Glyph Launches Free Mobile App Localization Program

Glyph Language Services, a Seattle company, has launched a limited time offer to localize mobile games and applications for free. New clients can receive localization and emulator testing services for one Android or iPhone app in one target language. The offer includes localization of up to ...

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Canadians, Your Free Magic Won’t Dial 911 As Well

So after my last post, I wish to update Canadian Android’ers that the HTC Magic is experiencing the same GPS/911 problems currently affecting the HTC Dream. Rogers is letting customers know via text message that 911 emergency calls will not complete due to a bug when GPS is enabled. ...

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Motorola Droid Receiving OTA Update

An Over-The-Air update was released to Motorola Droid owners last night. While the update won’t allow Droid owners  to experience all the goodness that is Android 2.1 just yet, it will allow users to update their Facebook pages.  Apparently, many Droid owners were experiencing a data ...

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Motorola Milestone Rooted!

Well it took a while, but the Motorola Milestone has finally been rooted! Now all happy Milestone owners can enjoy loading custom ROMs on to their hot multi-touch handset. How about Android 2.1, HTC Sense, or Motoblur?  It’s all yours. However, as someone who previously bricked a G1, be ...

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SlideScreen – Home Screen Replacement

Many handset manufacturers will take Android and give it a face-lift before dropping it onto a phone. Take a look at MotoBlur or Sense UI for some of the better examples.  Now this job is being taken into the hands of developers. While there have been many home screen replacements, I think ...

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2.0 for G1 Within Two Weeks?

The screenshot to the left is purportedly from an internal T-mobile forum, with a moderator saying that the G1 will get an update by the end of January. Take it with a grain of salt, but the word on Twitter is that this will be none other than an OTA update to Android 2.0. We... Read More

The Nexus One Isn’t a Game Changer, But the First Step Towards a Change in the Game`

A few months back I wrote an article that pointed out how odd it was that we continue to refer to our handsets as phones.  I likened it to a car being called a music player.  With 99% of all cars on the road sporting a radio why don’t we refer to our new ride... Read More

HTC Espresso Hitting T-Mobile USA Via My Touch 2?

T-Mobile USA sure seems to be getting 2010 started on the right foot. Both TmoNews and Boy Genius Report are reporting that the My Touch 2 will be launching on T-Mobile in 2010.  Code named the My Touch Slide, the device is to feature the newest version of HTC’s Sense UI, sport a 528MHz ...

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Rogers HTC Dream 911 Warning

Last night I received a text message from Rogers regarding an issue involving 911 calls. This screw up can only be described as HUGE! Rogers is informing all of their HTC Dream customers of an issue that does not allow 911 emergency calls to complete while the GPS receiver is enabled. Rogers ...

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Motorola Milestone Coming to Telus in Early 2010

Attention Canadians! You’ve heard the rumors, but now it’s official! Telus is getting the Motorola Milestone in early 2010.   Early as in January 26th. The Android device is the same 2.0 slider already announced for Europe. Unfortunately, the bad news about this is that Telus ...

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Maintenance Update for Sprint’s Samsung Moment

Sprint just announced through their twitter account, and their support forum, that they have released a Maintenance Update for their Samsung Moment handset. Pleased to announce Maintenance Release CL14 is now available for the Samsung Moment. Details here – http://bit.ly/7shVpY. – ...

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MacLife Magazine Reviews the ‘Droid.

Being a person who drank the kool aid that Apple is selling, I am a lover of Mac computers.  One of the publications that I receive at home regularly is MacLife, a rag dedicated to, you guessed, all things Mac.  I opened the February issue and was intrigued to find that the staff of ...

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Android Development: It’s Just Different

Developers for other platforms are experimenting with Android in increasing numbers. They are not always happy, because Android does not necessarily do things the way they are used to. We ponder this situation in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Canadian Dream Owners Get Free Magics, No Joke!

Some Strings Attached… It’s true, Rogers has officially announced that all Canadian HTC Dream owners can upgrade to the HTC Magic free of charge. For background information on this story, please go here and here. The catch is that you must resign your 3-year contract as of the day ...

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Cost of Breaking Nexus One Contract Could be More Than Cost of Handset!

For those you who purchased a subsidized Nexus One  with T-Mobile and are thinking about canceling your contract you better listen up.  If you you cancel your contract after the 14-day trial, it’ll cost you between $50 and $200. In addition to this, Google will charge you an additional ...

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