Chinavision Succeeds Where Others Have Failed, Makes a Boring Android Handset.

Engadget Mobile has an article up taking a look at Chinavision’s “Robot” Android handset. Check out the article for the full specs and lowdown on the phone.  I’ll give you a hint before you go – It’s a 2.8″, dual-band snoozer.  As I stated in the ...

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Conspiracy Theory: Is Apple Orchestrating a Media Attack on Google?

For various reasons, I’ve had plenty of free time on my hands lately.  And since I’m an Android Guy, I was closely following the CES 2010 developments.  I was also reading all I could about the Nexus One, what kind of impact that it was going to have on the smartphone market, and ...

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FixIt!: Google Calendar and time zones

One of the best features of Android is the integration with Google’s services. If you are using Gmail and Google Calendar, you will like the fact that everything will be seamlessly synchronized between the cloud and your Android device. The issue is that any problems on one side will be ...

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Future of Community (Android) ROM development

Paul O’Brien (Founder of MoDaCo) announced today a new and exiting way to get the MoDaCo Custom ROM. The Hero Kitchen will let you select what you want or not want in your ROM. For example, if you don’t use HTC Footprints, why letting it use space in your memory. In the past, it ...

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OnStar and Chevy Gives Android Users Mobile Control of Volt

One of the cooler software announcements to already come out of CES 2010 is from Chevy and OnStar regarding the upcoming 2011 Chevy Volt, their all electric vehicle.  The new Android-based application gives Volt owners added control over their vehicles with options like monitoring charging ...

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Will the Carriers be Android’s Downfall?

While reading Google’s latest manifesto of what it means to be open, I am concerned that while Google is proclaiming that “Open systems Win,” that is not necessarily a money making proposition or  a differentiator for wireless carriers. Many of you who follow Android are also ...

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Is Google Serious About Maturing the Android Market?

With all the different seemingly conflicting reports about developers fleeing both the iPhone app store and the Android Market, the question remains Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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ODROID On Its Way to Early-Bird Devs

The ODROID Developer Edition package is now available worldwide and has begun deployment to the 300 developers that pre-ordered back in September. Will the ODROID gain any traction in the gaming community and break into the market that the iPod Touch is dominating?

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I’ve Got Cliq Envy

When I was a young boy in Catholic school, I was always taught that envy was one of the Seven Deadly Sins.  As of yesterday, I am heading to the confessional because of the early Christmas present I got my wife this weekend, the Motorola Cliq from T-Mobile. As a rule, I am an early... Read More

Google Pushes Source Code for Android 2.0 – Developers Push it to G1 Within Hours

Android 2.0 SDK has been available for a few weeks now, but the source code has been held hostage.  The word around the campfire is that Google hasn’t been too forthcoming with it.  Most handset manufacturers have been stuck messing with Android 1.6 instead.  No more of that! Last ...

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Archos 5 in the Real World

Let me first say that I have always been an early adopter.  From my first Tandy Color Computer II to one of my latest automobile purchases, the great Mazda RX-8, I am on the hunt for the next big thing and the products that are just a little bit off but deliver big rewards to... Read More

Developers Can Now Target By Carrier in Android Market

Up until recently, developers using the Android Market had the ability to target distribution of their apps by specific countries.  A recent email sent to developers indicates that they now have the freedom to select a particular wireless provider if they feel so inclined. First, we have added ...

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Introducing MOTOBLUR

We’ve waited long enough to see it so let’s cut right to the chase.  Here’s what Motorola has done with Android!  It’s beautiful and bound to have a mass market appeal. MOTOBLUR integrates all of your contacts in one place – be it phone numbers, email addresses, ...

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Donut Details Indicate That it’s Delicious

The official Android code repository has been updated with the next level of baked pastry goodness. Donut has arrived over the last few days and everyone is getting amped all over again. Before going much further, we recommend reading Mark Murphy’s Android 2.0/Donut primer. Always keep ...

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Minor Update to Android Fixes Bugs

We recently learned that both minor and major updates were due out this year for Android users. It appears as if the minor update has started rolling out. We’re hearing reports from some of you guys that you’ve woken up to a system notice. After going through the update, we’re ...

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