Recent in Month: November 2008

iPhone Running Android? Windows Mobile, Too?

Nov 30th - Since Android is an Open Source operating system you could theoretically run it virtually on other handsets and platforms. Just as your Mac can run Windows virtually, the folks at iphone-dev.org have mashed up a solution for the iPhone to run Linux. Porting Android over would be the logical next step. And so the quest ...

G1 Auto Screen Rotation Fix (UnOfficial)

Nov 30th - Nearly every tool, utility and application that we’ve tested has a fairly standard list of complaints and among them are the fact that (1) When you open the keyboard, your “place” in the application is lost and, (2) When you change the direction you are holding the screen, its orientation does not change. Now, thanks ...

The Microsoft Zune Phone Is Coming

Nov 26th - Industry insiders are claiming that in 2009, Microsoft will release a mobile phone at either the Consumer Electronics Show in January or the 3GSM Conference in February. This isn’t a stunning revelation – the concept of a Zune Phone has churned in the rumor mill ever since Apple had a runaway success with the iPhone. ...

Android Roundup – MIA Edition

Nov 25th - Regular readers of phandroid and AndroidForums members are probably wondering WTF and we’ll tell you – a little data center issue yanked the sites off the web for a full day and we’re just now trying to get back in the groove of things. Rather than make post after post of yesterdays news, we’re bringing ...

G1 is now dubbed “G3.5” – Headphones Rejoice

Nov 20th - It seems one of the largest gripes over the G1 has partially (if not mostly)subsided today – the G1 is now shipping with an obligatory USB to 3.5mm headphone adapter. And although it’s not the most minimalistic version that could’ve been used, I’m getting a sneaking suspicion that new G1 owners will be more than ...

T-Mobile Chooses Yahoo Over Google

Nov 20th - In a surprising move, T-Mobile has chosen Yahoo’s OneSearch search engine on its phones according to a Yahoo executive. Considering the relationship between Google and T-Mobile with the launch of the G1 – the first ever Android phone – you would expect Google to have somewhat of an inside track on the deal. But as ...

DoCoMo & KTF Android Phone Coming 2009

Nov 19th - The Nikkei business daily broke, Reuters reported and Phandroid is further relaying that DoCoMo – Japan’s largest mobile carrier – is jointly creating an Android based handset for release in 2009. They’re teaming up with manufacturer KTF, a company of which they have 10% ownership. Details on the potential/possible/probable handset are sparse… or perhaps non-existent ...

G1 Multi-Touch Exists, Amputated

Nov 18th - You know that cool multi-touch feature that iPhone folks brag about? We’ll admit… it IS pretty cool. Did you know that G1 is capable of multi-touch, too? You probably didn’t and for good reason. The Android OS has multi-touch capabilities written into it but they are commented out. For non-developers this means the code is ...

Browser Based Flash Coming to Android

Nov 18th - It looks like our nifty, new little OS is getting another one-up over our favorite Apple device in the coming months. Adobe has now all but announced that one of their flagship services, Flash, will be coming to an Android browser near you (let’s hope it’s very near you!). Specifically, Adobe announced forthcoming support for ...

White T-Mobile G1 Delayed?

Nov 16th - According to the guys at TMO News, who consistently churn out inside TMO info, the White T-Mobile G1 has been slightly delayed and probably won’t appear until AFTER Thanksgiving. Apparently its a paint chipping issue that is causing the delay… but me-thinks a Black Friday White G1 launch would work some wonders for TMO. They ...

Google Mobile Audio Search

Nov 14th - Google isn’t foolish enough to think that Android is the end-all, be-all of the mobile world. In fact, fostering growth among many platforms has been a key initiative of the Big G and they continue to release new and innovative apps on platforms like iPhone and BlackBerry OS BEFORE it comes out for Android. One ...

Facebook App Hits Android Market (3rd Party)

Nov 13th - A few short weeks ago we were told not to hold our breath for a Facebook application on Android. In fact, Facebook execs themselves were heard calling Android “vaporware” and saying things like, “Android sucks, it doesn’t matter.” The more official explanation from facebook was they would rely on 3rd party developers to make Facebook ...

Finally… I Got RC30 Update

Nov 13th - I woke up at around 4:45 AM, walked down the street to get a large coffee (decaf unfortunately) and sat down at my computer to start a long and fun day of work. While I was gone, Windows had one of those highly irritating Automatic Updates that completely disregarded everything I had open and simply ...

Visual Voice Mail Hits Android (Soon)

Nov 12th - In the last few months, Visual Voice Mail has swept across nearly all carriers as an extra feature to improve your mobile experience. Why it took so long for this simple and intuitive solution to come to fruition is a huge question mark, but all that really matter is that your T-Mobile G1 will soon ...

T-Mobile G1 Costs $144 to Manufacture

Nov 12th - iSuppli Corp (iSuppli.com)has done their complete tear down of the T-Mobile G1, taking every last item needed to build that Bad Droid and tallied up how many pesos it would take to build it yourself. Actually they calculated it in dollars and the total figure was $144… 1,883 pesos if you were curious. The $144 ...