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Google Books updated, promising “better support for 7-inch tablets”

Author:Richard Devineandroidcentral.com

Android Central

Hot on the heels of Barnes and Nobles’ latest update to the Nook for Android app, Google have followed suit with a little update to their own Google Books app.

The changelog touts the ability to +1 a book while reading, in book search and landscape mode for flowing text on phones, and perhaps more…

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Motorola Droid RAZR hits Verizon stores, iFixit labs

 

Author: engadget.com

It’s become a rite of passage for any major smartphone — a few hours under the knife (read: dozuki saw!), for the good ‘ol iFixit teardown. Today’s victim is the Motorola Droid RAZR, which happened to hit Verizon stores around the time it arrived at the iFixit labs — so, yes, you can go pick one up today and do this yourself at home, at your own risk and $299 expense, of course.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket review

Author: engadget.com

Who knew AT&T’s version of the Samsung Galaxy S II had a younger, larger brother on the way? Just a hair over a month after the carrier launched its flagship Android device, it’s already set for another go-round. This one, the Galaxy S II Skyrocket, offers a larger display and “true” 4G connectivity — yes, it’s a pioneer blazing a new trail to Ma Bell’s wild and untamed frontier, right alongside the HTC Vivid. It’s time to answer the burning questions: what kinds of speeds are possible on AT&T’s LTE network? Is the series’ legendary battery life up to snuff on the next-gen network? Join us below to find out.

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Retail Droid RAZR Gets Working Root Method – Here’s How It’s Done

Author:androidpolice.com

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Undeterred by the fact that the 1-click root method available for other Motorola devices doesn’t work for the retail version of Verizon’s Droid RAZR, the Android community has once again liberated the latest addition to the Droid family. Droid Forums is crediting Pieman13 for the find, providing an easy 5-step guide to rooting your RAZR. Before we go any further, I should encourage those unfamiliar with rooting to check…

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 review

Author: engadget.com

What is the optimal size for a modern-day tablet? Is it 10 inches? Is it seven? Or, is it something smaller, like the economy-sized smartphone that is the Galaxy Note? We can’t say for sure, but we surely can say that Samsung is as much in the dark as we are. Like a gadgety Goldilocks traipsing between an endless sea of options, that company seems completely unable to make up its mind, splitting niches into sub-niches and then cleaving those in twain again with a seemingly endless array of fractionally different tablets.

Today we’re looking at the Galaxy Tab 8.9. This powerful slate exists because, apparently, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is too big and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is too small. Is the $449 8.9 just right, then? Read on to find out.

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Dailymotion Video Stream app announced for Android

Author:Chris Parsonsandroidcentral.com

Dailymotion

There is a lot of streaming video services out there these days aside from Youtube. One of the more popular ones is Dailymotion. While Dailymotion has had a web launcher app available for quite some time now, they’ve gone ahead and scrapped all previous versions and released Dailymotion Video Stream — essentially, a full fledged Android app offering all of what you would expect.

A new UI is now in place…

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Preinstalled Motorola DROID RAZR Apps Can be Hidden and Uninstalled

Author:Quentyn Kennemerphandroid.com

As I wrap my review of the Motorola Droid RAZR I figure it’d be a good time to mention a quick blurb regarding preinstalled applications on the device. Long story short, they can be removed and hidden.

It’s a great option from Verizon and Motorola for…

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