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Embiggening the Tent

More apps means a more compelling Android, yet the existing Java-centric environment means some will elect to skip our platform. Read more about how to overcome this in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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Vopium Adds Android to its Portfolio of Applications

Vopium brings cheap, high quality calls to the G1 and HTC MagicTM Copenhagen and London, 18 May, 2009 – Vopium, the leading international mobile communications company, has today launched its

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Updates on Acer, Sony Ericsson, and Panasonic Handsets

Add another name to the ever growing list of Androidhandset makers.  Panasonic is thinking about getting in on the Android juggernaut.  Speaking at a press conference on their future business

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You Tell Us: What App Sets Android Apart?

Here’s your chance to brag about the software title you think defines Android best.  What app is it that sets Android apart from the other mobile platforms?  Is it location-based? 

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Android Based Trimble Nomad from SDG Systems

ZELIENOPLE, PA (MMD Newswire) May 21, 2009 – SDG Systems, LLC (SDG) announced today the availability and support of a developer version of the Trimble® (TDSTM) Nomad running Google® Android.

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User Generated Maps for Android Courtesy of waze

I had a chance last week to spend a half hour with a couple of guys from waze as they showed me what they were working on.  Their real-time, user

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CNET Interviews Andy Rubin – “It Will Change the Game”

There is an excellent interview with Andy Rubin up on CNET today.  If you’re new to Android or not following along too closely, he’s the guy responsible for Android.  Period. 

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Launcher Dock Widget Offers a Folder Alternative

Launcher Dock is a new widget developed by Bratag for those who have the latest cupcake release on their Android phone.  We’ve seen a handful of news and system setting

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T-Mobile Roadmap Shows Moto ‘Morrisson’ Not Same As ‘Bigfoot’

Recently a handset code-named ‘Bigfoot’ found its way online via a few sneaky folks who got their hands on T-Mobile’s Android roadmap.  Initially, we believed that T-Mobile was going to

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Handango InHand Takes on the Android Market

For years, Handango and other online software stores have been the best place to go to find the latest and greatest applications for you Nokia and Windows Mobile phones.  You

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Simply Beautiful “Rosie” Android UI Surfaces [VIDEO]

Forget cupcakes and donuts.  This looks like a wedding cake. Haykuro is back at it (already) with another glimpse into the future of Android.  Whether that future comes officially from

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ISB Corp’s Android Set Top Box

ISB Corp is currently playing around with everyone’s favorite OS, getting it to power a set-top box.  Last week at the Embedded Systems Expo, they demonstrated a reference board with

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Samsung i7500 to be Called ‘Galaxy’, Launch July in France

Bouygues Telecom announced today (translated French to English) that they will be the first company to offer the Samsung Galaxy. Formerly known as the i7500, the handset sports 8GBs memory,

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Turn Your Android Phone into a Baby Monitor

Here’s another fascinating way to get more out of your Android handset.  The makers of BabyPhone Deluxe have announced that their iPhone app will make its way to Android sometime

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HTC Magic and Samsung i7500 Side by Side Comparison [PHOTOS]

For those of you who like to let pictures speak for themselves, we’ve got 9 photos of the HTC Magic sitting next to Samsung’s i7500.  Thanks to CNET Asia, we