The Motorola XOOM Revisited: When Crow Tastes Like Chicken

Maybe it was all the late night viewings of this year’s Google I/O on YouTube AND the Honeycomb 3.1 update, but for some inexplicable reason I started longing, nay needing another Honeycomb tablet.  To the Faithful, you know that my initial reaction and review was not altogether kind to ...

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Masqed Crusader a Network Optimization Tool for Root Users

Haven’t picked up a 4G phone yet?  Rooted?  Still looking to get more browsing speed out of your phone?  Masqued Crusader may just be what you looking for!  With one single tap, ads will be blocked and Google DNS will be used.  When you  “Start the Crusader”,  it will block ...

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Android 2.2: A Developer’s Perspective

So, what does Android 2.2 really mean for the average Android developer? Learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Android APIs: A Spectrum of Openness

Does Android have private APIs? That depends on what you consider "private" and an "API". Learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Enabling the Ecosystem: Snaptic, Part Two

Want to integrate note-taking into your Android application? Consider integrating with 3banana from Snaptic -- we profile what this means in part two of an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Enabling the Ecosystem: Snaptic, Part One

Want to integrate note-taking into your Android application? Consider integrating with 3banana from Snaptic -- we profile what this means in part one of an Enabling the Ecosystem interview in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Fatal Assumptions: Touch

The Fatal Assumptions blog post series will review some assumptions Android application developers may make, and why those assumptions may harm their app’s acceptance, immediately or in the near future. Right now, every major Android device has a touchscreen. I say “major” ...

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Google Voice Being Tested on PC’s at the ‘plex!

Here’s some exciting news  for you Google Voice users.  TechCrunch is reporting that Google is testing Voice on PC’s, allowing employees to make calls via their desktops.  This is a departure from having to link Google Voice numbers to an actual mobile phone or landline. Google is ...

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Google adds Universal Search to Suggest to Mobile Platforms

On their official blog, Google is announcing that they have rolled out Universal Search to their Suggest functionality for mobile platforms.  This feature has been enabled for users on the Google homepage since last December and is now live when you search on your Android Handset as well.  ...

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Special Edition AndroidGuys Podcast This Thursday!

Mark your calendars for this Thursday, 7PM Pacific/10PM Eastern for a special edition of our AndroidGuys Podcast! We’re trying some new things, with a new format for Thursday nights… you certainly won’t be disappointed. Hosting the maiden broadcast for Thursday will be myself ...

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Code Pollution: Background Control

Background processes have their place on Android, and the fact that they are possible gives Android more flexibility than some of the alternatives. There can be too much of a good thing, though -- learn more in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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Kickstart Your Android App Funding

A 50th Android business model is to go with a pre-paid funding model, collecting the money needed to build the app up front. Learn more about how you can achieve this using Kickstarter in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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ThickButtons For Thick Fingers!

I'm a big dude. I've got big hands. There are times I miss my G1 and it's hard keyboard (not bad enough to ditch the Nexus though). But, thanks to ThickButtons typing has just got a bit easier for those of us who are "less than delicate". I've been switching back and forth between this keyboard ...

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App Review: MLB At Bat 2010

Being a displaced Boston Red Sox fan, I am always looking for ways to either watch or listen to my hometown team while living elsewhere in the country. Not to sound Apple like, but being an Android G1 user, there is now an app for that in the form of MLB at Bat 2010. For... Read More

Google TV, and Your Android Apps

News broke today regarding Google's TV initiatives, and Android is reportedly part of them. Learn how you can think ahead for your Android apps in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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