MISSING: Thousands of Android Apps

The Android Market should be teeming with applications by now, but it isn’t.  Granted, the platform is in its infancy and is really only available on one handset right now.  That’s still no excuse for there only being 500 apps hanging out in the market.  By now, there ought to be ...

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Make Your Own AnyCut Shortcuts (Part 2 of 3)

Picking up where we last left off, Alex is back with another helpful way to get the most out of Anycut.  Today’s edition shows you how to create playlists on your Android desktop screen. According to openintents.org, the playlist URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) only supports the action ...

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Huawei: Did We Say Q2 of ’09? We Meant Q3

Chinese handset maker Huawei Technologies was one of the 14 companies who joined the Open Handset Alliance last week and they were quick to show support of Android, pledging Android handsets by the second quarter of the year. We’re here to let you know that Hauwei has already had to amend ...

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Sprint Dropping CDMA/WiMAX Modem Next Week

Check your Sunday newspapers this coming weekend.  There might be an ad somewhere in there for the new Sprint dual-mode CDMA/WiMAX modem.  Set to launch for $150, this will be the first device that works on both the high-speed WiMAX network that Clearwire is building out, as well as ...

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Multiple Facets’ Hello AIM! Raises the IM Bar

Multiple Facets, one of the winners in the first Android Developers Challenge, are back with another app.  Much like they did with their Maverick application, the MF team really polished this up before releasing it.  In fact, we’re hard pressed to find features that are missing, save ...

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Android Armed up with a Map Editor by Google

Brian Cornell, a software engineer at Google, developed the My Map Editor app that allows Android phone users to create and share maps using their mobiles.  On top of that, one can also synchronize the maps to their PCs. Tell you what, he has developed this app using just 20% of his time over ...

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Jeffrey Sharkey Drops a Pair of Apps Before Scootin’ off to Google

Chances are that by the time you read this article, Jeffrey Sharkey is fast at work doing something cool at his new job, working for Google.  That’s right, the guy behind CompareEverywhere and a handful of other apps has taken a position within the Googleplex. Before moving on up, ...

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Google’s Scoreboard App is a Winner

It took all of ten minutes for me to decide that Google’s latest Android application, Scoreboard, will replace all three of my Plusmo apps.  In fact, I even had to log onto my My T-Mobile account and remove my sports updates.  Why?  Because Google handles all of this, and more, for me ...

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HulloMail for Android Released, UK G1 Owners Rejoice

Last Monday saw the release of a new Android app that gives UK G1 users faster and easier access to their voicemail than ever before. HulloMail, which is downloadable from Android Market, provides a simple optimized view of your voicemails from the G1 phone. You can see a list of messages and ...

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Podcast 002: Interview with Rylan Barnes of ShopSavvy

Scott recently had a chance to speak with Rylan Barnes, one of the top members of Big in Japan.  If you’re not familiar with them, you might know their Android application ShopSavvy.  One of the most popular apps in the Android Market, it has seen thousands of downloads, saving people ...

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Kogan’s Agora Gets Last Minute Makeover

With just over a month left before the Agora is set to launch, Kogan has taken to making some cosmetic/hardware changes to the phone.  As pointed out by the Engadget guys, there appears to be a little bit of photoshoppery on the Kogan website when you pull up the handset now.  Let’s ...

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You Tell Us: How Has the Economy Changed Your Mobile Life?

You can’t turn on the televsion or hit a news site without hearing how bad things are right now.  Pretty much everyone is affected in some way or another.  We want to ask you – How has the economy changed your mobile life, if at all?

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It’s In The Mail

Learn how to send an email from your Android app in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Hey HTC, This is a Sexy Android Phone

Getting things right out of the way… This is not an Android phone coming to the US anytime soon. Still there?  Alright, so here’s what you are looking at.  Lenovo and China Mobile are coming together for this “OPhone” which is based off of the Android platform. Given ...

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Loopt Now Available in the Android Market (PRESS RELEASE)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2008 – Looptâ, an interoperable social mapping and communication service, announced that its service is launching today to consumers through the Android Market, Google’s new mobile application store. Loopt users can share their location between carrier ...

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