The Droid X Gets Rooted!

We previously reported that Motorola had implemented the eFuse process to try to stop people from rooting their brand new device, the Droid X.  Well, when you have an army that is as strong as the Android Army is, there is no barrier or fortification that seems to last very long!  The Droid X ...

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B&N Releases “NOOK for Android”

Barnes & Noble are announcing today that they’ve released their popular eReader application into the Android Market.  Titled NOOK for Android, the app allows users to shop the Barnes & Noble eBookstore right from their Android devices. Peruse new releases, free classic titles, and ...

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How To: Make Yourself a Crumply, Sketchy Home Screen

One of the great things about Android is the extent to which users can customize the user interface to their taste. With just a couple of readily available apps, you set up your phone to relive the days of doodling in notebooks and passing notes. Install ADW.Launcher, the Paperless System theme ...

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Leaked Specs for Samsung’s Galaxy S PMP

More information has surfaced about Samsung’s newest Android device–not a phone but a PMP. According to speculation on various Korean websites, the YP-MB2 will be similar to the Galaxy S, minus phone functionality, and will retail for about $250.  Here are the specs: 3MP Camera ...

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Lenovo, Toshiba and ASUS, Oh My! Android Tablet Rumors

Another day in the Android tablet saga, and more and more information is leaking about various manufacturers’ Android-based tablets. Reports indicate that ASUS’s Eee Pad, seen running Windows at CES back in January, will instead run Android when it is launched in 2011. The device is ...

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Android 2.1 Hits Cellular South’s HTC Hero

Cellular South, one of the first mobile carriers in the US to carry Android phones is giving the classic HTC Hero the 2.1 update. Their website is showing instructions on how to download the update, and lists all of the features included. The site is pretty detailed so you shouldn’t have ...

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T-Mobile’s HSPA+ Network Expands to Nearly 50 Markets

Call it what you want, 3G, 3G+, or 4G.  Right now it doesn’t matter to T-Mobile.  Slap whatever name on it you want, they’re more concerned with building it out.  And they aren’t taking their time.  The HSPA+ network has now expanded to nearly fifty markets, reaching about 85 ...

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AppBrain Breaks Down the Current State of Android Apps

The team behind AppBrain has put together a very insightful look into the Android Market and the current state of its apps.  There are some truly interesting facts to glean from their research, some of which I’ll quickly outline.

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MOG Gives Android Users On Demand Music

Music junkies can rejoice with the announcement of On-Demand music provider MOG announcing their Android app today!  For $9.99 a month you can have an ad free, hyper-personalized mobile radio station.

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Geeks’Phone’s CCR Program: a Real Open Source Phone

Each time a new Android phone is released, groups of power users will try to improve it by digging into Android source code and by cooking ROMs. The path they choose is not easy: They have to do guesswork or reverse engineering and often they are stopped in their attempts by hardware ...

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Star Wars Themed Droid 2 Launching August 12th?

Engadget is reporting that the Droid 2 will be launching on August 12th, 2010.  According to their source, the sequel to the original Droid will not only come with Froyo at launch, but have an optional R2-D2 special edition logo on the back. It appears the Droid line is going back to its Star ...

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Eclair Now Holds 55% of Android Pie

Bit of interesting news from the Android Platforms website.  It appears the Android Platform page has been updated, and Eclair (Android 2.1) is now in the majority, with 55.5% of the pie.  Woo-hoo!  Donut (aka 1.6) is barely holding on to a second place spot with 22.1% and Cupcake (1.5) comes ...

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Froyo for Motorola Milestone “Undecided”.

And the hits just keep on hitting for Motorola Android handset owners.  In a post on the Motorola Owners forum, Moto’s Eurpean Marketing Director James King makes the following statement about the status of the Milestone getting Froyo in the near future:

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Beta Test This! Baby ESP

The team behind Baby ESP are looking for some beta testers willing to give their app a thorough evaluation. After conducting some internal/private testing of their own, they are seeking up to 100 more users to test their server capacities and try to break the app.  So what is Baby ESP?  ...

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Social Check-In Comes to SCVNGR

The up and coming check-in service known as SCVNGR has just announced a rather cool feature today that rewards users for going places with friends. Starting today, folks running SCVNGR on their Android and iPhone handsets can check-in with friends by bumping phones together. Cheers! Points are ...

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