Make it All Opt-in and Stop Worrying So Much

The Center for Digital Democracy sure thinks that Google is up to no good with Android. Because a specific business model has not been defined by Google yet, they are playing the assumption game. They are assuming that Google plans to make Android the tool for which they start rolling out ...

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8 Android Apps I Want From Google

If anybody knows Android, it’s the Google team. And if anyone is capable of putting out an app that takes advantage of the platform, it’s the Mountain View guys. After recently releasing a pair of great applications in Scoreboard and Picasa, I started to think about some other ...

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FlyCast Goes Crazy with New Features and Updates, Adding Android Support Along the Way

I’ve always been a Windows Mobile guy up until I official became an AndroidGuy so I’ve not been privy to many of the cooler apps that have availed themselves these last few months. One of the apps I was hoping to see come to Android has in fact done so. I’m talking here about ...

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The Case For and Against the G2 Rumor

There’s a pretty big news item getting passed around today regarding an alleged G2 handset coming from T-Mobile in January.  Depending on who you ask, you’ll get arguments for or against the case.  I’d like to shed light on both sides and let you form your own opinions. ...

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MISSING: Thousands of Android Apps

The Android Market should be teeming with applications by now, but it isn’t.  Granted, the platform is in its infancy and is really only available on one handset right now.  That’s still no excuse for there only being 500 apps hanging out in the market.  By now, there ought to be ...

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Google’s Scoreboard App is a Winner

It took all of ten minutes for me to decide that Google’s latest Android application, Scoreboard, will replace all three of my Plusmo apps.  In fact, I even had to log onto my My T-Mobile account and remove my sports updates.  Why?  Because Google handles all of this, and more, for me ...

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Loopt Now Available in the Android Market (PRESS RELEASE)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2008 – Looptâ, an interoperable social mapping and communication service, announced that its service is launching today to consumers through the Android Market, Google’s new mobile application store. Loopt users can share their location between carrier ...

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Ailing Sprint Needs Android Now More Than Ever

The third largest carrier in the US is hurting.  Bad.  They’re watching customers jump ship left and right and they are almost unable to do anything about it.  Even their Simply Everything plan can’t stave off the exodus, with nearly 3 million subscribers leaving this year alone. ...

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Reading the Tea Leaves

I couldn’t be more excited about the Open Handset Alliance news today.  Seriously.  I think today’s announcement of 14 key players helped me to realize just how big of a geek I am becoming.  

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Open Handset Alliance Adds 14 New Members

It’s a big day for the Open Handset Alliance as they officially add their first members since last year’s launch. Picking up 14 new members today, the OHA looks to be even more robust than before. Joining the founding 34 members are: AKM Semiconductor Inc., ARM, ASUSTek Computer ...

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Dear Santa: Please Bring Me Widgets

The second part of the Android Developers Challenge should be getting off the ground before too long and I have a little Christmas wish to go with it.  Please release the widget part of the SDK! The first challenge seemed to revolve around location as many of the winners used various maps and ...

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“Pocket Auctions for eBay” is Loaded with Features

I downloaded Bonfire Media‘s “Pocket Auctions for eBay” night and instantly fell in love with it.  Upon opening it up, I’m greeted with options like Deals, My eBay, and Scan.  Each of these features would make a half decent eBay application on its own, but when ...

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I’m Thankful

Thank you to everyone who has helped make AndroidGuys what it is.  This includes everyone from our loyal readers and followers, to my fellow writers and Android enthusiasts.  I’m also thankful for all of the contacts I’ve made over the last year.  It’s all of you guys who ...

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Podcast 001 – Interview with PhoneFusion’s Michael Manna

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of spending about a half hour with Michael Manna, the Chief Tech Evangelist of PhoneFusion.  We discussed their Visual Voicemail application which saw its release earlier this week.  Michael was a lot of fun to talk to as he brings true enthusiasm and excitement ...

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Who is to Blame for Internet Troubles on G1?

After the recent update to RC30 earlier this month, many people have noticed problems accessing the internet.  I personally have had a run of issues trying to pull up anything web-based.  Thankfully, I spend enough time around WiFi that I haven’t pulled my hair out…yet.  

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