PrimeTime2Go: Mobile DVR for Moto

QuickPlay Media has released PrimeTime2Go, a subscription-based Android app that not only allows you to watch TV shows over wifi, but also to use the phone as a DVR. (Edit: To clarify, shows must be downloaded over wifi, but no connection is needed to watch them after they’re ...

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HTC to Pay Microsoft Royalties on Android Phones

As we predicted in March, Microsoft has strong-armed HTC into signing a licensing agreement to pay Microsoft royalties for HTC’s Android phones. The good news here is that an Apple-style lawsuit is unlikely now that HTC has agreed to cough up the money. The bad news is that we’ll ...

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Android Users Consume More Ads

AdMob’s just-released report (pdf) of mobile ad data from February, 2010 includes great news for our favorite operating system, noting that “Android was the fastest growing operating system in the AdMob network year-over-year.” But more importantly, putting the report in the ...

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Skype Android app for Verizon Available Thursday

Skype and Verizon announced at CTIA that a Skype Mobile app will be available in the Android market beginning Thursday, March 25, for users of the Droid, Droid Eris, and Devour on Verizon. The app is not the VOIP app you might be imagining: it relies on Verizon’s voice network to connect ...

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Mozilla’s Goal: Firefox for Android in 2010

Jay Sullivan, vice president of mobile at Mozilla, told CNET today that his goal is to deliver a beta of Firefox for Android in late 2010. Sullivan confirmed that, as we recently heard, development is underway, and while he stressed he could not make promises, he did state his goal of having ...

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Google Voice Goes Real Time

Today must have been Android App Update Day at Google: we saw new versions of Listen, Shopper and Voice hit the market. Of these, Voice saw the most significant changes. Previously,  alerts of new voice and text messages were pushed out every fifteen minutes. In fact, I had turned them off, ...

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Motorola i1: Sprint’s Push-to-Talk Android Tough Guy

Sprint and Motorola announced the i1 today, a new Android phone featuring push-to-talk functionality on Sprint’s iDEN network, “military spec” toughness and a few interesting extras. Besides its rugged good looks, the i1 includes a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, a 3.1 inch ...

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Is the HTC Supersonic the Subject of Sprint’s “Groundbreaking” Announcement?

Rumors have been swirling that Sprint would be announcing the WiMax-powered HTC Supersonic at CTIA this week, and it looks like another sign is pointing in that direction. Sprint Premier customers report receiving an alert that the carrier will make “an exciting announcement about a ...

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Will Microsoft Hold Android Hostage?

Right now, we’re all worrying about Apple’s patent claims against HTC, but Android may face a similar attack from Microsoft. It’s not terribly well known that Microsoft claims that it owns significant intellectual property used in Linux, the operating system at the heart of ...

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Beta Test This: Swype!

Swype, the gesture-based virtual keyboard that to date has only been legitimately available to OEMs, just sent beta testing invitations out to Android users who’d previously provided their email address to them. The beta, starting today, March 5, is limited to a small number of ...

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Download This: PortaPayments

PortaPayments is a brilliant little idea: it’s an Android app that creates QR codes for PayPal payments. Scanning one of these QR codes takes you to PayPal with the recipient and amount all filled out. Manually approve the payment and you’re done.

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“Google Shopper” Hits the Market

Google Shopper, a new app from Google Labs, hit the market tonight. This new app should cause the developers of ShopSavvy and other barcode reading shopping apps sweat a little bit. With Shopper, you can not only scan barcodes but also look up products by taking a picture of them (as you can ...

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More Rumblings of 2.0 for the G1

A couple weeks ago, we heard the G1 might see an OTA update to Android 2.0 this month. There’s only a couple days left for that to be strictly true, but we’re hearing more rumblings that the upgrade is not far off. 

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Motorola is Working on a Google Phone

It doesn’t come as a surprise, but Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed today that his company is working in partnership with Google on an Android phone to be sold directly to consumers. Presumably, this handset would join the Nexus One in Google’s online store. Further, Jha made clear ...

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Nexus One, Other Android Phones to T-Mobile UK?

Robin O’Kelly, head of corporate affairs for T-Mobile U.K., just let the Twitterverse know a few bits of Android news: T-Mobile U.K. is in talks with Google to carry the Nexus One, and that T-Mobile U.K. will also be carrying LG’s first Android phone, the InTouch Max GW620, as well ...

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