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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.

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.

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

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]

Lenovo Reveals Android Handset, the OPhone

By Eric • Dec 12th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Lenovo has revealed a fantastic looking, potentially iPhone inspired, Android handset. Based on a single photo, the OPhone looks to have a similar size screen to the iPhone, but in a smaller package. This may be the phone Adroid fans have been clammoring for - great design, great OS.
Unfortunately for those users outside of China, [...]

Kogan Reveals the Agora Android Phone

By Eric • Dec 5th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Australian based Kogan Technologies are prepping to launch the world’s second Android powered handset. Koagan’s new phone, the ‘Agora’ will ship in Standard and Pro versions.
Both models will ship with a 2.5″ touchscreen, backlit QWERTY keyboard, MicroSD slot, Bluetooth, and 3G. The Pro model adds a 2MP camera, GPS, and WiFi.
Both Agora models are available [...]

Opera Mini Now Available for Android

By Eric • Nov 24th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Opera Mini is now in the Android Market. While it has been known that Opera was working on an Android port of their browser, it was unknown when it would be released.
While the Android web browser, Chrome Lite offers nearly everything most users will want, Opera Mini does bring with it some nice features. Most [...]

Flash Coming to Android

By Eric • Nov 17th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Adobe’s MAX developer conference is this week. At the conference, Adobe will be demonstrating Flash for mobile phones. Unfortunately the first platform will be Windows Mobile, but product manager Michele Turner has indicated that an “Android port” is in the works.
While it is not surprising that Windows Mobile will be seeing Flash 10 first (Microsoft [...]

Facebook application now in Market

By Eric • Nov 14th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story, applications

A new Facebook application is now available in the Market. You may recall the rumors that Facebook would not be developing an application for Android themselves. Instead, the company was hoping that a third-party would develop an application built upon the sites API. This is precisely what has happened.
Next Mobile Web has released it’s fBook [...]

Google pushes RC30 update to patch ‘Jailbreak’

By Eric • Nov 7th, 2008 • Category: Lead Story

Google responded quickly to the recent security breach on the G1. The company is pushing an update to close this hole in the next few days.
From Google:
We’ve been notified of this issue (Jailbreaking of Android) and have developed a fix. We’re currently working with our partners to push the fix out and updating the open [...]