Android is like Baskin Robbins

Walking into a Baskin Robbins, one is faced with many difficult decisions. After all, there are 31 flavors laid out in front of you (or at least there’s supposed to be). Rocky Road or Mint Chocolate Chip? World Class Chocolate or Jamoca Almond Fudge? Chocolate or Vanilla? Many people walk ...

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Tutorial: Autogrowing ListView

If you are building Android apps sooner or later you will use scrolling lists. And if you have more than 100 entries in the list it’s a good idea to load such list gradually. Best example of such list is “Inbox” in the Mail app: as you scroll to the bottom, the list will ...

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Android Market App Rankings – Huh?

You’ve made an app that you like and put it on the market. It goes on a tear and starts climbing the charts.  You find that you have 10,000 downloads, a 4 star rating, and that your app is  ranked number 20 in its category.  Sounds great. Then you check the 15th ranked app, it... Read More

App Review: Spotify

For those of you that haven’t heard of Spotify, the name is most commonly recognized as referring to a desktop music player/streaming service for Windows and Mac giving you access to a near-unlimited supply of music in exchange for putting up with visual and audio advertisements. An ...

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Motorola Calgary (Verizon’s Second Android Phone) in the Wild

Here we go again.  The Boy Genius Report has the first “in the wild” shots of the Motorola Calgary handset, headed for Verizon.  Presumed to be arriving later this year, the phone looks very much like a less expensive, little brother to the Droid. Like T-Mobile’s CLIQ, this ...

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Figuring Project Dark

Earlier today, I was perusing my 2nd favorite Android site, Android and Me, (my favorite is, of course, Android Guys because they have the most attractive writers).  I came across their leaked details of the much talked about “Project Dark” (or black depending on who you read).  ...

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On Heroes and the Like

My name is Kyle Pozan and this is a little bit about me.  You can find my first review/opinion piece entitled “Sprint HTC Hero Review: HTC Sense is the Icing On Top of the Android Cake” here on AndroidGuys.  I’d like to share a little bit more about myself so you get a sense ...

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Sprint HTC Hero Review: HTC Sense is the Icing On Top of the Android Cake

My Background Being that this is my first piece for AndroidGuy.com, I want to give you, the readers, some insight into my background so that you may interpret this review accordingly.  I’m 23 years old and I’m currently in my second year of law school. I love all kinds of gadgets, and I ...

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The Last Shall Be First, and all that Jazz

In my daily inbox, I get tech updates from around the globe. I enjoy seeing the different trends and like to read what people think about the new stuff that is coming out.  This morning when I opened my email I had a message from ZDNet Tech Update Today, with the headline:  “Android ...

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App Review: Tunes Remote

Because my blood is made up of half plasma and half nano machines, I desire my house to be wired the same way.  I crave surroundings that are wired, work well together, and all my needs and desires are a button press or less away. As a result, we have a HTPC, or Home Theater... Read More

App Review: Trap!

Ok call me crazy, but up until now I really haven’t used my phone for gaming purposes.  Perhaps it’s just that I haven’t been in any situations that have called for something to simply occupy my time.  All that changed on Friday when I was stuck waiting for a friend in a ...

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Followup: ARCHOS 5 Android Tablet

10 days ago, we gave you a hands-on report about the ARCHOS 5 Android Internet Tablet. Learn more about this device, after 10 days' more use, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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A Familiar Situation

I write this today at the very real risk of further exposing my age. I’ve already divulged in articles past that I worked with Novell in the 90′s and have a lego-loving nine year old but this may serve to better pinpoint the number of rings around my mid section. It’s exciting to ...

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App Review: Radiant

From the creators of Buka and Totemo, Hexage has brought another stellar game to the Android platform; Radiant.  Radiant is an arcade style shooter game reminiscent of classics like “Galaga.”  Hexage, true to their style, adds their own unique twist and details into the game play. ...

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What’s on your FlyScreen?

Ok, now that the dust has settled and FlyScreen is firm, fit and ready for install it’s time to share what you’re FlyScreening! Incidentally, there is no truth to the rumor that despite losing a whopping 4.2MB in such a short time that FlyScreen has signed up as the new spokesperson ...

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