Recent in Month: April 2009

Android 1.5 Walk Through Video

Apr 30th - After getting a “tip” from a Phandroid commenter named Bo Shonka that the Official Cupcake Update was hitting T-Mobile G1s in the US and UK, I vowed not to sleep until I learned the truth. The rumor proved true as others across the globe began confirming the news and Bo Shonka sent in a picture ...

Motorola CEO Confirms Holiday Android Phones

Apr 30th - This morning, Motorola released their First-Quarter Financial Results. We could bore you with lots of financial details but instead, we’ll quote a passage that will certainly excite you: Sanjay Jha, co-CEO of Motorola and CEO of Mobile Devices, added, “In the quarter at Mobile Devices, we implemented aggressive actions to reduce costs and also gained ...

Google Voice Review (And Contest)

Apr 30th - Get used to hearing the words “Google Voice” an awful lot because after using it for the past week I would describe it with three words: awesome, awesome, awesome. I’m going to take some time using text, pictures and videos to: Overview what you can do with Google Voice Walk you through setup and 1st ...

CONFIRMED: Official Cupcake Update Underway for T-Mobile G1 USA & UK!

Apr 30th - Watch this space… I’ll update THIS POST as the story unfolds: 3:48AM YES! T-Mobile USA ISSSSS getting the cupcake update! Our first tipster, Bo Shonka, has indicated they are in the United States and they’ve attached a picture proving the Cupcake update has arrived on their T-Mobile G1! Let us know when you get Cupcake ...

ADP 1.5: Initial Thoughts

Apr 29th - A few days ago Android 1.5(Cupcake) was released for Developer Phones. I was able to download and install to my G1 using the release I scored from here. Since then I’ve had my frustrations and I’ve had my fun. The setup: One bronze G1, rooted, using JF v1.42. The aforementioned files from HTC. And some ...

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Video: Making Cupcake By Custom Creations

Apr 29th - Remember last week when we told you “Cupcake Has Arrived” and showed you a picture of an oversized Jack-And-The-Beanstalk like Cupcake sitting next to the 13 foot tall Android Robot on Google’s campus? Well we just learned that the Cupcake AND Robot were both made by a company called Custom Creations. Check out this “Making ...

Motorola Ironman Runs Android, Comes Q3

Apr 29th - When it rains it pours. We just reported that the Android-based Motorola Calgary was heading to Verizon and now we’ve got wind of another Motorola Android Phone – the MotorolaIronman (via BGR): Whether “Ironman” will stick or is just a codename we don’t know… but it sounds kind of corny, don’t you think? The phone ...

Motorola Android Phone (Calgary) Headed To Verizon

Apr 29th - We thought we would have to wait forever for an Android Phone to hit Verizon Wireless. We also thought it would take forever for Motorola to launch their first ever Android Phone and lets face it – they need a hit like the Palm needed Pre. According to a BGR ninja, the Motorola Calgary will ...

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Switzerland Getting Samsung i7500 In July

Apr 29th - Fresh off the heels of HTC Magic in June news, Switzerland will enjoy quite the 1-2 punch combination as the Samsung i7500 is now rumored to be launching in July. The French website TSR.ch is reporting that it will launch in July for 699 Swiss francs which, for our American readers, is about $615 US ...

Samsung i7500 Pictures = Beautiful

Apr 29th - In less than a week the Samsung i7500 was rumored as the first Samsung Android Phone, confirmed as the first Samsung Android Phone, promptly got caught on video and now we’ve got even more Samsung i7500 goodies for you in picture form. The same website that brought the video (tinhte.com) has now posted a bunch ...

Swiss HTC Magic Coming In June

Apr 28th - The bad news is that the HTC Magic is delayed for launch in Switzerland. The good news is that we didn’t know it was scheduled for May release in the first place so this is more of a date announcement than date delay. TSR.ch is reporting that the HTC Magic will launch in June on ...

Android Applications and Backward Compatability

Apr 28th - The very words “Backward Compatability” provoked MG Siegler from TechCrunch to dread the complexities that would inevitably follow. But “Backward Compatability” was the exact topic of discussion on the most recent Android Developer Blog post. Complain if you will but the issue can not be avoided and I applaude Google for addressing the issue head ...

HTC Magic Unboxing

Apr 28th - And the obligatory unboxing of the HTC Magic has finally arrived, performed below by Sascha from NetBookNews.de. He has done 100 or so Netbook unboxings but the HTC Magic is his first Smartphone unboxing… cheers Sascha! He had the Black HTC Magic and apparently most people had the White version which I found surprising. He ...

Samsung i7500 To Denmark In September

Apr 28th - While the HTC Magic is plotting an all-out European Tour of its own, some attention has been diverted to the first ever Samsung Android Phone – the Samsung i7500. And if Mobile.nu (translated) is right , it will touch down in Denmark this September, giving the HTC Magic some room to breath and citizens of ...

Samsung i7500 Gets YouTubed, Goes Private

Apr 28th - The Samsung i7500 went from rumor to official to getting its own demo videos on YouTube pretty darn quick! A YouTuber put up some footage of Samsung’s first Android Phone, the Samsung i7500, online for your viewing pleasure. But apparently the user didn’t want his 15-minutes of fame, probably for fear of NDA violation and/or ...