Beta Test This! Gowalla for Android

We’re finding that many of our readers and twitter followers love to try out new applications.  Any time we mention a developer is looking for feedback or insight into their application(s), you guys seem to jump all over it.  Here’s another one, and its a pretty big title – ...

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Archos 5 gets Firmware Update

Recently, I turned on my Archos 5 tablet for my nightly reading and found notification for the firmware update (1.7.77). Alas it’s still Android 1.6. The update went without a glitch but if you are wondering what was includes here’s rundown from the Archos support site: Extended ...

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“Google Shopper” Hits the Market

Google Shopper, a new app from Google Labs, hit the market tonight. This new app should cause the developers of ShopSavvy and other barcode reading shopping apps sweat a little bit. With Shopper, you can not only scan barcodes but also look up products by taking a picture of them (as you can ...

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3G Issues Proving to be Super Phone’s Kryptonite

It seems that the 3G issues that the Nexus One continues to have may be hardware related.  According to an article at TmoNews, Nexus One users are able to change their 3G signal levels just by how they are holding the unit!  This is happening despite an OTA update which was supposed to have ...

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Motorola Milestone Now Available On Telus

From the carrier that brought you the highly acclaimed HTC Hero, Telus is now officially offering the Motorola Milestone. It is available for $199.99 on a 3 year term. As a bonus, Telus and Motorola have partnered to offer all customers who buy the Milestone a free car mount to help with in-car ...

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Sony Ericsson Refused to Build Nexus One

The CEO of Sony Ericisson, Burt Nordberg, is raising some eyebrows with a statement he made concerning the Nexus One recently to the Swedish publication Sydsvenskan. According to the folks over at Engadget, Nordberg stated in an interview that Sony Ericsson was originally offered the chance to ...

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HipLogic Live Coming to Android

The great thing about the Android operating system is that it makes it easy to customize it to fit you. If you’re like me, the standard Donut 1.6 three home screens never satisfied my “customization needs.” I was always looking for new and different home replacement apps for ...

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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part Two

Learn how to handle multiple screen sizes within your Android project, in today's part of an ongoing series of posts, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Official Android Guys App… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

It seems only right that we give our loyal readers the first look into the “oh-so-close-to-being-done” Official Android Guys App. Besides some unknown random errors  you will fall head over heels for this app. It’s got a sexy appeal, solid news, and extra goodies to back it up ...

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The Future of MotoBLUR, Sense and TouchWiz

Android is on the verge of earning the moniker “the future of the mobile operating system.” Although it is still in its infancy, the Android platform currently operates on nine handsets in the U.S. Five of the nine handsets, the G1, the MyTouch 3G, the Moment, the Droid and the ...

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Adobe AIR is Coming to Android

The news from Mobile World Congress keeps pouring in! We have learned that Adobe is currently in the process of readying a mobile version of Adobe Integrated Runtime for running  both Flash and Web applications outside of a browser.  Adobe expects to make mobile AIR available for Android and ...

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WMC 2010 Round Up: Day Two

For this second day at Mobile World Congress here is an overview of some of the Android devices presented on the show by manufacturers (not in any special order). Rather than giving again details of the specs, possible released dates I will just give my impression on each devices I was able to ...

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WMC 2010 Round Up: Day One

Mobile World Congress is a huge event in terms of information to cover. A good part of the show is related to hardware, applications and services targeted towards phone manufacturers, carriers,… so not really related to Android but even with most parts of the floor unrelated to it, there ...

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Android 2.1 News and Weather App Ported to Android 1.5

While this might not exactly constitute news, many Android 1.5 users will be happy to know that the popular News and Weather app(which comes with a widget) in Android 2.1 has been ported to Android 1.5!  Also known as the “Genie Widget,” the News and Weather app has been available ...

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MWC 2010: Hands On a Few Motorola Devices [VIDEO]

Here is a short overview of the latest Motorola Android phones, including the QUENCH/CLICK XT and the BACKFLIP. The QUENCH looks OK but not as good as the model for the Korean (MOTOROI) and Chinese (XT800 and MT710) markets. The BACKFLIP is a very odd design choice with the keyboard facing down ...

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