Recent in Month: February 2009

TeleNav GPS For Android

Feb 12th - Craving Turn-By-Turn Navigation for your T-Mobile G1? February 24th the wait will be over as TeleNav is bringing their service to the Android platform. You’ll be able to download the free 30-day trial directly from their website and it’ll cost $9.99/month thereafter. Once paid apps on the Android Market launch, we’re 99.99999999% sure you’ll find ...

Streaming Radio With Lyrics, From TuneWiki

Feb 12th - There is a reason that TuneWiki was in the Android Developers Challenge Top 10 and in our TuneWiki Review we showed just why it was (and is) one of the most popular applications on the Android Market. It syncs songs on your phone with lyrics, brings up YouTube videos of those songs and shows lyrics ...

Samsung Android Delayed, Absent at MWC

Feb 12th - Android’s inevitable domination of the planet has taken a small pit-stop- while we were expecting/hoping Mobile World Congress to be a playground of new Android devices, one of the most highly anticipated unannounced and unleaked Android handsets will remain such. That’s right… Samsung’s Android handset is delayed and will not appear at Mobile World Congress ...

Paid Android Apps Coming This Week?

Feb 10th - So far the company line has been that Paid Android Apps will launch early Q1 2009. One could assume that “early” Q1 would mean before the midway point and we’re dangerously close to the midway point of 2009’s first quarter. Its not like mobile timeframes are usually dead on and this timeframe was set way ...

Apple: Don’t Touch Me, Google: Okay

Feb 10th - One of the key (and only) advantages the iPhone has over the T-Mobile G1 and the Android platform is Multi-Touch capability. That’s not entirely true – we’ve not only seen multi-touch on the G1 but we can also hack multi-touch on the G1 ourselves. But out of the box, Android does NOT support multi-touch. What ...

Android 1.1 SDK Now Available

Feb 9th - I got my RC33 update a few days ago, which is Version 1.1. Most Android owners I’ve talked to have gotten it and if not… they can expect it shortly. While Android applications from the market will work on either version, Developers will need Version 1.1 of the SDK to access new APIs that they ...

Netbooks Not Netbooks… So What Are They?

Feb 9th - A few weeks ago everyone and their dad’s mom’s nephew’s cousin’s friend was talking about Android Netbooks hitting the scene. But even Google would tell you they aren’t really “Netbooks” – for legal reasons. The term “netbook” was actually trademarked by a company names Psion at least 8 years ago. Recently, portable computing devices – ...

Archos Android Phone/Tablet, Sick Like Arsenic

Feb 9th - Looking at Archos upcoming Android Phone/Tablet that is poised to see the light of day at Mobile World Congress next week, it seems it could become an instant sensation. Archos calls it an ultra-thin Internet Media Tablet (IMT) combined with a mobile phone and specifically designates that it merges, “Google’s Android telephony stack and the ...

Google Competes With Kindle, Kindle 2

Feb 9th - Today the Kindle 2 was announced by Amazon, a product that now represents 10% of all Amazon’s orders. Now THAT is an amazing statistic. The popularity of the Kindle isn’t all that surprising when you compare it to a book… but your mobile phone is just as capable (if not more) than the Kindle to ...

Put Multi-Touch On Android Browser

Feb 9th - The weekend was somewhat quite in Androidville but if your mind wanders leading up to the weekend you probably missed a couple of Android stories that were worth reading. Its Monday so its time to catch up before we begin a big week of pre-MWC news leaks and drama (we hope)… here is one of ...

Download RC33 Manually

Feb 6th - Checking your G1 every other minute to see if RC33 has been beamed down upon you? Welcome to the club. Fortunately, you don’t have to wait to join. We got an email yesterday (Thanks Peter) with a link to to the most recent firmware update, version 1.1 and RC33. Here is a direct link to ...

6 to 8 Android Phones in 2009… For O2 Germany Alone!

Feb 5th - If we told you that 6 to 8 Android Phones would launch in 2009 you would probably get excited considering that over the first 4 months of Android’s life only 1 device had been launched. But if we told you that O2 Germany ALONE planned to launch 6 to 8 Android phones how would you ...

White Space Devices Groundwork Begins

Feb 5th - Back in November the FCC ruled that consumer mobile devices will be able to take advantage of spectrum left vacant by departing analog television technology. Its a landmark decision that will undoubtedly change the way mobile technology works yet again. But the FCC’s decision merely makes it POSSIBLE – there is a ton of work ...

Android Market Comments: Fixed By RC33!

Feb 4th - One of the most common complaints about the Android Market is how irritation and offensiveness of the comment system. There are no checks and balances and it seems anybody can post anything, leading to obnoxious, ignorant messages that are completely worthless to the community. If this bothers you, take a sigh of relief – the ...

G1 Gets Propped Up With iPhone

Feb 4th - When it comes to mobile phone accessories, sometimes simplicity is the route best (and least) travelled. Take for example this handy little $6 phone stand from InnovationWednesday that allows you to stand your phone up (plugged in) for use watching video, using as an alarm clock, or however else it might suit your tastes: Realizing ...