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3 years ago

American Airlines kicks off Mobile Million Sweepstakes for Android users

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American Airlines has announced its Mobile Million Sweepstakes for Android. The company is celebrating the launch of its Android app. And when American Airlines celebrates, it throws air miles at people -- well, kind of. One lucky winner will win 1 million American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

To enter, all you gotta do is download the app and fill out the contest sign-up form -- and that's it! Boom, you're entered to win.. And if you really want to increase your chances, email your friends an invite to the contest, too.

Additionally, American Airlines is giving away 30 Nook Colors, for every 30 days of the contest. The contest starts today and runs until April 28. For more information and fun little video visit this link: www.aa.com/androidpromo [PRNewswire]

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3 years ago

SFR to carry the HTC Pyramid in France by the end of May

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Well, I guess that answers our question. France appears to be getting the HTC Pyramid by the "end of May." The Pyramid makes an appearance on what looks like an ad for French carrier SFC. This 4.3-inch device, powered by a 1.2GHz processor has been popping up a lot lately. Where will it show up next? Hopefully on an ad for a U.S. carrier.  [FrAndroid] Thanks, g123k!

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3 years ago

Age of Zombies coming to Xperia Play, other Android devices

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OK, now I want a Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Wasn't quite sold before. But this teaser of Age of Zombies -- which along with zombies has the odd dinosaur or two -- has got me on board. I'm ready for some zombie-killing-Xperia-Play-playing.

The good news is that while we don't yet have the Xperia Play here in the U.S. (it's coming to Verizon soon), Age of Zombies will be made available for other devices.

Enough reading. You've gotta check out the video of it in action after the break.

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3 years ago

U.S. Cellular gets the Samsung Gem for just $29.99 after rebate, contract

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It's been seen on Alltel, Bluegrass Cellular and deep inside Verizon stores, and now US Cellular has the Samsung Gem. As you'll recall, it's a mid-range 3.2-inch (WQVGA display) Android 2.2 device with a 3.2MP camera and 800MHz processor.

The Gem will be available on April 1 for a mere $29.99 after $80 mail-in rebate. [US Cellular]

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3 years ago

Cellular South to pair Xoom WiFi with free-on-contract MiFi

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Cellular South has made it official that it will be selling the Motorola Xoom WiFi along with a MiFi, the latter of which you can get free if you sign up for a data contract. Yup, totally called it

The Xoom itself will be the standard $599, so if you live in an area with good Cellular South coverage, this deal might actually be better than getting the 3G Xoom on-contract from Verizon as you can easily share the MiFi data connection with other devices.  They aren't quite ready to sell you the combo just yet, but hopefully it will be available soon. Check out the press release past the break. [Cellular South]

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3 years ago

Google to have independent reviews of privacy procedures every two years

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Remember all that buzz that Google Buzz brought -- along with the controversy over privacy? Well, the good folks at Google recognized that things probably could have been handled better, and they're going to make sure of that.

Google has finally reached an agreement with the FTC and as a result of everything that has happened they will now be having independent reviews of their privacy procedures every two years. Users will have to give an affirmation consent before a change can be made to how their personal information is used. [Google Blog]

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3 years ago

HTC gives its Flyer tablet an official 6-minute video

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The HTC Flyer (see our hands-on at Mobile World Congress and with the Wifi-only version coming to Best Buy) is one of the most anticipated Android tablets, with its aluminum unibody design or the Scribe system that lets you write on just about anything. So whether you are a HTC fan, someone looking at getting a new tablet, or just like all things Android, be sure to check out HTC's official promo video after the break, and see just how incredible the Flyer is. [HTC YouTube]

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3 years ago

Another custom in-dash installation of a Motorola Xoom [from the forums]

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A couple of weeks back we saw one of our forums members make their own custom Motorola Xoom car dock, and others have been inspired to do the same. Android Central forums user buurin has taken the mount to the next level, putting it on a pivoting mount and connecting it to an amp under the drivers seat, with a volume knob next to the emergency brake. Check it all out in the forums! [Android Central Forums]

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3 years ago

Phil talks tablets, Nook Color hackery, on Denver's KWGN-TV

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Our very own Phil Nickinson has been quite a busy man, pumping out news, heading down to CTIA to bring us all the coverage, talking tablets with our sister sites, and now hitting TV. As we all know, the Nook Color is a pretty amazing little e-reader turned tablet, and a local TV station out of Denver took to making it a known fact.

“They want to see what people can do with their products. They don't mind a little bit of hackery,” Phil said

Phil is joined by Tim Stevens of Engadget to talk about the Nook Color, and how it is the most affordable Android tablet on the market currently. Check out the video after the break, and hit up our Nook Color forums for all the instructions. [KWGN]

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3 years ago

PlayStation emulator PSX4Droid pulled from the Android Market

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Back when PSX4Droid was initially announced a lot of users were pleased to of have had a PlayStation emulator arrive on the scene. Here we are now, many months later and we're getting a Sony Ericsson built device with PlayStation gaming capabilities built right. I'm guessing at the time no one thought that would happen but indeed, it has.

Now, with Sony Ericsson Xperia Play arriving on the scene it appears as though some emulators are being removed from the Android Market with Google citing "Content Policy violation" as the reasoning and some folks wondering if Sony is really behind their removal. Google however, only offered a short statement on the matter:

"We remove apps from Android Market that violate our policies."

We're not ready to blame Sony for this, however, Zodttd, the developer behind PSX4Droid, has quickly asserted he is under that impression while others blame improper GPL License use as the reason. Be it suspicious timing, GPL license issues or just plain bad luck -- other emulators of the same nature still remain in the Android Market namely, FPSe. That begs the question what the deal was with PSX4Droid? [Twitter; via PocketGamer, Engadget, Mobiputing and JoyStiq]

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