Recent in Month: September 2008

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WiMax/XOHM in Baltimore – We’re There!

Sep 30th - Sprint has finally come to market with their 4G network with their WiMax based XOHM service in Baltimore, Maryland! It will inevitably be rolling out in markets nationwide in coming months. What exactly IS WiMax/XOHM? Sprint is holding a press conference in Baltimore to announce and discuss WiMax/XOHM and phandroid will be AT the event ...

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Late 2009 Until Samsung, LG Android Phones? Eh.

Sep 30th - We already know that a bunch of manufacturers are working on Android handsets: Samsung, LG and Motorola for sure and we know that Sony Ericsson is at least testing the platform. All along we hoped Android would launch with a bang, dropping a number of handsets on at least a couple of carriers right off ...

Location Based Games Will Rock Your World

Sep 29th - This article was written by Phil Black: Android enthusiast and Phandroid reader. It’s a normal day as Chandler walks down the street. BZZZZZZZZ….”OMG!” he exclaims as his new G1 vibrates. He pulls out his phone to see a notification that an enemy is close at hand! Should he whip out his cell phone and thrash ...

Motorola Android Team: 350 People!

Sep 28th - An Android Developer was recently approached by a Motorola headhunter and apparently, the company is growing its Android team from 50 to 350! We already know that the struggling handset maker was making a pretty big play on Android but a 350 person team is substantial. It seems that Motorola will be coming out with ...

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Sony Ericsson Testing Android, Pessimistic

Sep 28th - With recent discussion from Sony Ericsson that their Xperia brand wasn’t tied to Windows Mobile, Android enthusiasts were encouraged that the company could have an Android handset launching sooner rather than later. Looks like we spoke (or thought) too quickly. Lets get a few of the facts straight: Sony Ericsson is NOT a member of ...

Google’s Forgotten Acquisition: The GrandCentral Wild Card

Sep 26th - As the first Android enabled handset, the T-Mobile G1 has got a fairly short list of complaints – among them is the lack of VoIP support. Wired heavily criticized this absence (as did many tech sources) in a pair of articles that paraphrased T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Cole Brodman, saying ” he had “worked with ...

News We Missed, You Shouldn’t

Sep 26th - Its impossible to cover every little morsel of Android news, especially when its the topic of every other article on the web (we’re still looking for writers, btw). Needless to say, we missed (or passed) on a whole lot of info that we still think you’d enjoy reading, seeing or watching. So, I’ve compiled a ...

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Ecorio: Android’s Green Application

Sep 26th - Going green is a big thing these days, and when it also involves saving gas money yoiu really can’t go wrong. The judges of the Android Developer Challenge felt the same thing, awarding the 5 guys from Ecorio one of the top prizes. The goal of ecorio is to track and reduce your carbon footprint. ...

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Android & Visa: Mobile Payments, Fraud Protection

Sep 26th - Visa announced several features of their mobile initiative that will bring new services to mobile phones and Android devices will be some of the first to adopt these new capabilities. Based on their press release, it seems that a Visa Application will be available on the Android market and offer some pretty basic features: receive ...

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T-Mobile G1 User Guide Leaked!

Sep 25th - The boys at Gizmodo have obtained via tipster the download link for the T-Mobile G1 user guide. You can see it here. With all the G1 dissing Gizmodo has done – and its been almost exclusively dissing – maybe these tipsters should send some juicy info to people *ahem* who would actually appreciate *ahem* the ...

How To Monetize Your Android Applications

Sep 25th - When the Android Developers Challenge launched, mobile developers had one clear way of monetizing their applications… winning the contest. The App Market presents another opportunity to earn for your efforts… sell your application. But it’s the third method of monetizing your Android Applications that is likely the most effective and profitable – integrating advertising into ...

The Most Popular Android Application?

Sep 25th - While I was playing with the Android Market I downloaded and used a little application called “Krystal 2”. Read how silly the apps description sounds: “Pet your phone, and let it return the love you show it. This furry little creature vibrates and coos. The more you pet it, the happier it gets.” Is it ...

G1 Complaints Grow, Then Shrink

Sep 25th - No phone is perfect and after a couple days, a somewhat universal list of complaints for the T-Mobile G1 has sparked up on the web. I agree with AndroidGuys and IntoMobile on their list and echo it below: No standard 3.5mm headphone jack Video player other than YouTube Lack of MS Exchange support No tethering ...

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T-Mobile G1: Cool Features Video

Sep 24th - With various T-Mobile G1 “kiosks” stationed around the room at the Press Event the idea was that there would be enough phones for everyone to test drive the G1. All the “kiosks” were virtually identical besides those for Ecorio and Shop Savvy. But there was one big difference… the people showcasing the product. While everyone ...

T-Mobile G1: Black vs Brown

Sep 24th - The Brown T-Mobile G1’s were a rare breed yesterday but I pinned one down for a side by side comparison with the Black T-Mobile G1. Looking closely you could tell the difference but the brown is so dark that at first glance it looks just like the black version. When you open it up however, ...