App Review: Robo Defense

Whether its while you’re in line at the store, or sitting waiting for class to start, I am sure that many of you have your own go to game for wasting a few minutes of time here and there. Robo Defense by Lupis Labs is the one I’ve been playing with for a few weeks... Read More

Oh, Hey There HTC Desire!

It looks like the HTC Desire is one step closer to launch, thanks to another BGR tipster. The Desire is the not-quite-as-attractive cousin to the Hero, at least on the outside.  It is possible, however, that the Desire’s internals are speedier than those of  its predecessors. Only time ...

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Wall Street’s Bullish on Android

It’s fun to read about the buzz Android is creating with all of the news about new handsets and carriers. It’s also fun to brag that you were an early adopter of the platform that the mobile industry is finally taking note of. But, the truth is. nothing matters if the money ...

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Un-Ugly Me

One of most frequent complaints about Android is about its unpolished and unelegant UI when compared to that of iPhone.  As a brief user of iPhone 3G, it hurts me to admit that it is indeed the case. Just take for example Compass apps from both platforms: functionally equal,  Android ...

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Android Goes to War

File this one under “unexpected uses.” Defense contractor Raytheon has developed an app called RATS for use by the U.S. military. RATS is an acronym for Raytheon Android Tactical System. The app sounds a lot like Latitude– it’ll let military personnel keep track of a ...

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How To: Turn off HTC Sense

Thinking about buying the Sprint Hero by HTC, or already own it, but not digging the Sense UI? It’s okay, it isn’t for everyone. Thankfully there is a way to turn off Sense and use the standard Android Home instead.  Here’s a quick step-by-step guide how to do so! Deals, ...

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Making Money is Hard Work

Take a look at perceived "grievances" with making money off of Android apps and a comparison with selling Windows, Web, and iPhone apps, in today's very special episode of Building 'Droids!

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App Review: DriveSafe.ly

DriveSafe.ly is an application that will read aloud the text messages you receive while driving or doing anything that stops you from looking at your Android’s screen. The application itself is free (available from the Market) but to get more choice of voices or to be able to have more ...

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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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