AndroidGuys on TalkingHeadTV.com (Part 1 of 4)

Last night, I had the pleasure of speaking with Justin from TalkingHeadTV.com about Android. He interviewed me with 4 quick, but excellent questions regarding the platform, the SDK, and the rumors of a gPhone. Here’s the first video for you guys to check out. I’ll be back with the ...

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Dreaming of an Android Rose

Everytime a handset with Bluetooth is launched, its information gets announced or leaked on Bluetooth SIG. It’s here that we find out minute things like handset manufacturer, geographic launch regions, official names, and code names. Sometimes, you get everything, others, you get next to ...

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Fancy ListViews, Part Three

In our last episode, we saw how we could save processing time — and, hence, battery life — by recycling existing row views in our fancy lists, simply by checking and reusing the convertView parameter passed into our getView(). In his comment to this series’ initial post, ...

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Silly Phone Names: Here Comes the W.E. Phone

Yet another Linux based phone is announced with a weird name attached to it. Like we don’t have enough already. The distributors of the W.E. phone is a company called Koolu Inc. which is based in Mississauga, Ontario. What we understand is that the W.E. phone is actually the Neo ...

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The “Reason” Behind the SDK Lockdown

Google has spoken out on the reason why the new SDK has been dumped in the closed source closet temporarily. A Google spokesperson came out in hopes to calm all the angry developers but more than likely his/her comments may just spark a huge flame wars that has no end. “The ADC finalists ...

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Is Google Android Open Enough for the End User?

For days I’ve being reading on tech blogs and in discussion boards on how open Google’s Android is. Some wonder whether it is even open at all. With all the latest happenings regarding the new SDK only being issued out to a selected few of developers leaving the others stranded in ...

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Sprint vs AT&T: Price Comparison

Still pondering whether you should switch to Sprint and the NOW network or AT&T’s 3G? Well, this might clear things up a bit. We’ve got a price comparison chart and a link to a flashy site to help with your decision. This comparison puts Sprint with their sleek and sexy Samsung ...

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Majority of Android Developers Aren’t Coming from Within Google

With the recent launch of iTunes App Store and the buzz about Android Developer Challenge,Ben Lorica at O’Reilly Radar did an interesting study based on statistics of thousand of mailing lists and the occurrences of mobile platform in the messages. The results are quiet interesting. ...

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Motorola Suing Former Executive Who Took Apple Job

Motorola is suing a former executive for allegedly violating a non-compete agreement. Mike Fenger quit Motorola in March as senior VP of mobile devices for Europe, Middle East and Africa and moved on to join Apple. He’s now their head of global iPhone sales for Apple. Further, he’s ...

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Trying to Unring a Bell

There’s a rather big stink right now concerning an interview we conducted with Mr. Orion a few weeks ago. Here’s a quick recap of what happened for any of you who hasn’t seen the backlash. We did an article here on AndroidGuys around a month back and Jake left a comment with ...

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Symbian CEO Wants to Work With Google on Mobile OSes?

Some odd things have happened in the tech industry over the years but this one seems stranger than fiction. Nigel Clifford, CEO of Symbian, made a striking statement in Tokyo this week when he said “If there is an opportunity, we will be happy to collaborate with them. And that could be ...

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Android to Fend Off iPhone Using Great Wall of China?

What if Android could tap into that 1 billion potential mobile phone customers in China, while having little threat coming from the iPhone? Sounds impossible right? Well not according to Analysts Bill Hughes who predicts that Android-based phones will increase to 17.1 million in 2009, following ...

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Fancy ListViews, Part Two

In our last episode, we saw how to create Android ListViews that contain more than just a simple list of strings. In particular, we saw the ultimate form of customization: subclassing an Adapter class, overriding getView(), and returning our own View for each row, perhaps based on our own ...

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As Usual, Some Tech Bloggers Are Getting it Wrong

There’s a pretty big stink right now about Google letting the top 50 entrants from the Android Developers Challenge get advance use of the latest Android SDK. A lot of tech sites and bloggers are acting as if this was something from out of the blue. Here’s a sample of what I found ...

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Apple Could Fall Victim to Android Like They Did to Microsoft in the 80’s

There’s an interesting commentary over at EETimes by Rick Merritt. The piece is called “Apple should clone the iPhone” and echoes a lot of the same sentiment I have in regards to where Apple could be a few years from now. I’ve said it before – Apple should not ...

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