Use Your G1 As… A Metal Detector? (VIDEO)

Here’s a case of an app that we won’t believe really works until we try it for ourselves.  The guys over at the Italian Android site HDblog.it have put together a little video of an app for the G1 which turns it into a metal detector.

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Talking Live Folders and GLSurfaceView

Romain Guy and Jack Palevich have dropped by the official Android Developers blog to talk new features in Android 1.5.  As part of the recent series of tips and tutorials, Romain Guy discusses what to expect with Live Folders, while Jack explains what GL SurfaceView means to developers.

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Android Around the World: T-Mobile Germany Says Cupcake in May

We’re so ready for our cupcake we can’t take it anymore.  That, and we’re tired of hearing about it too.  Just drop it on us, why dontcha? According to T-Mobile Germany, the software update is headed to G1 owners next month.  As of right now, it’s only for the German ...

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Electric Pocket Puts a Fresh Face on Android, Offering PhoneFace Speed “Photo-Dialing”

Electric Pocket Puts a Fresh Face on Android, Offering PhoneFace Speed “Photo-Dialing” for Android-based Smartphones Wye Valley, UK (MobilityNewswire) April 23, 2009 – Electric Pocket is today announcing a new version of PhoneFace, a speed dial application that launches phone ...

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1 Million G1′s Sold in First 6 Months

T-Mobile’s 3G network might not have near the footprint that other companies have, but that isn’t stopping the G1 from selling well.  After 6 months on the streets, the G1 has gone on to sell 1 million units in the US. This is a rather impressive figure for a number of reasons. 

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Dan Morill Talks Future Proofing Apps on Eve of Google I/O

The biggest Android event of the year is coming in a matter of weeks.  Google I/O is a “gathering focused on pushing the boundaries of web applications using Google and open web technologies. Google engineers and web development leaders will lead you through two days full of in-depth ...

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Embedded Alley Brings Android to MIPS Architecture Devices

Embedded Alley Brings Android to MIPS Architecture Devices, Expanding Android Platform Application Space Enables Android on RMI Alchemy Processor Family for Personal Multimedia, Digital Video, Automotive Infotainment San Jose, CA and NAB Show, Las Vegas, NV, April 23, 2009 – Embedded ...

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$100 Android Netbooks Coming?

Skytone, a company predominantly known for low-cost children’s laptops might be among the first to release and Android netbook.  Called the Alpha 680, it will offer a 7″ LCD screen, 800 x 480 WVGA with a touch pad.  It is promised to be available in white, black, yellow pink and ...

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Rumor: HTC Hero Due in October

According to a guy named Daniel (atomixpaintball) over at xda-developers, the HTC Hero is due October 11th. I work for a wireless developer firm and I have just received word from the US carrier (cannot disclose who yet) that the release date for the HTC Hero (Android) is October 11th 2009.  ...

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Cupcake Spotted in the Wild

The folks who work at the Google Campus in Mountain View are being treated to Cupcake before everyone else.  Everyone out there gets an “early look”  at the update.  Well, kinda…

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Cupcake Appeals to More Than Just End Users

All the recent excitement surrounding Android 1.5  seems to be coming from those with G1′s looking for more from their phones.  Well, at least it appears that way on the surface.  Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find that the new features and enhancements coming in ...

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Jeff Sharkey Talks Widgets for Android 1.5

Today, the official Android Developers blog was updated with an article from Jeff Sharkey with information on Android 1.5 and what to expect in the way of widgets.  Written for developers, the piece provides sample code and general assistance in getting widgets for existing apps. One last cool ...

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I-Buddie Android Netbook Prototype (VIDEO)

A rather unknown German company called I-Buddie is apparently working on Android with netbooks.  The video below shows a prototype with the OS running on an Intel Atom-based netbook.

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Ophone to Beat iPhone to China?

The Lenovo-built Ophone is rumored to be landing in China about 1 month before Apple’s iPhone does.  With virtually the same launch time, this summer could really help forecast the future for the two operating systems.  Just how much love does a half-eaten fruit get outside of the US?

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GiiNii Movit Tablets Slightly Delayed

One of our favorite things to come out of CES earlier this year was the GiiNii Movit tablets.  Based on Android (naturally), there are two form factors that were initially expected to launch somewhere in the middle of the year.  According to a company rep, one version (Mini) is now due in ...

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