Android Market Monkey Business?

Developers have derided the Android Market virtually since its inception last year. More recently, in SDK 1.6, Google responded to some of the developers’ concerns in a number of ways. Most notably, increased categorization for apps, and the new ability for app publishers to post up to ...

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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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Newbtorial: How to Keep the Zip in Your Android

“UUUhhhhhhh, I am so sick of how slow my phone is!  Kevin, if you can’t fix this I am selling this thing and buying an iPhone!” These are the very words I heard come pouring into my office as a coworker, flushed with frustration, walked through the door.  She not so gently ...

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App Review: PicMe (Screen Grabber)

PicMe is a tool to capture the screen from your Android device, however it can only be used on rooted devices. It has been tested on Dream, Magic, Hero, Galaxy. To get a screenshot from your Android device, you can install the Android SDK, connect the phone via USB and use the Dalvik Debug ...

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Ustream vs. Qik: A Video Webcasting Smackdown

When Ustream‘s video webcasting app hit the market on Friday, my first thought was, “I wonder how it compares to Qik?” Once the rough edges are polished off, Ustream’s app will beat Qik’s in some areas, but Qik has the leg up in others. Both apps do a good job ...

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Cyanogen’s ROM Now Features Improved Android Market

If you’re at all involved in Android, chances are pretty good you’ve heard of Cyanogen’s ROM.  If you’ve got a rooted handset, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve come across the ROM at some point.  It has emerged as the premier ROM for Android handsets, ...

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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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40 Android Business Models, Part Five

People worry about making money from selling Android apps to individuals. There are other ways of making money off of Android. Learn about 40 Android business models in this fourth part of a five-part series of posts in Building 'Droids!

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App Review: VPN Connections

I have been using Wade Mealing’s VPN Connections application for a few months now and I am very impressed.  While it took some time to get Exchange support on the G1 (I currently use NitroDesk TouchDown – future app review), I could not take advantage of it until I got a proper ...

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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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‘Sense’ to be Available for HTC Magic Handsets*

Good news for those of you who own the HTC Magic. HTC recently announced that they will soon be offering a free upgrade to HTC Magic owners on Chunghwa Telecom’s network. The upgrade will give them the same user experience/interface that’s found on the HTC Hero! They are, after all, ...

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SuperHERO Rom on G1/Dream [VIDEO]

The user interface/experience of HTC’s Hero is a definite thing of beauty.  Formerly known as Rosie, HTC’s Sense has people all over saying that Android is showing extreme promise when it comes to just how customizable it can be.  The hot question among G1 owners is “Can I ...

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GeeksPhone Debuts ONE in Spain

The team at Geeks Phone just debuted their ONE handset at an event held in Barcelona.  In case you have no idea who they are, their the small startup group who promise root access on their phones the second you take the out of the box. Although they had hoped to have a working prototype ...

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AndroidUploads Week In Review

It’s Sunday again so that means it’s time to catch up on the videos and podcasts from last week over on AndroidUploads. Be sure to swing by the site a time or two throughout the week to see what Android apps are being announced and reviewed. Demos and walkthroughs show up daily and ...

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Rubin Breaks Down the 3 Flavors of Android

If you are starting to pay closer attention to Android lately, you’ll likely notice some difference in how handsets are being branded.  Some have the “with Google” on the back while others don’t.  Some handsets come from major companies like HTC and Samsung, and yet ...

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