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Motorola's dev site details Android-powered Ming A1680

We've always been fans of the odd form factor espoused by Motorola's longstanding Ming series of devices in China -- a form factor seen only briefly in the US with Verizon's Krave -- and now that Moto's made the leap to Android across its global smartphone lineup, it makes sense to move the MING from custom-cooked Linux to Android, too. The A1680 has been floating around in the wild since...

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Garrett's LinuxCon Talk Emphasizes Lessons Learned from Android/Kernel Saga

A LinuxCon session led by Red Hat's Matthew Garrett discussed the lessons learned from Google's ongoing attempts to include power-management code in the mainline Linux kernel... and revealed there's still some emotions running high in the debate.

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Motorola Droid 2 (and R2-D2 edition!) finally official: Android 2.2, Swype, $200 on contract

All together now: "Finally!" At long last, the leaks are being plugged by none other than Verizon itself, who today confirmed that the Droid 2 is more than just a figment of everyone's imagination. Shortly after hamstringing the Froyo update for the original Droid, Big Red is tossing a tempting upgrade all up in your grille, as the Droid 2 ships with Android 2.2, mobile hotspot (a $20 / month add-on), Flash Player 10.1 and a revised QWERTY keyboard. It's also the first smartphone to ship with Swype pre-installed, though we'd prefer Swiftkey thrown in for good measure. You already know the specs by now --...

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Verizon announces Droid 2, available August 12

After numerous leaks, Verizon makes it official and introduces the Motorola Droid 2. Presales start August 11.

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HTC's 4.3-inch Desire HD shows up on video

We saw our first images of the Desire HD over the weekend, and just as day follows night, video leaks typically follow pictorial ones. You'll already be familiar with the mooted specs -- including 720p HD video recording, WVGA screen resolution, and an 8 megapixel imager -- so what else does this handset tour...

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