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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XPERIA X10 Launching on T-Mobile USA?

Our friends over at Boy Genius Report are reporting some very exciting news.  According to the XPERIA X10 user manual which was leaked earlier this week through the FCC,  page 3 of the document(see photo above) details usage of 3G Bands 1, 4, and 8! In other words, these are the same 3G AWS ...

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No Donuts For Canadians (Confirmed)

Just as “Android in Canada” put it, get ready for a slap in the face my fellow igloo dwelling, beaver loving friends. While many Canadians have opted to root their device and use whatever ROM they please, it turn out the long awaited 1.6 “Donut”  update will not be ...

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Is Google Serious About Maturing the Android Market?

With all the different seemingly conflicting reports about developers fleeing both the iPhone app store and the Android Market, the question remains    

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Preview Movies and Buy Tickets With Fandango!

Fandango Movies, the online movie ticket ordering website has made its way to Android! You can now watch trailers and read reviews directly from your phone. Fandango will find your nearest theater either by GPS or by simple entering your zip code. In the In Theaters tab you can search movies by ...

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Beautiful Widgets Are Back

A few days ago, HTC served LevelUp studios a cease and desist order regarding their Beautiful Widgets. The company claimed that the Beautiful Widgets were too similar their own, which were designed for phones with Sense UI. LevelUp promptly obliged and removed the product, only to return today ...

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Official User Data for Android Developers Helps Cut Through Fragmentation

In an effort to battle fragmentation on the platform, the Android Development team took to the official blog today to announce the availability of a new device dashboard.    

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Sprint Clarifies: “We Meant Android 2.1 for Hero and Moment”

If you are an HTC Hero or Samsung Moment owner, you can now stop worrying about the Nexus One, as you’ll also be enjoying the latest and greatest of Android in the very near future.  That is if you count the next six months as “near future”.  Similar to how the news was ...

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