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. Have... ...

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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! Have... Read More

Have Keyboard, Will Travel: Android Phones Capable of Using USB Keyboard.

In an article over at jkontherun.com, it seems that some enterprising Android enthusiasts have found that some Android powered devices have the ability to support USB keyboards built into their stock firmware. As the author of the article points out, it is not as simple as plugging in that ...

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Synchronizing Google Voice With Your Location: Google Voice Locations v0.1

Aloha Android and Google Voice fans! Over the last few days, Gizmodo and Lifehacker have featured several posts detailing the adventures of Google Voice Master Chad Smith. According to the folks over at Lifehacker, Smith was able to synchronize his Google Voice ringing schedule with his GPS ...

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Five

We wrap up coverage of multiple screen sizes by looking at ways to have your UI take advantage of more space, rather than just rendering bigger, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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App Review: Space Physics

If you thought engineering and physics (in their most basic forms) couldn’t be turned in to a fun puzzle game then you are sorely mistaken! Space Physics gives you a marble, a goal and obstacles in between and asks you to devise and draw a way to get the ball to its destination. Have you... Read More

Rogers’ Magic To Be Re-Branded as HTC Magic +

Attention Canadians: Android Guys has some news regarding the Rogers’ HTC Magic.  Very soon you will notice something different when you go to look at the HTC Magic at your local Rogers’ Store.  Is it a new finish? No.  Sorry.  What about a sleeker look? No again!  Well folks, the ...

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Talk with Astraware

During my time at Mobile World Congress, I took the time to seat and talk with few companies involved with Android.  To kick things off, I spoke with members of Astraware and am only happy to share my takeaway with you. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Four

We continue our exploration of handling multiple screen sizes in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Interested in Buying a My Touch 3G V.1.2 Now? You Better Hurry!

For those of you who are interested in buying a My Touch 3G V. 1.2(you know, the one with the 3.5mm headphone jack, ram boost, Swype keyboard, and a 8GB micro-sd card ) you better hurry up and be resourceful.  According to the team over at TmoNews, supplies are dwindling and the popular ...

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Rumours Say Canada May Have Paid Apps Soon

Android is nothing new in Canada and while we don’t have a very large selection of different handsets, the average person would be able to tell you what it is. We may be quite excited about Android and it’s edgy approach to the mobile scene, but now we want more! Have you seen ...

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HTC Incredible Appears in Verizon Inventory System

The HTC Incredible, the supposed Verizon phone which appeared a few weeks ago is back! This time the phone is in Verizon’s inventory system. Is a launch imminent? While nothing is for certain, we can only speculate that it might possibly be coming soon.  Have you seen today's Deal of ...

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Distimo Study Reveals A Great Deal About The Android Market

Distimo, a Dutch app store analytics firm, has finally completed their research on the six major mobile app stores: iTunes App Store, BlackBerry App World, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog and Windows Marketplace for Mobile.  Their findings analyzed store size, store ...

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