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G1 and Cupcake – What’s the Deal?

Current G1 owners are licking their chops at the prospect of getting some much desired updates to their Android phones.  Features like video recording, stereo Bluetooth, and an on-screen keyboard

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A Few More FreeRunner Pictures – AKA Slow News Cycle

The race is on to see who drops the next Android handset. Will it be the Kogan Agora? How about the oPhone? Or is OpenMoko’s FreeRunner going to sneak in

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Too Many Bits for DDMS

If you’re like me, you do your Android development outside Eclipse and therefore rely upon the full range of the Android toolkit, from activitycreator through DDMS. And, if you’re like

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Podcast 003: Shazam Interview

Scott recently had the honor of speaking with a few members of the Shazam team.  Shazam is currently one of the top downloads in the Android Market, as well as

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You Tell Us: If There Is a G2 Due Soon…

Alright, so let’s pretend that there is a G2 due out by April.  We want to know how many of you G1 owners would dump their handset in favor of

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Google Staff Receives Dream Phones for Holiday Bonus, Called DogFood

Dogfood.  Ever heard that term? It’s the idea behind a lot of Google’s services.  Basically, when a company eats its own dog food, they are confident enough in their product

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Garmin: Yeah, We Have an Android Phone Coming – No, It’s Not the Nuvifone

The much delayed and anticipated Nuvifone from Garmin is still on track for a 2009 release.  Unfortunately, it won’t be running Android as the OS.  It was rumored that the

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Is This the Cupcake Keyboard? (VIDEO)

We had a video passed along to us yesterday which is nothing more than a minute long look at an on-screen keyboard running within Android.  While we couldn’t gather any

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Is aTrackDog a Flawed App?

There’s an app that’s been around in the Android Market that is designed to check your installed apps and inform you if there’s a new version.  While most applications check

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Samsung to Have Android Handset by Q2 ’09 for Sprint and T-Mobile

File under: Yippee! We’ve been waiting a long time for Samsung to announce the release of their first Android handsets and today we got it. On December 18, industry insiders

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The Case For and Against the G2 Rumor

There’s a pretty big news item getting passed around today regarding an alleged G2 handset coming from T-Mobile in January.  Depending on who you ask, you’ll get arguments for or

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Android Gets Optimized Search Results

Hey G1 owners… here’s something for you to try.  Get out your handset and do a search for “coffee 90210″ or whatever your zip code happens to be.  Check out

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T-Mobile 86’s the $18 Upgrade Fee

So long upgrade fee, we hardly knew ya.  In an effort to help retain customers, T-Mobile is dropping the $18 upgrade fee that they tacked onto people every time they

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“Cupcake” Update to Android Sees Video Recording, Stereo Bluetooth, On-Screen Keyboard and Much More!

This is the type of Android enhancements we’re talking about!  A major update is coming in the first quarter of 2009 to Android and it’s not all bugs and security

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NanoPhone Security to Aid in Development of Android

The year 2009 will see Android pairing up with Mocanas‘ NanoPhone suite to address the increasing security related threats to the OS with the increasing complexity in the apps being