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AndroidAuthority.com is for sale.

by: Michael OrylDecember 8, 2010

Yes, that’s right. I’m selling the site so that I can focus all of our attention on MobileBurn.com, which has been our real business for 10 years. AndroidAuthority.com has been fun, but we can’t do it justice any longer – it needs new management, or it will simply be shut down.

I’m selling it with all the existing text and image content. Basically you can move the WordPress install in its entirety anywhere you like for hosting. I can help with that, even, or temporarily allow you to run it on our servers.

If you are interested in it, please let me know via the MobileBurn.com feedback form. I’m open to flexible terms and [...]

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Video: Google Voice for Android gets new widgets

by: Michael OrylSeptember 9, 2010

I could write about this, but since pictures are worth a thousand words, here’s perhaps a few million words worth of video demonstrating the new Google Voice for Android update that was released today.

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Video: Toshiba’s 10-inch Folio 100 tablet

by: Michael OrylSeptember 7, 2010

Here’s a video that Todd Haselton of MobileBurn.com shot of the Toshiba Folio 100 at the 2010 IFA event in Berlin, Germany.

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Our Samsung Fascinate video tour

by: Michael OrylSeptember 7, 2010

Here are the two videos I shot of the Samsung Fascinate for Verizon Wireless that I’ve had for the past few days.  It is my favorite of the Galaxy S smartphones released in the U.S. so far, thanks to its simple hardware design, UI tweaks like a task manager, and the addition of a flash on the 5megapixel camera.  Part 2 is after the jump.

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Video: Archos 10 Android tablet from IFA

by: Michael OrylSeptember 4, 2010

Here’s video that Todd Haselton of MobileBurn.com shot for us, with the help of Will Park from IntoMobile, showing you the Android powered Archos 10 tablet.

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Motorola Droid FRG22D firmware with Flash 10.1 support rolling out now

by: Michael OrylSeptember 2, 2010

Flash 10.1 on Motorola DROID

My Motorola DROID received a second Froyo update yesterday, this one being the FRG22D update that adds the ability to download the Adobe Flash 10.1 browser plug-in from the Android Market.

So if I got it, you guys should all get it pretty soon, too.

I installed Adobe Flash 10.1 and it seems to work decently, so far.  I will have to play around with it more to see how it compares with the built-in one on the DROID 2.

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Sony Ericsson launches A8i OPhone for China Mobile

by: Michael OrylAugust 31, 2010

Sony Ericsson A8i

Today Sony Ericsson announced the new A8i, the company’s first TD-SCDMA 3G device for China, and also its first OPhone 2.0 branded device for Chinese carrier China Mobile. The phone runs on China Mobile’s OMS 2.0 platform, which is based upon Android, and features a 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 854×480 pixel resolution.

The phone works on China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA 3G network, but also features quad-band GSM/EDGE support for world roaming capability. It measures 117.0 x 59.0 x 14.0mm in size, weighs 136g, and features a microSD memory card slot. Its battery is rated for up to 7.5 hours of 3G talk time [...]

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Google drops out of JavaOne due to Oracle suit

by: Michael OrylAugust 30, 2010

Today Google announced that it was not going to present at the annual JavaOne developer conference, as originally planned, due to the recent patent infringement suit filed against it by Java developer Oracle.

[via MobileBurn]

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Motorola Charm for T-Mobile USA video tour

by: Michael OrylAugust 30, 2010

Here’s the video portion of the review I’m doing of the Motorola Charm for MobileBurn.com.  The Charm is a cool little Android 2.1 smartphone running MOTOBLUR in a compact, full QWERTY bar form factor.

Both parts of the 2 part video are available in the YouTube playlist found below.

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Dell Aero Android smartphone for AT&T now available

by: Michael OrylAugust 25, 2010

Dell Aero

It seems that the new Dell Aero smartphone is available for purchase with or without an AT&T contract.  But before you get too excited, this little bugger runs atop of Android 1.5. That’s right, Cupcake.

Still interested? Well then, the Aero measures 11.6 x 121.92 x 57.9mm in size, features a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch 460×360 pixel display (roughly HVGA’ish), and a 624MHz processor.  There’s also support for microSD memory cards, with a 2GB card included.  Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS are also built-in.

It costs $99.99 with a contract, and only $299.99 without.  Full specs, and a couple more images, [...]

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