Recent in Month: October 2008

Android Presidential Election – Vote2008!

Oct 31st - A new Android application is on the market called Vote2008 which allows Android users in the United States to vote for either Barack Obama or John McCain. After you vote (you can’t change, so pick wisely) you’re able to see the poll results in percentage and vote total which can be refreshed in Real Time! ...

Precious G1 gutted, sacrificed: all in the name of science.

Oct 31st - Happy Halloween from Phandroid and AndroidForums.com! We have just the right news for you on a day like today. A teardown! We knew it would come sooner or later, and we couldn’t have chosen a more spooky time to do it. Instead of going to a haunted house tonight, you’ll get plenty of tech “scare”with the Halloween Havoc ...

G1 Hits The UK – Are You Rejoicing?

Oct 30th - The T-Mobile G1 has finally hit the United Kingdom and Andy Burgess was the very first Euro-Consumer to rejoice in ownership of the first Android phone. He was first in a line that started forming at 5am. We would applaude him for his efforts, but having the G1 in hand should be reward enough! So… ...

G1 at Wal-Mart Delayed Until Nov. 3rd

Oct 30th - It was quite a surprise when Wal-Mart announced they would begin selling the T-Mobile G1 for 15% less than T-Mobile themselves. Early adopters were a bit frustrated and now the potential Wal-Mart purchasers have a reason to be frustrated, too. Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers: The G1 will not go on sale at Wal-Mart until or around ...

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Keep A Leash On Your Dollars With BudgetDroid

Oct 30th - I spent a few minutes going through an application on the Android Market called BudgetDroid. As you can probably guess, it helps you set budgets, keep track of your expense and hopefully will make you more financially responsible. This is an application that not only will I be keeping and using, but I also plan ...

Motorola’s Android: Christmas 2009 At Best

Oct 30th - Motorola’s “Social Networking” Android Phone has caused a lot of buzz in the past couple weeks. Combined with the recent news that Motorola was focusing on Android, axing all but 2 other operating systems Motorola would develop for, and you would think the company was surging for a bundles of Android Phones as soon as ...

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Droid & Olufsen… Why Not?

Oct 30th - Recent news that luxury tech manufacturer Bang & Olufsen will halt production of cell phones and other products not in their focus area (TV & Audio) seems a demise born from economic factors. When the company axed its entire mobile lineup we asked ourselves – “Could it have been salvaged?” We think so. Take a ...

WARNING: Is Your Data Plan OFF?

Oct 30th - We’ve got a warning/announcement for all folks who pre-ordered their T-Mobile G1 and have it in hand. Remember that 1 week of free data service you got with your phone? Well, after that 1 week your “free” service is turned off but your “paid service” is never turned on! So if you’ve just passed that ...

G1 Succesfully Unlocked… For A Price

Oct 29th - Our newest buddies over at Unlock T-Mobile G1 have brought us all some unlockin’ goodness after merely a week since the G1’s launch. Earlier, we reported that it would be just a few weeks before the G1 was unlocked. Well, if eight days means a few weeks, then we were correct. For a fee of $22.99, ...

BIG Motorola Android News On The Way

Oct 29th - The Wall Street Journal is reporting on potential significant developments regarding both Android and Motorola, saying Co-CEO Sanjay Jha could detail his plans as early as Thursday – when the company reports on earnings. So, what exactly will be detailed in his plans? Get ready for this… Motorola will (alledgedly) be ditching all phones besides ...

Android Tip Calculators Compared

Oct 29th - At the time of recording this video there were 3 Tip Calculators on the Android Market. Since then, even more have sprung up. While I tip my hat to the developers who put their best effort towards making gEZtip, Tip Calculator and SA Tip Calculator, but I found neither 3 were up to par with ...

Asus preparing to deal the Android card in 1H 2009

Oct 29th - The Android vision took its next step to success with Asus announcing their intentions of releasing an Android based handset in the first half of twenty-oh-nine. Given the success of the Eee PC, ASUS has a chance to attain a strong grip hold on the mobile and ultraportable markets, and if they play the Android card ...

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Android Developers Interviewed, Showcased

Oct 29th - It appears the Android Developers Blog has a new feature where developers will discuss a bit about themselves, talk about their experience in programming for Android and showcase their applications as well. The first two folks put on the hot seat were Jeffrey Sharkey (Compare Everywhere) and Jacob Abrams (Glu Mobile), seen below in that ...

Rumor: OpenMoko Android Phone In November?

Oct 29th - Remember OpenMoko? They’re the folks who promised, way back when Android was just a concept, that they WOULD indeed release an Android Phone. In fact, I think they vowed they would be the FIRST but it doesn’t look like that happened. Nevertheless, they may be the second. The AndroidGuys got a hot tip that OpenMoko ...

How the G1 Bridges The Gap Between Consumer-Phones and Smartphones

Oct 29th - I’ve always been puzzled as to how someone could live without a smartphone. To me, being able to check email, sports scores, and get my YouTube on whenever I want is simply commonplace. That is, until I forsook my iPhone for the G1. Wait?! Can’t the G1 do YouTube, email, and sports scores (and do ...