Recent in Month: September 2009

2+ Samsung Androids Headed To India This Year

Sep 30th - Where are all my Indian Phandroids in the house? I’m sure you all are chomping at the bot waiting for Android Phones to start lighting up your country but you won’t have to wait long thanks to Samsung. The company recently announced their partnership with Tata Docomoto to launch the Samsung Galaxy later this year ...

AT&T Purchases Plusmo (Oh Noes!)

Sep 30th - You’ve probably seen a Plusmo Android Application when browsing the Android Market at sometime or another. The company has a long list of sports applications and widgets that provide you instant access to your favorite teams and leagues. Let me refresh your memory: I used to have Pro Football Live! as a homescreen application but ...

Motorola CLIQ Uses MediaSync By NERO

Sep 30th - Are you familiar with NERO? They are the company made famous by their butt-kicking software that burned mix CDs. Fortunately or unfortunately depending on who you are and how old you feel, that was a full decade ago. So what is the company up to now? Creating software for the Motorola CLIQ that helps you ...

Android 1.6 Video Walk Through

Sep 30th - I don’t have Android 1.6 Donut on my phone… but this guy does. And he loves jazz. At the very beginning of his “what has changed in the settings” he completely overlooks the new inclusion of VPN settings which Google included in their list of updates in 1.6: VPN, 802.1x A new Virtual Private Network ...

Phandroid Newsletter – WIN A CLIQ

Sep 30th - Do you love Android? Then sign up to the Phandroid VIP Newsletter in the top right sidebar! It’s hard to keep up with the news – heck, I run Phandroid.com and have trouble staying in the loop with all the Android developments. So every Monday we’ll send you a summary of the previous week’s important ...

UPDATED: Motorola Tao (Sholes) Screen And Battery Pics Leak

Sep 30th - Last night a few Phandroid tipsters (see via) wrote in to share that wnrussell from Howard Forums posted pics of the Motorola Tao, also/formerly called the Motorola Sholes – we’re not sure of the name just yet. At first I passed on the pictures because – to be honest – they don’t reveal much beyond ...

Hey Verizon, Your Hub Needs Android

Sep 29th - I thought Verizon had a brilliant idea in trying to reinvent the desk phone. They did. The company launched the Verizon Hub earlier this year with the idea that desk phones are still desired and finally – after a decade of sitting idle – needed to be updated to fit our modern technological needs. And ...

Samsung Behold 2 Passes FCC with 1000 mAh Battery

Sep 29th - Next to nothing was known about the Samsung Behold 2 except that it an Android phone sporting Wi-Fi and a 420 x 300 pixel screen – but it has just passed the FCC and a couple more details came along for the ride. The most notable item that I saw on the list was a ...

Motorola CLIQ: $200 On November 2nd

Sep 29th - We saw the Motorola CLIQ pre-pre-order page go live about seventeen seconds ago and we’ve already got an update for you: the pre-sale will occur between October 19th and November 1st and orders will be shipped as they are received. It will cost $199.99 on a 2-year agreement and those wishing to purchase it in-store ...

Motorola CLIQ Pre-Pre-Order Page LIVE

Sep 29th - The Motorola CLIQ pre-order page is now running LIVE on the T-Mobile website! Unfortunately you can’t pre-order yet but a handy countdown timer teases us, showing that when the clock strikes midnight and it officially becomes Monday, October 19th… you’ll be able to pre-order your Motorola CLIQ. Of course you can always sign up via ...

Motorola CLIQ Box Art Leaked

Sep 29th - It looks like the final retail packaging for the Motorola CLIQ has been leaked over at LeakDroid. Not the fanciest cover but the concept of adding featured applications that come pre-installed on the handset is a cool idea that was implemented well. Interesting to note the YAHOO! logo is in full view but the Google ...

Phandroid Podcast: Episode 9

Sep 29th - It seems like one topic has dominated the mindshare of Android enthusiasts in the past week and that is the Cyanogen debacle. Dave Demarest and I spend 30 minutes talking about the status of modding and an unfortunately overshadowed Android Developers Challenge 2. Hope you enjoy the show and – as always – we love ...

Open Android Alliance Aims To Resurrect Modding

Sep 29th - Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock you’ve heard about Google’s formal complaint of the Android modding scene. The problem is that mod creators – with Cyanogen being the fall guy – were redistributing Google’s Android applications which were intended to be close sourced with non-transferable licenses. In Google’s official follow-up they explained that while ...

Android 1.6 Available… For Dev Phone 1!

Sep 29th - If you’re an Android Developer or even a random Android enthusiast who picked up the unlocked Android Dev Phone 1 (ADP1) then you’re in luck… you now have access to download Android 1.6 aka Donut! In a tweet by Android Team Member JBQ we are linked to not only the files necessary to do so, ...

HTC Desire Passes FCC, Gains Wi-Fi Certification

Sep 28th - With all the news, rumors and leaks regarding the Motorola Sholes/Tao, you may have missed an important note regarding HTC and Verizon Wireless. The HTC Desire, HTC Passion and HTC Predator are all Android Phones poised to launch on Big Red this holiday season. Little to nothing is known about them but that will all ...