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Republic Wireless tries to change the game with VOIP and Android

Raise your hand if you love your wireless carrier. Anyone? Consumers fed up with spotty service and limited terms have been complaining for years about lack of transparency and competition, and on November 8th, they might just have a next-generation alternative to the likes of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Republic Wireless is a new Mobile Virtual Network Operator that uses a combination of conventional cellular lines and Voice Over IP via Wifi.

Iris, an alpha, free Siri alternative for Android

Even though most of the "new" features in Apple's iOS 5 can be easily replicated by Android's built-in features or free apps, it's hard to deny that Siri is an impressive piece of tech. The natural language engine wowed consumers and press when demonstrated on-stage, and is honestly a lot more exciting that the iPhone 4S's lukewarm hardware improvements. At least one developer has been inspired to create his own version for Android. It's called "Iris," and the alpha version is available in the Android Market right now.

Swype Beta updated v3.26 features cleaner layout and automatic updates [Video]

The popular 3rd party keyboard for Android Swype is back today and has just received its latest update. The beta was updated to Swype version 3.26 late last night during all the Ice Cream Sandwich fun. The Swype beta was last updated to 3.25 back in August and we had plenty of information then, and we have even more this time. The main thing with the latest update is automatic updates, no longer do we need to deal with the Swype installer app. More update details and video are after the break.

BOLT Browser leaves beta, v3.0 now available in Android Market

Today the popular browser for Android called BOLT Browser has finally left the private beta and is ready to be bolted into the wild. Just as the name suggests "Bolt" browser is being touted as one of the fastest around and very speedy. Being improved to version 3.0 and finally available for users in the Android Market you can give it a try right now.

LG Optimus 3D CyanogenMod 7 Alpha now available

In what developers are calling "Almost CyanogenMod" the LG Optimus 3D has just received the first alpha build for CM7. Available right now for users to flash and enjoy all the treats that the developers of CyanogenMod bring to our devices. The Optimus 3D is also known as the AT&T LG Thrill 4G and this should work across both device models.

Swype Beta 3.25 Now Available with Copy/Paste Features and more [Video]

Today the latest version of the popular Swype keyboard for Android has been released to beta testers. While many have probably seen or heard about it already I'll be posting the videos below for you all to see the new features in action. The update is available right now over at the Swype's beta webpage and so far I'm actually really liking the copy and paste features as well as gestures.

FriendCaster Hits Beta, A Facebook Honeycomb App

Oh yea it looks like Facebook finally has an official app for Honeycomb. While it isn't made by those dudes over at Facebook or anything this is the first official app for Android Honeycomb that is dedicated to Facebook (Meh). While the app looks amazing and seems pretty great for being in early stages of its beta period, I've been pretty busy over on Google+ personally. FriendCaster is available as a beta app in the Market now.

Firefox 6 Beta Now in Android Market

Mozilla has recently updated their version of the mobile browser to Firefox 6 BETA and it is currently available in the Android Market. Just like any browser update they mention it is faster, smoother, and more stable than previous releases. Those are always welcomed additions that is for sure. Among some of the changes are enhancements for large screen devices and tablets with adjustments to layout and buttons, and a visual refresh with a new Gingerbread theme for phones running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Amazon Announces Unlimited Cloud Storage for Music

Fresh on the heels of Google Music Beta Amazon is now changing how they plan to use the cloud. They are looking to go big and are now going to allow unlimited music on your storage account. The Amazon Cloud Player will allow unlimited music and MP3 storage as long as you have purchased one of Amazon's cloud storage plans at $20 or more. Music and MP3's will not use any of your space and you can upload as much as you'd like.

Swype 3.0 Beta Released with Honeycomb Support, we go Hands-on

The guys at Swype have just released the latest version of the popular 3rd party keyboard for Android. Many new features are included with this latest beta (v3.0) and some of those include predictive tap as well as Honeycomb support for you tablet users. The tablet version can even be re-sized as well as moved to left, right or center screen for your convenience. We have all seen or used Swype for our phones so I took a few photos using it on my Honeycomb tablet just to show you all.
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