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    Domino’s Pizza lets customers pay via Google Wallet
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    • 21 Apr, 2014

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    Domino’s Pizza on Monday announced that customers can now order and pay for their pizza ...

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    CyanogenMod 11S – OnePlus One UI showcased
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    • 19 Apr, 2014

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    Carl Pei of OnePlus took to the official OnePlus forums to put a bit of clarity around all the ...

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    Samsung to start charging about the price of a gallon for “Milk”
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    • 18 Apr, 2014

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    Were you one of the many enjoying your free “Milk”? Well, Milk Music is having a ...

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    AT&T bolsters GoPhone offerings with more data, new option
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    • 18 Apr, 2014

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    AT&T on Friday announced that its no-cotnract  GoPhone plans will receive extra data ...

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    Republic Wireless calls on $149 Moto G
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    • 18 Apr, 2014

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    Republic Wireless yesterday added the Moto G smartphone to its portfolio of smartphones. ...

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How to Show/Hide Soft Keyboard Programmatically [DEV TIPS & TOOLS]

I had to figure it out today so I thought I’ll shared it with the world. Say for whatever reason you need to show or to hide virtual (soft) keyboard in your Android app. It’s not very intuitive but can be easily done. Here’s one scenario – you are executing action that ...

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Hacked G1s Support Google Maps Navigation

We know you G1 owners are jealous of the Droid’s mapping system.  You can’t fool us.  It’s super awesome and you want it.  You just don’t want to switch carriers or drop a couple hundred bucks on a new phone.  What’s a guy (or gal) to do?  Well, you could ...

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Samsung Behold II to Bow at $200 Later This Month

We’re days away from the launch of T-Mobile’s 4th Android-based handset and we’ve learned the retail price.  After getting rumored at $249 with a 2-year agreement, the final cost of the Samsung Behold II gets listed at $199.99 with a 2-year agreement. Don’t feel like ...

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Parrot’s “Grande Specchio” Android-Based Digital Frame

Parrot has decided that simply displaying pics of your loved ones isn’t enough for their Specchio digital picture frame.  They believe you should be able to pull up RSS feeds, weather updates, browse the internet and more with it.  Enter the Grande Specchio which does all this and ...

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Saygus VPhone Handled in Wild

Maybe you’re not into big name handset makers like HTC or Motorola.  Maybe you’re into random, obscure companies who spring up from out of nowhere.  If that’s the case, Saygus might be the one for you.  After getting tipped as the 3rd Verizon handset to run Android earlier ...

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Verizon Deploys 100,000 Droids on First Weekend

The estimates are starting to roll in from last weekend’s launch of Verizon’s Droid handsets.  Unofficially, the number is pegged at 100,000 units moved.  This figure comes from  Mark McKechnie, an analyst at Broadpoint AmTech Inc.  who said Verizon had 200,000 Droids ready to ...

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QIK Supports 720×480 Streaming on DROID

You can thank the folks at Motorola for this one.  Now that the DROID is out and Android hardware has started creeping upwards, Qik went and retooled their app to support higher resolution.  It will soon be possible to stream and record video at  720×480 goodness.  We say soon, because ...

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App Radar: Volume 3

These last few days have seen an incredible amount of new software releases and announcement. From the big name companies all the way down to the 1-man teams, there’s an increasingly faster growing list of apps to keep up with. We get a lot of emails from developers looking to share their ...

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The Too-Fast Aging G1

I like my G1. It is, by far, the best phone I have ever had. I love how it feels in my hand, not too light or too heavy; it fits just right!  I even got used to the keyboard. At first, I didn’t like the lip on the phone as it made getting to... Read More

Sherpa Adding New Functionality, Refreshing UI

One of our favorite apps for Android so far, Sherpa, is a prime example location-awareness done right.  Already a great app to begin with, it’s about to get greater.  We received an advance notice that Geodelic is gearing up to release Sherpa 2.0 in December with improved speeds and a ...

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Vobis Computer Announces “Highscreen Zeus” for Russia

Back in July, we mentioned a company called Vobis Computer and their handset the HighScreen PP5420.  The relatively small outfit is back, and this time they have a model that rolls off the tongue just a little bit better.  It’s called the Highscreen Zeus, and it too will be Russia-bound ...

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Return of the Fancy ListViews

We resurrect a long-gone blog post series by returning to the issue of fancy ListViews, taking advantage of new APIs in Android 1.6/2.0, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Trio of New Droid Ads [VIDEO]

We’re really starting to like the direction of Verizon’s Droid campaign.  Why?  Because the public is finally being shown what can be done with Android.  T-Mobile has been offering Android phones for a year now, yet people don’t know what’s possible with the ...

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Droid Eris Commercial – Verizon Still Taking Shots at Apple’s 3G Network [VIDEO]

Not to be deterred by a lawsuit, Verizon is still going hard on Apple for their network, or lack thereof.  The most recent example come from a commercial featuring the Droid Eris handset.  Android aside, the spot is a rather clever one.  The iPhone arrives on the Island of Misfit Toys and ...

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OpenTable Helps 1 Million Diners Find a Table

OpenTable, a company we profiled back in September, has now seated over 1 million diners using their mobile app.  With a $50 average check per diner, this equates to more than $50 million in revenue generated for its restaurant partners. OpenTable‘s application comes in Android,  ...

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