Recent in Month: May 2009

Android Developer Challenge 2 (ADC2)

May 27th - We just learned that the second Android Developer Challenge has been announced and folks are already clamoring for details. Of course, with Google IO in progress, the only thing exceeding the clamoring is the amount of awesome information being simultaneously bestowed upon developers. Here is what you need to know about ADC 2: Submissions begin ...

Google Is The New Oprah, Donut, ADC2 & More at Google IO!

May 27th - After hearing 8 different speakers talk about upcoming Google developments, product launches and services ranging from Chrome’s support of HTML5 to embeddable Web Elements, we were kind of wondering where all the Android? They merely saved the best for last as Romain Guy, Android Software Engineer, stepped up to talk about our shared passion. First ...

Google IO Starts NOW!

May 27th - The first Google IO Keynote has officially started and there is sure to be TONS of Android news packing the next two days not to mention news on Chrome and every Google product you can imagine. And haven’t yet imagined. (picture via TC) I wish I could be there in San Francisco but today my ...

What If Ubuntu Could Run Android Applications? It Can.

May 27th - The talk about Android Netbooks has been mostly just that – talk – with the practical implementations limited and the commercially available products zero. But an innovative execution environment that allows Android Applications to run on Ubuntu could mean the first real “Android Netbook” isn’t an Android Netbook at all. The environment, which apparently fools ...

An (Almost) Complete NES Emulator

May 26th - Don’t let the title fool you, this is the real deal. Sans a few bugs you can finally relive your childhood years of summer days wasted in front of the boob-tube playing Zelda and Super Mario Brothers on your Android device. You have two options for using the emulator. There is the lite version, which ...

Samsung Galaxy i7500 Rocks Out On Video

May 26th - We’ve read a lot about the Samsung Galaxy AKA Samsung i7500, we’ve seen the specs and pictures, but what better way to get a better glimpse at the device than a couple sweet videos? The first one is more of a picturesque look done by HDBlog.it with some sweet music blasting in the background: Rock ...

Android Security Update: The Panasonic Details

May 26th - Remember last week when we told you something was happening we just weren’t positive what? We guessed that UK based Android Phones were getting some sort of security update and US based Android Phones who had installed the UK 1.5 Cupcake for all its goodies were ALSO getting the update, mistaking it for the Official ...

HTC Ophone To China Mobile In June?

May 26th - The Wall Street Journal is reporting (via CNET) that China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile carrier, is repackaging the HTC Magic and launching it as the “Ophone” next month. This tops off an exciting holiday weekend for Android where the HTC Lancaster and Motorola Heron were both leaked for launch on AT&T in August and ...

Motorola Heron: IronMan Headed For AT&T

May 26th - At the end of April we showed you the Motorola Ironman, a vertical slider that seemed prepped to launch in the 3rd Quarter of 2009. On what carrier? We had no clue. But now we do as EngadgetMobile has leaked internal AT&T slides that reveal information about the Motorola IronMan, although called Motorola Heron throughout: ...

HTC Lancaster Coming To AT&T In August

May 26th - Take the general exterior look and feel of the HTC Magic, add a slide-out keyboard in the same vein as the HTC Touch Pro and what do you have? The HTC Lancaster – AT&T’s first Android Phone scheduled to launch on August 3rd. Yup, AT&T… (just in case you thought that was a typo). In ...

Rogers HTC Dream & Magic Have Exchange Support

May 24th - Canadian Android fans have been waiting… and waiting… and waiting…  for an Android Phone to launch in their neck of the woods. On June 2nd that wait will be over as Rogers Wireless will make the HTC Dream and HTC Magic available to its customers and that patient waiting… and waiting… will be further rewarded: ...

Android OS 1.5 US Now Available for Download

May 23rd - Cupcake is available for download for U.S. phones. Get over to XDA when you’re ready to get your Voice Search and MyFaves back, or if you decided to patiently wait for the US version to be released on its own. The latest delay was due to a security flaw in the original OTA, T-Mobile decided ...

HTC Dream Comes To Rogers June 2nd

May 23rd - Canadians will soon be enlightened by all that is Android – both the HTC Dream and HTC Magic will be coming to Rogers Wireless in the near future. Rumor has it that they’ll cost around $149.99 but release date has been a mystery. Now it appears the date is June 2nd and the phone will ...

Root Your Magic/Sapphire

May 22nd - Seems like Haykuro has done it again, folks. Thanks to a tip off from one of our Senior Members over at Android Forums, noonehereyet, it looks like you are now able to root your Magic and continue laughing at us G1 users. When you’re feeling feisty, head on over to Android-Dls for a walk through ...

Panasonic Android Phone Could Come In 2010

May 22nd - You can add one more globally reputable electronics manufacturer to the Android train… Panasonic. At a press conference discussing their mobile phone plans for the Summer of 2009, Panasonic introduced 6 new phones for NTT DoCoMo and Softbank Mobile, but it was their announcement about Android that has analysts the most excited. “We are seriously ...