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SlingPlayer Mobile for Android hands-on [Video]

SlingPlayer Mobile for Android hands-on [Video]

Sling Media have released a brief demo of their new SlingPlayer Android client, but we fancied a better play and so managed to grab a copy of the beta for ourselves.  Loaded up on a Nexus One, the control process was just as straightforward on the Google phone's 3.7-inch display as it looks on the EVO 4G's 4.3-inch screen; picture quality is decent, and while there are a lot of on-screen controls - since they're basically recreating your full set-top box remote in the mobile client - after a little use it's all reasonably familiar.  More first impressions - and a demo video - after the cut.

Video demo after the cut

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Android 2.2 Froyo on Nexus One Right Now Isn’t the Official Release

Android 2.2 Froyo on Nexus One Right Now Isn’t the Official Release

To anyone out there that's running Android 2.2 right now, what's being lovingly called Froyo by Google and everyone else, you're probably having some pretty smooth sailing right now. And with that smooth sailing, and all those bundled features for your heart's content, you probably assumed that this was the final build from Google that got pushed out to some Nexus Ones last week. That's apparently not the case, if a Google employee is to be believed.

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Froyo is delicious: Hands on with Android 2.2

Froyo is delicious: Hands on with Android 2.2

Last week Google formally announced the newest version of the Android family. Known as Froyo (or Frozen Yogurt; Android releases are all named after desserts and I can't wait to see what they do with the letter X) or more properly Android 2.2, it offers a number of enhancements and fixes to the Android platform. I've been testing Froyo on a Nexus One (currently the only device supported by 2.2) and here's what's in there, good and bad.

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Nexus One Android 2.2 update imminent; HTC Sense versions in 2H 2010

Nexus One Android 2.2 update imminent; HTC Sense versions in 2H 2010

Google weren't shy about confirming Android 2.2 Froyo's star features at Google IO yesterday, but definitive timescales about when Android-addicts (other than developers) could actually get their hands on the OS were in short supply.  That's beginning to slowly change, with the official Google IO Twitter account announcing that the Nexus One would get Froyo in the "next few weeks".  As for other manufacturers, so far only HTC have stepped up with their plan.

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Google Announces Google Phone Store Won’t be Selling Phones Anymore

Google Announces Google Phone Store Won’t be Selling Phones Anymore

Well, that's odd. Back in January, when Google officially unveiled the Nexus One to the world, the other big announcement was the Google Phone Store, where they would be selling the device. The Store wasn't meant to just sell the Nexus One, or at least that was what the original goal seemed to be. Google's ideas to sell multiple phones, to multiple carriers seemed like a great idea, until they began to run into some road blocks. Which, apparently, have lead to the result of the actual selling of phones through the digital retail shop.

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Google Verizon Nexus One plans shelved in favor of Droid Incredible?

Google Verizon Nexus One plans shelved in favor of Droid Incredible?

Back in our Verizon Droid Incredible by HTC review last week, we pondered about who would pick up a Verizon Nexus One when the arguably superior Incredible was available.  It's looking like Google themselves might be wondering the same thing; their Nexus One page has been updated, with the previous "coming soon to Verizon" message replaced by a link to the Droid Incredible preorder site and the suggestion that the new handset is the "similarly feature-packed cousin of the Nexus One."

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