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TextSecure

Sounds good:

TextSecure is a replacement for the standard text messaging application, allowing you to send and receive text messages as normal.

Why isn’t this built-in to Android? or iOS for that matter? or everything?

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Motorola’s Android 2.2 Rollout

Proving that because you hand them a decent smartphone OS doesn’t mean they’ll know what to do with it:

After a leaked Android 2.2 ROM became available through unofficial sources, Motorola sent cease and desist letters to websites hosting the update, according to IntoMobile. The reasoning may be sound — after all, folks who jumped the gun on Froyo for Sprint’s HTC Evo 4G ran into bugs that had to be patched later — but it doesn’t look good when lawyers try to stop people from making their phones better.

Sometimes “open” means never being quite sure what the hell is going on.

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Price of The One True Google Phone?

According to this: “$199 unlocked in stores. $100 rebate online if you have an active and old Google account.”

Sounds like the gloves are off.

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AT&T’s Morale Problem

I’m sure the sentiment is more widespread than this one rep.

Update: AT&T says it’s a hoax, and they’re probably right. Consumerist gets it, though: it doesn’t matter if it’s “true” or not. It felt true, and that speaks volumes about AT&T’s business and culture.