Official Android Guys App… Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

It seems only right that we give our loyal readers the first look into the “oh-so-close-to-being-done” Official Android Guys App. Besides some unknown random errors  you will fall head over heels for this app. It’s got a sexy appeal, solid news, and extra goodies to back it up ...

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The Future of MotoBLUR, Sense and TouchWiz

Android is on the verge of earning the moniker “the future of the mobile operating system.” Although it is still in its infancy, the Android platform currently operates on nine handsets in the U.S. Five of the nine handsets, the G1, the MyTouch 3G, the Moment, the Droid and the ...

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Adobe AIR is Coming to Android

The news from Mobile World Congress keeps pouring in! We have learned that Adobe is currently in the process of readying a mobile version of Adobe Integrated Runtime for running  both Flash and Web applications outside of a browser.  Adobe expects to make mobile AIR available for Android and ...

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Android 2.1 News and Weather App Ported to Android 1.5

While this might not exactly constitute news, many Android 1.5 users will be happy to know that the popular News and Weather app(which comes with a widget) in Android 2.1 has been ported to Android 1.5!  Also known as the “Genie Widget,” the News and Weather app has been available ...

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Android 2.1 Coming to Samsung Moment February 22nd?

This is purely a rumor for now, but Android Central is getting reports that Sprint will be updating the Samsung Moment to Android 2.1 on February 22nd. The Moment is currently running Android 1.5, so Android 2.1 will be a great addition for users of this phone as they will get all of the ...

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7.7 Million Android Handsets Sold in 2009

Canalys has announced that the majority of smartphones sold in 2009 were touchscreen phones. Canalys is also reporting that 7.7 million Android handsets made up 4.7% of overall smartphone sales.  For those of you counting that is a 1074% growth from 2008!  That is quite a big step for one year! ...

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Dell Mini 5 Passes FCC With AT&T 3G Bands, Engadget Gets One

Dell and Android fans should be happy to see this one.  The Dell Mini 5 has earned FCC approval with 3G bands needed for AT&T, Rogers, Bell, and Telus 3G.  While this has been rumored for a while and Dell officially said they were launching a device for AT&T, this is the first ...

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Google Gives Free Nexus One to TED Attendees

Google has been working hard to put the Nexus One in the hands of anyone they feel is important enough, even if that means giving thousands of them away! Yet again, Google has given away free Nexus One devices to all attendees at the TED conference. Not a bad idea with the types of people... ...

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Need for Speed

You know all those Android phones out there running on the same 528Mhz processor? Well, they’re about to get some help. DroidDog and Engadget are reporting that Myriad Group AG, a new member of the Open Handset Alliance, has introduced a brand new high performance virtual machine ...

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Listen Up! Podcast #39 is On Demand

Our latest podcast, #39, is in the can and available for downloads and streaming.  Joining me this week was resident AndroidGuy Sam Herren, Nick Gray (HTC Source), and Andrew Kamika (Androinica).  Also, Nicole stopped by for a few minutes near the end to share are few newsworthy items of her ...

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Skyfire Browser Coming to Android?

Thanks to a recent acquisition, Android owners might be seeing the Skyfire web browser on their handset before too long.  Kolbysoft, the makers of the popular Steel browser, were just purchased by Skyfire for an undisclosed sum.  For those of you not in the know, Skyfire makes it possible to ...

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Google Gets Social With New “Google Buzz”

Today, February 9th, 2010, Google has yet another release for us(Android Users) that extends the abilities of your Android Device and Gmail account. This free service is called Google Buzz and is essentially another social networking medium. With Google Wave not making much headway, the ...

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Name of Next Android Release to be “Gingerbread”

In a post on LWN.net, Brian Swetland reveals the name of Android’s next release. “We maintain a set of patches on top of Linux, which we periodically rebase to the latest released Linux kernel. We’ve been doing this roughly every other kernel release since about 2.6.14. This ...

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Why Android “with Google” Makes a Difference for Netbooks and Tablets

“Android” and “open” go together like peanut butter and chocolate, but last year, avid Android followers were reminded that Android might be open, but Google apps for Android? Not so much. Workarounds have allowed use of those applications on phones, but Android’s ...

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Have You Been Watching?

Last month, Google kicked off an official YouTube page for the Nexus One.  Just this last week, however, they decided to take us on a tour of what goes on behind the device.  Over the course of 5 videos, Google has been giving viewers an inside look into everything that has gone into the ...

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