Recent in Month: February 2010

Vodafone HTC Magic Getting 2.0!

Feb 24th - Good news for everyone rocking a Vodafone HTC Magic – it has been confirmed by Vodafone that there will be an update to Android 2.0. YAY! Although an exact launch date has not yet been officially announced, I would speculate that it will be at some point during Q1.. as there are several other long ...

Blapkmarket: Gone, For Now, But Not Forgotten

Feb 24th - If you are unfamiliar, Jesusxxx has been maintaining a black market for pirated Android applications until recently, when he received an email from his host that he was being shut down. His blapkmarket provided a place where you could obtain free applications that would normally cost money in the Android Market. Although this type of ...

Quake 3 Successfully Ported To Android 2.0 Devices

Feb 24th - If your a gamer and remember the good old days when Quake on your PC was the epitome of gaming, then here is some of the best Android news yet!  A user by the name of Thunderbird2k has succesfully ported Quake 3 to his Motorola Milestone. As of now, it is optimized to play on ...

GoGear Connect: Android Media Player From Phillips Coming In July

Feb 24th - First of all, yes – there are portable media players besides the iPod. Second of all, Phillips is the manufacturer of some devices in this class, most recently the GoGear Muse. At a media event, the company just announced that it would make an Android version of this media player called the GoGear Connect and ...

Google Execs Convicted, Guilty Of Something They Didn’t Do

Feb 24th - This may not be directly Android-related but it has far-reaching implications in the overall condition/state of the tech world. A few teenagers in Italy uploaded a video of themselves abusing an Autistic boy to Google Video (shortly before they bought YouTube). The boys were identified through the video and sentenced to community service, but Google ...

Google Earth For Stock Droid 2.0.1

Feb 24th - So as I was laying in bed last night I stumbled upon a little something called Google Earth – for my Droid.  Having never before heard of this “Google Earth” thing I said to myself:  “Self, let’s install it.” …and so I did. It was pretty awesome.  Kept me awake far too long! (sorry, only ...

Unboxing: I Have The Motorola Devour

Feb 24th - Ladies and gentlemen, I know have the Motorola Devour in my possession. It’s Verizon’s 3rd Android Phone and launches at BestBuy February 25th followed by VZW retail stores in March. Although its tech specs don’t quite match the Droid or Droid Eris in terms of pure horse power, I’m pretty excited about this phone if ...

AT&T Getting HTC Desire, Sprint Getting Hero 2?

Feb 23rd - A new rumor that seems probable has hit BGR but we should warn you it’s still just a rumor: AT&T will be getting the HTC Desire in May or June and Sprint will be getting the HTC Hero 2, a revised version of the HTC Legend. Google would still likely sell the Nexus One with ...

PowerTutor Helps Save Battery Life?

Feb 23rd - There is a free Android application called PowerTutor that tracks and displays your phone’s power usage in a nifty, easy to read graph.  You can now check in on the power requirements needed by applications and optimize your power usage to run on less juice and use less power then the initial Android settings. PowerTutor ...

Hands On Video & Unboxing With The Moto Devour

Feb 23rd - Well there has been much talk and news in recent weeks leading up to the release of the new Motorola Devour in March. It will hit Verizon with pricing of $150 after a $100 mail-in rebate. As with all Verizon smartphones, you will need a  Nationwide Talk plan  with $30 unlimited data package. Head on ...

PocketGear Acquires Handango, Now Features 140,000+ Apps!

Feb 23rd - Breaking news today as PocketGear has just acquired its former competitor Handango in the cross-platform app store. Pocketgear can now claim more software titles that will now make it comparable to Apple’s App Store in terms of number of applications and size. With PocketGear’s infrastructure from Samsung’s Touch Wiz widget store and Palm’s Software store ...

Lawsuit: City Caller ID Application Pulled From Market

Feb 23rd - You may already be aware of this but just in case you’re not, well.. I’ll tell you – and then let you vote on the issue.  In short, the much loved app City Caller ID by Christopher Chenoweth has been removed to avoid a lawsuit.  If you were to try to update it now, you ...

Check Out Mystique Chapter 3-Obitus Now In Android Market

Feb 23rd - Many gamers out there have long awaited the release of Mystique’s Chapter 3-Obitus (including Taylor from A&M). Well, it is now available in the Android Market! Bendroid has just released the 3rd chapter in their popular horror game and it is priced in the market at $2.99. Based on the popularity, reviews, and downloads of ...

6 Days Left: Nexus One Video Contest!

Feb 23rd - In case you didn’t know, we’re giving away a Nexus One! To enter all you have to do is make an original funny/entertaining video and submit it to YouTube as a reply to this video. We’ll select a bunch of finalists and let the Phandroid readers vote on the winner! The Top 3 all win ...

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Verizon Skype Video With Saygus VPhone’s Front Facing Camera?

Feb 23rd - It’s been a hot second since we’ve heard about the little-known manufacturer Saygus and their VPhone which was rumored to be Verizon Wireless bound. With specs that included Big Red’s CDMA requirements and 2-way video conferencing capabilities, the VPhone was an intriguing potential entry. Now that Verizon and Skype have announced an official partnership, it’s ...