March 29, 2015

Motorola Updates the Update Situation

Curious as to when your Motorola handset is going to get its update to Android 2.1?  Motorola recently posted a quick list of their handsets with estimated update times.  The “Droid to get 2.1 any day now” rumor still seems on ...

Compaq’s Android-based Airlife 100 Announced

HP has announced a partnership with Telefonica for their brand spankin’ new Airlife 100.  The smartbook (half smart phone, half netbook) is will offered with carrier subsidy in Europe and Latin America as part their mobile broadband ...

Camangi WebStation Slashes Price to $275

The Camangi team has shaved over 25% off of the price of their WebStation, knocking it down to $275.  However, it’s likely not enough of a discount to draw a substantial amount of attention.  It’s up against some steep competition ...

Non-Google Android Languishes in Obscurity

So I have several G1’s, a myTouch 3G, two Motorola Droid’s, and just one Archos 5 Internet Tablet.  While, certainly no expert, I have been using Android the week the G1 was released and was following it before it was a Google ...

Geocaching with Geooh

According to Wikipedia, geocaching is an “outdoor activity in which the participants use GPS or other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers (called “geocaches” or “caches”). I  learned of an app alled ...

Android 2.1 Coming to Samsung Moment February 22nd?

This is purely a rumor for now, but Android Central is getting reports that Sprint will be updating the Samsung Moment to Android 2.1 on February 22nd. The Moment is currently running Android 1.5, so Android 2.1 will be a great addition for ...

7.7 Million Android Handsets Sold in 2009

Canalys has announced that the majority of smartphones sold in 2009 were touchscreen phones. Canalys is also reporting that 7.7 million Android handsets made up 4.7% of overall smartphone sales.  For those of you counting that is a 1074% growth ...

Google Gives Free Nexus One to TED Attendees

Google has been working hard to put the Nexus One in the hands of anyone they feel is important enough, even if that means giving thousands of them away! Yet again, Google has given away free Nexus One devices to all attendees at the TED ...

Need for Speed

You know all those Android phones out there running on the same 528Mhz processor? Well, they’re about to get some help. DroidDog and Engadget are reporting that Myriad Group AG, a new member of the Open Handset Alliance, has introduced a ...

ADC2 Winner ‘SweetDreams’ Hits Android Market

The big winner in the second Android Developers Challenge (ADC2), SweetDreams, is now available for download.  Designed to allow its users to go to bed without worrying about getting calls in the middle of the night, SweetDreams, packs a ton of ...

TouchType Looking for Alpha Testers

Wanna do your part to help put the final touches on an Android app?  TouchType wants to hear from you!  They are currently looking for alpha testers for their upcoming SwiftKey keyboard.  By their own billing, SwiftKey is “revolutionary ...

Manage Your Amazon EC2 Cloud with Decaf

If you’re an administrator or developer who uses Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) for hosting you application, you might want to consider Decaf.  This Android application gives users the ability to manage and monitor their Amazon ...

KPN Beats HTC to the Punch, Unveils Legend

We are all but certain that HTC will unveiling the Legend next week at Barcelona.  There have been a handful of “in the wild” shots this week, leading us to believe the demo models are circulating and the handset maker is ready to ...

Build Your Own Papercraft Android!

The next time you find yourself feeling crafty, put your hands to work on a papercraft Android.  Check out the pictures below of one that was put together by a Mr. Guilherme Link-san.  Rather than keeping his cool Android all to himself, he ...

Listen Up! Podcast #39 is On Demand

Our latest podcast, #39, is in the can and available for downloads and streaming.  Joining me this week was resident AndroidGuy Sam Herren, Nick Gray (HTC Source), and Andrew Kamika (Androinica).  Also, Nicole stopped by for a few minutes near ...

Bluetooth Special Interest Group Outs Acer E110

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has let slip a few details of another Android-based handset from Acer. The device will be a touch screen smart phone with quadband GSM, 850 / 1900 bands (AT&T), and A-GPS.   Considering the source, we ...