App Preview: FoxyRing – Smart Ringtone Management

In a world that doesn’t have ambient-sound-based-volume-adjustment, FoxyRing Does! Okay, so maybe advertising isn’t for me, but FoxyRing definitely is. Currently one of the top 20 contestants in the Lifestyle category of ADC II, this app has a good chance of walking away with one of ...

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App Radar: Volume 3

These last few days have seen an incredible amount of new software releases and announcement. From the big name companies all the way down to the 1-man teams, there’s an increasingly faster growing list of apps to keep up with. We get a lot of emails from developers looking to share their ...

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The Too-Fast Aging G1

I like my G1. It is, by far, the best phone I have ever had. I love how it feels in my hand, not too light or too heavy; it fits just right!  I even got used to the keyboard. At first, I didn’t like the lip on the phone as it made getting to... Read More

Sherpa Adding New Functionality, Refreshing UI

One of our favorite apps for Android so far, Sherpa, is a prime example location-awareness done right.  Already a great app to begin with, it’s about to get greater.  We received an advance notice that Geodelic is gearing up to release Sherpa 2.0 in December with improved speeds and a ...

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Vobis Computer Announces “Highscreen Zeus” for Russia

Back in July, we mentioned a company called Vobis Computer and their handset the HighScreen PP5420.  The relatively small outfit is back, and this time they have a model that rolls off the tongue just a little bit better.  It’s called the Highscreen Zeus, and it too will be Russia-bound ...

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Return of the Fancy ListViews

We resurrect a long-gone blog post series by returning to the issue of fancy ListViews, taking advantage of new APIs in Android 1.6/2.0, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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The Big List of Stuff We Missed

How about that week of Android news, eh?  The train keeps picking up steam and we’re doing our best to keep up.  We’re really fortunate to have other great Android websites to help with news and rumors.  These sites do a fantastic job of keeping people informed and offer ...

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Trio of New Droid Ads [VIDEO]

We’re really starting to like the direction of Verizon’s Droid campaign.  Why?  Because the public is finally being shown what can be done with Android.  T-Mobile has been offering Android phones for a year now, yet people don’t know what’s possible with the ...

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App Review: TouchDown by NitroDesk

On the one year anniversary of the release of their Exchange application TouchDown, NitroDesk remains the de facto choice when it comes to superior functionality, quality, and ease of use.  TouchDown is rife with a treasure trove of features that work across all areas of Outlook, it’s ...

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Droid Eris Commercial – Verizon Still Taking Shots at Apple’s 3G Network [VIDEO]

Not to be deterred by a lawsuit, Verizon is still going hard on Apple for their network, or lack thereof.  The most recent example come from a commercial featuring the Droid Eris handset.  Android aside, the spot is a rather clever one.  The iPhone arrives on the Island of Misfit Toys and ...

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OpenTable Helps 1 Million Diners Find a Table

OpenTable, a company we profiled back in September, has now seated over 1 million diners using their mobile app.  With a $50 average check per diner, this equates to more than $50 million in revenue generated for its restaurant partners. OpenTable‘s application comes in Android,  ...

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Developers Challenge Trims to Top 200

With the first round of the ADC 2 completed, it’s time to see who has made the cut.  After getting underway back in May, the list has been trimmed to 20 semi-finalists from 10 categories.  Over the next weeks (months), Android users will be able to help decide who takes home the top 3 ...

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Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Oh, boy do I feel cheated! Gone, gone are the honeymoon days when I had this wonderful love affair with my brand shiny new MyTouch. The bride turned out to be a little bit too old, not very smart and missing some very important qualities. To my own horror I found myself lurking in the... Read More

Google is Pushing Droid on its Homepage

The picture really says it all. Google is obviously fully part of the big Droid launch marketing today, giving it a coveted link on the Google.com homepage. The “learn more” link leads to a page on Google headed “Search on Droid by Motorola.” The page includes photos of ...

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Garmin Looks to Android for Direction

With the recent announcement of Android 2.0 and the eagerly anticipated addition of Google Maps Navigation, it should come as no surprise that established navigation companies like Garmin weren’t as excited about it as us Android users were.  However, as part of their “Q3 Earnings ...

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