T-Mobile’s Carrier Billing Offers Alternative for Paid Apps

T-Mobile started pushing out an update to the Android Market which allows customers to choose their billing method for paid applications.  Rather than using Google Checkout, users can opt to have these costs added to their T-Mobile account. If you are a T-Mobile customer, you can expect to get ...

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CWAC’d Up: Alternative Adapters

Android's ListView can hold rows of widely-varying content, but setting those up can be a chore...unless you have help. Learn about two CommonsWare Android Components, SackOfViewsAdapter and MergeAdapter, that will help with this, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Launcher Dock Widget Offers a Folder Alternative

Launcher Dock is a new widget developed by Bratag for those who have the latest cupcake release on their Android phone.  We’ve seen a handful of news and system setting widgets pop up on the Android Market since the introduction of cupcake, but Launcher Dock is the first to give users an ...

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Even T-Mobile Thinks the Android Market Needs Better Filters

Cole Brodman, T-Mobile’s CTO, thinks the Android Market could use a little help on the filter and search side of things. Pointing to YouTube as an example of how things could (and should) be done, he stated, “Users have a hard time searching through that long tail.” Brodman ...

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LG Unveils World’s First LTE Chipset

LG Electronics, a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, announced today that it has independently developed the first handset chip based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology standards. In theory, the modem chip can support download speeds of 100Mbps with upload speeds of 50Mbps. ...

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Opera Mini 4.2 for Android is Decent Alternative

Yesterday saw the launch of Opera Mini 4.2 for Android.  We used to get pretty jazzed whenever there was a release of Opera Mini, especially in the days where we were stuck using Windows Mobile.  Now that Android is out and offers a great web browser, we’re not so excited.

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Nexus 6 is basically Android Silver

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‘Nexmas 2014′ has come and gone, and the previous leaks all seemed to be correct… surprisingly. I truly did not believe that “Shamu” would actually be the Nexus 6. And if it was, I was really expecting a smaller 5.2″ variant to be announced as well. So when ...

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First details for Sony Xperia Z4 suggest Quad HD, Snapdragon 810

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The Sony Xperia Z3 is one nice device, bringing all the goodies of the Z2 and giving it a nice hardware and software bump. While the Z3 is just now getting into the market, Sony is bust prepping their next flagship, the Sony Xperia Z4. According to AndroidOrigin, they have obtained a leak from ...

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Google Nexus 6 vs LG G3

Smartphones | FindTheBest   Motorola Nexus 6 LG G3 OS: Android 5.0 (Lollipop) Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) Dimensions: Weight: 159.3 x 83 x 10.1 mm (6.27 x 3.27 x 0.40 in.) 184 grams 146.3 x 74.6 x 8.9 mm (5.76 x 2.94 x 0.35 in.) 149 grams Display: 5.96”; 1440 x 2560; ~493 ppi pixel density;... ...

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Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade Watch

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Wednesday was a big day in the Android world, as Google announced the biggest update to Android ever: Android 5.0 Lollipop. While this is great news for Android enthusiasts, the bad news is this update still has to go through all the phone manufacturers, and even then the carriers before it ...

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Moto devices to get Lollipop makeover

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Among all the big announcements today was a little update from Motorola talking about updates coming to a number of Moto devices. Since Motorola and Google partnered on the Nexus 6, Motorola got a head start on prepping Android Lollipop for Moto devices. In their announcement today, they ...

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Carrier details on the Nexus 6 “When is my carrier getting the Nexus 6?

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Today Google announced Android Lollipop, and with it a round of new devices including the Nexus 9, Nexus Player, and Nexus 6. While they announced information on when you can preorder the Nexus 9 and Nexus player, they didn’t have any firm information regarding the Nexus 6. However, it ...

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Nexus 9 specs

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The Nexus 9 might be the most anticipated Nexus tablet since the original.  As you can see from the specs below it doesn’t disappoint.  Preorder for the Nexus 9 will begin October 17th with the launch following on November 3rd.   Manufacture: -HTC Price: -$399 for the 16 GB, WiFi ...

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HTC Nexus 9 announced for November 3

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The new Nexus family is out, and the HTC Nexus 9 brings the latest iteration of Android 5.0 Lollipop, to a beautiful tablet. The Nexus 9 comes with the typical Nexus matte back finishing, and a metal frame, which seems to be the trend with Android devices nowadays. It has a 8.9 inch IPS LCD... ...

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Nexus 6 specs

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So the Nexus 6 has been released so here are the cold hard specs for those that want to know what’s under the hood of the new Nexus device. OS Android™ 5.0 Lollipop Screen 5.96″ 2560 x 1440 QHD AMOLED display (493 ppi) 16:9 aspect ratio Gorilla Glass 3 Rear Camera 13 MP with ...

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