Why I Won’t Be Rooting My Droid…For Now

Let me begin by giving my experience this past year with rooted or “jail broken” Android phones.  I used the standard Android image doled out by T-Mobile for seven long months before I took the plunge and gained root access to my G1.  And after that, it was on like Donkey Kong.  ...

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Leaving T-Mobile Behind for Verizon Droid

Anyone following the invasion of the Droid can see a plethora of reviews on PhoneDog, Gizmodo, Boy Genius Report among others.  So I will spare you the redundancy since those guys do reviews for a living and are much better at it than I.  What I would like to do is give you my reasoning... ...

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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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Time Travel – Android Style

Time travel has fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Worm holes, space craft, and even ridiculously modded DeLoreans have served as fodder for our quest to control our relationship to the relentless plodding of time. Fortunately, for (all of) mankind, a little personal electronics company ...

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The Ride is Getting Bumpy

It was bound to happen. To date, Android has enjoyed a pretty smooth ride. Updates have been frequent, reviews have been positive and the Android world was rosy. But explosive growth is always fraught with casualties and drama. On the heels of Eclair’s release that drama is hitting ...

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G1 Can Support Android 2.0* [VIDEO]

For those of you who have the T-Mobile G1 and find yourself growing increasingly more fascinated by Android 2.0, we have some news that might make you happy.  Your handset is capable of running the newest Eclair release of the platform.  You just need to jump through a few hoops first! HINT: ...

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Sprint Offers Up Android Anecdotes

sYesterday, David Owens, Sprint’s VP of consumer marketing, took part in an hour-long online chat with customers where he dropped a few Android bits that are worth sharing. Deals, Discounts, Freebies, and More! Click here to save today!

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Android Starting to Appeal to Business Users

Think back to this about this time last year when the G1 was announced and Android 1.0 features were shown off. One of the first questions asked from the crowd was whether or not Android (or the G1) was going to have Exchange support. The answer was something along the lines of “No, but we... ...

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European HTC Hero Skipping 1.6 Update

File Under: Good News/Bad News We just had an interesting email come across our inbox pertaining to the European version of the HTC Hero.  One of our readers reached out to HTC to ask about whether or not their Hero would be seeing an update to Android 1.6.  Here’s the email they ...

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An Early Look at the Android 2.0 SDK

Take a quick peek at what's new and improved for developers in the Android 2.0 SDK, in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Google Giving out Eclairs Today – Android 2.0 SDK Drops

The official Android Developers blog has announced that the Android 2.0 SDK is now available to developers.  The move comes not one moment too soon as the Droid handset is announced tomorrow and presumably hits the street next week.  What good is a cutting edge phone if the apps don’t ...

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Motorola Droid Preview & Gallery

The hottest phone on the planet right now is the Motorola Droid and nobody has had more exclusive facetime with the handset than Boy Genius Report.  Nearly every bit of information pertaining to this handset has come out of the BGR camp, including today’s “preview” review of ...

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Un-Ugly Me

One of most frequent complaints about Android is about its unpolished and unelegant UI when compared to that of iPhone.  As a brief user of iPhone 3G, it hurts me to admit that it is indeed the case. Just take for example Compass apps from both platforms: functionally equal,  Android ...

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Best Buy Getting Droid This Weekend?

The official unveiling of the Verizon/Motorola Droid is slated to go down next week on the 28th with sale dates and formal announcements likely monpolizing the news next Wednesday.  Rumors have the launch pegged for sometime early November, recently leaked Best Buy documents indicate a Droid ...

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BGR Continues to Tease With Droid Gallery

Don’t ask us how, but Boy Genius Rerport has been pretty much the only source for Verizon Droid details these last few weeks.  Whether it’s pictures, videos, or hands-on impressions, it seems like they’re the only one who has one of these to play with.  Regardless, we ...

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