Recent in Month: February 2009

Describe Your Perfect Android Phone

Feb 28th - Phandroid first started a LONG time ago – well over a year ago – yet still we’ve only seen one mass market Android Phone distributed, the T-Mobile G1. While there have been plenty of rumors on upcoming phones, from the indefinitely delayed Kogan Agora to the soon to be released (fingers crossed) HTC Magic, it’s ...

Android and Windows Running Simultaneously

Feb 26th - Alright folks, take a look at this video of VMWare for mobile devices – a demo of the Nokia N800 running VMWare’s MVP hypervisor that allows Windows (Embedded CE 6.0) and Android to be booted up and running simultaneously as if they were merely applications and not entire OSes. Its awesomeness pretty much speaks for ...

Yuhua Android Phone, Xphone-SDK Announced

Feb 25th - The General Mobile DSTL1 is a good looking Android handset that was spotted in late January and then made an appearance at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The company behind the phone a Chinese ODM named Yuhua and they’ve got a new phone that is ready – right now – for an OEM to ...

Motorola Android Will Be Luxury Phone

Feb 25th - We could be either really impressed or really disappointed with the Motorola Android phone, rumored to be coming out near the end of 2009. While they’re public MWC showing was incredibly lackluster, there is a Moto Brewr heating. The next few Moto announcements won’t have too much substance but according to Eldar Murtazin, something big ...

Android 3.0

Feb 25th - File this in your WTF category until further notice but according to Eldar Murtazin of Mobile-Review (via UnwiredView) Google already has partners working on Android 3.0 with closed demos of the OS on real handsets shown at MWC 2009. Right now we’re on Version 1, Version 2 was labeled “pretty sad” and Version 3 was ...

What’s Your Take on 24 Hour Market Return Policy?

Feb 24th - I’ve been getting a few Tweets and emails about the newfangled  Market payment system. I’ve personally been quite impressed with the streamlined, slick way the payments are handled. I love the fact that I can login to my Google Checkout account online and see all of my purchases, cancellations, and refunds in one place, instantly. ...

Android & Symbian: Robot Rumble

Feb 24th - Awwww sooky sooky it is ON! After yesterday’s coverage of AT&T CEO dissing the claimed “openness” of Android, commenters retorted that De La Vega (the CEO) obviously didn’t understand Android. While AT&T can be seen more as a neutral force on the Android issue, Symbian Foundation director Lee Williams just outed himself as Enemy Of ...

GMail Is Down, G1 Isn’t

Feb 24th - At the time of this writing, much of the world could not access their GMail account. This isn’t some phantom bug that only a hand full of people could recreate – this morning Google acknowledged the problems and said they are working on fixing them immediately. For those of you who depend on GMail and ...

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Kogan Agora Goes Full Touch

Feb 23rd - Mostly everyone in the Android world was disheartened when the Kogan Agora and Kogan Agora Pro were indefinitely delayed. Fortunately, Kogan is hard at work “updating” these phones to be more future-compatible with the Android OS. The guys at Gizmodo Australia had the chance to check out a prototype: But its safe to say the ...

AT&T CEO Discusses Android

Feb 23rd - Chris Ziegler and Paul Miller of Engadget had a nice interview with Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T Mobility, about AT&T and everything mobile. The entire interview was quite interesting but of most interest to us is a few questions de la Vega answered about Android: Chris: Okay, and expanding on that a little ...

Motorola Android Spied?

Feb 23rd - Pictures of a full touchscreen Motorola have been leaked and while the hardware doesn’t seem – at least at first glance – to have any home/back buttons a la Android, the tip submitter suggested that it could indeed be Motorola’s first Android Handset: All that is known is what can be assumed from the picture: ...

Huawei Android Headed To T-Mobile Q3

Feb 23rd - Unless you have alzheimers, you probably remember the Android handset that Huawei announced at Mobile World Congress last week. Their announcement was short of pretty much all the details we wanted and virtually all we got was a solitary device pulling a David Blaine. While specs are pretty up in the air, the carrier question ...

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ShaqDroid

Feb 23rd - We now know that Shaquille O’Neal is an Android lover and T-Mobile G1 user… but that’s not the fun part. The WAY we found out is what this story is all about and it is pretty outrageous.  A twitterer named Sean was following THE_REAL_SHAQ when his friend, blogger Jesse Bearden, suggested it was probably a ...

Android Market Hacked (Kinda Sorta)

Feb 20th - UPDATE:  The guy responsible for the Android Market Hack left me the following message which puts this story in perspective a bit: “Just a note… I’m using an average G1, though I have rooted it prior to the update that took it away.” I’m not entirely sure that a dev G1 can see protected applications ...

Patience: Paid Applications Rollout Is Phased

Feb 20th - People have – at random intervals – been seeing Paid Applications hit the Android Market. Last night a Phandroid Reader Spotted Priced Apps and just about 5 minutes ago they appeared on my G1. The Android Developers Blog just made a post announcing “Priced Applications For US users”: Last Friday, we enabled developers to upload ...