Price Check by Amazon now available for Android

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Amazon just announced their Price Check app is now available for Android mobile phones. It was originally released for the iPhone last year, but today it finally makes it way to the Android Market and the Amazon Appstore. It’s a lot like ShopSavvy, but offers more search options and is only limited to comparing prices with Amazon. You can not only scan a barcode, but you can snap a picture, say a product name, or type a product name. So before you make any new purchases, you can always look to see if Amazon can offer you a better deal. If they do, nothing could be simpler, because you will be able to purchase the item with 1-Click right from the app, and have it delivered directly to your doorstep.

“Consumers want a fast and convenient way to determine the best possible price available for a product,” said Sam Hall, director of Amazon Mobile. “Since Amazon is widely known for its vast selection and low prices, Price Check for iPhone quickly became one of our most popular apps following its release last November, which is why we’re excited to expand the app to the growing number of Amazon customers using Android phones.”

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Socialscope For Android to Bring Instagram Support? Now looking For Alpha Testers

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Looking to dwindle some of your social networking accounts into one easy to use app? Socialscope could eventually be your answer. Currently in Alpha form for Android, Socialscope has been a rather successful app on the Blackberry platform for a long while now, offering integration for Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare accounts. Although the Alpha Android version has around for a bit, the latest update brings support for another app that many Android users have been waiting for. Instagram.

Instagram is a photo sharing app that has only been available on iDevices and has acquired an overwhelming number of users. It has been said that an Android version is in the works but early testers of Socialscope will supposedly be able to get their hands on it before anyone else.

To sign up for the early Alpha of Socialscope fill out the Google Doc here. Be prepared to wait awhile for a response, and if/when you do get access be sure to help the devs out and truly test the app. That means leaving feedback so they can make improvements and eventually get Socialscope out of Alpha and into Beta. I have a feeling this will be big once fully released.

[via Android Central]

Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S and Xperia neo V now available in the U.S.

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Sony Ericsson just announced the availability of unlocked versions of the Xperia arc S (pictured above) and Xperia neo V (pictured below) in the United States. You can order either of them now from the Sony Store, and in early December, you will be able to order them from other online retailers such as Newegg.

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T-Mobile to Join Google at November 16th Event

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It looks as if T-Mobile is joining Google to host the event on the 16th. They also seem to have a concert lined up right after the event. Hmm? Could this be a sign that they plan to release the Google Music Store to T-Mobile customers only? It wouldn’t be the first time Google went exclusive on a roll-out of a new service. They gave Sprint Google Wallet first, with the promise that it will make its way to other carriers and phones.

Drake, Maroon 5, and even Busta Rhymes are some of the artists expected to be at the concert. Sounds pretty good when you think about it. Will T-Mobile be an exclusive user to the Google music Store, or are they just helping with the kickoff? I guess we will all have to wait till tomorrow to find out. What are your thoughts of T-Mobile being the exclusive carrier to the Google Music Store? Let us know in the comments section.

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Verizon Extends Return Policy For The Holidays

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If you are planing on buying a phone from Verizon Wireless, you have a little extra something to be happy about. That is if you buy it between today and December 28th. They are giving you until January 9th, 2012 to return it, as a holiday offer to you. This only covers phones so don’t get your hopes up for tablets or accessories to be included in the deal.

Verizon’s usual return policy is within 14 days of purchase, so this gives you a little longer time frame to really get to know your phone. There is still the usual $35 restocking fee that goes along with returning the device, but this is a good deal for the Christmas shopper. Check out the source for all of the details pertaining to Verizon’s return policy. I wonder if anyone will return the Galaxy Nexus? Tell us what you think in the comments section.

[Source Verizon Wireless]

Quick Look At Amazon’s Free App Of The Day: Eve OF Genesis HD

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Oh Amazon, I love it when you give me games like Eve Of Genesis for free. I am an old “Final Fantasy Junkie.” It has been a while since I have seen or played a game that reminds me so well, of “Final Fantasy.” The game opens with you getting a back story about how humans were beaten by the machines (golems) some 2000 years ago. Well we all know how things go from there.

One adventures girl is determined to find out if the rumors of the machines attacking humans are true. Of course it’s up to your character to go after her. In doing so you discover that the rumors are true, and the human race is in danger once again. Check out the screen shots and the rest of my review after the break.

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Netflix brings new user interface to Android tablets

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You may have noticed that Netflix has a different look with the Amazon Kindle Fire and Nook Color. Since these tablets are starting to ship, Netflix has decided to bring the new look to Amazon tablets as well. The previous beige and red scheme is no longer, and in its place is more cover art. If you’re an iPad user, you will have to wait a couple of weeks.

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Mysterious Update Released For HTC DROID Incredible

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Verizon DROID Incredible owners have a reason to celebrate today or scratch their heads. While it was a long time coming, a mysterious VZW 4.08.605.2 build has been released to owners of the device today. What’s the signifcance you ask? The update is only 8.6MB meaning it’s unlikely that it will include a certain sweet treat. Of course we expected a significant update to be here a few months ago, but hey any update is great, right? Users can expect to see improved Bluetooth connectivity, resolved issue with SMS due to low memory and voice commands among the noteworthy features.

We know it’s been a long wait for you DROID Incredible owners. If your phone is non-rooted and you’re ready for some updated goodness, check for the update immediately (Settings –> About Phone –> System Updates). If the update is not immediately available, then just be patient and check again later or wait for the phone to automatically be pushed to your phone. Hit the break to see the full change log and let us know if the update does indeed include a little Gingerbread action or not in the Comments section.

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Samsung pulls the Galaxy Tab 10.1 update

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In the “no shocker” news for today, Samsung has pulled the Galaxy Tab 10.1 update that started to roll yesterday. As we reported, the update had some issues, but not playing nicely with WiFi was just a little too much. Here’s the statement:

“Samsung is aware of an issue that some Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers have experienced with today’s software update. We are working on a resolution and will provide more information shortly. In the interim we have chosen to discontinue availability of the update.”

Samsung has been better with updates as of late, so lets hope this gets resolved soon.

[via androidcentral]

AT&T Announces Nov 20th Launch Date For Pantech Pocket, Samsung Doubletime and Captivate Glide

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It’s been more than a month since AT&T announced a bunch of new devices all at once, while conveniently omitting launch dates for any of them. The Pantech Pocket, Samsung DoubleTime and Captivate Gilde were on that list and are now confirmed to be set for their official launch on November 20th according to a recent tweet from AT&T.

Need a quick recap of these devices?

Pantech Pocket

• Runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
• Full touch 4″ SVGA display
• 5 MP camera with flash and HD video recording
• User Memory: 2.5 GB included (Includes a 2 GB microSD Card)

Samsung DoubleTime

• Runs Android 2.2 (Froyo)
• Processor Qualcomm 600 MHz
• 3.2” full touch screen display with 320 x 480 and 480 x 320 (HVGA) resolution
• microSD™ memory card supports up to 32GB (2GB microSD card included)

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