Android Powered Vodafone 845 Announced

Vodafone just pulled the curtain back on their first Android handset, the Vodafone 845. To be clear, this marks the first of their own branded phones.  They currently offer the HTC Legend, Nexus One, and Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.  So what’s the 845 all about?  Is it a superphone like the ...

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Latest Archos A5 Firmware Allows for Paid Apps in Android Market (Rooted Units Only)

One of the biggest gripes about the Android-based Archos 5 tablet is the hoops one must jump to install apps.  With no official Android Market support, crafty users are forced to hack their tablets or side-load apps. That’s not the easiest thing to do when there are nearly 50,000 apps out ...

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Sprint Loves Your Mom, Do You?

Wireless provider Sprint is doing what they can to have you looking like a champ this coming Mother’s Day.  Hesse and Co. have put together a list of Android apps designed to make mom’s life easier around the home and office. We’ve taken a little initiative and appended some ...

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Garmin-Asus Announce Pedestrian-Friendly A10

Garmin Ltd. and ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (Garmin-Asus) have officially announced their next Android-based handset, the A10. This time around, the company is turning their focus to pedestrians and personal navigation. The A10 comes with a 3.2-inch HVGA touch display, a 5-megapixel camera with ...

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Pre-Alpha Release of Firefox Mobile (Fennec) Available

A very early look at the upcoming Firefox Mobile “Fennec” browser is now available to Android users thanks to one the developers behind the project.  Before you go running off to download the app, there are a few things you should know.  This should be considered ...

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Did FCC Just Out the HTC Wildfire?

It’s not very often that we get to see pictures of handsets to go with FCC approvals. Such is the case with this new HTC phone, the PC70110. Based on the looks, we can safely assume this will be an Android-based unit. Look to the front keys for a row of buttons that mimic the... Read More

Andy Rubin Reacts to Steve Jobs, Likens Apple to North Korea

The NY Times has a great little interview with Google VP Andy Rubin where he talks about Android’s future among other things.  When asked his thoughts on the recent Steve Jobs comments about Android offering porn, Andy says he doesn’t quite get where Jobs was coming from.  “I don’t ...

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Samsung Considering Google TV with Android

Samsung is said to be considering the business feasibility behind creating televisions with Android.  The Korean manufacturer already moves more units than anyone in the world so this may or may not come to fruition. As rival Sony is rumored to be hard at work trying to integrate Android into ...

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You Tell Us: What is the Best Android Phone/Carrier Combo?

Time for some reader feedback!  We want to know which Android handset and wireless provider make for the best combination.  Is it the Droid Incredible because of the hardware? Maybe something from T-Mobile because of rate plans? Leave your opinion in the comments below!

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Free Nexus One Available for Pre-Order on Vodafone UK

Since it’s launch in January, Vodafone UK customers have been anxiously anticipating the arrival of the Nexus One.  In a matter of days (April 30th), they’ll be able to go to a local store and pick one up.  For Free. Effective immediately, customers can pre-order the Nexus One at ...

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AdMob Report Breaks Down Where Android Traffic Comes From

The latest AdMob metrics report is out and it gives some insight into how the composition of Android phones. Did you know that as of March, there 12 manufacturers with 34 different Android devices? Yup. Further, 96 percent of Android’s traffic comes from 11 handsets. That’s a heck ...

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Minor Update to Motorola CLIQ XT Available NOW! Limited to First 1,000 Downloads

T-Mobile has just made a minor software update available to their Motorola Cliq XT handset.  Limited to the first 1,000 people to download it, the update improves data connectivity, decreases random reboots and force closes, and more.  The update just hit about 20 minutes ago and we can confirm ...

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Verizon’s Nexus One Not Happening, Buy Its Cousin Instead

After waiting patiently for the Nexus One to arrive on Verizon’s network, customers have learned today that there will be no such animal.  The official Google Phone store has removed the placeholder indicating a spring launch and replaced it with a blurb about buying the “similarly ...

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NYTimes App Coming Soon?

It sounds like we might be getting an official NYTimes application for Android any day now.  According to Google Mobile OS, a demo for a NYTimes app was found on the Nexus One YoutTube channel.  Unfortunately, the video cannot be found any longer.  On a positive note, an FAQ page has made its ...

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Android Market to Hit 50,000 Apps in Time for Google I/O

With all the recent talk about Android growth and trying to sway developers to the platform, we thought we’d stroll by Androlib to get a feel for where the number of apps sits today.  Now, we know that Androlib is in no way the official word on actual figures.  We realize that until ...

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