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TalkAndroid exclusive: Free promo code for $5 off Lookout Premium

Do you love Lookout as much as we do? Of course you do, silly! Well, lucky for you (and us), Lookout has given us an exclusive promo code for $5 off an upgrade to Lookout Premium… for TalkAndroid users only. The code is only good until end-of-day 6/20/11, so make sure you get on the security gravy train as quickly as possible. The promo is to help celebrate Lookout’s new deal with Sprint, as well as their new Safe Browsing features, which help your phone from getting phished. UPDATE: We got word from Alicia at Lookout that this promo has been extended until midnight, PT on Wednesday, 6/22.

Want to know all the cool stuff you get for going premium? Be sure to check out Lookout’s page on the matter, and maybe even give them a like on Facebook or a shoutout on Twitter! Of course, if you don’t already have the app, you can download it here. Hit the break for the exclusive promo code, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

[Thanks Alicia!]

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Google Nexus S to get Android 2.3.4 over next few weeks – brings GTalk improvements


Google has another surprise planned for it’s Nexus crowd, it comes by way of an update for the Nexus S which will be Android 2.3.4. The update not only has several bug fixes and improvements to the Gingerbread OS, but it specifically will now have video and voice chat within the Google Talk application and you’ll be able to make calls over a 3G or 4G data network (if your carrier supports it) or over Wi-Fi.

The update will be rolling out to all Google Nexus S owners over the next few weeks either by 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi over the air, and will make it’s way out to other Gingerbread devices soon thereafter.  Pretty cool indeed Google.

Click here to watch a video on the new Google Talk improvements below. – now with a mobile version!

You heard right, folks! We’ve heard your cries, and we’ve responded. We now have a mobile version of the site! All you have to do is visit on your mobile device, scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and choose “view mobile version”. Let us know what you think of the new plugin in the comments below… even from your phone! ;)

TalkAndroid InfoByte: Episode 14 – 1/3/11

TalkAndroid InfoByte – 1/3/11

Welcome to the new TalkAndroid InfoByte, our weekly Monday Podcast that gets you caught up on the week’s news.
You can either stream it to your browser (above), or you can download it here. We should note that, if you click the stream link above (play button next to the link) from your mobile browser, it should open up in your Android media player.
The RSS feed for the podcast is available here.

TalkAndroid will be at CES, and you can follow all the action

So I’m sure most of you know about CES (Consumer Electronics Show) going on this week in Las Vegas. And guess what? TalkAndroid will be there! That’s right, folks, both myself and our editor, Tyler Cunningham, will be in attendance starting tomorrow, 1/5/10, and staying through Sunday for all the CES goodness. We’ll be giving you all the latest on what’s up, what’s out, and what’s around.

So, be sure to keep a close eye on for the next week or so, as we bring you all the latest from Sin City. You can also follow us via:

Of course, not all of it will be up on the site, so also be sure to follow our personal Twitter accounts as well for every second of the action:

We look forward to bringing you all the latest from Las Vegas, and be sure to keep it here! Let us know what you most want to hear about in the comments!

TalkAndroid Presents: The Ultimate Holiday Giveaway – Bluetooth Speakers, Android Figurines, Apps and More

Do you love Well, since you’re here, we sure hope you do. But now, the big question – how much do you love us? We want to know how crazy you’re willing to get for us – and, in return, we’ve got some pretty awesome prizes for you.

Here’s how this is going to work. We want you to show us how crazy you are for TalkAndroid. We want you to submit videos or pictures of you doing something to show the world how much you love our site. Put up a huge banner on the side of a building, put flyers on cars, shout it from a rooftop… be as creative as you can! Remember, the more original the idea, the more likely you are to win the first place prize pack. And, of course, keep it legal, and keep  it appropriate! Here’s what the winners will receive:

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TalkAndroid Ultimate Android Throwdown: HTC Evo 4G beats competition, voted best Android device in the US

Well, folks, the tallies are in. It was a long road, with many brutal battles and war scars, but we finally have a winner in the Ultimate Android Throwdown.

The HTC Evo 4G on Sprint has staked its claim as the #1 Android device in the US, not only available now, but of all time. The Evo beat out the Nexus One in the final round, with a face-melting 467 votes, in comparison to the 273 taken for the Nexus One. While we can all agree that the Nexus One was and still is an outstanding phone, the masses have spoken, and it’s the HTC Evo 4G that has risen above all the others to be declared the best Android phone in the United States.

Be sure to hit up the break for the final leaderboard, and see where the votes came from and how the HTC Evo 4G on Sprint was finally declared as the winner. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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TalkAndroid Ultimate Android Throwdown: Round 5 – Final Battle, HTC Evo 4G vs HTC Nexus One

All the battles, brackets, war scars, victory and defeat, it’s all come down to this. The ultimate battle in the Android realm to pick the one and only champion. The two victors now stand, ready to duel out the final round, so who will your pick be? The wildly popular and capable HTC Evo 4G? Or the record-setting, constantly bar raising HTC Nexus One? It’s time to make your decisions, folks. Who is the best, and who goes home crying to Google? Hit the break for the updated leaderboard and to cast your vote. The official winner will be announced Thursday, Nov. 25th. Be sure to let us know your pick and why in the comments.

Let the battle begin!

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TalkAndroid Ultimate Android Throwdown: Round 4 – HTC Evo 4G vs G2, Discontinued Phones

Well, it’s down to the final 2 in the available device brackets, along with voting on the discontinued phones. All devices have done well in this knock-down drag-out, but now its down to our top 2 contenders:

  • HTC Evo 4G
  • HTC G2

And now, folks, we’re pitting them against each other to find out what the top Android device available in the US market today is! On top of that, today starts the wildcard voting, meaning it’s time to get in your votes for your favorite discontinued Android phone, with choices of:

  • HTC Droid Eris
  • HTC G1
  • HTC Nexus One
  • Samsung Moment

So hit up the break to get in your votes and check out the updated brackets, because this is the second to final round in the entire throwdown! Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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TalkAndroid Ultimate Android Throwdown: Round 3 – Top: AT&T vs. T-Mobile, Sprint vs. Verizon

Well, folks, it’s been about 4 days since the Ultimate Android Throwdown began, but each carrier now has a champion! The winners per provider are:

  • AT&T: Samsung Captivate
  • SPRINT: HTC Evo 4G
  • VERIZON: Motorola Droid X

So here’s a moment of silence for the second place contenders:

  • HTC Aria
  • Samsung Epic 4G
  • HTC myTouch 4G / HD
  • HTC Droid Incredible

You can check out the final tallies on the round 2 page here.

But now, the real battle of the champions begins! The third round will have only 2 polls: The top Android devices for America’s largest CDMA and GSM networks now go head-to head in an all around beat down – that means AT&T vs. T-Mobile, and Sprint vs. Verizon. Remember, the next round (round 4) will include voting on the wildcard / discontinued bracket! Be sure to hit the break to get in your votes and check out the updated brackets, and let us know how your device fared / is faring in the comments!

Edit: sorry about the typo in the title, all fixed up now!

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