Moto Droid Day – Google Nav demo

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TechCrunch has a full run-down on the Google Nav application that will ship with Android 2.0 (Eclair), along with a demo video.  If you couldn’t tell by the screenshot alone, this is one killer navigation app.  It includes plain English search, as you can see in the video below.  Oh yeah, & did I mention that it’s a free application to boot?  When, o’ when, will AT&T pick up some Android phones….?

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Motorola Droid Full Preview at BGR

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Those lucky ninjas at BGR have had their Droid in-hand long enough to post an exhaustive “preview.”  I guess it really can only be considered a preview because the unit has yet to hit retail.  I mean, they cover pretty much everything there is to know about Moto’s new handset, & even give a conclusion.  If you were ever wavering about buying one of these bad-ass handsets, you’ll be fully on-board after you read this article.

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ASUS to join Acer with Android phone in 4Q

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DigiTimes is reporting that ASUS plans to launch an Android-based handset by the end of the year.  No details other than a fourth quarter launch.  Will it make it to the US?  What bands will it support?  Will it have a slide-out QWERTY?  More questions than answers at this point, but having another major OEM like ASUS entering the market will only mean a brighter future for Google’s smartphone OS.

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Official Android Facebook app in the works

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Could arrive as early as this week, according to TechCrunch.

The app could hit the Android Market (its version of the App Store) as soon as the end of this week.

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The gang at AndroidCommunity have posted a bunch of photos and a video of the unboxing of their shiny new Hero.  They’re calling it the best Android device to date.  The lack of a keyboard is a deal-breaker for me, unfortunately.

WMPowerUser has graciously shared the news from MobileSyrup that they’ve posted another video of the CDMA version of HTC’s TouchPro 2′ s 3.5mm headphone jack.  We can only surmise that Verizon’s unit will be getting the same treatment.  I hope the same news arrives for the AT&T launch, but I’m not holding my breath on that one.