March 27, 2015

The Donut Has Landed

The Android 1.6 SDK is now available. Learn one developer's initial take on the release in today's extra-special bonus edition of Building 'Droids!

Archos Shows off A5 Tablet

The Archos A5 series of media tablets has been officially announced and shown off.  After recently getting the leak treatment, we know have the first ‘name brand’ device to run Android that is not a phone. What did we learn today ...

Motorola and T-Mobile’s Common Agenda

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said yesterday that the company was in negotiations with all of the major US carriers to bring Android devices to their networks  Their first offering, the Motorola Cliq, was unveiled last week at Mobilize ’09.  ...

Looking Forward to the Archos 5 Running Android

The lines are definitely being blurred between mobile internet devices (MID), portable media players (PMP), and netbooks and every other configuration out there, so how do we decide what to spend our hard earned money on?  The line of ...

40 Android Business Models, Part Two

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 second part of a five-part series of posts in Building 'Droids!

App Review: Pixelpipe Pro Beta 1.1

With so many ways to share your media online (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs etc) it can be a task to get your media uploaded to each destination without having to upload to each site separately. This is where an application like Pixelpipe ...

ODROID in the Wild, Demo’s HDMI Output [VIDEO]

Remember that Android-based entertainment device from a couple of weeks ago called the ODROID?  It’s back today in the form of a demo video.  The clip below shows how Android looks running through an HDMI cable out to a television.  We ...

Why My G1 Qualifies as a “Smartbook”

My T-Mobile G1 is already a smartbook, is it not? Let me explain.  I can surf the web, check e-mail, download and listen to podcasts, keep up with facebook/Twitter friends, use a variety of instant message clients, use Gmail as a word processor ...

App Review: Facebook for Android

Android owners have been waiting in the wings for an official Facebook app for almost a year now, and even though the iPhone had an official one almost instantly, up until a week ago the only options we’ve had been Bloo and Babbler. While ...

The Weather Channel Adds New Features to Android App

One of the most popular apps in all of Android has recently added some new features.  The Weather Channel app now allows for users to click on interactive, expandable ads that link to WAP sites, video, locations, and directly to phone calls – ...

40 Android Business Models, Part One

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 first part of a five-part series of posts in Building 'Droids!

App Review: aTumble

Blogging. Most of us do it, and many of us have to do it on the go. Whether you’re live blogging a press event or just posting a pic of something funny you saw on the street, those magic devices sitting in our pockets have become pretty ...

App Review: AK Notepad and MyBackup

Ever since I purchased my G1, I’ve been using these two applications in tandem.  AK Notepad is your basic, no-nonsense note pad that gives you multiple themes, auto links for e-mail addresses and URLs, and LED/vibrate notification.

Motorola Cliq to Drop in October

According to TMONews, we’ll be seeing pre-orders for the Motorola Cliq on October 19th. That is provided the marketing collateral is to be considered final. Assuming it is right, tack another 2-3 weeks on top and you have your release ...

Will New Devices Fragment the Android Market?

Will the introduction of new Android devices fragment the Android Market?   I suppose it’s possible, but not probable. As companies like INQ hint at their own take on the experience and Cole Brodman acknowledges the shortcomings of the ...