect bugs to present.

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Verizon rolling out Android 2.2 Froyo to HTC DROID Incredible

by: Derek ScottAugust 27, 2010

Verizon has confirmed that the HTC DROID Incredible is to receive its Froyo update starting today. The new update will include Flash Player 10.1, 3G Mobile HotSpot support, and 720p video recording. For more information and the complete list of benefits go to

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