Diagnosing Sporadic Errors

Face it: apps are bound to break in the field. Learn some tips for dealing with remote crashes in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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The Shack Selling Motorola Cliq for $80 on Black Friday

We’re at that special time of year where carriers and handset makers give one final push to deliver strong sales and subscriber numbers.  Often times this means highly discounted phones staring at you from Black Friday ads while you put away more Turkey and stuffing. Far be it from The ...

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Thank You Verizon But “No Cigar”

Just to put disclaimer first: I wanted Droid! I dreamed about it! I was totally in love with Verizon’s ad. It was exciting, it was all good.  But as often happens with online affairs the love fest was cut short when reality showed up her ugly face. Have you seen today's Deal of the ...

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Zii Optimized Android Handset to Debut in December

Creative Technology’s Zii endeavor appears to be picking up steam and Android looks to be an integral part of its future.  After starting out with the ZiiEGG back in the summer, Creative has expanded to other devices like the MediaBook. According to a website Creative fansite  ...

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Audio Issues Plaguing Droid Owners

We’ve seen a few reports of Droid owners experiencing audio issues with ringers and sms volume over the last few days.  Apparently, it’s not something isolated to a select few users and affects people in different ways.  The most common problem can be described as the external ...

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Sprint Working on “Maintenance Release” for Hero

Those of you who own the Sprint Hero will be happy to know that a maintenance release for Android is in the works.  While it’s not an upgrade to 1.6 or 2.0, it’s essentially a patch update to fix those pesky SMS issues.  According to the Sprint Community forum, this update will be ...

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Leaving T-Mobile Behind for Verizon Droid

Anyone following the invasion of the Droid can see a plethora of reviews on PhoneDog, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report among others.  So I will spare you the redundancy since those guys do reviews for a living and are much better at it than I.  What I would like to do is give you my reasoning... ...

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February Release for Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

The sexiest Android handset we’ve seen so far it the Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson.  Officially announced only days ago, we’re anxious to find out three things – Who is going to carry it?  When is it coming out?  And most importantly, how much?  Well, we might know the ...

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Can Hardware Keep Up With Android?

Since the G1 rolled out a year ago, there’s one question that continues to burn the cilia of my ear. “Does the phone lag?” Why does this bother me so much? It seems like a fair question, doesn’t it? Does it lag? Well, why should it? I mean, a phone should be made to ...

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Menq EasyPC E790 Could be $100 Android Netbook

We recently received a tip from the always-wonderful-always-excited Nicolas Charbonnier (Charbax). The Archos fan was letting us know about an $80 laptop that can, and will, support Android. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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T-Mobile Rounds out 2009 with 4th Android Handset – Behold II Announced

T-Mobile USA has officially announced their 4th Android handset as the Samsung Behold II.  A touch-only device, the Behold II is both Android-based and TouchWiz interface.  Starting November 18th, the phone goes on sale online and at T-Mobile stores nationwide, the phone will drop at $229 ...

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Google Pushes Source Code for Android 2.0 – Developers Push it to G1 Within Hours

Android 2.0 SDK has been available for a few weeks now, but the source code has been held hostage.  The word around the campfire is that Google hasn’t been too forthcoming with it.  Most handset manufacturers have been stuck messing with Android 1.6 instead.  No more of that! Last ...

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Duarlander Promises Consistent Android Experiences

The issue of Android fragmentation is a legitimate one but has a much greater effect on developers than consumers.  We, as consumers, want your app to work on our phone, period.  Your job as a developer is to insure that it does just that.  And with a now 48 hour return policy in place, ...

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Book of Phone Wars 1:1

A recent article detailing the release of the Droid included this sentence. So, at midnight last night, the world experienced Android 2.0 for the very first time.  And the world was happy. The last sentence had a very Biblical tone or maybe I just read it that way.  Either way it got me to ...

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Innovative Converged Devices Unveils 15″ Vega Tablet

WOW.  This is the kind of stuff that gets us really excited.  Innovative Converged Devices, a company based out of UK and Seattle has pulled the curtain back on their 15.6″ Vega tablet.  It’s not just a large internet browser either.  This baby has a lot of the features found in ...

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