The Dreaded Cease-and-Desist Order [CYANOGATE '09]

Folks all over the Androidosphere are freaking out about the cease and desist order Android modder extraordinaire Cyanogen reportedly received from Google. It’s disappointing, but honestly, not terribly surprising. Let’s all step back, take a couple deep breaths, and count to ten.

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Motorola’s “Derivative Version” of Android

The MOTODEV podcast popped up in my Google Listen “Android” search results today, and I heard something really interesting in this week’s edition. Jason Warren, part of Motorola’s software product management team, talked about the Cliq and in general about what Moto is ...

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Don’t Hold Your Breath…

..because I don’t think we will ever see Google itself manufacture a handset for Android.  One of the pieces of buzz right now is how people are wishing that Google would be like Apple and create a piece of hardware that will run the Android system at its best. While I would LOVE to ...

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App Review: Contacts GroupU

This simple yet highly functional application syncs Google contact groups to a user’s phone. In addition, it also provides full options for editing and creating new groups from the convenience of your handheld device. Groups you create using Contact GroupU are actually synced back to your ...

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Newbtorial: Getting the Most From Your HTC Exhange App

It may seem strange at first to write an article about the pre-installed HTC Exchange app; however, for a great deal of new MyTouch3G users, one selling point of the phone has been the integrated Exchange service. Has HTC created what should be considered a flagship Exchange application? ...

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Be Heard! Vote in the ADC2 With Your Android Phones!

Ready to get your hands on all sorts of new Android apps?  Head to the Android Market and download the new “Android Developer Challenge 2″ from Google.  Once installed, the app will randomly present users with titles for downloading and scoring based on specific criteria.  ...

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Android SOA (Service Oriented Architecture)

In computing, service-oriented architecture (SOA) provides a set of principles of governing concepts used during phases of systems development and integration. Such an architecture will package functionality as interoperable services: software modules provided as a service can be integrated ...

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Do I Really Want a Swiss Army Phone?

When I was a kid I really wanted a swiss army knife. I wanted to be able to survive the day that I accidentally ended up in the wild forest with no food or water, and be like McGuyver.  I wanted to be able to have all the tools I needed in one place on... Read More

Android in Ireland… No Luck for the Irish!

This post could be rather short because as of today (23rd of September 2009) none of the 4 main mobile phone operators doing business in Ireland have an Android device on offer… not one! You can get the latest Nokia N97, the iPhone 3GS, any flavors of BlackBerry even a couple of Windows ...

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Mobilizy Proposes Open AR Markup Language

It’s been a big day for Augmented Reality news. On the heels of the announcement of Layar’s support for 3D objects, Mobilizy, maker of Wikitude World Browser, announced that it’s proposing an open Augmented Reality markup language (ARML). ARML would be based on KML and ...

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Android, Not Ready for Prime Time. Or Is It?

I need to start this article with a confession of addiction, it is what they tell me helps to handle my problem; Hello, my name is Ray and I am addicted to Technology. That being out of the way; I am like Napoleon Dynamite’s brother Kip, singing, “I love technology” at the end of the... ...

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Larva Labs’ Intelligent Home Screen to Spice up Android

Most of the excitement surrounding the HTC Hero and Motorola Cliq isn’t due to revolutionary hardware or form factor.  It comes from the user interface.  Motorola recently announced their MOTOBLUR UI and HTC has Sense for the Hero and upcoming Tattoo.  Proprietary skins on top of stock ...

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Ustream vs. Qik: A Video Webcasting Smackdown

When Ustream‘s video webcasting app hit the market on Friday, my first thought was, “I wonder how it compares to Qik?” Once the rough edges are polished off, Ustream’s app will beat Qik’s in some areas, but Qik has the leg up in others. Both apps do a good job ...

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Confessions of an AndroidGuy

Hi, my name is Sam and I am an AndroidGuy. As reported last week, I received a shiny, black HTC myTouch 3G yesterday in the mail and it already has Cyanogen’s 4.0.1. I started with 4.0.4 but for some reason the phone would not fully start so after many, many reboots later I decided to... ...

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Yet Another Pair of HTC Phones Coming This Year?

Two more code-named Android handsets have emerged this week, both of which are rumored for Verizon.  Digitimes is reporting that an HTC Passion is coming in the 4th quarter.

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