Recent in Month: March 2009

Android is DOOM’d!

Mar 31st - You read that right, folks. It seems as if every old schooler’s dream has come true. Doom has been brought over to the G1/Android OS. I don’t believe I have read an “Application Request” thread yet on any Android forum that hasn’t had at least one mention of bringing Doom over to our beloved OS. ...

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HP Might Make Android Netbooks

Mar 31st - Android Phones dominate news and talk about Google’s Android Mobile OS but we’ve seen the prospect of an Android Netbook gaining particular interest. That interest could stand to skyrocket – the Wall Street Journal is reporting that HP is testing Android Netbooks and is considering replacing Microsoft Windows with Android for at least a portion ...

Android WiFi VoIP with Sipdroid

Mar 31st - When Skype Lite launched on the Android Market back in January, it came as a mixed blessing. While it was a great solution for making international calls with your G1, it cannot use WiFi and forces you to use your minutes/data plan quota, essentially double charging you since you’ve got to pay for the Skype ...

T-Mobile and Google Don’t Play Nice, Hate to be Tethered

Mar 31st - It seems that the guys holding the ban stick over at Google’s Market HQ have exercised their firm back swing on applications that allow an Android device to be used as a tether, which gives other devices access to the internet through it. The first victim would be the Wifi Tether for Root Users. It ...

HuaweiPhone

Mar 31st - Ok, not really; but with only one awkwardly angled picture to go off of, we can’t help but think it looks like the other guy. Specifications about the phone are scarce, but what is rumored, for now at least, is a delicious 5 mega pixel camera and a 3.5mm head jack. That’s right, no need ...

Phandroid Podcast: Episode 4

Mar 30th - What would Monday be like without the Phandroid Podcast? Hopefully not as good! Rob Jackson (I’m Amish), Joey Sochacki (@sochacki on twitter) and Spencer Gardner (@spencergardner on twitter) are back with Episode 4 and this week we talk about everything from Cupcake and Android Market to a few specific Android Apps, CTIA, Hardware Rumors and ...

Palm Pre Coming April 30th

Mar 28th - Android is going to have some stiff competition in about a month – the rumor just leaked that the Palm Pre is launching on April 30th. But this is an Android website, why the heck do we care? Well, we’d like to take a moment to welcome PalmWebOS.org into our family of websites. Since the ...

Port Your Number To Google Voice!

Mar 28th - When we heard that GrandCentral was becoming Google Voice, we were nothing short of absolutely excited, as were many of you. But in Phandroid Podcast: Episode 2, we questioned how many people would adopt Google Voice if it meant having to be issued a new phone number to use the service. That hassle would have ...

T-Mobile HTC Magic/G2 Passes FCC!

Mar 27th - T-Mobile + FCC + HTC Magic = The G2 is coming to America, baby! It’s not like we didn’t see this coming, but boy oh boy does it make our entire weekend magical to know that the next Android Phone is on its way to America in due time. We peeped all the info from ...

HTC Magic To Denmark In May?

Mar 26th - Sprinkle some salt on your frikadeller, because this is nothing more than a rumor at the moment. Although citizens of Denmark cannot yet enjoy all that is Android, that will change in a little more than a month if the claims of Mobile.nu (translation) prove true. They have a “reliable source” who says the HTC ...

Flash On Android, Courtesy Of BSQUARE

Mar 26th - BSQUARE, the company that one year ago bbought NEC’s Adobe® Flash® Technology Consulting and Distribution business, has just announced that it will be porting Flash to Android! This is HUGE news that would give Google’s Android platform a huge advantage for the time being. While the press release states the port will be “for a ...

Hey Google: Android Market Requests!

Mar 25th - As expected, with Paid Applications in the Android Market came a flood of new applications for Android lovers to enjoy. Or hate and return within 24 hours. But nonetheless, with thousands of applications in the Android Market, the system of finding applications you want leaves much to be desired. Here are some suggestions we think ...

AlchemySnap: Print, Point, Shoot, Search

Mar 25th - Have a printed article or piece of information in front of you and want more information about relevant topics in the article? Now you can use an application called AlchemySnap to take a picture of a printed article using your phone and their server processes this information, displaying the most important search terms for you ...

Android In South Korea Q3?

Mar 25th - Google is eyeing Korea as an upcoming landings spot for Android and the Android Market, as is one of the countries largest mobile operators, KT. This according to articles by Yonhap News Agency and Telecoms Korea which claim that the carrier is in talks with both Samsung and Korea to offer an Android Phone to ...

Shop Savvy: Now With Local Store Inventory

Mar 25th - Before the first Android Phone was released, the Android Developer Challenge gave us a great look at the types of concepts and ideas that Android would make possible. Among the top apps was Shop Savvy, a barcode scanning app that helped you save money, and it become somewhat of an Android Posterboy. And for good ...