Swype Expecting To Be On 50 Handsets by 2011

Reuters is reporting that Swype CEO Mike McSherry is expecting his keyboard, which I absolutely love, to be on 50 phones by year’s end. That’s right, 50 phones! Crazy stuff.  Currently, Swype is running officially on 10 handsets (including the Droid X ), so they have a way to go, ...

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Intel Wants ‘Android x86’ for Netbooks and Tablets This Summer

Intel is hard at work, prepping an “Android x86″version of Android 2.2 designed for tablets and netbooks.  As we’ve mentioned here a couple of times, Android was initially designed for ARM processors.  Intel has been gradually getting more involved with the platform, most ...

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Android Team Employs Remote Application Removal

The Android Developers Blog has an very interesting article up this morning concerning their ability to implement remote application removal.  Along with over-the-air updates and an application “sandbox and permissions model”, Google has plenty of tools to safeguard Android users. ...

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Theme Review: HtcClay’s SuperBad v1.6 for the G1/MyTouch 3G

Let me begin by reminding you that this is a review of a theme, not a ROM. Now then, let’s get to it. About SuperBad: SuperBad was developed by HtcClay. It’s named after the movie SuperBad, which makes it that much better. Version 1.6 is based off Cyanogen’s CM5.0.8 Test4 ROM. ...

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Froyo Build FRF83 Now Available for Nexus One Users

Another incremental Froyo build is being pushed out to Nexus One users.   This time it’s build number is FRF83.  If you are getting tired of FRF50, download the OTA right here and manually install it.  I should note that you must be running the FRF50 update.   The update will simply fail ...

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Generation Gap? How I Got my Mother to Switch to Android

“I wouldn’t recommend an Android phone to my mother.” That’s a phrase I’ve heard thrown around more than once since Android first came out, and up until recently, I was of that same opinion. That is until the Sprint EVO 4G came out. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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BREAKING: Froyo Code Being Published to AOSP Right Now

At the Google I/O conference, Google announced that Froyo code would be released to the open source community in “the coming weeks.” Many were beginning to wonder just how many weeks that would take. But the wait is over: Froyo code is beginning to be dropped into the Android Open ...

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So I Bumped Into Mr. BlurryCam This Morning…

Today marks the triumphant return of Mr. Blurrycam. While riding the train this morning, I was fortunate enough to catch the Droid X being used by an unassuming individual. “This is the perfect opportunity to test the EVO’s 8MP camera!” I thought. I was sitting on the upper ...

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Download This: Wapedia

Everyone uses Wikipedia to get basic information on practically anything.  Wapedia, developed by Taptu, is the best client bringing Wikipedia to your mobile phone with an amazing interface and a simple layout. If you want to conclude heated arguments with friends on the go, Wapedia is what you ...

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Mark The Spot from AT&T Finally Makes its Way to Android

The AT&T network-monitoring app that originally debuted for the iPhone has arrived in the Android Market this week, according to Engadget. In a similar fashion to crash reports on your computer, Mark The Spot allows you to provide AT&T with valuable location-specific information when ...

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Samsung Behold II Starts Rolling Out its Final Update (1.6)

T-Mobile customers with Samsung Behold II handsets are seeing their first, and final, update this week.  Android 1.6 Donut is hitting phones over the next few days and it’s bringing a few extra goodies along.  Aside from the standard Android fare of Google Maps Navigation, Google Voice ...

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Google Voice Open to Everyone (in the US)

Starting today, Google Voice is open to the public. No need for an invitation. Google Voice is a service provided by Google that lets users customize their telephone experience by giving them one number that can forward to a number of different devices based on user preferences such as time of ...

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SlingPlayer Mobile for Android Launching Tomorrow in Android Market

Engadget is reporting that Sling is launching SlingPlayer Mobile for Android tomorrow for $29.99.   According to both Engadget and Sling the app has improved greatly since the public beta concluded. Furthermore, Sling claims they’ve specifically worked to improve load and response times ...

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AMOLED vs. LCD vs. Super AMOLED in Direct Sunlight-FIGHT!

I have to say, I really love my Nexus One AMOLED screen.  It really looks amazing.  However, the one thing I really hate about it is the fact that in direct sunlight, the screen is barely visible, hazy.  Since the launch of the Nexus One, we have seen something Samsung is touting called a ...

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Nexus One Froyo Update FRF72 Now Available for Download

Remember the rumors last week detailing a new FRF 72 Froyo update available on some Nexus One handsets?  Well,  it appears that the rumors were dead on and the build update is now available for download and manual install. You can get it here or here, but to install it you must be currently ...

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