Take the Paid App Pledge!

Android users get a bad rap. They say we expect apps to be free, that we won’t pay for apps like users of other platforms will, and that consequently it’s not worth developers’ time to work on Android apps. Let’s prove ‘em wrong. Here’s an example of what ...

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What is FRF91? [UPDATED]

Reports on Twitter and XDA-Developers indicate that yet another Froyo build is going out to Nexus One users today, this one with build number FRF91. One person on the XDA thread noted that it was an update from the most recent build, FRF85B. Others report receiving it on both T-Mobile and ...

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Froyo is Official for the Nexus One

After about a month of leaked pre-release builds, OTAs to small test groups, and lots and lots of speculation, Google confirmed today that Froyo is rolling out to all Nexus Ones. The FRF85B build we saw yesterday is the final release build. “Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to ...

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[UPDATED] Google Still Testing Froyo Builds; FRF83 Not Final Release

Update: Looks like the build our source was testing is rolling out to at least a somewhat wider group: posts on XDA Developers and Twitter indicate that a quite a few Nexus One owners are receiving OTA updates to FRF85B. Despite other sites’ declarations that the Froyo build that starting ...

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BREAKING: Froyo Code Being Published to AOSP Right Now

At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that Froyo code would be released to the open source community in “the coming weeks.” Many were beginning to wonder just how many weeks that would take. But the wait is over: Froyo code is beginning to be dropped into the Android Open ...

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Everybody’s Kung Fu Swyping!

When we’ve discussed Swype in the past, it’s always been a good news/bad news story. The good news: it’s an innovative, gesture-based virtual keyboard whose users profess a love for it that was illegal in several states until quite recently. The bad news was that it was only ...

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Rumor: New OTA Going Out to Nexus One

A few sources are reporting that a new OTA update is starting to roll out to Nexus One owners. From what we can tell, the report orginates with  Sizzled Core, who include the screenshot seen here. The build number, FRF72, indicates a Froyo build subsequent to FRF50, the pre-release Froyo build ...

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Android: The Three Things You Need to Know First

Congratulations! You just became the proud owner of your first Android phone: an EVO 4G, a MyTouch Slide, or one of the dozens of others available. Using Android is fairly intuitive, but there are a few things to know that will help you get comfortable more quickly. 1. Android has its head in ...

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Samsung to Upgrade Behold II to 1.6, Then Call it a Day

Beleaguered owners of Samsung’s Behold II have been up in arms lately as it has become clear that Samsung would not in fact be providing an upgrade to Android 2.0 or beyond, despite their previous promises. Tonight, word comes from Samsung of an update to the phone: from 1.5 to 1.6. ...

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Android Screenshots: No Root Required with EVO

We’re not sure if this is a bug that will get fixed, an easter egg, or what, but when we heard reports of unrooted EVO users being able to use the screen capture app ShootMe, we had to test it out ourselves. And it worked! You’re looking at the results of our test on the... Read More

Storing Apps on SD the Froyo Way

We all rejoiced when we heard that in Froyo, Android would officially implement a way to store apps on SD card storage (commonly known as “apps2sd”). Documentation on how this will work has been published, and some of the details, while reasonable in the context of addressing real ...

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Froyo Today, Gingerbread Later This Year?

With all the rumors flying around, it’s practically a given that Froyo, the next version of Android, will be launched today at Google I/O. We have a bit more indication that this is the case, as well as news that points to a launch of the next version after that, Gingerbread, later this ...

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Samsung Galaxy S Video from Google I/O

The good folks at AndroidRelease had the opportunity to spend some quality time with Samsung’s impending superphone, the Galaxy S, at the Google I/O conference today, and captured the moment on video.

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Download This: 2.1 for Sprint Hero!

No more teases, Sprint Hero owners. No more waiting. 2.1 is here. Get yourself on over to HTC’s site for the download, then head to Sprint and follow the instructions. One big caveat:

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Live Tweeting the Google IO Keynote

Just a quick note to direct folks to our Twitter account for up to the minute news on Google IO this week. Today at 9am Pacific, we’ll be live tweeting the keynote speech that kicks off the conference. Of course, we’ll post any big news out of the conference here, too!

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