Recent in Month: April 2009

Skytone Alpha-680: Android Netbook!

Apr 21st - Guangzhou Thienthone transmission technology is on a mission to bring technology to children in developing countries by way of their low-cost netbooks and e-education terminals. While the company’s corporate goals are states as providing, “a range of low-cost broadband terminals, so that more people can use the broadband network, reduce the digital divide and improve ...

Android Widgets To The Rescue!

Apr 20th - One of the new features in the Android 1.5 are widgets, supported in the new 1.5 SDK with the AppWidget framework allowing developers to write “widgets” that people can drop onto their home screen for quick access and interaction with information. I have to say this is poised to be one of my favorite additions ...

T-Mobile Event is for Sidekick LX, NOT Android

Apr 20th - Last week when we first heard about the T-Mobile event being held on April 21st in NYC, we were “please, please, pleasing” that it would be an Android related announcement (T-Mobile G2?). The very next day it seemed that the event would be for a T-Mobile BlackBerry. And today, we’re unpleased to announce that the ...

Vodafone Announces HTC Magic Pre-Order (3 Days Later…)

Apr 20th - On Friday, April 17th we were among the first to tell our readers that the HTC Magic was available for pre-order. We don’t really want to toot our own horn… the entire interwebz should get credit for the great coverage across all the top tech sites I’m sure you’re familiar with by now. But I ...

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auBox Set Top Boxes NOT Based On Android

Apr 17th - A few days ago an article was circulating around the web about a device called the auBox – a Set-Top Box manufactured by Motorola to launch with KDDI in Japan. The rumor that it was running Android was immediately gobbled up by a ton of media sources – including us – but we have now ...

HTC Magic Pre-Order Starts… NOW!

Apr 17th - The HTC Magic is now available for Pre-Order with Vodafone (for FREE)!!! If you’re the type of person who: Doesn’t like to wait in line Likes to get gadgets first Doesn’t want to miss out if they sell out quickly I would suggest you head on over to our information page where you can pre-order ...

Later This Year: “Quite Significant” Android Announcements

Apr 17th - When financial growth for Google slowed dramatically in 1Q 2009 it wasn’t THAT surprising – the whole economy is in the gutter. But this is GOOGLE we are talking about here, what in the world is going on? In a conference call on Thursday, CEO Eric Schmidt acknowledged the stumble with quotes like “No company ...

Sony Ericsson: “Still Some Time To Go”

Apr 17th - A Reuters article has quoted Hideki Komiyama, Chief Executive of Sony Ericsson as saying there is, “still some time to go” in regards to their Android initiative and that, “It does require a lot of evaluation, as well as a lot of testing, a lot of acceptance from a consumer viewpoint.” Last we heard, Sony ...

Phandroid Podcast: Episode 5

Apr 16th - After a 1.5 week hiatus the Phandroid Podcast is back! With the blame for delay placed squarely on my own shoulders, I will gladly use the out-of-town wedding (congrats Karen and Anthony Perez!) and need to “catch up” as my scapegoat. But not like you care – the important part is we’re back! And yes, ...

Company Suing Apple Shows Off Multi-touch on Android

Apr 15th - Patience is a virtue. One admitted edge that the iPhone has over Android is the out-of-the-box multi-touch integration. The whole thing is odd since the Android source code already features multi-touch capabilities, simply commented out. It is a complex web of patents and proprietary technology that Google seems to not want to, well… touch. But ...

Android 1.5 Could Distort Some Apps

Apr 15th - With the Android 1.5 SDK update not only came feature changes, API updates and bug fixes but also a lot of cosmetic UI polishing and improvements. An example provided on the Android Developers Blog shows the “Creating A New Contact” Screen in the current Android version (on left) and then the new Android 1.5 version ...

Dell To Cry In Tiny Little Corner Called China

Apr 15th - It is no secret that Dell wants to get into the Smartphone game. And furthermore, Dell wants to get into Android (and Android into it). Unfortunately for them, every single American carrier essentially said their product sucked and told them they didn’t want to be friends. As a result, it seems teary-eyed Dell is brushing ...

Android Set Top Box In Japan

Apr 14th - Android is bound to show up on a multitude of different device types but for now, even Netbooks seem like a bit of a stretch with only 1 real Android Phone after 6 months of Android OS. But Netbooks might not be the next stage for life with Android – Motorola is busy building a ...

Samsung S8000 With Android!

Apr 14th - At some point in 2009 with the first being in June – at least as it currently stands – Samsung will be launching 3 Android Phones. After seeing blurry pictures of the first we now might know more about the second as a European Retailer just included the Samsung S8000 on its website with mention ...

Android 1.5: Early Look SDK

Apr 13th - The next release of Android will be version1.5 and Google has just announced that the 1.5 Early Look SDK is now available so developers can start messing around will all the new features of the platform itself. With the upcoming launch of several Android Phones, the 1.5 SDK also includes capabilities that will allow developers ...