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Evo 4G Available For Pre-Order At The Shack Later This Month?

I spent about 15 minutes trying to figure out how I could open this post with a joke about Radio Shack’s abysmal name change to ‘The Shack’, but figured it’s well trodden ground at this point, so let’s just skip to the juicy bits: it appears that the gents over at Phandroid have been tipped off by an employee at the aforementioned Shack that Sprint’s Evo 4G should be available for pre-order by the end of this month.

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Full Dropbox Android Application Now Available + Detailed Review

Well, that was quick. Dropbox announced today that the full version of their Dropbox client (v0.9.7) is available in the Android Market. My speculation is that additional features are planned for a full 1.0 release in the near future.

Dropbox for Android

Compared to the private beta I got a chance to preview, there are a few marked differences, specifically with the file uploads. The new file upload dialog contains 6 options:

  • Take a New Picture
  • Import Picture
  • Take a New Video
  • Import Video
  • New or Stored Audio
  • Text File

Checking one of the failures from the beta, I checked the “Import Picture” option, and see that the photo albums are fixed.

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Oprah Gets Her Hands On An Extremely Sexy Looking HTC EVO 4G, We Nearly Die Of Envy

Probably the most awaited phone of 2010 - the super sexy HTC EVO 4G (formerly HTC Supersonic) made an appearance today on a none other than an Oprah Winfrey show.

Sprint let her play with the device and we got to catch a quick glimpse of it, thanks to fanboydestroyer from Hawtwired.com (this is the proper credit which was apparently mishandled by some other site owners) who recorded this video from his TV:

The curves, the looks - June can't come fast enough.

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Adobe Shows Off A Multi-Touch Tablet Prototype Running Flash And Air "Flawlessly"

The Web 2.0 Expo happening in San Francisco has us quite excited, as Zedomax.com, a blog revolving around technology and gadgets, has found an Android tablet prototype smoothly running Flash and Air.

As you may remember, Adobe had a bit of a falling out with Apple last month, and vowed to instead gun for Android at full speed. With that announcement, we found out that the private Air/Flash beta has been a huge success with developers, with some porting their apps from Flash/Air to Android in a matter of hours.

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Latest Android Fragmentation Numbers Are In - Android 1.5 Still Leading The Pack

Google has updated the two-week survey of Android devices connecting to the Android Market again, ending yesterday, May 3, 2010.

According to their graph, 99% of users are using platform versions 1.5, 1.6 or 2.1 with the final percentage being split among some very minor releases. More than one third of Android devices are still using a build of the Android OS which is several versions old - 1.5.

With the HTC Hero and Samsung Moment 2.1 updates rumored (for the 7th time) to go out this week, this will hopefully be the last time we see 1.5 ahead of the pack.

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LG Going On The Android Offensive With A New LG Ally/Iron Man 2 Promo Site

In order to promote the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie together with the LG Ally Android phone (which seems to be featured in a variety of scenes), LG yesterday launched a new Flash powered site called LGIM2.com. While the url spells out "Iron Man 2", quite a large portion of the site is actually dedicated to the Ally.

LG Ally Iron Man 2

In order to gain access to the part of the site where the phone is shown, you have to click on "Nav" at the bottom and then on "LG Ally", or just follow this direct link.

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Starcraft 2 Beta Giveaway Contest Results - Get Your Beta On!

Thank you to everyone who entered AndroidPolice.com's first contest - we've had quite a turnout!

Up for grabs we had 2x Starcraft 2 Beta keys. There were 62 contest entries, listed below:

2dvh guille0301 Martin rockslave
Adi halldorhg MattDolan5595 RyanD86
adriencollot Hippolyth Maxwell Thom Scx2010
Afal88 Howard Chiang Michale Senne Mennes
AlexK iOverflow Mike K shamoo121
AlexS Jason Mona Zhao snowboycowman
Ben Jim MrRandomacity Spencer Rosengarten
Bennet Manuel Joe Layne mwardrop2 Starzcat
blah2135 JoeCool Nasosd Storfmon
DavidA Johan Larsson Nicholas Bowman Tenorikuma
DavidD Jonathan Peter McGuire Travis
Dzverski Josh Firman Phaze vi_x3
elvin Kavos puppi WayHow Hsu
GardenOfAiur khin RaptorJedi wearelu
Gary L Kluc1996 Rhainus  
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Drumroll please!

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T-Mobile Officially Announces myTouch 3G Slide Running Android 2.1

T-Mobile has announced a new addition to their line of smartphones, with the introduction of the myTouch 3G Slide. Although we’ve seen it unofficially before now, the press release confirms some interesting software additions to the device, amongst other details.

Running Android 2.1, the myTouch 3G Slide consists of a 3.4-inch HVGA touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard for text input. You’ll find a 5 megapixel camera with a flash, so that you can take pictures on the move, and an 8GB microSD card as standard to house all your media and apps.

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Editorial: Google’s Open Handset Alliance A Myth… Are We Really Surprised?

Some interesting leaked news are hitting the airwaves today: according to a former high-level Open Handset Alliance executive from Google, the said Alliance was "nothing more than a myth".

The one-time company head called the group “oligarchical” and revolving solely around Android:

"The power is concentrated with the Google employees who manage the open source project"

The Open Handset Alliance

The Open Handset Alliance, founded and led by by Google in 2007, contained 34 large and small companies related to the mobile business, and this number only grew over the years, currently standing at 65.

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XPERIA X10's Little Brother, The X10 Mini, Coming Soon To Vodafone

The XPERIA X10 Mini, first seen at the Mobile World Congress back in February, has shown up on our radars once again. CoolSmartphone.com has posted pictures of the Mini making an appearance in Vodafone’s monthly magazine, under the ‘coming soon’ section.

Although the X10 Mini doesn’t offer a slide out QWERTY keyboard like the Mini Pro (thanks, Rana), Sony Ericsson have managed to pack in a 5 megapixel, geo tagging camera with auto focus along with video recording capabilities.

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