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The Daily Slash: May 12th 2010

The Daily Slash: May 12th 2010

Is it already Wednesday? Apparently that old saying about time flying is true, after all. Glad we could independently confirm that for you. In any event, welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3, we've got another mysterious Motorola handset, Apple shows off a new ad, and Microsoft Mobile Office slips out of Beta. And then in the Dredge 'Net, one man believes Africa (all of it) should have WiFi, Comcast has a new iPad app, and Netflix has finally given PCs and Macs something to live for.

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Android ahead of iPhone OS in Q1 2010 US smartphone market

Android ahead of iPhone OS in Q1 2010 US smartphone market

Analysts NPD are claiming that, by their count, Android has crept past Apple to take the number two spot of most popular smartphone operating systems in the US.  Based on figures from Q1 2010, Android-based devices accounted for 28-percent of smartphone unit sales, ahead of Apple's iPhone OS at 21-percent but still lagging behind RIM's BlackBerry OS at 36-percent.

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Motorola Droid Solves a Rubik’s Cube Thanks to LEGO Robot [Video]

Motorola Droid Solves a Rubik’s Cube Thanks to LEGO Robot [Video]

While some robots are made to teach you something, or even go easy on your pocket book, this little do it yourself LEGO robot is just about the coolest thing we've seen today. There's a lot going on here, especially with the inclusion of the Motorola Droid suspended over the Rubik's cube in question, but we have to admit. The fact that this application allows for the Android-powered handset to solve a cube we've never come close to solving in just 25 seconds is mighty impressive.

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The Daily Slash: April 30th 2010

The Daily Slash: April 30th 2010

Welcome to this week's Friday. We hope you had a good week, and that you're winding down comfortably. Tonight's edition of the Daily Slash is short and sweet, just so we can get you into the depths of your weekend faster. We know you want to be there. So, in the Best of R3, the Motorola Shadow has reared its sleek head again, there's a new in-vehicle mount for the iPad, and trouble is brewing for Nokia's CEO. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Verizon is handing out a great deal for Tour owners, open source video codecs can violate patents, and we've got some new pictures of the Motorola RAZR3.

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Android 2.2 Froyo in testing; Google I/O release tipped

Android 2.2 Froyo in testing; Google I/O release tipped

Google are tipped to be already testing the newest build of Android, "Froyo" 2.2, on devices, with a release predicted to coincide with the Google I/O developer conference on May 19th.  Android and Me sifted through their visitor records and turned up numerous logs for Android 2.2. devices; they also apparently heard from separate sources that Google are indeed trialling the updated software, prior to an OTA firmware update for the Nexus One.  Among the changes expected are multi-color trackball notifications, more available RAM to the user, and fixes that address persistent touchscreen glitches.

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Droid Incredible Review (vs. Nexus One vs. Moto Droid)

Droid Incredible Review (vs. Nexus One vs. Moto Droid)

Incredible, they call it, and for once the marketing hyperbole may be right. The Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC takes a somewhat familiar spec sheet and squeezes out something different enough to stand out from the crowd. For our full review of the Droid Incredible, check out our dedicated Android Community coverage; if you're more interested in how this shiny new smartphone fits into the current Android line-up - and, more importantly, whether you should choose it or a rival device - then read on.

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Motorola DROID Android 2.1 firmware going OTA right now?

Motorola DROID Android 2.1 firmware going OTA right now?

What's that you say, an Android 2.1 update for the Motorola DROID?  Pretty demanding, aren't you.  Still, according to a leaked internal Verizon memo that Engadget somehow managed to acquire, your demands have been heard and - if all is going to plan - the first 1,000 people selected to receive the new firmware will have had an on-device notification.  That number will grow to 10,000 by midnight tonight, with broader availability promised for this coming Thursday.

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The Daily Slash: March 23rd, 2010

The Daily Slash: March 23rd, 2010

We do our very best here at SlashGear to bring you the latest intelligence from the huge, and still growing world of the tech industry. But, as it stands, we’re only human, and sometimes we’re just not able to bring you every single piece of information we get our hands on. It’s unfortunate, but we also don’t want to give you any kind of sensory overload throughout the day. We realized that there were still a lot of great stories out there, so we wanted to bring them to your attention, in a nice, orderly fashion. That’s why we have the Daily Slash, where we’ll bring you a daily wrap-up of all the cool, interesting, or just plain shiny stuff we find.

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“Sales failure” Nexus One shifts just 135k in 74 days?

“Sales failure” Nexus One shifts just 135k in 74 days?

Google's Nexus One has been something of a hit here at SlashGear - check out Ewdi's editorial on why he gave up his iPhone 3GS for the Android 2.1 smartphone - but ongoing sales analytics seem to suggest that the handset's appeal hasn't been felt by the public at large.  According to Flurry - who initially told us that Google had sold 20k Nexus One devices in the first week of sales - only 135,000 have been sold in the 74 days since the Nexus One launched.

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