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Maps, ItemizedOverlay, and You!

Learn how to create interactive maps using the ItemizedOverlay class from the Android 0.9 SDK in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

We Made the NY Times!

Many of you Android enthusiasts might already be aware of this.  If you subscribe to the same bookmarks and RSS feeds, you probably saw...

Chrome Likely to Find its Way to Android Phones

This comes at no surprise to us, but Google co-founder Sergey Brin spoke at Chrome's launch event about a mobile version of Chrome for...

Android Photostream Sample Application

The Android Developers Blog has just announced a new sample application called Photostream that will be added to the apps-for-android project that Google has...

Chrome and Android Have Google’s Head in the Clouds

This time last year, the tech community was all abuzz with the rumors that Google was ready to put out a phone of their...

Layout Problems Redux: Hierarchy Viewer

In the previous Building 'Droids post, we went through an exercise of figuring out what was going wrong with a RelativeLayout used as rows...

WiMAX is Coming

We've been all over the unconfirmed Android news lately and inadvertently, we've pushed our other stuff aside.  Longtime AndroidGuys readers will recall that we...

Diagnosing Layout Problems

Yesterday, a post came over the transom on the Google Group, citing a problem in getting a RelativeLayout to work properly as a...

From Dream to Prototype…

When Andy Rubin demoed the first working Android model to a BBC reporter back in late February, he described it as:  "a reference design...

Android Market is Official

Although it's not much of a surprise to Android followers, Google formally announced that their application repository today. Dubbed "Android Market", it's exactly...

Mobile Linux Not Supporting the Desktop Version

Just recently, we were tipped off to some exciting and somewhat disappointing news regarding the HTC Dream. I've been reading through everyone's comments...

Sprint NFL Mobile Live Gives You Football On the Go

Are you an NFL fan? Are you frustrated about not being able to get the latest news and information about the games being played...

Android, With or Without Bluetooth ?

The first Android Developers Challenge yielded some truly great applications (AndroidScan) but a large amount of them were geo-localisation programs that utilized GPS, WiFi...

Google’s (Not So) Secret Strategy

Let’s say you’re an average 20 billion dollar company, with a sparse webpage and a search box. And since you’re swimming in money...

Fancy ListViews Redux: 0.9 SDK and RatingBar

You may remember way back when (e.g., July 2008) when Building 'Droids featured a six-post series on creating fancy ListView implementations, culminating in a...

The best phones available at Verizon Wireless today

If you're looking for a brand new phone and happen to be a Verizon Wireless subscriber, this list is for you. Click to find out what your best options are.

Samsung Galaxy S10 display, ASUS ROG Phone available, and more news...

In today's edition, we could have seen the Galaxy S10 display, Verizon surprises everyone with the Pixel 3, and more news you need to know.

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