Recent in Month: December 2008

Android Market Pricing, Geo-Targeting Details Emerge

Dec 30th - We just got an email from the Android Market Support Team who shared some details of the updates coming as we move into the new year. The announcement isn’t earth shattering, but its great to see that Google is closely adhering to their timeline, seems right on target and is following through with all the ...

Android: 2008 Year In Review

Dec 30th - The first full year of Android Delight is now in the history books and if you ask us, it was a huge success. In the name of fun and commemoration, we’re going to summarize the year that was with Android with a little narrative that actually originates with the birth of Google Android. On November ...

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OpenMoko FreeRunner Runs Android

Dec 30th - Everyone wants to know what device will be the next Android Phone. Whatever it is – it won’t be from a major manufacturer. Kogan is already accepting pre-orders for their Agora Pro device which will ship in January but ImAndroid.org has some new pictures of the OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner with Android and they say THAT ...

T-Mobile G1hetto iPod Dock

Dec 30th - You love your G1. You love your iPod speakers. You have no choice but to dive into the ocean of uber geekery to solder the two worlds together, writing a chapter of G1hetto Nerdness in the process: I mean sersiously, take one good look at that and tell me it isn’t ghetto. I dare you. ...

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HKC Pearl: Android Hybrid Affection

Dec 29th - Take a usually cheap knock off phone, throw in Windows Mobile and Android operating systems onto it and what do you have? A cheap way to catch our attention. Chinese company HKC has done their best HTC impersonation with a device dubbed the Pearl – it bares an undeniable resemblence to the latter company’s stylistic ...

Extended Battery Coming To All G1 Owners?

Dec 29th - If you own a G1, chances are that the sub-par battery of your Android Phone are among your top complaints. Many would say “sub-par” is being generous. Hold your criticizing horses there just a second because T-Mobile might be planning to bail you out. There has been no formal announcement from T-Mobile on the topic ...

Android Stealing WinMo Mojo From HTC

Dec 29th - Its undeniable that Windows Mobile is one of the few dominant mobile operating systems on the planet. Whether that position is held due to its effectiveness or the sheer global power of Microsoft could be debated. But the sheer size of the company behind WinMo doesn’t make it immune to competition and the news from ...

Happy HollaDaze

Dec 29th - It’s been a full week since I’ve hollered at phandroids and as I’m sure you guessed by the title, I’m putting full blame of the website’s recent dazed state on the holidays. Spending time with family and friends trumped the interwebz for once and if you don’t like that, I invite you to contact us ...

Google Staffers Get Dream Phone as Xmas Bonus

Dec 22nd - Google is certainly feeling the pain of recession, most recently evidenced by the Xmas bonus given out. Valleywag is reporting that instead of the $20,000 or $30,000 bonuses the company has given in the past, every single Googler will get an Android Dream Phone. A T-Mobile G1 you mean? No…no… we said – Dream Phone ...

Garmin Android Phone Coming in 2009!

Dec 22nd - Everyone knows Garmin, the company leading the GPS navigation industry. Most Android fans also know that the GPS applications available on the Android Market are currently limited to ONE application – AndNav2 – which is in Alpha stages and isn’t yet available for the United States. Worry not, because in the 2nd half of 2009, ...

Android On-Screen Keyboard (VIDEO)

Dec 22nd - One of the top complaints of Android’s first phone – the T-Mobile G1 – is the fact that it doesn’t have an onscreen keyboard. The full physical QWERTY is a godsend, but having to slide open the keyboard for simple keystrokes, searches and passwords can be a real drag. Introducing the un-drag: Android’s On-Screen Keyboard ...

Clearification: Why I Hate XOHM

Dec 21st - On December 1st, I wrote an article titled, “Let’s Be Clear: I Love XOHM” discussing my troubles with Comcast Internet service and how Sprint’s XOHM – soon to be Clearwire’s Clear – saved the day. I’m sad to say that I have to amend that article after having an equally agitating experience (compared to Comcast). ...

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Android Navigation Application In Alpha, Avoids America

Dec 19th - If you think the title has a lot of A’s in it, you should hear the sound that’s reverberating in our brain right now: aaaaaaaww maaaaan! AndNav2 is Android’s first ever navigation application… and it’s FREE! A tipster sent this in a few days ago, but when we saw that it only supported Germany,  France, ...

Android & iPhone Get Optimized Google Search

Dec 19th - Google has updated their search results for Android and the iPhone to make mobile web searches a little bit easier for everyone. A minor yet very welcome update displays “results that load faster and are formatted to fit the screen so you don’t have to zoom or scroll side-to-side. We’ve also added touchscreen-friendly buttons and ...

T-Mobile G2 with Video Calling in January?

Dec 19th - File this in the manilla folder labeled “Potential BS” but a Cell Phone Signal Tipster has just dropped a bombshell of Lil John (HHHWHHHAAAT?) that T-Mobile will be launching the G2 on January 26th, 2009. With infomercial fashion we’d like to tell you, “But wait… there’s MORE!” This T-Mobile G2 would also be HTC made ...