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    If you're hurting for Adobe Flash on an iPhone, you may have already checked out Skyfire's browser, which transcodes Flash video on Skyfire's servers before delivering it to you in a format your iPhone can display. What's a Flash fan to do, though, if you'd rather stick with Safari? Skyfire has just the thing for you, revealing its VideoQ app, which divorces Flash video playback from the company's web browser. The way VideoQ works is an interesting approach to the Flash problem, and though it's far from the most convenient solution we can think of, it may be just right for you, depending ...

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    In this video we demonstrate the software of the Motorola Droid X2 which ships with Android 2.2.2 and a new version of MotoBlur which many consumers will probably favor over the previous version. While some of the apps that come preloaded on the Droid X2 are trials, which can be removed without rooting, some are quite useful such as DLNA, Data Usage, Mobile Hotspot, and other core Android apps. Verizon has also added their own apps in the mix, but thankfully most of the trial apps are able to be removed by uninstalling. This open approach will probably appeal to more of our power users or ...

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    Adobe has published a new build of Flash Player to the Android Market, closing a security hole it recently became aware of. Flash Player 10.3.185.23 for Android includes code to correct a cross-site scripting vulnerability that has the potential to be used to interact with websites on your behalf but without your permission. The chance of such an attack being targeted against smartphone users is remote, but there's no sense in exposing yourself further when a fix is already available. In addition to the scripting fix, this release also includes the fix from the recent 10.3.185.21 build, ...

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    Maybe Apple had the right idea by refusing to allow Adobe's Flash Player on iOS devices. Less than a month after the release of Adobe Flash Player 10.2 for Android Adobe has announced a critical security flaw (which they're calling "CVE-2011-0611") in their popular Flash Player app. Versions 10.2.156.12 and earlier of Flash Player for Android include the flaw, along with versions for Windows and Mac as well. Although Adobe isn't "aware" of any attacks in the wild, the fact that Flash is seeing so many security problems is disheartening. Adobe doesn't yet have a estimate as to when a patch ...

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    If you're still waiting out on the Motorola Droid 2 in order to get the Android smartphone in its limited edition white R2D2 edition, an homage to the handset's Droid's moniker, then you'll be happy to know that Motorola and Verizon Wireless will also be launching a white desktop docking cradle that will follow the R2D2 theme. It's good to see a white handset with white accessories, and also to see the theme being carried through to the docking cradle. The R2D2 Droid 2 edition could also use the regular Motorola Droid or Droid 2 desktop cradle as well. (via: Android Central)

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    If you're holding off on the Motorola Droid 2, which launched with Android 2.2 Froyo and support for Adobe Flash out of the box, you may want to wait just a little longer if limited edition phones are your thing. The R2-D2 edition, an homage to the Droid name that the handset bears, is slated for September 30th. The photo above shows the device's back side. (via: Android Central)

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    Among some of the features and customizations of the R2D2 edition of the Motorola Droid 2 for Verizon Wireless is a new boot animation. Also, it seems that the boot animation has been extracted into a zip file that can be installed onto the original Motorola Droid or even the Droid X. You can grab the file and follow the instructions--available for rooted and non-rooted users--on the Droid-Lige forums. (via: AndroidSPIN)

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    If you're the owner of the Droid X or jumped ship on the Droid 2 before the special Star Wars R2D2 edition launched yesterday at select Verizon Wireless communications stores yesterday, then you'll be happy to know that the custom lock screen available on the R2D2 Droid 2 edition has been ported to the Droid X and Droid 2. The hack, which will require a rooted handset, is detailed on Droid-Life with instructions and the necessary files. Although the U.S. government has recently "legalized" rooting with an updated version of the DMCA rules, the hack detailed by Droid-Life does contain ...

