Recent in Month: January 2009

Dell MePhone Could Have Android, Come Next Month

Jan 30th - The rumors are stacking up sky high, but considering their source is the Wall Street Journal, they probably have a lot of substance. The bottom line is that Dell could be launching an Android Phone called the “MePhone” as early as next month. About a year ago we heard rumors of Dell pushing into the ...

Opera Mini 4.2 For Android – Now In Market!

Jan 29th - The beta version of Opera Mini for Android got its fair share of complaints, for example, the inability to play videos. But after lots of bug fixing and feedback offering, Opera Mini 4.2 has finally been launched in the Android Market and comes with a host of improvements: Now you can upload and download files ...

Kogan Getting Back On Track

Jan 28th - Kogan’s failure to follow through with their timeline on releasing the Kogan Agora was disappointing but almost expected when put in perspective to industry norms. But the whole “indefinitely delayed” label was pure ugh. We knew that Kogan would follow up their doughnut with something else… and slowly more details are coming out. Yesterday the ...

Gimme Cupcake Dawgz

Jan 28th - First of all, in tribute to David’s explanation of Android Market’s comment system (first comment of yesterday’s post) we wanted to assure him that, “yo all deez dawgz wants dem cupcakes as badz as u!” And we’ve got proof: Now if you want to see an example of the REAL cupcake – sans dogs, dawgs ...

WTFcake: Cupcake Hits Market – It’s an Absolute Joke.

Jan 27th - Yes, folks. Yes. Cupcake has officially hit the Android Market. And it couldn’t be soon enough – I was just about to make another ridiculous review comment on another app, asking for an OTA update.  Of course, certain other G1 owners have already taken care of that problem. The iPhone firmware update 2.2.1 just hit ...

Dual SIM Android Phone: DSTL1 From General Mobile

Jan 27th - Introducing the General Mobile DSTL1, a Dual SIM Phone that according to GSMArena, will be Android enabled and will be presented at the Mobile World Congress in February: First things first… we took a thorough look at General Mobile’s DSTL1 product sheet, overview and specs and didn’t see a single mention of Android. That’s not ...

Garmin Approach G5: Soon To Be Garmin Android App?

Jan 27th - Remember GolfPlay? It was an Android application by Inizziativa that was in the Top 50 of the Android Developer Challenge. But alas, there is STILL no GolfPlay on the market. Seeing as how its winter in the United States its a bit less important but there is something to be said for the “first mover ...

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Android News Roundup

Jan 27th - Yesterday you met the still unnamed Phandroid Robot in our Site Redesign post. With all the drama and complications of bringing our new look live, we admittedly fell a step behind on the news beat. We want to catch everyone up to speed in one fell swoop so we can get back to your regularly ...

Android G2 Dream Gets Alibaba-ed

Jan 26th - Alibaba is an international business-to-business portal where, more often than not, international buyers connect with Chinese and Asian manufacturers. But if you search the site for Android it’ll sing you a sweet nursery song remix called Ali-Ba-Ba-Black Market have you any Androids. And yes sir, yes sir they have G2s: Hmmmm… that definitely doesn’t look ...

Phandroid Gets A Phacelift

Jan 26th - Introducing the brand new Phandroid.com design! We’ve been working on the design/coding for MONTHS and while not every detail is perfect right now, we couldn’t keep our secret any longer. We’re not the only one who has a secret… look at the trick the bot has been hiding: That’s our brand new video intro on ...

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Samsung Android Sooner Rather Than Later

Jan 24th - We knew Samsung was working on their Android handset but the whenabouts of the announcement and launch were anybodies guess (actually, we already knew). That infinite window was narrowed to “sometime in the next 5 months” by Chi Youngcho, head of the Digital Media Communications Unit at Samsung. In a PCWorld article, Youngcho was quoted ...

Last.FM Android Application Launches

Jan 23rd - Get excited, music lovers and Android fans because a Last.FM application has just hit the Android Market! The Last.FM team officially added Android and the G1 as supported hardware and announced the Android Application launch on their blog: Our new Android app is a fully featured Last.fm radio application that leverages the open nature of ...

Cupcake on the G1 – the oven timer is beeping…

Jan 23rd - Epilogue: Thanks to everyone for following me on Twitter – I’ll start to post more updates and talk more with y’all. Can you hear it? Yeah, it’s the oven timer (Oooh, and it just twittered me, too…). It’s been beeping louder and louder; as if, for some reason, it really wanting me to take out ...

What Happened To ADC2?

Jan 22nd - The first Android Developer Challenge was a big hit and it drummed up a ton of excitement from Android amongst not only developers but tech industry bloggers, tech industry lovers and regular consumers who were shocked you could scan a barcode with your phone. But even when ADC1 was announced we knew there would be ...

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Huawei Android Phone Will Be Showcased In February

Jan 22nd - When asked what defines the month of February you’re likely to get one of two answers. Either (1) Valentines Day, the holiday invented by Hallmark to ensure I’m sucked dry of all of my savings to prove that I actually love my girlfriend/fiance/wife/etc.. or (2) The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona where awesome new handsets ...