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 are the only things missing from an otherwise robust OS.  But will the G1 ever see the icing from ...

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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 as the dark horse? The guys over at iMAndroid have been able to get their hands on a couple more photos of the device running... Read More

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 me, you just plopped a 64-bit Linux (Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”) on a multi-core PC ...

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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 one of highest rated apps.  As of this writing, there are 4,900+ reviews carrying an average of 4.5 stars. Find out about the team, ...

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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 the new one. Do you hang on to your G1 or do you flip it?  

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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 or service to have their entire team use it.  Its helpful if you are a tech related company as many on ...

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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 reason for all of the delays was that Garmin was taking second looks at the platform.  It might be easier to take ...

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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 other information from our source about it, we’re thinking it might be the soft keyboard that comes with the ...

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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 themselves for updates either automatically or manually, it is nice to have one singular place to ...

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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 said that Samsung Electronics is currently in the development process of its new Google phone to release out in the ...

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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 against the case.  I’d like to shed light on both sides and let you form your own opinions. ...

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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 that results page!  Slick isn’t it? The Google Mobile blog updated today with news of an optimized search ...

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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 wanted a new handset.  If you ask us, this couldn’t come soon enough.  In fact, they should have done this around Black ...

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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 fixes.  Code named “cupcake”, we’re looking at some much needed/wanted stuff like stereo bluetooth, ...

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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 developed. The Mocanas’ NanoPhone suite has a litany of apps that play a major role in the ...

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