Code Pollution: Background Becomes Foreground

Learn when your background processing might run with foreground priority, and what to do about it, in a Code Pollution post in today’s episode of Building ‘Droids!

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All But Confirmed – Motorola Cliq XT Launching This Week for $99

T-Mobile’s next Android handset, the Motorola CLIQ XT is set to roll out this week.  We missed the launch by a week, calling for it last Wednesday the 10th.  Turns out, it should be tomorrow, and for a lower price than previously expected.  For $99 and a 2-year commitment, T-Mobile ...

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BlackBerry Users Pine for Android

A recent Crowd Science study indicates that BlackBerry users have wandering eyes and are considering other platforms for their next handset.  Roughly 1/3rd of BlackBerry owners would switch to an Android phone, specifically the Nexus One.  According to Crowd Science CEO John Martin, this ...

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App Review: WeFi

We often take it for granted but it is great to be able to carry these small devices around with constant web and data connections. While each of us have our respective wireless providers, many prefer to connect through WiFi wherever possible. Why? Because in most cases it is free.  This is ...

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10 Android Apps You Need To Download NOW!

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by Scotty Brown Have you ever seen one of those lists on a tech site giving you this list of apps that they claim are the end-all-be-all of lists? The type of article that swears up and down that what they are telling you is for your own good, and that the author knows everything... Read More

HTC Legend, Desire Headed to Vodafone UK

Two of the hottest new phones to come out of Mobile World Congress last month, the HTC Legend and Desire, have been announced for Vodafone UK. Customers can register now for both handsets which are due next month (April). The Legend comes with an exclusive deal for Vodafone UK and includes a ...

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Inventor of Cellphone Dumps IPhone, Embraces Android

It turns out that Martin Cooper, the man who invented the cell phone, is the proud owner of a Motorola Droid!  In a story which aired on C-SPAN,  Martin discussed the politics of cellphones, as well as his current device.  He went on to state that he used to have an iPhone, but gave it... Read More

More Evidence of a Sprint Nexus One?

With the Nexus One headed to Verizon and Vodafone in the coming weeks, customers on other networks are starting to wonder if and when they’re provider will be offering the phone.  One such carrier, Sprint could really use a new Android handset with high end specs like Nexus One. One of ...

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Share With the Class! Free Apps Worth Paying For

Welcome back to AndroidGuys’ new series, Share With the Class!  To kick things off, we asked you what your favorite productivity apps were.  Some of you mentioned titles like Gmote, SwiFTP Server, Astrid, and ListBuddy.  It was interesting to hear how people use many different apps in ...

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Verizon Nexus One Only Available Online, Sense UI? Doubt It

Android Central has gotten hold of a picture showing the Nexus One in Verizon Wireless’ Equipment Guide. The description clearly states that the phone will ONLY be sold through Google’s phone website, as previously speculated.  This confirms that Google will continue pushing people ...

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Vodafone UK Showing Nexus One “Coming Soon”

Back when the Nexus One was launched, the Google store listed a placeholder for Vodafone and Verizon with a “Spring 2010″ launch.  With the season technically kicking off next Saturday, Vodafone appears to be getting ready to offer the HTC super phone.  The carrier’s website ...

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Hootsuite Acquires Swift App

Days after launching its Android application, Hootsuite is announcing that they have acquired developer Swift App. This doesn’t come as a total surprise as Swift App was the company behind the development of Hootsuite’s recent twitter client for Android. Observant Android users who ...

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T-Mobile’s Voice Plus Beta Has Started

After nearly a month of waiting,  T-Mobile has started their Voice Plus Beta program for G1 owners.  Emails are being sent out this evening to those of you who signed up to participate in a new service to manage calls and voicemail on your Android phone. Heads up!  To install the application on ...

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FlyScreen Integrates FourSquare into Latest Release

FlyScreen just dropped a great new feature into their Android lock-screen app.  FourSquare integration allows user to check-in from their handsets without the need of opening an actual app.  For those of you who are fanatical about maintaining your “mayor” status, you can appreciate ...

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HTC Incredible Poised for CTIA

The HTC Incredible has been seen in the wild, yet again, leading us to believe the handset has been prepped and readied for a CTIA announcement.  Dressed in Verizon black and red, this super phone has an awful lot going on under the hood.  If you look at the bottom right of the battery cover... ...

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