Google: “Here’s a FREE Nexus One or a Verizon Droid. Go Develop Games!”

You might be surprised to learn that seven of the ten most popular paid applications in the Android Market are games.  I know I was.  For a platform that doesn’t seem as polished or sexy as the iPhone, people are gravitating towards games regardless.  As Android continues to improve ...

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Update: No OTA Update Pushed to Droid

Well folks,  AndroidGuys will admit it: we were wrong. Despite all the talk taking place in the forums and reports by other tech blogs, the Motorola Droid did not receive an OTA update.  Through Twitter, Motorola said today that it hasn’t pushed out an update for the Motorola Droid ...

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Latest AdMob Report Shows Android Drinking Microsoft’s Milkshake

The latest AdMob metrics report is out today and it’s nothing we haven’t seen yet.  To sum it up quickly, Android continues to grow both here in the US and abroad.   In the span of one year Android traffic (in the AdMob network) has grown from 1% overall to 16%  for North America ...

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Motorola Droid Receiving OTA Update

An Over-The-Air update was released to Motorola Droid owners last night. While the update won’t allow Droid owners  to experience all the goodness that is Android 2.1 just yet, it will allow users to update their Facebook pages.  Apparently, many Droid owners were experiencing a data ...

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Motorola: Multi-Touch on “Majority of Devices Going Forward”

One of the first things to be pointed out about the Nexus One was its lack of multi-touch.  In fact, the same could be said of the Motorola Droid.  While we settle for double tapping and zoom buttons, our friends around the world are enjoying pinching and pulling.  According to Motorola CEO, ...

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Flash for “Most” Android Devices in 2010?

Flash has been perhaps the most eagerly anticipated feature just outside the grasp of Android users since the release of the G1.  There have been many rumors, conjectures or speculations as to when Flash may actually land on our devices and most have been overly optimistic.  This will be no ...

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Motorola at CES: Flash for Droid, 2.1 for Cliq, Backflip for AT&T?

Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha’s press event at CES today lasted less than half an hour but he crammed some fairly big news into that short time. The highlights:    

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Total Ownership Cost for Nexus One as Compared to Other Handsets

After watching all the ads,  you’re finally thinking about getting a new smart phone but not sure what to get. Maybe price is an issue, or maybe it performance. Ether way I hope that this is a help to your new year shopping. It seems that the guys at BillShrink have put a nice ...

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Nexus One to Verizon, Vodafone in Spring 2010

So after weeks of rumors and leaks, the Nexus One is here. The website google.com/phone is now up,running, and taking orders for the “Google” phone. As expected the phone can be bought unlocked for $529 or with T-Mobile for $179, but those aren’t the only two options.    

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Motorola Devour to be Droid’s Little Brother

PhoneArena is reporting today that the Motorola A555 Calgary will now be named the Devour.  We did a quick check in the US Trademark Database and found that Motorola filed for a trademark on ‘Devour’ back in May. We’d previously reported that this would be the little brother ...

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AdMob Report Indicates Android Growing Rapidly

Another month, another great report from AdMob.  We know Android is gaining ground in the smart phone market, especially here in the US.  But where does it come from and who’s piece of the pie is being eaten by the lovable green robot?  As turns out, the iPhone is starting to see their ...

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Motorola Zeppelin Looking Sexier as it Preps for Flight

The Motorola (XT800) Zeppelin is making its way to China Telecom come December 25th and will support both GSM and CDMA. In addition to dual connectivity, the latest specs (translated) put have the phone running an ARM Cortex A8 processor.  Other details list a 3.7-inch screen, 720p support, ...

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Developers Waste Little Time Porting Android 2.1 to Droid

In a move that comes as little surprise, some crafty developers have managed to extract Android 2.1 from a Nexus One handset to port it to the Motorola Droid. Does it work? Yes and no. According to comments left by the devs, it’s buggy at best.   As of right now, there are roughly a ...

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First Thoughts on 2.0.1

About an hour ago I received an update to 2.0.1 on my Droid and I thought I’d go through a few of my first impressions on the update. First and foremost I need to praise the update procedure itself. Prior to the Droid I had an LG Dare which was, in nearly every way, a... Read More

Droid 2.0.1 Update Now Rolling Out – Did You Get Yours?

Is Verizon playing Santa with its latest Android 2.0.1 OTA Update for the Motorola Droid?  As I sit here patiently waiting for my over-the-air push of the update, (some of you may already be sipping the eggnog) I have headed over to Verizon’s site to see what’s included in the ...

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