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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Google Seeking Customer Support Professionals for Nexus One

If there’s one area where Google could improve the Nexus One experience, it would be in how support is handled.  Thankfully, things look to be headed in a positive direction.  A posting has been found on a Google’s job board that shows the company seeking a “Phone Support ...

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Nexus One OTA Update Enables Pinch-to-Zoom

Looks like Google won’t be having any of that backtalk from Steve Jobs after all. According to the Nexus One News and Updates page, Google will be rolling out an over-the-air update for the Nexus One beginning today. Some may not receive the update until later in the week. The update is ...

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Opinions From an Apple & Google Fanboy

There has been plenty of spilled ink (and pixels) surrounding products released over the past few years by Google and Apple with both putting   out game changers or a iWhatever killers.  A perceived rift may be becoming a reality.  As both an Apple and Google fanboy, I am saddened by a ...

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Nexus One is Coming to Sprint

Rumors of a Sprint enabled Nexus One have been floating around since Google announced that the “superphone” would make it’s way to Verizon in the Spring. Then, Walmart decided to kick the rumors into a higher gear by “accidentally” launching a Nexus One coming soon ...

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Motorola is Working on a Google Phone

It doesn’t come as a surprise, but Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha confirmed today that his company is working in partnership with Google on an Android phone to be sold directly to consumers. Presumably, this handset would join the Nexus One in Google’s online store. Further, Jha made clear ...

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China: We Won’t Limit Android

Fears that Android handsets might not find their way into China have been calmed.  Reuters is reporting today that China will not try to limit use of Android.  So long as the platform complies with Chinese law, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology spokesman Zhu Hongren said China ...

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App Review: The Settings Menu

This review will give a full in-depth analysis of the highly acclaimed Settings Menu available now for Android. The Settings Menu has been through many changes and updates since Android was first released.  I will take a closer look at the various functions and features as they pertain to both ...

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Google’s New AdWord Policy Has Users Targeted By Handset and Carrier

Last last week, Google announced a new strategy for AdWords.  AdWords will now target users by the device and carrier they use, letting advertisers more directly reach consumers.   This means Android fans won’t be seeing any iPhone ads while surfing, but may see ads related to Android ...

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Walmart to Offer Nexus One

Part of my daily routine involves checking my RSS and twitter feeds while I drink my morning coffee  as both seem to help me get my day going.   As much as I’d like to think the world stops with Android news once I go to bed, sadly it doesn’t.  So I play catch up... Read More

How Much Longer Will Android be the Underdog?

The perception of us Android users is much like the Linux crowd: thick black-framed glasses, translucent skin that hasn’t seen daylight since who knows when, and a foreign dialect that sounds slightly like a techno form of Klingon.  BUT for how much longer?  For the first year following ...

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Conspiracy Theory: Is Apple Orchestrating a Media Attack on Google?

For various reasons, I’ve had plenty of free time on my hands lately.  And since I’m an Android Guy, I was closely following the CES 2010 developments.  I was also reading all I could about the Nexus One, what kind of impact that it was going to have on the smartphone market, and ...

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This is Not Android 3.0 Running on HTC Supersonic

What you see above is being passed around as “Android 3.0 running on the upcoming HTC Supersonic”.  The image show a 3-D home screen with the app launcher featured in Android 2.1 with a tab.  While it would be great to see something like this as being the next step in Android, we ...

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What the #####! Nexus One Censoring Swear Words

If you’re thinking of using your new Nexus One to curse out your ex with the speech-to-text function, you might want to think again.  Reuters has discovered that the voice recognition feature converts curse words into a string of # symbols when rendered into text.  Why? A spokesperson ...

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