Google Announces Licensing Service to Combat Piracy

Google and the Android team are doing their part to make sure you are using legit versions of paid apps and not knock-offs and outdated APKs downloaded from a torrent site.  The Android Developers blog has a short post up today that talks about their new licensing service aimed to help ...

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App Review: Ratio

Ratio, a great app for anyone who likes to cook, was for quite a while one of the few things I was jealous of on the iPhone platform. No more: it’s now available for Android. One of my other hobbies, besides Android enthusiasm, is cooking, and I’m the kind of person that likes to ...

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Motorola i1 – First Android Phone with Push-to-Talk Available via Sprint Online

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Sprint has released the first Touchscreen Android phone with integrated push-to-talk. The Motorola i1 is now available online through Sprint’s website.  The headline feature is the integrated push-to-talk, a first for touchscreen Android phones. Using Nextel’s Direct Connect and ...

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HTC Offering SLCD in Addition to AMOLED Displays for Handsets [UPDATE]

HTC has announced it will be abandoning the AMOLED screens currently used in the Nexus One and HTC Desire.  As a replacement, HTC will introduce SLCD screens to its manufacturing  process later this summer.  See the full press release below. UPDATE: HTC wrote in to clarify their statement.  ...

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Android 3.0 Test Build Unofficially Breaks Cover?

Interestingly, our friends over at Phandroid have received a picture of a Nexus One supposedly displaying a version of Android 3.0(Gingerbread?).   While I am extremely excited about the possibility of this, I am also very skeptical about a test version of Android  3.0 in the wild this early. ...

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Six Android Products up for T3 Gadget Awards

U.K.-based gadget magazine and website T3 has announced the shortlist for this year’s T3 Gadget Awards, and our Android friends are popping up in four different categories: Commuter Gadget of the Year Phone of the Year (Both the HTC Desire and the HTC Legend) T3 Design Award Gadget of the ...

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TouchWiz Launcher Ported to Un-Rooted Nexus One Handsets

If you haven’t seen or found it by now, it is time you know about it. Apparently a hacker over at XDA-Developers has ported the Galaxy S TouchWiz UI to the Nexus One in launcher format. That’s right, you can now install the TouchWiz UI on your N1 using a simple APK file! Having ...

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More Payment Options for the Android Market

In a short post on the Android Developers Blog, Google’s Tim Bray mentions that the Android team is working on “introducing new payment options” for the Android Market. Based on the portions of the Developer Agreement that are changing, it sounds like the change will involve a ...

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Android Creations: a Live Wallpapers Gallery

One of the most talked about features of Android 2.1 was the addition of live wallpapers. A live wallpaper is similar to a normal Android application and has access to all the facilities like GPS, accelerometers, network access, etc, thus adding a truly rich and interactive experience to your ...

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BlindType, the Next Big Thing?

There’s a new keyboard on the block and its name is BlindType. As the name and suggests, it’s very tolerant to inaccurate typing. It’s not meant for blind people, but for blind typing. This could be the biggest typing breakthrough since Swype. You can even type without a ...

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Uber-Popular Handwriting Recognition Software Graffiti Comes to Android

Remember Palm?  No, the old Palm.  Remember how convenient it was to write on your device and have it recognize your writing?  That software was called Graffiti and it pretty much went the way of the dodo bird, no thanks to today’s touch screen phones.  Billed as the world’s most ...

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How To: Make Yourself a Crumply, Sketchy Home Screen

One of the great things about Android is the extent to which users can customize the user interface to their taste. With just a couple of readily available apps, you set up your phone to relive the days of doodling in notebooks and passing notes. Install ADW.Launcher, the Paperless System theme ...

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Leaked Specs for Samsung’s Galaxy S PMP

More information has surfaced about Samsung’s newest Android device–not a phone but a PMP. According to speculation on various Korean websites, the YP-MB2 will be similar to the Galaxy S, minus phone functionality, and will retail for about $250.  Here are the specs: 3MP Camera ...

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DIY Androids from Dyzplastic!

Dyzplastic has announced that they have some blank Android mini collectibles, and they’re coming to the International Comic-Con this week! These small Android robots are white upon purchase, but you can customize them to your heart’s desire with markers, paints, or whatever else you ...

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Dell Streak Launching in Late July

Dell has updated their official Dell Streak product page, and we now know that their 5 inch monster will be available later this month. Considering there’s only 10 days left in this month, that could be as soon as next week. This goes hand-in-hand with our report that the Streak would be ...

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