Nexus One Video Walkthrough

We’ve seen bootup videos of the Nexus One but nothing quite as long as today’s cinematic masterpiece.  In all honesty, it’s grainy, blurry, and hastily thrown together but we don’t care.  Check out a 5:00 walkthrough video of the Nexus One!  Somebody in France has ...

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NewsRoom is an RSS Beauty and Beast

I recently learned of a new RSS reader for Android called NewsRoom.  Since I rarely rely on bookmarked websites anymore, I like to have content readily available via RSS.  While there have been a handful of great RSS apps released already, I decided to take a look anyhow.  I was pleasantly ...

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App Review: Dolphin Browser

Years of surfing the web from Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices have left me pretty bummed about browsing on a handheld. Having recently upgraded to an HTC Hero, and I do mean upgrade, I see how sweet it can be. I have been using the stock browser and find it great. However, in my search... ...

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General Mobile Introduces “Storeoid”

App stores are all the rage these days.  From carriers to handset makers, it seems like everyone is getting in on them.  It should come as no surprise then that General Mobile has decided to throw their hat in the ring.  Our contact at General Mobile has passed along some screen shots that ...

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Rethinking Android App Piracy

Pirating Android applications is, unfortunately, easy. Whether it makes sense for app developers to do much about it, though, is far from clear. Ponder the issue in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Seesmic Updates Android Twitter Client

Everyone has their own favorite twitter clients for Android.  Whereas most people gravitate to Twidroid, other apps like Seesmic have started out slowly but are building a following.  After a few months in release, Seesmic has announced an update for their Android client that adds some new ...

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Specs Confirmed for General Mobile’s Next Handset

General Mobile, makers of the Dual Sim DSTL1 Android handset appear to be nearing completion of their follow up device.  We’ve covered the handset manufacturer a time or two here on the site, profiling them as a smaller company with a smart phone worthy of standing next to bigger ...

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Sony Ericsson Sponsoring Android Development Contest

Sony Ericsson appears to be very serious about their plans with Android.  Rather than just releasing a handset or two with the platform, they’re taking their cause straight to developers.  We’ve learned of a contest organized by Nikkei BP ITpro (translated) which is sponsored by ...

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Nexus One Unboxing

There should be little doubt that this phone is a Google branded experience.  Look at that box – there’s literally nothing on there save for the Google logo and Nexus One name.  Reminiscent of you-know-what.   The chaps at TechCrunch were passed 4 pictures of the Nexus One as ...

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Did Google Shut Down TheNexusOne.com?

Those of you following the Android news last week will no doubt recall the slow trickle of videos coming out of overnight blog, TheNexusOne.com.  It seemed not a day went by without at least one picture or video coming from the site, seemingly toying with fans.  To some observers, it looked ...

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Nearly Full List of Motorola Opus One Specs Leaks

The Motorola Opus One has been pretty much all but confirmed at this point.  We’ve seen pictures of the device and heard silly stories about its life in the wild.  Up until now, the specs were pretty much rumor and conjecture.  Today the picture gets somewhat clearer thanks to a Boy ...

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I Saw the Nexus One… I Failed

If all you’re looking for is a picture of the phone, you might as well stop reading right now, because that’s the part I failed at. If you’re interested in a story about how I saw the world’s hottest, unreleased, phone that may change the way we do mobile, please read on.

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ustwo Launches the ‘Dot’ on Android – World’s First “48 Hour App”

Mobile software developers, ustwo, are announcing the creation of the Dot, the world’s first ’48 hour app’. In the span of 48 hours, ustwo came up with the concept, design, development, and marketing! If the name ‘ustwo’ sounds familiar, it’s because they are the ...

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So Just How Good is the Xperia X10 Camera?

Of all the yet-to-be-launched Android handsets, none can match the anticipation level of the Xperia X10 from Sony Ericsson.  OK, so there is one other phone.  While we wait to find out which carrier(s) will offer the phone, the hands-on experiences are starting to trickle in.  We’re ...

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Dev Tools: Customizing ExpandableListView

I’m using ExpandableListView in my app and one of the complaints I got from users was that when the list item is expanded it’s hard to visually distinguish where the child item ends and next group item begins. Since that is out-of-the-box behavior I decided to modify it to something ...

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