Posts From Scott Webster
Good news for those of you who own a LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT set. You can now control your NXT robot (Android) from an Android 2.1 or 2.2 device! Called MINDdroid, it functions as a wireless remote control via a Bluetooth connection.
We cannot confirm this on our ends as of yet but word around the campfire is that G2 handsets are getting an over-the-air software update. After less than a week
It’s Monday! That means tonight at 10PM EST you’ll be listening to the longest running Android-related podcast on the internet. Join your fellow Android fans and developers as we take
I started dabbling in geocaching late last year as my son and I wanted something fun to do on days off. Being he was six at the time, he was only too eager to help daddy hunt down treasure in the real world. We bounced from one Android app to another, trying each out to see what we liked best. Due to memory limitations of my G1, I was constantly uninstalling applications and games to make room for new stuff. Couple that with a quick-draining battery and it was becoming tough to stay enthusiastic or spend much time in the field. Suffice it to say, we got out of the game for a few months. Then all of a sudden, last month’s official Geocaching.com announcement put us right back on the hunt.
As Android continues to grow, so does the number of players entering the app distribution game. A few of today’s current alternatives include GetJar, SlideME, AppBrain, and OnlyAndroid. Looking forward,
By the time you finish reading this post, another three or four players will have entered the Android app store market. At least that it how it seems of late.
As we draw toward the end of the year we are expecting each of the top four providers to announce official pricing and release dates. We’ve heard whispers of Sprint’s launch, but for the most part, we’re still waiting on everyone. Thanks to a leaked internal T-Mobile document, we might have an idea where the prices will fall.
The specs for Verizon’s next super phone, the Droid 2 Global, have landed online ahead of any official announcement from Motorola. To be fair, these are not the full details,
Strap on your seatbelt and hold on, Garmin-Asus is gearing up for more Android powered handsets. Yes, that Garminfone from T-Mobile is about to get some company. Sorta.
Yesterday saw eBay making a pair of Android-related announcements. First up is the release of their new application, eBay Classifieds, which lets users hunt down jobs, sell that old bicycle, or find a pool guy. In fact, what might seem like a one-trick pony app at first glance is rather rich in details.
CherryPal has announced their new 7-inch Android 2.1-powered CherryPad today. Rather than setting their sites on the iPad and trying to take it on, CherryPal sees more benefit in the
What an incredible week for Android announcements! After seeing seven devices from Motorola yesterday, the momentum continues with three more phones headed for Sprint. The boys and girls running the Now Network just officially unveiled the Sanyo Zio, Samsung Transform, and LG Optimus S. We’ve briefly touched on each one of these over the last few day but we’ll give you the details once again.
We’re getting early word that Sprint is set to announce their LG Optimus S handset for availability later this month. Tagged with a very attractive $49.99 price point, the entry
Last fall, we were shocked to hear Samsung say that 2010 would see Android phones going for less than $100 on contract. Flash forward a year and we’re getting close to seeing sub-$100 phones without contract!
We just received official word from U.S. Cellular that they will be launching their Galaxy S series handset, the Samsung Mesmerize, on October 27th.