Will Sprint Nextel Turn Korean ?

There is another recent rumor spreading across the web about Sprint being ripe for a buyout or merger. It’s not so much of a new rumor, more like the revisiting of an older one. Wireless giant SK Telecom from South Korea is apparently in talks to buy the U.S. wireless carrier or perhaps ...

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34 Weeks of OHA: #25

Company Name: SkyPop How the OHA site classifies them: Software Company What the OHA site says about them: Next generation services for mobile devices. What they do: Back in college we had something called Skypop. Basically, take a 1 litre of your favourite soda (A&W Root Beer), add a half ...

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Fancy ListViews, Part One

The classic Android ListView is a plain list of text — solid but uninspiring. This is the first in a series of posts where we will see how to create a ListView with a bit more pizazz. Today, in particular, we will see two techniques for creating a ListView whose rows contain icons, in ...

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Google Working on “Branded Mobile Phone” After All? [UPDATE]

Call this one “The Rumor That Wouldn’t Die”. It seems like every few weeks a new rumor sprouts up regarding Google and an actual gPhone. We’re pretty skeptical folks here at AndroidGuys when it comes to this topic so we’re gonna do the whole “grain of ...

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He’s Going to be in Trouble

Jean-Baptiste Queru, a member of the Google Android Team, starts out a post in a July 11th posting on Google Groups with “I’m going to get into trouble for this post…” So what was the top topic? The thread dealt with recent accusations of a lack of openness in Android. Some Android ...

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What is Google Lively and Why Does it Matter?

This week saw yet another Google product hit the virtual streets. This one, Lively, is one of those 20 per cent time projects. You know, the pet projects that Google encourages their employees to work on. So what is it? It’s basically virtual rooms or locations that you can create for ...

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Have a Mobile Trick You Want to Share? Put it on YouTube

Google Mobile launched a dedicated channel on YouTube last month called Mobile Tricks. It’s for all of you guys and gals out there who have something fun, cool, or funny that you do with your handsets. From the description given, it sounds like you can practically upload any video you ...

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Inflation is a Good Thing

Before diving into the topic of creating fancy lists in Android, we need to take a short detour into some background material. If you have written activities for Android, you are used to calling setContentView() with the resource ID of some XML layout you specified. Let’s take a peek at ...

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34 Weeks of OHA: #24

Company Name: SiRF Technology Holdings, Inc. How the OHA site classifies them: Semiconductor Company What the OHA site says about them: SiRF is the leading provider of GPS enabled location platforms for mainstream markets with focus on wireless, automotive, consumer electronic and mobile ...

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T-Mobile 3G Network Ramping up to Coincide with Dream Release?

There’s a rumor running around the blogosphere that T-Mobile is fast at work on the 3G network for major rollout in the 4th quarter. We’re talking about cities and markets like Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas, Phoenix, San Diego, Tampa, Seattle, San Francisco, L.A, Miami, ...

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Google’s Conflicts of Interest

As Google gets bigger and bigger, and expanding their reach into different service areas, they are running the risk of conflict of interest. As it has been said before, Eric Schmidt, Google’s CEO has a seat on the Apple board. He revealed earlier in June, that he has left the room during ...

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Install Android On Your Nokia N810 Tablet

Back in April 08, we told you guys about the first installations of Android on the Nokia N810 Internet tablet. The steps to get it done did seem a little intimidating, especially for non hackers and crackers. Forget all that- there’s a brand new and easy to use installer available. With ...

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Google Talk for iPhone Shows Apple SDK Restrictions

A few days ago, Google released the official Google Talk app for the iPhone and it’s not exactly what you would expect. The problem I found with it was that in order to receive instant messages, the application needs to be open in your Safari browser. Otherwise, your status will be ...

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Gettin’ On The (Message) Bus, Part Two

In our last episode, we discussed how the Android Intent systems functions, in effect, like a message bus, and how one can set up an IntentReceiver to serve as a consumer of bus messages. Today, let’s complete the picture, creating both a message consumer and producer, as two separate ...

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Sprint Samsung Instinct Sold Out In 1st Week, You Can Win 10 Grand Too

Most of us believed the potential was there for the Instinct to come away as a worthy phone, capable of selling well. Not many of us would have guessed that the Instinct would have made itself comfortable on the throne of Sprint’s fastest selling EVDO handset within the first week of ...

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