Recent in Month: October 2009

Google Turn-By-Turn Directions

Oct 27th - That was quick. You know how we were just telling you about insider speculation regarding Google’s own GPS Navigation application/software? An anonymous tipster helped us firm up those details. If you’ll remember, we unearthed the Motorola Droid specs on Motorola.com and found that included in Google Services was none other than Google Turn-By-Turn Directions: We ...

HTC Droid Eris: Android 1.5 on 528 MHz Processor

Oct 27th - Want to know why Verizon is pushing the Motorola Droid so hard while it lets the HTC Droid Eris, which could launch between November 6th and 10th, linger in the middle of no man’s land? Because specs on the Droid blow away the Droid Eris. According to a BGR whisper the rumored HTC Droid Eris ...

Google Navigation: GPS, Turn-By-Turn Directions?

Oct 27th - Bombshell. It is definitely a logical play but up until now the rumors and speculation have been fairly loose. Google didn’t announce that they are developing an extension to their Google Maps application that would add live, GPS-based Turn-By-Turn navigation/directions but they might as well have: Google spokeswoman Carolyn Penner noted that consumers frequently ask ...

Motorola CLIQ Commercial

Oct 27th - Given the recent Droid hysteria, many of you may have forgotten about the mere existence of Motorola’s first Android Phone – the Motorola CLIQ. But THEY don’t want you to and have just published a new video/commercial/promo to their YouTube acount: As pointed out by AndroidGuys its nice that they focus on the phone’s capabilities ...

Android 2.0 SDK Launches

Oct 27th - Remember what we told you about the Android 2.0 SDK requiring an NDA? Scratch that – the Android Developers Blog have just announced that the SDK now supports 2.0 Eclair! I’m guessing that NDA was used because the “test devices” were Motorola Droid and THAT was what should have been kept hush hush. Check out ...

Verizon Holiday Publication Promotes Droid

Oct 27th - I’m not exactly sure what document this is from, but it appears to be a holiday training guide for Verizon employees that will help them position the various devices and keep in mind the timeframe of upcoming phone launches. In addition to seeing the first of the BlackBerry Curve2 and feeling embarrassed for the BlackBerry ...

Android Virtual Reality Goggles [How To Video]

Oct 27th - If you gave Macgyver a cardboard box, lab goggles and a cell phone he would probably make a heat-seeking boomerang bomb that would destroy his enemies and return in the form of a taxicab to take him home. But sometimes great minds DON’T think alike: Andrew Lim from Recombu.com took those same items to make ...

Android 2.0 Developers Face Another NDA

Oct 27th - If you’ve been glued to the Android scene since Day 1 then you’ll remember way back in the day, after the first Android Developers Challenge, a huge divide in the Android developing masses occurred. You see Google needed help in analyzing and debugging a brand new version of the SDK but didn’t want a huge ...

TELUS HTC Hero Launching November 5th

Oct 27th - Timing is everything and the launch of the carriers high speed HSPA+ Data network makes it prime pickings for a day to launch data intensive phones and devices. So when TELUS HSPA+ goes live on November 5th we’ll be seeing some brand new phones that include the iPhone 3GS, LG New Chocolate, Blackberry Bold 9700, ...

Verizon Starts HTC Droid Eris Training, November 10th Launch?

Oct 27th - One telltale sign that a mobile phone is on the brink of public availability is the entrance of employee training. So the fact that a tipster sent Android Guys this internal screen grab illustrating HTC Droid Eris training at Verizon has begun, probably means the Verizon’s second slated Android is right around the corner: If ...

Sony Ericsson Infinity (Rachael) Announcement November 3rd

Oct 26th - Well this is odd. A few days ago we heard the X3 would be renamed X10 and I totally clowned on the name: Personally I think it is silly to skip so far ahead for the purpose of marketing… you might as well call it the Xperia Infinity. And come to think of it… “Infinity” ...

Samsung Moment Reviewed By Engadget

Oct 26th - It seems the first in-depth Samsung Moment reviews are popping up and Engadget has just posted theirs. They conclude that the Samsung Moment isn’t as polished as an Android Phone should be, chastizing it for running an aged version of Android and insulting its less-than perfect looks. I tend to disagree. I thought the keyboard ...

Knock Knock. Who’s There? SciPhone.

Oct 26th - If you’re the type that doesn’t mind buying Fimberland boots at the Flea Market, flaunting the fake logo and cosmetic looks while knowing the soles will be falling off within a few short months, we may have found you an Android Phone to match. The SciPhone N19 and N21 Android phones are now available and ...

HTC Working On Android 2.0 Phones

Oct 26th - When the Motorola Droid lands on Verizon Wireless in a couple weeks, chances are it will be the first Android phone rocking OS version 2.0. The fact that this has been rumored for quite awhile and that it appears to be coming true begs the question – are Verizon/Motorola getting an inside track? That’s exactly ...

Smartphones To Compose Only 25% Of Android Devices By 2013

Oct 26th - I was recently reading an article from Cellular-News.com titled “Android Smartphone Shipments to Reach 32 Million Units by in 2013.” My initial reaction was something you’ve probably come to expect – I thought it was a modest forecast and would optimistically predict much greater growth. The same report predicts 6.5 million units this year and ...