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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 [...]



Visual Voicemail Coming to Android

By Eric • Nov 12th, 2008 • Category: applications

As visual voicemail continues it spread across carriers and platforms, Android appears to be next in line. PhoneFusion has plans to release the technology for Android.
CEO of PhoneFusion, Louis Lebin:
“Our Fusion Voicemail Plus application is tremendously popular with our existing customers who wanted iPhone-type functionality on their favorite devices… With the launch of T-Mobile’s G1, [...]



PDANet tethering app coming to Android

By Eric • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: applications

pdaBlast! is reporting that PDANet will be coming to Android. Application developer June Fabrics has indicated an Android version is on the way:
As a company spokesperson told Brighthand, “we do not support G1 currently. However, we do plan to support it in the future.”
This is great news for those wishing to tether their G1s. [...]



VOXOFON International Calling Available for Android

By Eric • Nov 11th, 2008 • Category: applications

 
 
 
Voxofon has released their Call Router to the Android Market. This application provides low-cost calling from an Android phone by recognizing an international number has been dialed, and offering to route the call via less expensive options.
How it Works
After installing the application, simply enter an international number in the phone’s default dialer application and press [...]



T-Mobile G1 Commercials

By Eric • Nov 10th, 2008 • Category: Feature, t-mobile g1

This is T-Mobile’s first commercial advertising the G1. “Questions.”
T-Mobile’s “Shark” commercial for the G1.
Another G1 commercial from T-Mobile. “Hot Dog.”



Android Skinning Begins

By Eric • Nov 10th, 2008 • Category: hacks, t-mobile g1

 
Thanks to living_sword over at ModMyGphone, it looks as though the age of skinned Android phones has begun. Thus far, the mod requires a Jailbroken phone and the status icons are the only items to be altered.
 
The process is a bit complicated, but hopefully an application will be developed to allow for easy theme changes. 
Skinning [...]



Meebo coming to Android November 7th

By Eric • Nov 4th, 2008 • Category: applications

According to a Meebo developer blog, Meebo is planning to release an Android version of their IM client on November 7th. This is a Java implementation of the Meebo platform, rather than the web-based JavaScript client currently available. Basically, a frontend for talking to Meebo’s servers, who then talk to the IM networks. This provides [...]



T-Mobile G1 ranking fifth in Time’s gadget of the year poll

By Eric • Nov 3rd, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

The T-Mobile G1 is currently sitting at fifth place in Time’s Gadget of the Year poll.  The G1 is the only mobile phone on the list, but the current top five are all internet enabled devices.
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Update your T-Mobile G1 from a MicroSD card

By Eric • Nov 3rd, 2008 • Category: t-mobile g1

A member over at Android Community has found instructions for updating the G1 from a MicroSD card. These instructions may come in handy for the many G1 users frustrated with the random OTA update distribution. As is the case with the flashing of other gadgets, there is a risk of bricking your phone. Proceed with [...]