Romancing the Stone: The Project Emerald Saga

As many of our readers here at Android Guys know, Project Emerald is something of an obsession for me as a writer and T-Mo Android user.  The number one question of course is “what in the world is Project Emerald?!?!” Is it a tablet?  Is it a new Sidekick?  Is it the long awaited ...

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The Bird is the Word: Part I (Twitter Reviews)

Seesmic Review Welcome to part one of the official AndroidGuys Twitter application face-off! During the course of the next four days we will review four of the top Twitter applications for Android, beginning with the fourth best application and ending with the best Twitter application for ...

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Droid X Bootloader Encrypted, Custom ROMs Probably Not Happening

One of of the best Droid developers in the game, Stephen Bird, recently  had a chance to dig into the Droid X system dump and confirmed what many of us had feared.  Yes, that’s right, the Droid X is locked down Motorola Milestone style, locked bootloader and all.  In fact, it is the same ...

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Acer beTouch E130 Hits FCC

The Acer’s beTouch E130 made a stop over at the FCC to get handled last week.  The device has a very similar look to the Blackberry and has a full QWERTY portrait keyboard.  Under the hood is Android 1.6, 416MHz processor, 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, 3.2MP camera and WiFi. While that ...

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ChumpDump, the Twitter Unfollow Game

A hilarious new game was released this week for the Android platform.  Anyone who is on Twitter can relate to the concept of Chumpdump.  Chumpdump works around the idea that you have an unnecessary amount of followers and tweets by “chumps”.  The premise of the game…get rid of ...

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New CEIVA Snap for Android App

CEIVA Logic, Inc announced earlier this week that they have released an application to the Android Market that will allow users to send photos over-the-air from their mobile device to any CEIVA-connected photo frame.  The application is called CEIVA Snap and since CEIVA invented connected ...

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Gameloft Getting Better at DRM

According to a happy Gameloft customer’s blog, they recently updated their digital rights management (DRM).  We have covered Gameloft’s antics in the past, but this blog post by David Loft praises Gameloft’s new stance on DRM and offers a little explanation taken straight from ...

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T-Mo’s HTC Vision is the HTC Vanguard: a 21 Mbps HSPA+ Smartphone

In an article over at Engadget.com, they are reporting that T-Mobile and HTC are hard at work to bring out the first offering that can handle the theoretical 21 Mbps speeds that Big Magenta claims their new HSPA+ network is providing.  The handset that is going to have this capability?  The HTC ...

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PSA: US Cellular’s Samsung Acclaim on Sale Today

Today marks the day that US Cellular begins offering Android devices.  If you live in one of the markets where US Cellular service is offered, you should head to your local store and check out the new Samsung Acclaim.  Sold exclusively through the regional carrier, the Acclaim is powered by ...

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Android SDK Updated

Google announced on the Android Developers blog that the Android 2.2 SDK has been updated to match the most recent system image that was pushed to the Nexus One (FRF91). In the post, Android SDK Tech Lead Xavier Ducrohet says: As you may have noticed, the source code for Android 2.2, which we ...

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New Rover Android Tablets to Rival iPad

Rover, a Russian hardware manufacturer, has unveiled 5 new tablets, 4 of which run on Android. These devices look promising, with specs that may even rival the Apple iPad. the most impressive by my standards is the RoverPad TegA W70, which runs android 2.1, has a 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, ...

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Trillian Prepping Beta Release of Android App

Trillian, the super popular all-in-one instant messaging service/application, is headed to Android. In fact, according to the developers at Cerulean Studios, a beta is merely weeks away. Not only will we be seeing a full-featured application that meshes AIM, Google Talk, Facebook Chat, and ...

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The Shocking Costs of “Free” Navigation, According to Garmin

Garmin went traveling in France with an O2 UK Android phone to test Google Maps Navigation and highlight the real cost of free navigation. According to the press release, to navigate from Calais to Paris (185 miles, 297 km) you will need 12-13 megabytes and it will cost you, depending on your ...

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AT&T Desire a Possibility

All of you AT&T customers that have been sitting like vegetables all summer staring into space, hoping against hope that a Droid X-like phone will magically make one of its landings on your carrier have reason to rejoice. According to Engadget, a phone just hit the FCC that is quite ...

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Android Gaming to Get a Boost from OpenFeint Solution

Everyone knows Android trails the iPhone when it comes to the volume of quality games and top-shelf developers.  Things look to be changing this summer, however, with the advent of OpenFeint‘s commitment to the platform.  Mobile social gaming giant OpenFeint  has announced that its 9,200 ...

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