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    At long last, Mozilla has released the final version of its mobile browser, Firefox for Android. You can download it in the Android Market right now for free. In the past we've seen Firefox Mobile as "Fennec" as it was in beta for a couple of years. It looks like the Firefox was worth the wait: Firefox for Android is as full-featured as they come in terms of Android web browsers, potentially more so than Skyfire, Opera Mobile and Mini, Dolphin HD, and the many other browsers that you can download for Android. Overall, we're looking at four major features that you should know about. The ...

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    Following the update of Flash Player for Android, Adobe has released an update for their Air engine as well. Version 2.6 not only brings official support for Android 3.0 Honeycomb, but improvements for Android 2.2+ devices as well. These changes include improved performance, updated Android gesture support, improved handling of HTML content within Air apps, smoother video delivery, faster rendering and animation of games, and tighter visual integration between Flash and HTML content. By itself, Adobe Air doesn't provide much functionality. However, as apps written using Adobe's Air engine ...

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    Adobe can't seem to catch a break! According to their security bulletin, "A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player (...) 10.1.106.16 and earlier versions for Android". Apparently there is a problem inside the Authplay.dll file that ships with virtually every version of the player. Windows, Mac, and Linux versions are also at risk. "This vulnerability (CVE-2011-0609) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system." As of this writing Flash Player 10.1 is the most current version of the app available in the Android Market with 10.2 ...

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    Adobe recently updated Flash Player on desktop machines, and a similar update for the Flash Player for Android will be coming within the next several days. According to their blog, Adobe says Flash Player 10.2 will be available for download on March 18th, 2011 from the Android Market. Just like the current version, 10.2 will require that you are running Android 2.2 Froyo or above, and that your device meets the minimum hardware requirements. In addition to enhancements for smartphones, this version also serves as a beta for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets -- but you'll need to be running ...

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    We were at the Motorola event at CTIA in San Francisco, California when Motorola had announced its business-centric Droid Pro, a world phone that packs in a front-facing one-handed QWERTY keyboard for ease of messaging. Motorola's goal in creating the device is to hopefully help customers carry one unified convergence device that adjusts between work and play. According to Motorola executives, consumers, prosumers, and enterprise customers are still carrying multiple devices--perhaps a lighter phone or smartphone, and a messaging or enterprise-ready device such as a BlackBerry or another ...

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    A leaked build of Android 2.2 Froyo has appeared on the Internet for the Samsung Captivate, which has been promised an upgrade by Samsung. Right now, though, it's unclear whether the build that's floating around is a final release or if it's an early build, the latter of which could present problems with future firmware updates. In the past, early builds have shown up for other Android devices, most notably the Motorola Droid X and the Sprint HTC EVO 4G. With the former, Motorola told customers who upgraded to the early build that there was no easy way to upgrade to the official build, so ...

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    Early adopters of the T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone, which has been shipping early to existing customers who are eligible to pre-order the handset, are noticing some problems starting to arise. First, some users are reporting loose hinges, which will mean that the screen and keyboard won't stay tight together when the keyboard should be tucked away underneath the screen in closed position. The second issue appears to be missing storage, with some users noticing that only 2 GB of storage showing up, half of the promised 4 GB on the retail box. Whether this has to do with a software glitch ...

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    While Sprint may be looking to add another Samsung Galaxy S to is arsenal by the name of the Samsung Transform, its 4G partner Clearwire may be looking to adopt its Galaxy S model by the name of the Epic 4G and rebadge that handset as the Samsung Notion. The speculated Notion is said to have a QWERTY keyboard--like the Epic 4G--a front facing camera with VoIP integration with OOVOO services, and free hotspot features. Whether the Notion will be an exclusive 4G device or whether it will be a dual-mode 3G/4G device like Sprint's Epic 4G is unclear. The Samsung Notion is speculated to launch ...

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    Just a little over a week left to go for the official launch of the T-Mobile G2 on October 6th and someone has already unboxed the device in photos. The 800 MHz Android smartphone will be the first smartphone to make use of T-Mobile's upgraded HSPA+ network, which the carrier is claiming to deliver 4G speeds though it is still technically a 3G network. There's a gallery of unboxing photos at TmoNews and Engadget just posted a quick video preview of the device. Photos from TmoNews.

