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Android 1.5 “Cupake” Hitting T-Mobile G1s

By Eric • Apr 30th, 2009 • Category: Lead Story, android os, t-mobile g1

Reports are coming in from across the web that G1 users are seeing their phones update to Android 1.5. “Cupcake” as the update is known, has been anticipated for quite some time. Until now, a release date was unknown. No word as to whether this is an official rollout, or how quickly it will be [...]



Samsung I7500 first hands-on video

By Eric • Apr 28th, 2009 • Category: Lead Story, hardware

Video of Samsung’s first Android handset has leaked. The video shows Samsung’s I7500, along with a shredding soundtrack. Looking good so far.



Last.fm Available for Android

By Eric • Jan 23rd, 2009 • Category: applications

Android rocking music lovers are in luck, as last.fm has released a client for the robot OS. Following the success of the iPhone app, the platform is now available on Android.
Features:

personalized streaming radio
radio stations based on similar artists or a specific genre
scrobbling - tracking the music you’ve been listening to and submitting to your [...]



HTC 2009 Roadmap Leaked - G2 included?

By Eric • Jan 12th, 2009 • Category: hardware

Following the leak of HTC’s 2009 roadmap, many are discussing the potential inclusion of T-Mobile’s G1 successor, the G2.
One of the many smartphones leaked today, codename Sapphire 2.0, is claimed to be a potential T-Mobile G2 candidate. The letters “TMO” appear under the Sapphire 2.0 heading, leading many to believe the unit is headed for [...]



Asus planning Android powered Eee phone?

By Eric • Jan 7th, 2009 • Category: hardware

In a discussion with Johnny Shih, CEO of Asus, Techradar has learned that the company is looking at creating an Eee-branded phone. More importantly, it may be running Android. In addition, the CEO indicated that Android may be used on more than just handsets. Leading us to beleive that Android powered Eee PCs may be [...]



GiiNii’s Movit Mini WiFi Android tablet hands-on

By Eric • Jan 7th, 2009 • Category: Lead Story, hardware

Engadget has a hands-on with the new Movit Mini Android tablet. The Movit Mini is a small, Android powered internet tablet lacking a cellular modem. The machine is similar to the Nokia Nxx series of tablets, or Apple’s iPod Touch.
Specs:

4.3-inch, 480 x 272 resistive touchscreen
Soft keyboard for text entry
Front-facing Mic and Camera
Bluetooth
Speaker
256MB internal storage
MicroSD expansion [...]



Major Android Market Updates Coming

By Eric • Dec 31st, 2008 • Category: android os

An email was recently sent out to Market app developers detailing upcoming changes. In the email, Eric Chu, head of Android Market, outlines the expansion and capitilization of apps. The Market will be available in European countries early Q1 2009. The first countries will be Germany, Austria, Czech Republic and Netherlands. The anticipated move to [...]



Garmin Plans Android-powered Handsets for 2009

By Eric • Dec 22nd, 2008 • Category: Lead Story, hardware

While the company has yet to get it’s Nuviphone out the door, Garmin is already making plans for it’s OHA membership. The company has plans for multiple Android powered handsets, to be released in the second half of 2009.
[via GPS Tracklog]



Android Software Keyboard Video

By Eric • Dec 22nd, 2008 • Category: android os, applications

A video has shown up showcasing the new software keyboard for Android. This update is part of the ‘cupcake’ branch of Android that is currently in development.



T-Mobile G2 to be released January 26th?

By Eric • Dec 19th, 2008 • Category: hardware, t-mobile g1

The latest Android rumor focuses on the availability of T-Mobile’s next Android handset, the “G2.”  According to a leaked document, the new handset will be available on T-Mobile starting January 26th. In addition to the release date, the leaked document lists a number of specs for the new phone.
The software updates look similar to the [...]