New Ping Feature in waze Due Shortly

The good folks over at waze don’t like to stand still very long.  Today we received word that a new version of waze, the free, social mapping software, should be going live later today or tomorrow.  So what’s new in the app?

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Motorola: Multi-Touch on “Majority of Devices Going Forward”

One of the first things to be pointed out about the Nexus One was its lack of multi-touch.  In fact, the same could be said of the Motorola Droid.  While we settle for double tapping and zoom buttons, our friends around the world are enjoying pinching and pulling.  According to Motorola CEO, ...

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SK Telecom to Rely Heavily on Android for Smartphones, Too

SK Telecom Co., the largest carrier in South Korea’s (by revenue) has announced that they are planning to sell over 2 million smartphones this year with the bulk of them running Android.  The carrier, speaking today at a press conference, said they expect 15 smartphones this year and 25 ...

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SDG Systems’ Adds Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 to Short List of “Rugged” Android Handsets

SDG Systems has announced that and Android version of their Bluebird Pidion BIP-6000 handheld is available.  Based on Android 1.5, the BIP-6000 is designed Independent Software Vendors (ISV) and Value-Added Reseller (VAR) as well as end users who want to develop commercial applications for ...

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MacLife Magazine Reviews the ‘Droid.

Being a person who drank the kool aid that Apple is selling, I am a lover of Mac computers.  One of the publications that I receive at home regularly is MacLife, a rag dedicated to, you guessed, all things Mac.  I opened the February issue and was intrigued to find that the staff of ...

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Europe’s HTC Hero to Get Android 2.1 Mid-February?

We just received an email from our friends at http://android.com.pl who are advising that all HTC Hero units in Europe will see an upgrade to Android 2.1 starting February 15th.  They’re claiming their source for this comes from the top at HTC Poland.  We’ve been hearing rumors of ...

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Early Look: Probability-Based Keyboard “qwerted”

Check out this new take on the traditional Android soft keyboard. Rather than just changing the color or general shape of the buttons, qwerted changes the actual size of them based on the probability that they’ll be hit next.  For instance, if you type a ‘c’, the letter ...

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Mplayit: “‘How Many Apps?’ is Wrong Question

I show my G1 off to a lot of people.  I love to wow them with cool apps like Google Sky Map, Plink Art, and Shop Savy.  Invariably the question comes up, “How many apps are there for that phone?”  Thanks to Apple’s marketing efforts, consumers have been brainwashed into ...

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LG Calling on Android to Grow Sales in 2010

LG is expecting Android to help boost sales and grow their smart phone numbers for the coming year.  Although not quite as heavily as Motorola, LG is betting on Android to get them into a double-digit share of the smart phones sold worldwide this year. 

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Android Development: It’s Just Different

Developers for other platforms are experimenting with Android in increasing numbers. They are not always happy, because Android does not necessarily do things the way they are used to. We ponder this situation in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Canadian Dream Owners Get Free Magics, No Joke!

Some Strings Attached… It’s true, Rogers has officially announced that all Canadian HTC Dream owners can upgrade to the HTC Magic free of charge. For background information on this story, please go here and here. The catch is that you must resign your 3-year contract as of the day ...

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Flurry Pegs Nexus One Sales at 20K in First Week

The estimates are coming in for the first week of Nexus One sales and they’re not terribly surprising.  Mobile analytics firm Flurry has just announced a report which ballparks the handset at 20,000 units sold in the first week.  While this number is considerably smaller than that of ...

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Cost of Breaking Nexus One Contract Could be More Than Cost of Handset!

For those you who purchased a subsidized Nexus One  with T-Mobile and are thinking about canceling your contract you better listen up.  If you you cancel your contract after the 14-day trial, it’ll cost you between $50 and $200. In addition to this, Google will charge you an additional ...

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Rumor: Sprint Working with Walmart on WiMax Build Out

Here’s a rumor that we’d like to see play out if only for curiosity’s sake.  According a tipster of ours, Sprint has been working with an unusual partner on a project to help build out their WiMax network.  As we all know the carrier plans to release handsets later this year ...

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Who to Ask for Support for Nexus One…

The Nexus One, while being a very good Android device, has some issues. It is starting with the ordering process with Google and the upgrade eligibility with T-Mobile. There are also reports of signal quality with 3G as outline by Gizmodo. The Nexus One is made by HTC, distributed by Google and ...

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