My Journey to the Dark Side

After not owning a Windows Mobile phone for about five years I decided to take advantage of a promo that I heard about on TmoNews and ordered a comp’d Touch Pro2 just for adding a new line with the text plan.  I decided to have an open mind about WinMo 6.1 and HTC’s TouchFlo ...

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March of the Droids

On my morning commute today, I happened to be catching up on podcasts from last week.  Engadget’s podcast is a must for tech geeks and AndroidGuys alike.  I was astounded to hear out of twenty-one topics that eight of them were Android focused.  Now mind you, this is a broadly focused ...

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Running MOTOBLUR on my G1

I opened Twitter today and I saw a newly minted link to the XDA site for the MOTOBLUR ROM.  Thanks LeakDroid!  Actually, out of the various CyanogenMods, Hero, and other ROMs, this was the easiest to get up and running on my T-Mobile G1.  Except for some small problems, (WiFi and Bluetooth ...

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Driving by the Android Dashboard Lights

This past week my iPod Classic finally bit the dust. I knew this was going to happen as it had been clicking lately which is usually an advanced warning that the hard drive is about to take a dirt nap. While I have used either the mT3G or my G1 for a PMP, I was... Read More

Have Android Will Travel

This is the first week I have traveled with my iPod and not used it at all thanks to my G1 and the myTouch 3G.  As posted in a previous article I have an extended battery for the G1 so it has an actual standby of a week now and after watching several movies the... Read More

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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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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T-Mobile G1 to Get Donut After All?

Remember those concerns about whether or not the T-Mobile G1 would see any more updates to the OS?  We’ve got a little something that just might make you feel better – and hopefully put the issue to bed.  An eagle-eyed tipster noticed on the Android 1.6 Platform Highlights page ...

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Why My G1 Qualifies as a “Smartbook”

My T-Mobile G1 is already a smartbook, is it not? Let me explain.  I can surf the web, check e-mail, download and listen to podcasts, keep up with facebook/Twitter friends, use a variety of instant message clients, use Gmail as a word processor (in a pinch) and actually use this same device as ...

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HTC Tattoo Outed at $469 Unlocked

The price for an unlocked HTC Tattoo has surfaced over at Expansys.  Selling for $469.99 unlocked,  it might seem a bit high at first glance.  However, as HTC Source points out, this is $100 less than what they’re selling the HTC Hero at.  Doing a little fraction work, they estimate ...

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‘Sense’ to be Available for HTC Magic Handsets*

Good news for those of you who own the HTC Magic. HTC recently announced that they will soon be offering a free upgrade to HTC Magic owners on Chunghwa Telecom’s network. The upgrade will give them the same user experience/interface that’s found on the HTC Hero! They are, after all, ...

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T-Mobile myTouch 3G Hits Stores

The myTouch 3G is now available in T-Mobile stores across the US, joining the G1 as the second Android handset for the carrier.  More importantly, it’s only the second Android phone to be released by a carrier in the country.  We’re not counting the Google Ion given out at I/O ...

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First Look at Visual VoiceMail for myTouch 3G [VIDEO]

There’s been some recent rumblings about visual voicemail coming to the myTouch 3G (and hopefully G1) next month around launch time.  If curious to see what that app might look like, check out the three videos below.  The fine folks at TmoNews have gotten their hands on some ...

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Adobe Flash Officially Ported to ARM-based Android Devices

Bsquare has officially announced that a plugin for Adobe Flash will make its way to ARM-based Android devices.  This means people who own the T-Mobile G1 and HTC Magic could see Flash on their phones before long. The next version of Google’s Android operating system, ...

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SuperHERO Rom on G1/Dream [VIDEO]

The user interface/experience of HTC’s Hero is a definite thing of beauty.  Formerly known as Rosie, HTC’s Sense has people all over saying that Android is showing extreme promise when it comes to just how customizable it can be.  The hot question among G1 owners is “Can I ...

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