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BobbleDroids turns your Androidify avatar into a custom bobblehead

A new breed of geeky desktop toys for Android fans has launched today and they’re called BobbleDroids. These Android bobbleheads are custom handmade based on your Androidify avatar, making them truly unique gifts this holiday season for yourself or your hardcore Android-loving friends and family. Have the coolest desk in the office and show off your Android pride with no less than a fully decked out BobbleDroid - created to your exact specifications, obeying and bobbling at your every command.

GooApple 3G Handset Melds Android OS with iPhone 4 Perfectly [Video]

Oh China, you so crazy. You've got infinite knockoffs of excellent devices, and most of the time, that is most of the time as in 99.999% of the time your knockoffs are terrible. But once in a great while there's a diamond in the rough. Here it is, how convenient! The folks at brand-name GooApple have created an iPhone 4 knockoff so real, you'll flip your lid. And what's this, it's running iOS 4 as well? Actually no, not at all. Inside you'll find all the Android you can handle, in a perfectly simulated iOS environment. Experience the Apple device with Android in it and Android printed on the back with an Apple inside him. It's the knockoff of everyone's dreams!

TAG Heuer LINK Debuts as $6700 Android Handset

SO you've got your eye on that $600 Galaxy S II, yes? Think that costs a lot of money because you're getting it off-contract before anyone else in the United States, yes? Try this one on for size: Swiss watchmakers TAG Heuer have whipped up an Android device so exquisitely constructed that it'll set you back 4700€. That may SEEM like a lot of cash, sure, but what you get is a smartphone constructed of no less than 316L Stainless steel, Gold, Diamonds, Black PVD, Titanium, Rubber, Calfskin leather, Carbon leather, Alligator and Lizard skin.

Screen Goo for your Smartphone claims improved display

This is just plain odd. A company is selling a special chapstick like device for smartphone screens. Dubbed NuScreen HD, it promises to minimize fingerprints and smudges, while making your display more rich and intense. The idea is simple, you rub it on your screen and then polish it with the included microfiber cloth. But is it really the cleaner it claims to be?

Android Music Mixtape Involves Kanye West, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and More

There is currently a mixtape floating around by the name of "Android for all." This mixtape is mixed by DJ Skee and is presented by DJ Booth. How are Kanye West, Jay-Z, and Snoop Dogg involved? I doubt they've got any idea that they ARE involved, in fact, since the only brand endorsements we're sure about here is MetroPCS (the mobile service provider) and SA Studios Global, the latter being a marketing and creative agency. We're also unsure of Android or Google's level of involvement, though we suppose it's basically non-existent.

Samsung Includes “Fake Call” in Features

Hidden though it may be in the instructions pamphlet of whichever phone is, this feature is just about the best non-app easter-egg we've seen in a phone, and it'd be quite useful if you're in a situation that might call for it. More than likely this is on a lower-tier phone of some sort as it calls for a four-tap or hold of the Navigation key, but neato anyway.

Android Destroys Apple Logo in Short 3D Animation

This is one of those things that's not especially important to the evolution of Android's mobile OS or it's actual sales war with iOS, but heck, a 3D Android getting put together by other robots then turning around to destroy an Apple logo - that's just entertaining. Currently this guy by the YouTube name of saintmichaelsarmoury is attempting to see if he can turn this into a useable boot animation, but he's a self-proclaimed n00b.

Missing Cricket Android Costume Recovered

Remember all the way back yesterday when there was a story about an Android falling off a truck? Turns out they found it at night, and it's been recovered with minor damage. This completely epic story now comes to a close with a $1,000 reward being given out to a miss Amber Conky who found the costume by her apartment building's dumpster. Totally epic.

Giant Android Falls off Truck on the Interstate

MAN it is a weird day for news. We've just received a tip to take a peek over at a news site in Cincinnati - WLWT where Cricket Wireless say they've lost a life-size Android costume off the back of a truck on the interstate. Seems suspicious, as furthermore the costume has been valued at $4,500 while they're offering a $1,000 reward for it's safe return.

Yamaha R15 Motorcycle Gets Android’d

So you're a lover of Android, yes? You love it so much you're willing to plaster your vehicle with it? We were glancing around Tumblr today and happened upon a lovely machine which can be tracked back to BikePics, a site that hosts... well.. pictures of bikes. Motorcycles most of the time, I'd say. This one's a Yamaha R15 sharp as a tack 2009 model in black, and the owner (whom we assume is either sitting there on that Ratnagiri India beach or is behind the lens of the camera taking the photo.
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