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AC on the Road: A couple days with GM, Chevy MyLink and a wealth of Android potential

AC on the Road: A couple days with GM, Chevy MyLink and a wealth of Android potential

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Image courtesy of General Motors and Wieck Media Services General Motors wants you to use your phone in the car. No, really. And it's got a way for you to do so more easily. With the addition of MyLink system, using your Android smartphone in a vehicle has never been better -- and that means safer, as well. A little background: We spent a couple quality days several weeks ago at GM's...

Microsoft tries to keep Motorola from importing phones it's no longer selling anyway

Microsoft tries to keep Motorola from importing phones it's no longer selling anyway

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Look at the list of Motorola smartphones that Microsoft has dragged out before the International Trade Commission in hopes of blocking future imports, and you can't help but chuckle. Oh, there are a couple of high-enders there -- the Droid X and Droid 2 -- but everything else is an also-ran -- the Charm, Cliq XT, Backflip and Devour. And considering most of them either have gone the way...

Verizon officially unveils Verizon Video - more than 250 TV shows for $10 a month

Verizon officially unveils Verizon Video - more than 250 TV shows for $10 a month

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Those of you with Verizon Android smartphones might have noticed a Verizon Video app pushed out over the past few days (yeah, we didn't ask for it either), and this morning Big Red has officially announced it.Essentially, Verizon Video is exactly what it looks like -- on-demand streaming (powered by RealNetworks) of more than 250 television, and on-demand video from ABC, NBC, CBS, MTV,...

Viewsonic takes a moment to kick webOS while it's down, reminds us it makes Android and Windows tablets

Viewsonic takes a moment to kick webOS while it's down, reminds us it makes Android and Windows tablets

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And those three little birds looked so innocent. ... Viewsonic this afternoon penned a few paragraphs to remind us all that it still makes Windows and Android tablets amid the demise of webOS hardware, saying "From our business-focused Windows solutions with Android integration to our multimedia-optimized consumer offerings, ViewSonic has delivered a diverse tablet portfolio that...

Breaksclusive: Mobile Nations takes over the Android Central Podcast at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST

Breaksclusive: Mobile Nations takes over the Android Central Podcast at 9 p.m. EST / 6 p.m. PST

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We interrupt tonight's regularly scheduled Greatest Android Podcast in the world for an emergency broadcast of the Mobile Nations. Figure between the Google purchasing Motorola Mobility and HP all but putting webOS out to pasture, we might as well do the doomast while the fire's hot.If you've yet to join us for a Mobile Nations podcast, that's the one where we bring the top minds of...