Recent in Month: March 2009

Return Of The Carphone

Mar 16th - According to the Mayo Clinic, adults should get about 8 hours of sleep per night. The argument that we spend 1/3rd of our life sleeping supports the claim we should invest in a comfortable mattress. If we had to think of other places humans (or at least Americans) spend a large percentage of their day, ...

Phandroid Podcast – Episode 2

Mar 16th - It’s our second edition of the Phandroid Podcast! This time brought to you by myself (Rob Jackson) and Joey Sochacki (Devolio on AndroidForums.com). I’ve linked to some of the topics we cover below for your convenience. Hope you enjoy the show and we’d love to hear you feedback! (I blame my rapid-fire talking on 1 ...

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Latest Cupcake Video Demo

Mar 16th - Android Developer Joey Sochacki put the latest build of Android’s Development Branch, more fondly referred to as Cupcake, onto his Dev Phone 1 and played around with some of the new features. Thankful for us he also recorded it on video and shares some insight: According to Joey, this version of the Cupcake is pretty ...

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Haiku Contest Winners!

Mar 13th - A few days ago we announced our Phandroid/AndroidForums Haiku Contest to celebrate the launch of our Android Accessories Store. Well all the entries are in, the judges have deliberated and we’ve got our results: First Place ($50): Silence My Clean, Black G1. More Than a Tool, A Best Friend… I Should Get Out More. Second ...

Android Market Update, HTC Dream in France

Mar 13th - Paid apps recently hit the United Kingdom and in addition to officially announcing the fact, Google is now allowing developers to target Germany and Australia with Paid Applications although they will not yet appear on the market. But for German and Australian Android Fans, you can be sure that Paid Android Apps will be appearing ...

T-Mobile G1 $79.99 at Costco!

Mar 12th - Yesterday we saw the T-Mobile G1 go on sale for $98 at Amazon.com. It’s still there, but that sweet, sweet deal seems to have been trumped by Costco. The coupon is for $100 off the T-Mobile G1 with a bonus bluetooth headset included. A member of AndroidForums.com (webby) sent in images of the coupon, which ...

WHOA! GrandCentral Becomes Google Voice

Mar 12th - Way back in September of 2008 we told you about GrandCentral, called it Google’s Forgotten Acquisition and talked about the huge implications it could have for Android. Now I’d like to add one more thing… told ya so. Google has just announced that GrandCentral is now Google Voice. It’s only available to existing GrandCentral customers ...

SRV-1 Robot Video Love

Mar 12th - Surveyor Robotics have just announced SRV-1 Console which allows you to operate actual robots over WiFI connection using the camera on your mobile phone! This is, simply put… AWESOME! In the first video he remotely steers the robot, drives it down the hall, grasps an actual cupcake and cuts it in half. All over WiFi, ...

Android Netbooks Tested By Google

Mar 12th - When Android was first announced, Google tried to keep the attention on Android Phones while speculation arose about Android being used as somewhat of a nomadic OS that could be used on other types of devices as well. While they never denied Android could and might be used elsewhere, it wasn’t something liked to talk ...

Yo UK! Paid Apps Tomorrow!

Mar 11th - G1 owners in the UK might be complaining because they don’t have paid apps yet, but they don’t have a reason to complain. Not only because they get their devices for FREE on contract but because Paid Apps will start appearing on the Android Market TOMORROW in the UK! The news comes from a dedicated ...

Cupcake Coming To G1 In April!

Mar 11th - According to Pocket-Lint, a T-Mobile spokesperson has said that the company, “will be offering G1 users the firmware update in April,” referring to the now infamous Cupcake Development Branch we told you about in December. Among the most treasured of additional features is the on-screen keyboard the G1 is so desperately needing at the moment. ...

T-Mobile G1: $98 at Amazon!

Mar 11th - If you want the best possible deal on the T-Mobile G1 you need to head over to Amazon where they’re currently selling the only American Android Phone for only $98! It costs $179.99 if you buy it directly from T-Mobile so that is a HECK of a deal. How do they do it? I’d say ...

$100 Android Haiku Contest To Celebrate Phandroid Store!

Mar 10th - If you’ve poked around the site lately you’ve probably noticed that the “Accessories” link in the Blue Nav Bar now takes you to the Phandroid Accessories Store! To celebrate the launch we’re giving away $100 in merchandise from the store in the Android Haiku Contest! Here is the deal: 1st place gets anything under $50 ...

Android Dev Phone Update: Version 1.1!

Mar 9th - Anybody can buy an unlocked T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream courtesy of Google – all you have to do is buy one of Google’s own Android Dev Phone 1 devices for $400 plus a few fees. Many have been reluctant to do so though, originally with frequency of OS updates being of concern and most ...

Microsoft Copies Google: Marketplace Bag?

Mar 9th - We knew that the Microsoft’s Application Store – codenamed Skymarket – was going to launch at some point. They would be stupid NOT to launch something like this as soon as possible. But with everyone looking to differentiate with names like App Store, App World and App Market, it’s a bit funny that Microsoft pretty ...