TouchWiz Launcher Ported to Un-Rooted Nexus One Handsets

If you haven’t seen or found it by now, it is time you know about it. Apparently a hacker over at XDA-Developers has ported the Galaxy S TouchWiz UI to the Nexus One in launcher format. That’s right, you can now install the TouchWiz UI on your N1 using a simple APK file! Having ...

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More Payment Options for the Android Market

In a short post on the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Tim Bray mentions that the Android team is working on “introducing new payment options” for the Android Market. Based on the portions of the Developer Agreement that are changing, it sounds like the change will involve a ...

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Awesome Android Stencil Lets You Mock-Up Apps on Paper

We first saw this piece of awesomeness from one of our twitter friends, Matt Cutts, when he posted it on his timeline in Twitter.  The above stencil was created to allow App Devs to be able to mock up what their potential app is going to do on pencil and paper.  As you can see,... Read More

Motorola Greco Gets Announced as Quench XT3 in Taiwan

The phone formerly known as the Motorola Greco has been announced to be the Motorola Quench XT3 today, set for release in Taiwan starting in August.  There are no details on pricing as of yet, but we do have the specs on the phone.

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Samsung Ad Takes a Dig at Antennagate

Samsung’s latest print ad for the Galaxy S series of phones is one of those coy, but highly effective swipes at a competitor.  Without calling the iPhone 4 out directly, it’s very obvious what the handset maker is hinting at.  It says everything without saying anything. Might we add ...

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AOL Jumps on the Android Bandwagon with Two Apps

In an attempt to broaden their Android portfolio, AOL  another two new apps to the Android Market. The first is simply called AOL, and is a portal to several of their services listed in the pic to the left.  Each item leads to a mobile optimized site to use on your Android handset.  I ...

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Groupon Android App Now Available

As an Android enthusiast, I love it when developers listen to their customer base, making changes and rolling out apps that the masses want.  That’s exactly what the makers of Groupon have done, as they ported their iPhone app to the Android platform based on requests from their users The ...

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Motorola Cliq Gets Android 2.1, Sorta

The Motorola Cliq has gotten some Android 2.1 love sooner than we thought. According to an anonymous tipster, there’s a leaked ROM floating around out there that appears to be an official T-Mobile 2.1 ROM. No, they’re not releasing 2.1 OTA just yet, but an August time-line seems to ...

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Android Creations: a Live Wallpapers Gallery

One of the most talked about features of Android 2.1 was the addition of live wallpapers. A live wallpaper is similar to a normal Android application and has access to all the facilities like GPS, accelerometers, network access, etc, thus adding a truly rich and interactive experience to your ...

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DroidBooster Gives OEMs and Developers a Shot of Caffeine

Are you an Android developer or handset manufacturer who wants to optimize Java code performance?  Well, I guess you don’t have to look any further, according to FlexyCore, maker of DroidBooster. FlexyCore says they have developed a way to optimize Java performance many times over, by ...

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Dropbox Installs Android Apps on the Go

Looking for a quick and easy way to install a few APK files but don’t have a USB cable handy? Here’s a tip from a Lifehacker user: Put the files in your Dropbox account and you’re already halfway done. Open up the Dropbox app on your phone and click on the file. The rest is... ...

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BlindType, the Next Big Thing?

There’s a new keyboard on the block and its name is BlindType. As the name and suggests, it’s very tolerant to inaccurate typing. It’s not meant for blind people, but for blind typing. This could be the biggest typing breakthrough since Swype. You can even type without a ...

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Android’s First Official Gaming Challenge!

There is good news for all you hard core Android gamers out there, the guys over at Droidgamers.com are sponsoring the first ever Android Gamer Challenge!  They are looking to find out who is the best of the best at gaming on the Android platform, and are looking to do it by pitting gamers ...

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Verizon and Motorola Both Acknowledge Droid X Screen Issues

Verizon and Motorola have issued a statements regarding the Droid X‘s screen problems. Some users noticed flickering and vertical banding on their 4.3-inch screens. One unhappy camper even posted a video of it on Youtube. According to Verizon, not all Droid X’s have this issue. It ...

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“Direct Access Numbers” Speeds up Google Voice for Android

A new version of Google Voice for Android has arrived today, and its primary directive is to speed things up. Previous releases of Google Voice were set up in a way that they had to make a request to the GV server every time you wanted to make an outbound call. The new feature, Direct... Read More