Holiday Shopping PSA: the Complete Android Guide for 99 Cents

Giving someone their first Android phone as a gift this holiday season? Excellent choice, but guess who that newb is going to be coming to for help while they get up to speed? That’s right, it’s you, unless you accompany that phone with the Complete Android Guide, a great resource ...

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Customizable Synapse-Phone Will Be Pre-Rooted

Having trouble finding the phone that has the exact hardware specs you want? Or maybe you’re a bit of a control freak and want to specify every detail of your phone? Germany’s Synapse-Phone may be what you’re looking for. And besides its customizability, AndroidGuys has ...

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T-Mobile Announces Wi-fi Calling for Android

T-Mobile is confirming today what we’d been hearing: wi-fi calling for a range of the Android phones they offer. The two handsets specifically mentioned are the new myTouch and the Motorola Defy, both launching soon. The feature, long available on T-mo’s feature phones and ...

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Team Douche Will Give ETAs for CyanogenMod

We all know that the only rule of CyanogenMod is that you don't ask for ETAs, but that rule went out the window in Austin this weekend at the Big Android BBQ. What made Team Douche reverse course?

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Alpha Test This: Overbite for Android

When I was in college back in the last century, one of my roommates, a computer science major, had classes with this guy named Marc who was working on a project called Mosaic that would let you view web pages with images displayed inline. I wasn’t that excited about it, because there just ...

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Google Phone Gallery Launches, “with Google” Confusion Continues

Google.com/phone, formerly Google’s storefront for the Nexus One, has been relaunched as the Google Phone Gallery, letting users compare Android phones available in 14 countries from a variety of manufacturer and carriers. Note that it is not a comprehensive list of Android devices. ...

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AppBrain Overhauls App, Adds Social Features

It’s a platitude at this point that app discovery is a pain point for the Android Market, but many of us have found that the web interface/Android app combination of AppBrain goes a long way toward easing that pain. As good as AppBrain already was, they keep improving themselves, as ...

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Google Instant on your Android Phone Right Now! (Update: You Missed Your Chance)

You’re likely already aware that Google debuted Google Instant today, which gives search results as you type. It’s pretty great, and even more exciting was that they stated it will come to Android this fall. But you don’t have to wait– you can try it right away! Thanks ...

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Download This: my6sense

My new favorite Twitter app is my6sense. It’s also my new favorite Facebook app. And my new favorite Google Reader app, and my new favorite Google Buzz app. My6sense pulls content from all those streams together, along with other content on topics you choose, and, based on what you read ...

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What Are the G2 Quick Keys? (UPDATED)

While looking at the leaked G2 pictures from yesterday, our eagle-eyed Chuck Falzone noticed something hiding in plain sight.  One of the icons listed on the home screen for the handset shows a shortcut for an app called Quick Keys.  Blowing things up a bit, he also found three hard keys on the ...

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Rockbox for Android in Progress

Think back. You had an mp3 player with an annoying user interface, everything was locked down and you couldn’t manage your music the way you wanted. And then you found out about Rockbox, the open source firmware for mp3 players. You hacked it on to yours and had a whole new music player ...

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Turn Off TouchWiz on the Epic 4G

Their contribution to slower OS updates notwithstanding, a lot of us would feel a lot better about OEM’s custom UIs if they could just be turned off if a user prefers to use stock Android. Well, at least for one of their Galaxy S variants, Samsung has made this possible. On Sprint’s ...

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Accessory Review: Seido Extended Battery for Nexus One

While I am generally satisfied with the Nexus One’s battery life, it is something I do have to think about and manage. So I jumped when I was offered the opportunity to test out the Seidio Innocell 3200mAh Extended Battery for the Nexus One. I found that the battery itself works great, ...

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Social App Market AndSpot Nearing Launch

When we last heard from AndSpot a few months ago, they were starting a private beta of an intriguing new service: a Market alternative that includes social features. In a new press release, they’ve announced that they are nearing launch, and are opening the doors now to developers ...

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Android App Development is “a Viable Revenue Stream”

Arron La, developer of Advanced Task Manager, recently posted information about that app’s revenue in an effort “to highlight how Android is a viable revenue stream after reading countless stories that it is not.” La published the paid version of the app in February, 2009, ...

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