Android 3.0 Test Build Unofficially Breaks Cover?

Interestingly, our friends over at Phandroid have received a picture of a Nexus One supposedly displaying a version of Android 3.0(Gingerbread?).   While I am extremely excited about the possibility of this, I am also very skeptical about a test version of Android  3.0 in the wild this early. ...

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Google Maps Updated! New Features, Places

Google is on a roll with 6 updates for Google Maps coming over the last 6 months. Version 4.4 released today, brings us Places. The Places Icon allows you to search for locations near you, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, gas stations and more. You can even add your own custom searches as well. ...

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Android Playstation Emulator Released!

One of the nice things about having one of the current gen Android handsets is the ability to run different video game emulators.  I have really enjoyed playing old school Zelda and Metroid along with some SNES goodness on my T-Mo Vibrant. Now it seems that some enterprising soul has decided to ...

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Samsung Galaxy Q Specs Leaked

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What could be coming on the heels of Samsung’s Galaxy S series of devices? It seems the answer to that is the Galaxy Q!  Major differences from the Galaxy S include a Qwerty keyboard 3″ Super AMOLED screen and a physical form factor a bit smaller than the Galaxy S.  It will feature ...

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Rooting your Android Phone No Longer a Crime!

On balance, the Register concludes that when one jailbreaks a smartphone in order to make the operating system on that phone interoperable with an independently created application that has not been approved by the maker of the smartphone or the maker of its operating system, the modifications ...

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7-Inch GENTOUCH78 Tablet Available at KMART for $150

Kmart just became another place to shop for Android tablets.  Yeah, that Kmart.  They are currently offering a 7-inch tablet from a company called Augen that features some impressive specs.  Dubbed the GENTOUCH78, this unit is said to run Android 2.1 and supposedly promises access to the full ...

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The Sprint Epic to Be Released on August 20th

Our friends over at Android Police are working on getting their Detective badges in a post about the possible release date of the Sprint Epic 4G.  Using their formidable policing skills, the boys in blue have figured that we can deduce a launch date on the Epic from the date that Samsung is ...

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How NOT to root a Droid X

One of our friends and listeners to our weekly podcast gave us a heads up on that it seems it is kid of easy to brick your shiny new Droid X during a root/re-flash process.  He gave us a link to the Droid X forums where it is talking about the things you simply don’t... Read More

Google Opens Door on Android’s Previously Closed Development

The Register reported this week that Google is taking a step in their development process to allow both OEM Manufacturers and the general public more access to the Android development process. This change is taking form in how public contributions are handled with the Native Development Kit, or ...

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Remove Bloatware from your Samsung Captivate

So you just bought yourself a brand new Samsung Captivate.  You are finding that you love just about everything except for say, fifteen preloaded AT&T titles.  Yeah.  There are a slew of apps that come installed on your phone, including AT&T Navigator, AT&T Radio, AT&T Maps, ...

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Six Android Products up for T3 Gadget Awards

U.K.-based gadget magazine and website T3 has announced the shortlist for this year’s T3 Gadget Awards, and our Android friends are popping up in four different categories: Commuter Gadget of the Year Phone of the Year (Both the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend) T3 Design Award Gadget of the ...

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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. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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