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Fancy Widget for Android

No your eyes are not deceiving you, this isn’t the return of the original HTC Sense knockoff Beautiful Widgets. The screenshot is of a new entry in the Android Widget market, Fancy Widget. It bears a striking resemblance to the original Beautiful Widget.

VIA-powered $100-$150 Android tablets due 2H 2010

VIA is taking aim on the tablet market with 5 Android tablets in the works. These tablets will range from $100-$150 and is expected to launch by the end of the year. Richard Brown, VP of Marketing said Apple has legitimized the tablet market an Android offers more versatility in the tablet market and opens up the possibility for different sizes and shaped tablets.

T-Mobile Garminfone Coming June 2nd?

The only thing left now is confirmation from T-Mobile but this phone is pretty much a lock for a June 2nd release. If you’ve heard that date before it’s because the myTouch 3G Slide will be releasing on the same day. Engadget received this leaked screenshot of the Android powered Garmiphone. This screen not only outs the pricing for this handset but also the release date.

Adobe Reader for Android

This is a rare occurrence, Adobe news for Android that is not Flash related. Although we all love having Flash on our devices, Adobe does have a few other good tools and one of which is Adobe Reader. Adobe Reader is now available for Android. There are a few requirements to use this app, you need to be on Android 2.1 or greater and it has at least 256 MB of RAM and a 550 MHz and 4.3 MB of available disk space.
“Adobe Reader for Android offers multi-touch gestures, like pinch-and-zoom, as well as double-tap-zoom, flick-scrolling and panning. We’ve also added a reflow mode, which will take text-heavy documents with wide margins, and automatically wrap the content for easy viewing on smaller screens,” explains Adobe.
This app is by far the best PDF viewing solution available for Android. It’s even faster than HTC’s Quick Office app that some of you may be familiar with. This app allows you to open PDF files in the browser and the ones that have been sent to you in an email attachment. It also features advanced multi-touch gestures like Pinch zoom, Double tap Zoom, Flick scrolling & panning. Also, it auto fits PDF files to fit your screen. Scan the QR Code below and try it out for yourself.

SlashGear Reviews Spring Design Alex

The Spring Design Alex looks to take on the big names in the eReader world with their latest Android powered eBook. The guys over at Slashgear put together a nice in-depth review of this device. The Alex can be yours for a price tag of $399. This is a nice device but I’m not sure if this is worth the aforementioned price even with its specs and their partnership with Borders.

SmartDevices SmartQ V5 and V7 getting Android 2.1 update

Everyone is getting some Android 2.1 love these days. The SmartQ V5 and V7 MIDs from SmartDevices will receive an update to Android 2.1. This updated will bring live wallpapers, 3D acceleration, a new UI and improved Bluetooth capabilities. The only thing missing will be multi-touch, their resistive screens is the reason for the omission of this feature.

Droid Eris: End Of Life In May

There has been a rumor around the Android world that the Droid Eris will be replaced by the HTC Incredible. This new screenshot seems to add fuel to the flame. If this screen is real then the Eris will stop being sold and supported in late May.

How To Root Your 2.1 Droid

Now that the long awaited 2.1 update for the Droid has hit, are you bored with it already? Root it and flash a custom ROM. And most custom ROM’s include the 3D draw and 5 home screens. There are many root apps that also add extra functionality to your phone.

DoubleTwist adds Android Market Integration

DoubleTwist has been the most popular way to sync all your media to your Android device for a while now. It even comes preloaded on a few devices these days. The latest update to the Mac version now allows you to browse apps, find the qr code, displays screenshots of the app and the recent reviews. The update for the PC client is on the way.
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