The 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge

Remember back a few weeks, when HTC issued a C&D to LevelUpStudio to remove Beautiful Widgets, because it was too similar to their Sense UI widgets? Well, now HTC is sponsoring the 2010 NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge to do just that. Here is what they want developers to create: Create a top ...

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50 Android Games in One Video

In this video from AndroidHD, you’ll see a short presentation of 50 Android-based games.  Who said that Android was not a great platform for gaming?  Looks like we’re off to a good start so far.

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Is it Really Worth Putting Android on a Netbook?

While the tech-addict in me would love to own and play with an Android based netbook, the question must be asked:  Does an Android netbook make much sense? Now before you go blasting me out of the water, (which I admit, may be deserved), take a look at the netbooks that are available right ...

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App Review: The Settings Menu

This review will give a full in-depth analysis of the highly acclaimed Settings Menu available now for Android. The Settings Menu has been through many changes and updates since Android was first released.  I will take a closer look at the various functions and features as they pertain to both ...

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Nexus One, Other Android Phones to T-Mobile UK?

Robin O’Kelly, head of corporate affairs for T-Mobile U.K., just let the Twitterverse know a few bits of Android news: T-Mobile U.K. is in talks with Google to carry the Nexus One, and that T-Mobile U.K. will also be carrying LG’s first Android phone, the InTouch Max GW620, as well ...

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Archos Makes Good on Promise

For these of you who didn’t know it – our friends from Archos, makers of the first Android tablet held a contest in November of 2009 that entitled participants to a deep discount offer for the purchase of  Archos 5 internet tablet. I enrolled with my “Hire*A*Droid” job ...

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Parallel Kingdom, A Newb In A L337′s World

I went into this review with the best intentions. I really did! Played it for about 20 minutes before wondering, “What’s the object of the game again?” I then realized that this wasn’t any old silly game you play for fun trying to kill time. No, I have walked into the ...

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PLEN Robot Controlled by Android [VIDEO]

Those of you with piles of cash might be interested in picking up a PLEN hobby robot for your desk.  The roughly 9″ tall “droid” can be controlled via Bluetooth, either by your cell phone or PC keyboard.  You know where I’m going with this… Check out the video ...

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Google’s New AdWord Policy Has Users Targeted By Handset and Carrier

Last last week, Google announced a new strategy for AdWords.  AdWords will now target users by the device and carrier they use, letting advertisers more directly reach consumers.   This means Android fans won’t be seeing any iPhone ads while surfing, but may see ads related to Android ...

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Conspiracy Theory: Is Apple Orchestrating a Media Attack on Google?

For various reasons, I’ve had plenty of free time on my hands lately.  And since I’m an Android Guy, I was closely following the CES 2010 developments.  I was also reading all I could about the Nexus One, what kind of impact that it was going to have on the smartphone market, and ...

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App Review: Newton Lite

Newton is the sniper to Asteroids spray and pray. According to the developer, a lone coder named Mario from Graz, Austria, Newton is a physics puzzler heavily inspired by the great flash game Gravity Pods and some old DOS and Amiga classics with similar game play mechanics.

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Motorola MOTOSPLIT Render – New Take on Old Design?

Here’s an impractical looking design if we ever saw one.  The folks at Engadget were recently handed a screenshot of an alleged Motorola handset called the MOTOSPLIT.  And while it’s pretty obvious that the picture is a render, it leaves us wondering if the phone is there is such ...

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This is Not Android 3.0 Running on HTC Supersonic

What you see above is being passed around as “Android 3.0 running on the upcoming HTC Supersonic”.  The image show a 3-D home screen with the app launcher featured in Android 2.1 with a tab.  While it would be great to see something like this as being the next step in Android, we ...

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Canadian HTC Magic Gets Sense UI and 911 Fix

The first of 2 upgrades to the Canadian HTC Magic is officially underway. The two updates spoken about in an earlier post stated that the first of the 2 updates would be a 911 fix and the much appraised HTC Sense UI. The second which will be released mid-summer is the full upgrade to Android... ...

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What the #####! Nexus One Censoring Swear Words

If you’re thinking of using your new Nexus One to curse out your ex with the speech-to-text function, you might want to think again.  Reuters has discovered that the voice recognition feature converts curse words into a string of # symbols when rendered into text.  Why? A spokesperson ...

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