Nexus One Rooted Already

Well, the title kind of says it all. The high honor is being claimed by MoDaCo’s founder Paul O’Brien, who reported on a thread back at his site, he had created “Superboot”. Superboot is a boot.img that when flashed, will root your device the first time you boot The ...

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App Review: Market Suggest

Market Suggest, brought to us by AndroidLib, is a new way to discover great Android apps. It looks and feels similar to the default Market app, but it provides many additional features which make it easier to find the fantastic applications that you may be missing out on. It suggests to you a ...

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Canada Wants 1.6 Really Bad… Do You?

It would appear that on the 20th of December 2009 that a website going by the name of “iwantmyonepointsix.com” appeared on the streets of the world wide web. The website’s aim is described in the About section of the site which I shall reference here and paraphrase below: We ...

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Outstanding Platform Versions

Google is now publishing the barest minimum of Android Market usage statistics. Ponder what the pie chart means in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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ABI Research: iPhone’s App Market Share to Shrink, Android to Benefit

ABI Research, a marketing research firm based in New York, released a study about the future of the mobile app market in the next five years. The firm expects application downloads to reach five billion by 2014, up from an estimated 2.3 billion in 2009. The remarkable part of the study is ...

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App Review: PhoneFlicks

I am a huge movie fan and I am always on the lookout for a title to add to my Netflix queue. I’ve been in many situations with fellow film fans and really needed to add a movie or even just remember the title, but I couldn’t unless I had my laptop handy. With PhoneFlicks... Read More

Mplayit Launches Android App Store

Mplayit, the worlds largest mobile app store has made a better way to view applications in the Android Market. Already selling apps for a number of different platforms such as Apple, Blackberry, Android get the Facebook treatment. Their website, http://mplayit.com is an application hosted on ...

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Brightkite Launches Nation’s First AR Advertising Solution

Social discovery networking mogul, Brightkite, has launched the first augmented reality (AR) advertising solution in the nation. The California based company which has been bringing people together since October of 2005 partnered with AR application developer “Layar” back in August ...

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App Review: Dolphin Browser

Years of surfing the web from Windows Mobile and Blackberry devices have left me pretty bummed about browsing on a handheld. Having recently upgraded to an HTC Hero, and I do mean upgrade, I see how sweet it can be. I have been using the stock browser and find it great. However, in my search... ...

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Rethinking Android App Piracy

Pirating Android applications is, unfortunately, easy. Whether it makes sense for app developers to do much about it, though, is far from clear. Ponder the issue in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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I Saw the Nexus One… I Failed

If all you’re looking for is a picture of the phone, you might as well stop reading right now, because that’s the part I failed at. If you’re interested in a story about how I saw the world’s hottest, unreleased, phone that may change the way we do mobile, please read ...

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Dev Tools: Customizing ExpandableListView

I’m using ExpandableListView in my app and one of the complaints I got from users was that when the list item is expanded it’s hard to visually distinguish where the child item ends and next group item begins. Since that is out-of-the-box behavior I decided to modify it to something ...

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Devs: Get Thee to StackOverflow!

StackOverflow is now an official Android developer support forum. Learn a bit more on how best to use it for your Android questions in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Task Managers: The Nearly Ultimate Comparison Review

Disclaimer: As you may have wondered this review has been titled “The Nearly Ultimate Comparison Review”, this being due to the fact that it will only encompass free Task Manager apps as that’s all that is available to Canadians. Then again, are you really that willing to pay ...

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Borders Partnering With Kobo To Deliver E-Books To Android Devices

Borders Group, Inc. announced recently that they will be partnering with Kobo, Inc. to bring eBooks to mobile devices-including Android. Kobo, Inc., a global eReading service, will power a Borders eBook store that will allow users to download eBooks to mobile devices of all platforms. Through ...

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