Froyo Now Powers 1 in 3 Android Phones

New figures hot off the press!  Google has released the latest figures for devices accessing the Android Market and we’re getting closer to a Froyo majority.  The period ending October 1 shows all legacy versions of the platform dipping ever so slightly while Android 2.2 risesto 33.4 ...

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Alpha Test This: Overbite for Android

When I was in college back in the last century, one of my roommates, a computer science major, had classes with this guy named Marc who was working on a project called Mosaic that would let you view web pages with images displayed inline. I wasn’t that excited about it, because there just ...

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StartTalking lets users send texts by voice all without touch

Per this post in the USA Today, the StartTalking by AdelaVoice app is available the Android Market now or you can download here.  According to the presser, the application will allow the sending of text messages with voice even when the screen is dark.  Just start talking. “StartTalking ...

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Calling all Android users on Verizon!

Getting tired of being left behind for the next Android phones or are you like me and just want a new phone ever six months or so?  If so, check this out.  Verizon has just launched a new trade-in service for any phones from any carriers. https://www.trade-in.vzw.com/Home.aspx I just tried it ...

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Cellphone Radiation Detector Rejected by Apple Comes to Android

Even as Android users, most of us have become familiar with the harsh requirements of the Apple App Store.  Rejected App Store applications routinely find a place in the Android Market, and Tawkon Radiation Detector is no exception. After a year of development, Tawkon claims that it allows you ...

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Developer’s Spotlight: Launcher Pro’s Federico Carnales

Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Launcher Pro and Launcher Pro Plus. Swiping between screens is a real breeze, fast and fluid. Overall, it makes the stock launcher really seem like a joke.   This excellent piece of software fills in the missing holes of the standard Android launcher and ...

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Shots of Verizon-Branded HTC Merge Hit Web, Bing Safely in Tow

While this is a news from a couple days ago, it is still important.  Photos of the CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z have surfaced again. It appears to be headed to Verizon.  BGR has scored a mega-load of images of what looks to be a more finished device. The model number (ADR6325) is... Read More

Droid 2 FM Radio Revealed

Didn’t know the Droid 2 had an FM Radio? Yeah, neither did we, but thanks to some clever folks over at XDA-Developers, you can now listen to your favorite radio stations at will.  As with most things like this, a bit of hacking and command line work is necessary,  but other than that it ...

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Android: Open Source or Just an Open Mess?

Those of us who are familiar with the “with Google” stamp on the back of our respective Android phones what does this actually signify?  Is it part of a carrier deal that gives exclusivity to Google premium apps like Gmail and the Android Market, or part of a grander scheme to make ...

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T-Mobile G2 Won’t Support Tethering at Launch

As many of you know, stock Android 2.2 supports tethering out of the box.  However, the folks over at TmoNews have discovered that while this is the case, the T-Mobile G2 will not support tethering at launch.  See T-Mobile’s official comment regarding this below: “T-Mobile does not ...

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InMobi and PapayaMobile Join Forces to Give Devs More Monetization Options

In a press release today PapayaMobile, the open mobile social gaming network for Android, announced that it is teaming up with InMobi.  InMobi has the distinction of being the world’s largest global mobile advertising network, touting 21.2 billion mobile ad impressions monthly. (kind of ...

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And So It Begins, Verizon CEO Confirms Tiered Data Plans

I kind of want to put this article in the rant section, because it is well known how I feel about Verizon and their habits of nickel and diming their customers to death. Engadget Mobile is reporting today that Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg has confirmed that over the next four to six months, his ...

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Desire HD ROM Ported to HTC Incredible, HTC Desire, and Evo 4G

The recently-leaked Desire HD ROM, which was ported to the HD2 over the weekend,  has now made it’s way to the Incredible, Desire, and Evo 4G.  As for many hacked roms, there’s no camera support yet,  but it still seems fairly stable. For those brave enough to install this, it also ...

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Pre-Orders for G2 Start Tomorrow, Phone Hitting Stores October 6th

TmoNews is reporting that pre-orders for the T-Mobile G2 will start tomorrow for current existing customers. Thank you T-Mobile! The pre-order exclusive will extend to October 4th, just a few days before the official launch of the G2 on October 6th. Get ready folks, this is going to be one ...

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Swiftkey Keyboard Exits Beta, Enters Android Market as Full Application

Swiftkey has exited beta and is now available as a full application in the Android Market.  They keyboard, which combines some seriously good auto-predicting and multi-touch goodness, will be available for only 0.94 cents for the time being.  This is a keyboard replacement you are definitely ...

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