Enterprising Geek Wants to Send an EVO Into Space. No, Really.

So how many of you got brand new shiny EVO handsets this week and have had a ton of fun experiencing the awesomeness that is EVO? Great, now how many of you are planning on sending your shiny new toy into the upper atmosphere on a weather balloon until said balloon pops and it floats... Read More

Android Market: Hiccups Continue

On the Android Market forums there is an uproar: many apps significantly suddenly dropped their counts. We already covered Market issues twice in the past week and Google even apologized to developers. However last night the first thing I noticed was that my “Credit Card” app ...

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Rumor: New OTA Going Out to Nexus One

A few sources are reporting that a new OTA update is starting to roll out to Nexus One owners. From what we can tell, the report orginates with  Sizzled Core, who include the screenshot seen here. The build number, FRF72, indicates a Froyo build subsequent to FRF50, the pre-release Froyo build ...

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New Independent App Store, AndSpot Enters Fray to Take On Google Market

Back when I was a kid, I used to love to watch the WWE Royal Rumble, with every major player in the group going at each other.  It seems that we may have the same sort of situation shaping up in the Android app world, as another independent app store has popped up, this time... Read More

Google Now Offering Sources for Trivia Wars Everywhere

So for all you know-it-alls–I mean trivia buffs, Google has implemented a new feature in mobile searches to help you answer questions and source your arguments for the year that the Fonz jumped the shark. Pictured to the left you see the new feature, which recognizes queries with terms ...

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Cellflare Android App Released

In a press release, Cellflare is announcing the release of their Android App.  Cellflare is a location based service, allowing you to see other friends locations, and interact with different landmarks based on your position as read by your handset. The app has been pretty successful on the ...

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$88 Android 5-Inch Tablet. Seriously.

The above video shows a brand new $88 5 inch Android tablet that was shown at the Computex 2010 show last week.  This is the Acorp 5″ Rockchip 600mhz ARM9 based Android tablet, not a bad looking little unit. Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Pre-Alpha Firefox Fennec Build Gains Multi-touch

Good news!  Fennec, Firefox’s mobile browser for Android, seems to be coming along quite nicely.  You will be happy to learn that the new pre-alpha build of Fennec now has multi-touch!  That’s right, you can now pinch to zoom as much as you want.  I don’t know about you, but I ...

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Another Korean Commercial Shows Android’s Personality [VIDEO]

Take a look at another Korean commercial for Android phones.  In the short clip we get to see various supermodels dressed as an HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and Samsung Galaxy S.  The fashion designer comes out at the end to take a bow and he’s all too familiar.  And green. While ...

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Interview with HTC CEO Peter Chou at D8

Last week, HTC CEO Peter Chou appeared at the D8 conference, timing his visit with the EVO launch.  Peter’s story is an interesting one as he is the major reason HTC itself is a major brand now rather than a manufacturer making phones for other brand names.  HTC is now 4th in the world as ...

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Tips to Extend the HTC Evo and Incredible’s Battery Life

If you are a proud owner of the latest and greatest EVO 4g, or the Droid Incredible, you may have noticed that the battery life issue in Android plagues you just like it still does the unlucky G1 owners who have to wait a little more to upgrade their phones. It seems all the goodness... Read More

Froyo on Nexus One: Google “Striving Hard to OTA it ASAP”

Google announced Android 2.2 “Froyo” about three weeks ago and ever since then, Nexus One owners have been begging for the delicious update.  Assuming there are still some of you out there who haven’t gone and installed it manually, the over-the-air update is coming you way.  ...

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Google Acknowledges Market Issues, Says They’re Fixed

We were just talking this morning about Android Market issues, missing apps, and missing comments.  It turns out Google was all over this one but simply didn’t do a good enough job communicating it with developers.  Have you seen today's Deal of the Day? It's insane!

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Android’s Malware Potential

With our smartphones getting more advanced every month it seems, the question has to be asked, can Android phones be used against their owners through some sort of malware or hack? The short answer is yes, in theory, according to an Information Week posting talking about the upcoming Def Con ...

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Nexus One USB Host Driver Developed by Android Geek

This is the kind of story that I love to report on, because it shows the true heart of the Android Community, and the real power we have as Android users.  In the video above, there is a user named Sven Killig who decided that he wanted to be able to use USB devices with... Read More