Yet More Android Business Models

Last September brought you five blog posts outlining 40 business models worth considering with Android. Here, find another 9, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Google’s Gesture Search Arrives for a Select Few Handsets

Google has just pushed out another Labs feature for Android handsets running 2.0 or later.  It’s called Gesture Search and it just that – It searches by gesture.  Using the app, Nexus One and Droid owners can search contacts, bookmarks, applications, and music by drawing little letters on ...

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HTC Sense 2.1 Leaked For Droid Eris

Well folks, the kids over at XDA Developers are at it again! According to the team over at Android Central, earlier this evening HTC Sense 2.1 was leaked via XDA for the Droid Eris! From the picture and what I am reading in the forums, it looks to possibly be legit. This one is still... Read More

Share With the Class! Productivity Apps

Welcome to the new series of AndroidGuys posts called Share With the Class!  We’ve created this new category in an effort to help you readers learn of new applications and share your favorites as well.  With over 30,000 applications to choose from, many gems get lost in the shuffle.  And ...

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Google Really is Giving Away Free Nexus One and Droid Handsets to Developers

Last night I was both very pleasantly surprised and somewhat scared when I got email with the following snippet: “Due to your contribution to the success of Android Market, we would like to present you with a brand new Android device as part of our developer device seeding program. You ...

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Beta Test This! BioWallet Signature Beta

Longtime followers of Android will recognize the name of Biowallet.  One of the finalists from the first Android Developers Challenge back in 2008, the app was designed as a “safe wallet” that housed your private information such as passwords, notes, accounts, documents, etc.  The protection ...

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Motorola HS1001 Cordless Phone Coming This Summer, Engadget Gets a Look

It seems those Android home phone rumors that surfaced a few months back just might be coming to fruition. Earlier today it was announced that Motorola will be bringing the Motorola HS1001 Android Cordless Phone to the US this summer.  Made by the company Binatone, the device will be branded ...

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MOTOBLUR Handsets Coming To Canada

We have some good news this morning for Canadians. According to the team over at Boy Genius Report, MOTOBLUR will be coming to all three major Canadian carriers in the form of the Motorola DEXT, the Motorola BACKFLIP, and the Motorola QUENCH tablet. Unfortunately we do not have any news on who ...

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LG’s LU2300 Superphone Due Next Quarter

Looks like LG is ready to start rolling out their Android-based  superphones.  Next up for the handset maker is their touch-only LU2300.  Featuring a Snapdragon processor, 5 megapixel camera, Tv-Tuner, WVGA AMOLED screen and Android 2.1, it sounds almost exactly like a Nexus One.  LG is also ...

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Reasons for Root

We often hear requests, demands, and the like from people, calling for root permissions on their Android device and/or the ability to install alternative firmware. AndroidGuys wants to know: what do you think is in it for the device manufacturers?

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Apple Suing the “Great Artists” of HTC

First Nokia and now HTC. Apple is suing the Taiwan based Smart/Super phone maker for infringement of 20 patents. Surprisingly, Apple is not suing over multi-touch, but over patents that stretch from the iPhone’s UI to its hardware. I do not know much about patents, but here you can view ...

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Archos 5 – Designed by Engineers?

I got my free Archos 5 and spent a very lovely evening playing with my new toy. To be honest, I have very mixed feelings about the device, especially since I got it practically free.  I’m hoping that the good people of Archos will read this post and take some useful info from it.

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Google Now Selling Nexus One Batteries

This week Google added spare Nexus One batteries for sale in the official store. The best thing about it is that they’re only $25 a piece, plus shipping.  This is considerably cheaper than the $50 price tag that some phones fetch.  I haven’t had any problem with the Nexus battery ...

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FixIt!: Android Users: Misers?

New figures published few days ago from AdMob told us few things about ourselves. They told us that we are males, aged between 25 and 34 and we prefer not to pay for apps… I will guess that there is a good chance you will be reading this and say: No, I am not!

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Innocomm Reveals Ambitious Android Plans

Smartphone developer Innocomm Technology might be small when compared to players like HTC and Motorola, but their plans for Android are just as big. Around the middle of the year, the handset maker plans to drop their first of many Android-based handsets. Called the Shark, Iccocomm’s ...

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