Running MOTOBLUR on my G1

I opened Twitter today and I saw a newly minted link to the XDA site for the MOTOBLUR ROM.  Thanks LeakDroid!  Actually, out of the various CyanogenMods, Hero, and other ROMs, this was the easiest to get up and running on my T-Mobile G1.  Except for some small problems, (WiFi and Bluetooth ...

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Best Buy’s Holiday Playbook Confirms Android Domination Set to Begin

We’re nearing that time of year where the Black Friday specials and company agendas start leaking out.  For a lot of families, this is many of them renew plans or switch carriers for something new or better.  This year, better means Android!

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Me, Myself, and Android

This past week I submitted an article on the highs and lows of traveling with Android so from a suggestion for the AndroidGuys editor-in-chief, we have decided to make this a regular editorial.  So why write a column that sounds so obvious for a mobile operating system?  Because we can all  ...

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Motorola’s “Derivative Version” of Android

The MOTODEV podcast popped up in my Google Listen “Android” search results today, and I heard something really interesting in this week’s edition. Jason Warren, part of Motorola’s software product management team, talked about the Cliq and in general about what Moto is ...

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Android Phone as a Navigation Device

Will Android phones become the default automotive navigation device for consumers? Personal navigation device (PND) use has sky-rocketed in the last few years. With the advent of color touch-screens, simple to use interfaces, advanced features–all at lower costs–these devices have ...

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Larva Labs’ Intelligent Home Screen to Spice up Android

Most of the excitement surrounding the HTC Hero and Motorola Cliq isn’t due to revolutionary hardware or form factor.  It comes from the user interface.  Motorola recently announced their MOTOBLUR UI and HTC has Sense for the Hero and upcoming Tattoo.  Proprietary skins on top of stock ...

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Confessions of an AndroidGuy

Hi, my name is Sam and I am an AndroidGuy. As reported last week, I received a shiny, black HTC myTouch 3G yesterday in the mail and it already has Cyanogen’s 4.0.1. I started with 4.0.4 but for some reason the phone would not fully start so after many, many reboots later I decided to... ...

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Motorola and T-Mobile’s Common Agenda

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said yesterday that the company was in negotiations with all of the major US carriers to bring Android devices to their networks  Their first offering, the Motorola Cliq, was unveiled last week at Mobilize ’09.  Rumored to be dropping it November, it marks the ...

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Will New Devices Fragment the Android Market?

Will the introduction of new Android devices fragment the Android Market?   I suppose it’s possible, but not probable. As companies like INQ hint at their own take on the experience and Cole Brodman acknowledges the shortcomings of the Android Market if there is fragmentation, ...

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HTC Tattoo Outed at $469 Unlocked

The price for an unlocked HTC Tattoo has surfaced over at Expansys.  Selling for $469.99 unlocked,  it might seem a bit high at first glance.  However, as HTC Source points out, this is $100 less than what they’re selling the HTC Hero at.  Doing a little fraction work, they estimate ...

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Third Time’s a Charm for My MyTouch3G

Just yesterday I ordered myself a brand, new black myTouch 3G (MT3G).  Now mind you this is my third unit as the first two were taken back to T-Mobile due to ‘technical difficulties’.  I’ve been hesitant all along – I could not justify a device that is physically ...

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What They’re Saying About Motorola Now

It’s no secret that today was a pivotal moment in Motorola’s history.  Most analysts and pundits would agree that today was going to be one of those “make or break” days for the company.  What’s up their sleeves?  Will they bounce back?  Are they ready to step ...

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Introducing MOTOBLUR

We’ve waited long enough to see it so let’s cut right to the chase.  Here’s what Motorola has done with Android!  It’s beautiful and bound to have a mass market appeal. MOTOBLUR integrates all of your contacts in one place – be it phone numbers, email addresses, ...

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