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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Handling Multiple Screen Sizes, Part One

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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MWC 2010: Fast Track To Android with Motorola

As part of Mobile World Congress, Motorola had setup sessions to fast track new developers who are willing to start developing on Android. They had brought few companies to showcase their work and answers questions. This is great to see that Motorola is heavily involve into helping developers ...

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Motorola CLIQ XT/Quench Officially Announced

The CLIQ‘s slimmer sibling, the CLIQ XT, was announced by Motorola this morning at Mobile World Congress. The CLIQ XT is a touch-only device, bearing many of the same features as the original CLIQ such as screen size, resolution, camera, MOTOBLUR, and Android 1.5. Upgrades to the CLIQ XT ...

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ShowStoppers at Mobile World Congress 2010

ShowStoppers is a special event where companies can showcase their products in advance of a show. They had one for CES and there was one this evening in advance of Mobile World Congress. If this event give any indication of the trends for this year MWC, it will be rich for Android, here is ...

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Mobile World Congress 2010

Mobile World Congress is starting this Monday in Barcelona, Spain and you will be lucky to have 2 Android Guys (Patryk Zabick and myself) walking through hundred of booths and meeting lots of companies involved on Android. We will be reporting on all the latest devices, applications ...

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Android 2.1 Coming to Samsung Moment February 22nd?

This is purely a rumor for now, but Android Central is getting reports that Sprint will be updating the Samsung Moment to Android 2.1 on February 22nd. The Moment is currently running Android 1.5, so Android 2.1 will be a great addition for users of this phone as they will get all of the ...

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7.7 Million Android Handsets Sold in 2009

Canalys has announced that the majority of smartphones sold in 2009 were touchscreen phones. Canalys is also reporting that 7.7 million Android handsets made up 4.7% of overall smartphone sales.  For those of you counting that is a 1074% growth from 2008!  That is quite a big step for one year! ...

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Dell Mini 5 Passes FCC With AT&T 3G Bands, Engadget Gets One

Dell and Android fans should be happy to see this one.  The Dell Mini 5 has earned FCC approval with 3G bands needed for AT&T, Rogers, Bell, and Telus 3G.  While this has been rumored for a while and Dell officially said they were launching a device for AT&T, this is the first ...

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Google Gives Free Nexus One to TED Attendees

Google has been working hard to put the Nexus One in the hands of anyone they feel is important enough, even if that means giving thousands of them away! Yet again, Google has given away free Nexus One devices to all attendees at the TED conference. Not a bad idea with the types of people... ...

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Need for Speed

You know all those Android phones out there running on the same 528Mhz processor? Well, they’re about to get some help. DroidDog and Engadget are reporting that Myriad Group AG, a new member of the Open Handset Alliance, has introduced a brand new high performance virtual machine ...

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