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    For owners of the Droid 2 who were jealous of the Droid X's FM tuner functionality, a new hack has emerged on XDA-Developers that promises to bring your favorite broadcast radio stations to your Droid 2. In order for the hack to work, you do need a rooted device, and you can follow the instructions on XDA-Developers. (via: PhoneArena)

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    First it was Flash, now it's Air that's coming to an Android near you. That much we know, courtesy of some comments that Adobe made at the Samsung Galaxy Tab event. For those of you who are wondering, Air is basically Adobe's way of letting you run a Flash application outside the web browser. Why would you want to do this? I don't want to say it, but I'm going to have to: Farmville. With very little work, Farmville (or Petville, Mafiaville, InsertYourTimeWastingThingHereVille and other Flash-based games) could be ported to run in an Adobe Air container and loaded up in your app drawer ...

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    While T-Mobile USA still has yet to announce exact availability of the unveiled T-Mobile G2, there have been some speculated release dates in the past on the Internet. Most notably, Best Buy Mobile has posted pre-orders for the device with expected availability on October 6th, but it turns out that we're now hearing that the nation's fourth largest carrier will be unleashing its HSPA+ smartphone on October 16th. The silver lining here is that the delay may give you a few extra days to save up funds on splurging for this smartphone. That said, the 16th is still speculated at this point. ...

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    While this tip that Boy Genius Report had received is unconfirmed, it would make sense that Verizon Wireless may be discontinuing the Droid 2, which was first released late this summer as the first phone with Android 2.2 Froyo and Adobe Flash 10.1 Mobile out of the box, in favor of the Droid 2 World Edition. The Droid 2 World Edition would essentially be the same phone in terms of looks as the Droid 2, but would bring support for GSM/HSPA alongside the CDMA/EV-DO support on the model that it replaces. The move would make sense as having two models in the lineup that are very similar may ...

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    Maybe Steve Jobs had a good idea keeping Adobe products off his portable devices, albeit for the wrong reasons. According to a spokesperson for Adobe "A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, Solaris and Android operating systems. This vulnerability also affects Adobe Reader 9.3.4 for Windows, Macintosh and UNIX, and Adobe Acrobat 9.3.4 and earlier versions for Windows and Macintosh." (emphasis added) This is a critical zero day exploitable flaw in Adobe's Flash which. What's worse, it's the second in less than a ...

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    It looks like AT&T's extensive Windows Phone 7 lineup reveals possibly six Microsoft devices. Engadget has obtained information that HTC and Samsung will be among the early Windows Phone 7 makers to launch devices on AT&T, to launch the Samsung Cetus, HTC Surround, and a yet unheard of Samsung Focus. Additionally, there will be three additional Windows Phone 7 devices to join the early Samsung and HTC launches on AT&T. The carrier will also be colorizing its BlackBerry Torch smartphone offerings with a red/black color scheme, a pure white offering, and also an olive Torch. Also spotted on ...

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    It looks like in addition to T-Mobile, Best Buy, and Radio Shack, another location to get your T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone would be Costco. The discount membership warehouse is expected to carry the smartphone for between $150 to $200 with a two-year contract and with some accessories thrown in to sweeten the package should you decide to make the plunge. The computer capture which was leaked to Android Central shows a full MSRP of $449.99, though it's unclear if Costco will sell a phone without contract at its warehouse stores. (via: Android Central)

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    The newly announced T-Mobile G2 Android smartphone with its HSPA+ network support will be seeing some stiff price competition. Electronics retailer Radio Shack, also known as "The Shack," has announced via Twitter that the smartphone will be coming to its stores for $150 on a two-year agreement. Rival Best Buy already announced it will sell the device for $200 on contract. (via: Android Police)

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