G2 Source Code Released Courtesy of HTC

HTC is keeping with their tradition of releasing the kernel code to new handsets with the latest being the Desire Z (T-Mobile G2). Like they recently did with the Droid Incredible and EVO 4G, HTC sets most of the code free for developers and ROM makers to tinker with.

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Android Used to Keep Cities Clean

Have you ever been driving though an area of town, or perhaps your own city and thought, "Man, they really should clean this place up?" Well, in Toulouse, France, Défi Propreté has teamed up with Android and has given out 90 HTC Desires to its agents to help clean up the trash in the city.

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Review: Samsung Fascinate

By now you’ve probably seen the reviews of the other Samsung Galaxy S phones — the Epic 4G, Captivate, or Vibrant– or at least gotten an idea of what Samsung’s trying to do with Android 2010.   Up until this now, the non-Droid Android offerings on Big Red’s network ...

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Google Phone Gallery Launches, “with Google” Confusion Continues

Google.com/phone, formerly Google’s storefront for the Nexus One, has been relaunched as the Google Phone Gallery, letting users compare Android phones available in 14 countries from a variety of manufacturer and carriers. Note that it is not a comprehensive list of Android devices. ...

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Shots of Verizon-Branded HTC Merge Hit Web, Bing Safely in Tow

While this is a news from a couple days ago, it is still important.  Photos of the CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z have surfaced again. It appears to be headed to Verizon.  BGR has scored a mega-load of images of what looks to be a more finished device. The model number (ADR6325) is... Read More

Watch HTC’s Demo Videos for the Updated Sense UI, New Handsets [VIDEO]

HTC's official YouTube account recently posted a handful of clips based on last week's big London announcement. Watch the first clip to get a real sense (see what we did there?) for what makes the Desire HD so awesome. If you think this is just a simple successor, you couldn't be more wrong.

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LG CEO Ousted Over Companies Poor Performance in Mobile Sector

South Korea’s LG released it’s CEO, Nam Yong, and replaced him with Koo Bon-joon on Friday. According to LG, Nam Yong had used poor management skills in directing the mobile department, so they released him. It’s actually somewhat surprising, considering that just over a month ...

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Verizon: “No Froyo for Droid Eris”

Verizon has confirmed that the HTC Droid Eris will not be seeing an Android 2.2 'Froyo' update. Considering how early in Android's life this phone came out, we're not shocked to hear 2.1 would be the last officially supported version.

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On the AGTN Droid-Cast Tonight!

On the Android Guys Thursday Night Droid-Cast tonight we are going to be talking about the Samsung New York Galaxy Tab Release event with live reports from Aaron Kasten, Kyle Sandler, Russell Holly, Eric Z and Aaron BUCKNAH!  Also awesome news about the device as well.  Ray Walters will give ...

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APPNATION Interviews: Yapper – App Inventor for the Rest of Us

While at the APPNATION Conference last Monday and Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with several people talking about some cool things that are being released for Android.  One that caught my eye right away with the new Yapper 2.0, an online app development tool for people who might not be ...

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APPNATION Report: Big Company Execs Clueless about Android Fragmentation

This is an article that pains me to have to write, but it is an issue that needs to be looked at, because I think if something is not done, it could spell trouble for the Android platform. The issue is simple, and comes from my time here at APPNATION; big company execs don’t understand... ...

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Impressions on the HTC London Event

As you heard by now, HTC has announced in London two new phones, the Desire HD and Desire Z (“z” or “zee”, you can say both apparently).  The sexy handsets will be available from most European carriers starting around mid-October. While we don’t have a word yet on ...

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The Difference Between AMOLED and SLCD Screens

Remember a few months ago, when HTC decided to  stop using AMOLED screens because of shortages? And how they decided to switch to SLCD screens instead? Well, the guys over at Engadget have looked at the differences in SLCD and AMOLED screens on two HTC Desires. One Desire had an AMOLED, the ...

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Review: Motorola Charm

At first glance, the Motorola Charm appears to be a very odd, strangely shaped Android smartphone. A blend between a Blackberry and the Android powered Motorola Cliq XT, the handset is a messaging device first, smartphone second. It is a very unique Android handset. Overall, the Charm ...

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App Review: No-Lock

Ever have the desire to wake your stock Android phone from standby using the trackball? If you have, you might want to to check out the application No-Lock. The application, which is extremely simple, allows users to wake the phone using either the volume rocker, trackball, or even optical ...

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