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Facebook for Android updated

The Android Facebook app hasn't exactly proved inspiring in comparison to the company's iPhone version, but there are signs that the company is waking up to the popularity of the Google platform.  Overnight the app has been updated, with more in-app functionality rather than kicking users out to the mobile website version in the Android browser. That functionality includes video playback, the ability to view and RSVP for events, respond to friend requests without leaving the app, and an updated home page; the latter gets a draggable notifications drawer, a photo reel for easy viewing of friends' photos and videos, and the ability to post a status update or search for friends with just one click.  Facebook for Android is available in the Android Market. [gallery]

SAMSUNG LAUNCHES GALAXY APOLLO ANDROID-POWERED SMARTPHONE WITH ORANGE: SPEC SHEET INCLUDED

According to a press release by Orange UK, the Galaxy Apollo will launch soon and will be exclusive to their network.  If you were hoping to get your hands on it and you’re not in an area that is supported by Orange UK, you may be out of luck for awhile. There is currently no unlocked version that I could find. This device is a mid-range Android handset and it can be you’re either on a Pay as You Go Plan or on contract.

Bell Introduces the Motorola DEXT

Canadian carrier Bell has just released the Motorola Dext, you may know this device as the Motorola Cliq. Bell had announced in the past that this phone will be due in the first half of this year, they are cutting it real close but it’s finally been released.

Lenovo LePhone unboxed ahead of launch in China

This Android phone quietly snuck by all of us. We first seen this device at CES and hasn’t really heard much about it since then. It’s not a bad looking device and it has a nice screen similar to that found on the nexus one. This Android device will be available in China and it has some impressive specs to boot.

T-Mobile Unveils New T-Mobile myTouch 3G Slide

Today, T-Mobile official announced the newest addition to the myTouch family, the myTouch 3G Slide. We’ve heard many rumors in past few months about this device but now it official. This device is slated for release in June, that’s right folk, next month you can go pick one up. This is an Android 2.1 device with a custom version of HTC’s Sense UI called Espresso. It also packs in a few other surprises as well.

Acer Liquid E to be Priced at $49.99 from Rogers

This June, the Acer Liquid E will be launching for $49.99 on Rogers Wireless. All you have to do to get this get deal is sign away 3 years of your life.   Off-contract, the phone will be costing customers $349.99, and that’s not a bad deal. I would opt for the full price rather than being stuck with the same phone for 3 years. As fast as technology moves, this phone will be dated by the time you’re a third of the way done with your contract.

LG Optimus GT540 Headed To The UK May 1st

The LG Optimus formerly know around the web as the LG GT540, will be headed to the UK this May. LG is a late entry into the Android game but they are making a valiant effort to pump out quality Android devices. To bad there isn't a price tag on this one but expect it to be affordable.

Archos 7 Home Tablet available for pre-order at Amazon for $199.99

We're a little closer to getting this beautiful tablet in our hands. Amazon is now taking pre-orders for the Archos 7 tablet. You can place your order now for a very pocket friendly $199 for this 8GB model. The 2GB model is expected to be priced at $179. Amazon may be the first of many retailers to carry this device, now shipping date has been set but it’s expected to start at the end of this month.

SlashGear Reviews The X10

Another Android best has been handled by our friends from Slashgear. Earlier today they brought us one of the first unboxing of the highly anticipated HTC Desire. This time around, they are one of the first to review of the equally anticipated Sony Xperia X10. We’ve known, and wanted, this phone since around last October. Since then there has been multiple powerful Android handsets announced for release this year. So is it too little to for Sony or will this be their knight in shining armor.

Foursquare for Android

Foursquare, a location based social networking game, is now available for Android. This game allows users to share their location with their friends. It has been one of the most popular apps for the iPhone and is Gowalla’s main competition. Usually apps ported over from the iPhone are not as good on Android as they were on the iPhone. But this app has a few features that the IPhone doesn’t; the most notable one is Google Maps integration.
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