Jealous of that Dev Phone 1? Make Your Own!

Does the developer G1 (Dev Phone 1) that’s being offered by Google get you all hot and bothered?  Are you one of those who really want to play around with a completely unrestricted Android handset, yet already own a G1 that’s got you pinned down for 2 years?  Well, rather than ...

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Video of Android Running on the QIGI

First reported last week, the QIGI handset is set to launch with TechFaith Wireless in the coming weeks/months.  Today we’ve stumbled across a video of said device running Android that clocks in just under ten minutes. For those of you who already have a G1, you might notice a few ...

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“Pocket Auctions for eBay” is Loaded with Features

I downloaded Bonfire Media‘s “Pocket Auctions for eBay” night and instantly fell in love with it.  Upon opening it up, I’m greeted with options like Deals, My eBay, and Scan.  Each of these features would make a half decent eBay application on its own, but when ...

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Google Offering Truly Unlocked G1′s to Developers

Attention aspiring Android developers based in countries like the United States, UK, Germany, Japan, India, Canada, France, Taiwan, and around ten others.  You can now get a completely unlocked G1 handset from Google.  This means that neither the SIM card nor the hardware is locked down with ...

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Tabs With Intents

See how to embed activities inside of tabs in an Android TabView, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Product Review: Arkon Weighted “Friction Style” Dash Mount & Holder

We were admittedly a little skeptical to try out a weighted dash mount for our G1.  The last thing we wanted was for our handset to go sliding off the dashboard as we took a sharp corner.  After playing with our Arkon holder for almost a full week now, our fears have been assuaged. The... Read More

Adding Another 2 Million Songs, Shazam Grows Database by 30%

One of favorite Android apps to show off is Shazam.  We love to break the G1 out and demo some of the cool stuff it can do and this is one of those applications.  Although we’ve yet to run into any problems identifying songs, the guys at Shazam have taken it upon themselves to grow... ...

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Hop-On to Debut Casino Wagering for Android at CES

Gonna be in Las Vegas for CES?  Swing by the Hop-On setup and check out their “Casino Wagering” Software.  For under $200, Hop-On will offer you an Android handset running their applications.  That is of course, if you live in a country where gambling is legal.  That excludes ...

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Kogan’s Agora Officially Becomes Australia’s First, World’s Second Android Handset

Making good on the rumors from a few weeks ago, Kogan has officially announced the first Android handsets to be released in Australia.  Two models of the handset called the Agora and Agora Pro will be launched on January 29th, 2009 at prices of $299 and $399 respectively. Unlocked.  Not quite ...

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HTC Acquires One & Co. to Help Design Handsets

San Francisco-based One & Co. has been purchased by G1 makers HTC.  If you’ve never heard of the name One & Co., perhaps you know their work.  The HTC Touch Diamond is one of the more recent products to have their mark on it.  Before that, One & Co. has helped to design ...

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Constant Pinging Racks up $102.85 in Roaming Charges for G1 User

Here’s an interesting story that arrived in our inbox today. One of our readers, James, decided to take a trip to the UK for almost two weeks and took his G1 with him. He knew about roaming charges and what to do to prevent them, but it seemed that wasn’t enough. Rather than having ...

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Make Your Own AnyCut Shortcuts (Part 1 of 3)

Don’t let the cute little house icon fool you.  AnyCut is pure utility and, like a lot of the V1.0′s in the marketplace, this one is pure Android.  It takes advantage of Android’s great interoperability, and it will be misunderstood and under-appreciated. On the second ...

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Five App Recap: Lifestyle

Welcome to the second edition of our Android software snapshot reviews.  As we did before with the games, we’re providing quick, one paragraph reviews of Android applications we find from the Android Market.  Each of these reviews is dedicated to specific categories and the apps that ...

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G1 for $125? You Wish

You almost had to be ready for this one in advance if you wanted to take advantage of it.  American Express’ “My Wishlist” site was offering a T-Mobile G1 for $125 earlier today.  Was.  It seems the very limited supply of 200 has already reached its end.  Not to worry ...

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Techfaith Wireless and QIGI Launch China’s First Android Handset

China’s TechFaith Wireless and QIGI, a Smartphone brand in China has announced today that the i6-Goal will be the first Android-powered phone in China. The handset runs with a 624MHz CPU and features a touch-screen, a business card scanner as well as GPS functionality. We are proud to ...

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