Recent in Month: August 2009

MyTracks: For Runners, Hikers, Bikers and More!

Aug 21st - Any one familiar with the web development world probably knows the name Matt Cutts. He is a Google employee and “the guy” when it comes to talking SEO or Anti-Web-Spam for the world’s biggest search engine and makers of our beloved Android. A few days ago I was reading his blog and delighted by the ...

Google Accused Of Hypocrasy, Andy Rubin Fires Back

Aug 21st - You’ve probably heard about the iPhone & Google Voice fiasco, but if you haven’t let us fill you in. Google has an AMAZING service called Google Voice (formerly Grand Central) which had been available via the web. Recently Google took the “beta” label off Google Voice and published mobile applications for both Android Market and ...

CONTEST: $100 In Prizes To Celebrate Reader Awesomeness!

Aug 21st - Time to celebrate… thanks to our awesome readers, Phandroid has just passed a milestone – 1,000,000 pageviews in the past month! We want to say “THANK YOU” and continue being your favorite Android site on the planet so we’ve got JUST the CONTEST to show our appreciation: Here is how it works: Give us feedback ...

Google Listen: Android Podcasts Gone Wild!

Aug 21st - Now would probably be a good time to revive our Android Podcast. Google has just launched a new service called Google Listen which for all intents and purposes, is a Podcast Manager for your Android device! It allows you to subscribe to audio streams, search for audio, find audio searches and much more. Here is ...

Why Did AT&T Cancel The HTC Lancaster?

Aug 21st - First things first – we’re not POSITIVE that AT&T canceled the HTC Lancaster. Furthermore, we’re technically not even sure the HTC Lancaster existed since only rumors and no official statements were made about the phone. The evidence of its existence was pretty overwhelming though, and its sudden status change via recent rumors is troubling. So ...

HTC Click Video Proves It’s Pho Real

Aug 21st - The HTC Click is technically a rumor, but its appearance in a video posted by Vietnamese website Tinh Te should provide reassurance that this budgetized Android device will see the light of day. In the video we can clearly see a MicroSD slot, 3.5mm headset jack, 1100mAh battery, camera without flash and Donut build 1.50.999.0: ...

T-Mobile Pulse Coming To UK Early October?

Aug 20th - Don’t you love it when online retailers jump the gun? The danger in caring is that they’re often wrong, but one online retailer is already allowing pre-orders of the T-Mobile Pulse claiming it will launch in October for the price of 250 euros. The site includes a nice, not-yet-seen renders of the T-Mobile Pulse: Unfortunately ...

ARCHOS Launches Own Android Market, Tablet Coming September 15th

Aug 20th - ARCHOS is taking on quite the challenge. The company has sent out an invitation to a September 15th event where it is largely believed they’ll unveil an Android Internet Tablet. Keep in mind this is just where the challenge BEGINS: Rumored specs include: 5-inch WVGA touchscreen HDMI Output 720p video OpenGL library support Flash support ...

TomTom Android Application On The Way

Aug 20th - Android Forums members have been wondering about TomTom for Android since November 2008. It’s time for that discussion to continue as TomTom execs have clearly implied the company is working on a TomTom Android application: “We cannot ignore such a successful platform as Android. HTC is an important partner of ours and Android is becoming ...

G1 Might Get Donut Afterall

Aug 20th - A few days ago we reported that while the G1 will likely continue to get minor updates and bug fixes, the evolutionary updates (Cupcake => Donut => Eclair) might be over. Noting a tweet from a Google Engineer himself, things certainly didn’t look good. The cause for worrying has been blown out of proportion and ...

HTC Hero Passes FCC with CDMA, Hello Sprint!

Aug 20th - If there was a 2009 Mt. Phonemore (Rushmore for Phones) there is no doubt that the HTC Hero would be one of the 4 stellar devices that make the cut. And the Hero chizzeled into that mountain might be garnished with a Sprint logo because the CDMA version of the Hero just passed the FCC. ...

Microsoft Thinks Android Sucks Compared To iPhone

Aug 19th - According to DigiTimes sources – which can’t always be trusted might we add – Microsoft is adopting a dual strategy pitting two different offerings to challenge Android and the iPhone. Windows Mobile 6.5 will compete against Android while Windows Mobile 7 (when it launches in Q4 2009) will attempt to slay the iPhone. Microsoft plans ...

Pink HTC Hero Pictured Outside Of Packaging

Aug 19th - You didn’t forget about that humbly toned down Pink HTC Hero that went on sale exclusively at Mobiles.co.uk did you? It appears they might be plopping on porches rather soon as at least one has been pictured along with its box: I like how the pink is more of a laid back, chilled out pink ...

Upcoming HTC Hero Update Removes Lag [VIDEO]

Aug 19th - As we explained and illustrated in our HTC Hero Review, the phone is pretty darn awesome. The general consensus was one of optimism with a fairly widespread irritation of slight lagginess. Not enough lag to detract from the overall success of the phone, but enough to notice. Presto-Remove-O: Paul from Modaco got ahold of the ...

Glass Platform: Android Desktop Phone For Business

Aug 19th - We’ve seen the consumer targeted Android Hub concept and although it hasn’t yet come to fruition, we’re sure it will. Take that same “next generation deskphone” idea to the business world and you have what Cloud Telecomputers is calling their Android-based Glass platform. If you can’t read the fine print, the prototype model has an ...