Enabling the Ecosystem: Snaptic, Part One

Want to integrate note-taking into your Android application? Consider integrating with 3banana from Snaptic -- we profile what this means in part one of an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Fatal Assumptions: Touch

The Fatal Assumptions blog post series will review some assumptions Android application developers may make, and why those assumptions may harm their app’s acceptance, immediately or in the near future. Right now, every major Android device has a touchscreen. I say “major” ...

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Mint App Will Come to Android

There’s good news for those Android users who are looking for a budgeting and expense tracking app! Mint, the company behind the popular finance app that has been very successful on the iPhone platform is coming to the Android Market.    

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LG Handset Showing in Verizon inventory, is it the Aloha?

Phonearena.com is reporting that they have gotten an anonymous tipster sent along the image to the left.  Look closely and you will see LG VS740 with Google as being listed in their system.  Of course there is very little other information on what handset it is exactly, but this image may be ...

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Keeping Your Andy Clean (And Disease Free)

The other morning I was eating breakfast and catching up on my email and Reader and realized that even though I had washed my hands before sitting down to eat, I had never washed my phone.  And I had just been happily clicking away on my never cleaned phone at the kitchen table next to... Read More

Rumour: HTC Might Buy Palm to Fight Apple?

Gizmodo (via Bloomberg) is reporting that HTC might be interested in buying Palm, who, as you might know, is in financial difficulty after the poor sales of their latest handsets (Pre and Pixi). The assumption is that HTC would want to grab Palm not for the brand, the handsets, or WebOS but the ...

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NFL Mobile App Coming to Verizon on Monday.

The NFL Mobile App that is the result of Verizon signing a multi-million dollar deal with the NFL is dropping on Monday.  It is going to be a free download for    

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HTC Incredible to be Announced Monday!

In a post today, Phandroid.com is reporting that through an internal email leak at Verizon, the date of the announcement of the HTC Incredible is Monday April 12th.     

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Google Voice Being Tested on PC’s at the ‘plex!

Here’s some exciting news  for you Google Voice users.  TechCrunch is reporting that Google is testing Voice on PC’s, allowing employees to make calls via their desktops.  This is a departure from having to link Google Voice numbers to an actual mobile phone or landline. Google is ...

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New Motoblur Handset or Really Good Photoshop Job?

Droiddog.com is reporting that the handset pictured to the left may be a new Motoblur prototype from Motorola in the wild.  The details and chain of events that led to the picture are are sketchy but not impossible.    

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Google adds Universal Search to Suggest to Mobile Platforms

On their official blog, Google is announcing that they have rolled out Universal Search to their Suggest functionality for mobile platforms.  This feature has been enabled for users on the Google homepage since last December and is now live when you search on your Android Handset as well.  ...

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Motorola Release: Bell Gets DEXT, Rogers Gets Quench

Enter the Motorola DEXT and Motorola DEXT (Round of applause). Despite MotoBlur not being among the most popular of the Android flavours, I am quite excited to see it enter the Canadian market. We will see soon, as there is no official release date, what MotoBlur is all about when Rogers ...

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Special Edition AndroidGuys Podcast This Thursday!

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, 7PM Pacific/10PM Eastern for a special edition of our AndroidGuys Podcast! We’re trying some new things, with a new format for Thursday nights… you certainly won’t be disappointed. Hosting the maiden broadcast for Thursday will be myself ...

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The Power of Anonymous; or Who Will Protect the Developer?

All of us who have apps on the Android Market have also experienced down-voting, spam and ugly comments. I think I just about nailed the worst case scenario. Here’s the scoop.    

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Nexus One Car Dock On Its Way!

We have heard several stories over the last couple of weeks about new things appearing on theGoogle phone store, but each time the page is quickly returned to normal. Today one of our readers spotted the highly anticipated official car dock listed for $55, but he was unable to order it because ...

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