I Was Wrong: the “Android SMS Bug” is Real

Looks like I was wrong in my previous post: the Android SMS bug appears to be real, but dependent on a very specific condition that does not exist for most users. That's why most people cannot reproduce it. Specifically, there is something about certain email-to-SMS messages that corrupts ...

Read More

2010: Android Revamped

2010 was definately the year of significant UI changes for Android. Dragging an arrow up to see your apps may seem fancy at the first glance, but after a year or so, you'll probably want some more eye-candy, and so did Google.

Read More

The “Android SMS Bug” Does Not Exist [Updated]

Over the past week, a supposed Android bug has gotten a lot of press, both on Android-related sites and mainstream tech sites. A bug report claims that SMS messages intended for one person are getting sent to a different, unintended recipient. Worrisome to be sure, but why has Google taken no ...

Read More

EVO 4G Shift is Coming January 9th, and Its Accessories Are Already Popping Up!

The HTC Evo 4G Shift is finally confirmed to arrive by RadioShack of all places.  The ad shows that they are selling it for US$149.99 with a 2-year contract, and it does brand the name EVO 4G Shift (picture below taken from Android Central). Engadget has also reported that BestBuy has started ...

Read More

RunKeeper Pro is FREE Through The Month of January!

RunKeeper is a great weight tracking tool that lets you use your mobile phone and the website to keep track of your fitness. There is a free standard app, and now, the PRO app is FREE for the month of January. (Sources say that you can pick it up a day or two early for free, also.)

Read More

LG to show off Honeycomb tablet at CES

We’re all trying to keep up with the Jones’, and this time that Jones is Samsung, and LG is doing it’s part to stay in the game. According to techradar, LG will launch a new Android tablet at this year’s CES.  The Korea Times says that the tablet will be 8.9″ and ...

Read More

What’s the Launcher for me?

I stand beside my time honored statement that what allows Android to be successful is not this enlarged definition of open, but choice. You can choose a carrier, choose a style of phone, and choose a manufacturer before you even turn one on. Once you get in there, there is very little you ...

Read More

Gingerbread Modders Have Been Busy Bees!

It’s been a short while since the Android Open Source Project was updated with the code for Gingerbread (aka Android 2.3). The Android Open Source Project, for those who are unaware, is a repository for all of the non-proprietary bits that make up Android, making it possible for anyone to ...

Read More

How Come Korea Gets all the Cool Stuff?

Why does it seem that Korea get's a lot of the cool new toys first? Perhaps it is something to do with the big companies doing the manufacturing being located there.

Read More

Motorola Command One Bluetooth Headset Review

Known by the masses (most recently) as the creator of the "Droid", Motorola also makes some great devices and accessories to use with your smart phones. If you're in the market for a Bluetooth headset, Motorola has something nice to show you - the Command One Bluetooth headset.

Read More

Early Build of the Next-Gen Android Music Player Leaks

Well, well, well...what have we here? Remember that amazing Google Music app that was teased at Google I/O earlier this year? It looks as if that app has been leaked onto the web by johnnie93 of the XDA-Developers forum.

Read More

Moving from iOS to Android for Christmas? Here’s What You Need to Know

So let’s say, hypothetically, you had that random family member who had been using an iPhone for a little while, and their jealousy of your phone caused them to desire to switch. If that story doesn’t work, insert your own. Chances are at least a few of you had friends or family who ...

Read More

ADWLauncher EX for X-MAS!

Just in time for the holidays, developer AnderWeb is giving everyone the happiest of Christmas Eves with the release of ADWLauncher EX. The new version of the launcher introduces a plethora of new features. ADW  is a replacement launcher for your Android device–what you see when you use ...

Read More

Beta Test This! SPB Mobile Shell for Android

Remember back in February, when we told you about SPB Mobile Shell for Android? Well, SPB is at it again, and are looking for Beta Testers for the Mobile Shell 5 program.  If you head on over to the SPB site and register, they’ll give you the following information about the SPB Mobile ...

Read More

Coca Cola’s Beautiful Live Wallpaper is AdMob Case

Most of us that are running 2.2 on our phones are using, or have at least tried, the live wallpapers.  They are fun and entertaining, and give our phones that je ne sais quoi “WOW” factor when we are showing it off to others. For years, Coca-Cola has been bringing us pictures of ...

Read More