Recent in Day: April 1, 2010

Reviews: HTC Desire & Entourage eDGe

Apr 1st - A couple pretty interesting reviews popped up today on Engadget and CrunchGear, covering the HTC Desire and Entourage eDGe, respectively. We thought you’d like to hear the scoop so we’ve provided a summarizing snippet of each with links to the full reviews. HTC Desire Review The Desire is yet another fine piece of work from …

Speed Test: Flash vs. HTML5 On The Nexus One

Apr 1st - Unfortunately Android doesn’t yet have flash support on its phones by OS default, but we’ve been assured over and over again that it is coming. While Apple disregards Flash on the iPad in favor of HTML5 (and to spite Adobe), the jury is still out – and will be for some time – on which …

Secrets For Android: Store Passwords And Other… Secrets

Apr 1st - Have some personal information, sensitive details, or other “secret” notes you want to have access to on your Android Phone but not sure how to protect or encrypt the goodies? It seems like a Googler named Roger Tawa Jr. has solved that problem, and you can download Secrets For Android from Android Market – a …

LG Aloha: Say Hello To A High-End LG Android

Apr 1st - The most vigorous Android adopters on the manufacturing side have been HTC, Motorola and now Samsung. Sony Ericsson tried to get onboard awhile back but seem to be paddling themselves in circles, while LG has only released/announced a couple Android phones (LG Eve, LG Swift) – all on the lower end side of things. The …

First Look: HTC EVO 4G for Sprint [VIDEO]

Apr 1st - We’ve seen a few “promotional” videos for the HTC EVO 4G, but up until now, they’ve all been rather mediocre and sloppily put together. But now, HTC has released a more whole-hearted effort and illustrating the beauty and capabilities of the EVO. For  your viewing pleasure, a clip that does the device a little more …

Apple Tastes Own Medicine, Gets Sued For Multi-Touch

Apr 1st - Since the launch of WebOS, Apple has been blabbing at the mouth about how they’ll protect their company from others stealing their innovations. But they didn’t act for a LONG time. Then, last month, the entire thing popped up and HTC was the target in Apple’s crosshairs. Let’s recall how things have gone: Apple sues …

Google Ramping Up Nexus One Marketing

Apr 1st - It’s tough to argue that the Nexus One isn’t a pretty sweet phone. Now whether you consider the Nexus One a SUCCESS? That’s a different story. A new distribution model unfamiliar to customers mixed with limited promotion constrained to internet ads/marketing have contributed to low total sales volume. But it appears that Google is finally …

Rat Race: Android Scavenger Hunt At Google I/O!

Apr 1st - One of my favorite movies is Rat Race, not only because it is a hilarious movie with a ridiculous amount of “star power”, but also because the concept of the movie intrigues me. It’s almost like an impromptu version of “The Amazing Race” that, to be honest, would be made possible (and made awesome) by …

Droid 2.1 OTA Rolling Out Over “Next Few Weeks”

Apr 1st - A small sample of Motorola Droid owners have gotten the Official Android 2.1 OTA with the rest either choosing to manually install Android 2.1 the backdoor way or wait patiently for the real deal. If you’re in the latter group, you may want to try out the manual upgrade if you don’t feel like waiting …

Android Hackathon Recap Video

Apr 1st - The open nature of Android makes it particularly interesting/entertaining for independent developers to hack away at apps and devices on their own, and when doing so, you’re often at a lonely desk with no social interaction beyond IRC or ChatRoulette. I’m sure you’re all familiar with “Meetups” of various kinds, and I’d love for Phandroid/AF …

T-Mobile and Orange UK Merger Complete

Apr 1st - Awhile back, T-Mobile UK and Orange UK announced they were merging. Of course they needed permission from the proper governmental authorities and all that jazz. Mission accomplished – the merger is now complete. According to Cellular-News, the merger will account for cost savings of $730 million dollars/year from 2014 forward, but between 2010 and 2014 …

HTC Indredible Arrives In Warehouses

Apr 1st - Good news and bad news at the same time folks. The HTC Incredible, which saw no love as it was expected to during CTIA, has already begun arriving in warehouses. According to the following screenshot leaked on AndroidForums, 156,709 Incredibles are “On Order” but as the tipster states, they’ll stay in that classification category until …

Verizon iPhone To Dual Boot Android, Rock 4G LTE

Apr 1st - A year ago, Verizon was still considered one of those uptight carriers who gimped their devices. Now America’s largest carrier is helping LEAD the way to innovation, aggressively adopting Android and integrating Skype. But the fact that the Motorola Droid landed on Verizon as the first 2.0 phone with Google Navigation while practically every other …