Recent in Month: May 2009

Cupcake Safety: Something Is Happening

May 22nd - Because of all the false alarms recently, I was hesitant to post this article so read it carefully before spreading rumors across the interwebz please. I’ve received message from numerous tipsters now that their phones are receiving Cupcake updates of some kind… both in the UK and US. Here are some of the tips: Craig ...

Samsung Galaxy: The i7500 Name Everywhere?

May 22nd - On April 27th, 2009 Samsung made the rumors official: the Samsung i7500 would be the company’s first Android Phone. At least… that MODEL would be the first, but the name? A few days ago we learned that the Samsung i7500 would be called the Samsung Galaxy in France. How about everywhere else in the world? ...

Interview With Head Android Andy Rubin

May 21st - You might not know who Andy Rubin is, and that would be at the same time crazy and understandable. Andy Rubin is the Director of Mobile Platforms at Google, and in essence, is the head guy for everything Android. You might not know him because he has avoided the spotlight, instead choosing to focus on ...

GP2X Android Game Emulator Looks… Amazing

May 21st - Way back in the April 2008, the Phandriod/AndroidForums days when it was little more than me talking to myself, I expressed my love for Emulators and hoped that Android would see a game emulator sooner rather than later. There are already Android game emulators available on the Android Market and elsewhere, but I’m not sure ...

Acer A1 Android Phone In 2009, Nokia/Dell Dissed

May 20th - As with many up-and-coming Android Phone rumors, Acer’s Aspirations (see what I did there?) have always been apparent, but details were virtually non-existent. Then, at MWC2009 in February, we got wind of a sweet rumor that claimed Acer would have 2 Android Phones in 2009. A month later, we heard one might be called the ...

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Dell Does Video Demo Of Their Hacked Android Netbook

May 20th - I don’t have to tell you about Android Netbooks. But what I would like to remind you of is a particular story about the upcoming Dell Android Netbook. Earlier this month, BSQUARE sent out a press release which they retracted soon after, claiming they had ported Flash Light to Dell Netbooks running Google Android. They ...

Motorola Morrison: An Android For The 2009 Holidays

May 20th - The same folks who brought us news of the T-Mobile G1 Bigfoot and Samsung Houdini have whipped up another batch of rumor sweetness, unveiling the Motorola Morrison from T-Mobile’s Android chart: Remember all that fuss about whether the G1 Bigfoot was made by HTC, Samsung or Motorola? I think its safe to say that these ...

HTC Hero: Android UI Customized By HTC

May 20th - A few days ago we saw the pimped out Haykuro baked HTC Hero Build running on the G1 – I’m sure you remember that. Well now we have more… more HTC and less Android. HTC has practically made a living by taking the lackluster Windows Mobile OS and completely buttering it up and sexifying it ...

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Will Sprint Phandroids Bail For The Palm Pre?

May 19th - If you’re an Android-loving Sprint customer, you’ve been waiting a LONG time to get the goods you deserve. Verizon and AT&T customers have been waiting just as long, but there is a difference: On June 6th, Sprint launches the Palm Pre. In a few short weeks, Sprint customers can get the Palm Pre with an ...

MapQuest.com Optimized For Android

May 19th - The pinnacle of brand advertising is when your brand name is used to identify an entire product line. For example, when people tell you to “Google” something but don’t really care where you search. Some others that come to mind are Kleenex, Xerox and Q-Tip. At one point, Mapquest held that position for online mapping. ...

Manually Update to 1.5, No Root Required

May 19th - Thanks to a tip off from one of our Android Forums posters, Superatim, U.S. users can download and install the already released UK version of Android OS 1.5 (cupcake). You will be giving up some of the U.S. features of 1.5, but will gain them back once the U.S. version of 1.5 is released and ...

Samsung Galaxy: The i7500 In France

May 18th - French Mobile carrier Bouygues Telecom has just issued a Press Release announcing they will be launching the Samsung Galaxy, the first Samsung Android Phone, in early July. With specs identical to the already announced Samsung i7500, it is pretty obvious that “Galaxy” is simply France’s carrier branded name for the phone. Will others use i7500, ...

T-Mobile USA: G1 Cupcake Update Delayed 1 Week

May 18th - For T-Mobile G1 owners, Cupcake has been an enigma, and it will remain so for at least 1 more week. Following up on T-Mobile’s May 7th announcement that Cupcake would be launching the end of that following week, T-Mobile is now saying the Cupcake rollout has been delayed 1 week. Furthermore, the rollout will occur ...

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ARCHOS Event June 11th Hints Andriod MID

May 18th - We know that ARCHOS is working on Android but its been a hot second since we’ve caught wind of any details. Worry not – ARCHOS themselves will be filling everybody in on June 11th in Paris, France. Whether or not this concerns Android remains to be seen, but the robot green background and partly transparent ...

Samsung i7500 vs. HTC Magic

May 18th - The Samsung i7500 and HTC Magic, the two most highly anticipated Android Phones of 2009 (thus far at least), have gone head to head in a 9 round picture battle courtesy of CNET Asia. The winner? Everybody! Both handsets have a lot to offer and it will likely come down to a matter of preference. ...