Android

News, reviews and articles that are related to the topic of Android devices, operating system or applications.

Android 2.0 Officially Announced

The Eclair is coming. Yes, they are continuing the naming trend (Cupcake, Donut and now Eclair). It is officially announced on the Android Developer site. Some of the key changes: Support for multiple e-mail and contact synchronization (sounds a little Web-OSy). Quick Contact feature that looks to streamline selecting email/phone/sms. Exchange support without an add-on …

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enTourage eDGe DualBook Reader / Netbook

People who have an interest in reading ebooks but who want a multi-functional device may be interested in the enTourage eDGe device.  The eDGe closes like a book, and it has a 9.7” (measured diagonally) e-Ink screen on the left and a 10.1” (diagonal) 1024 X 600 pixel color touchscreen on the left. The eDGe …

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An eBook Reader named Alex

This is how I like to start a Monday morning, with a fresh new gadget. Today Spring Design has announced a dual screen eBook reader that is powered by Android. It’s called Alex. Why? I have no clue… It features a 6″ monochrome E-Ink EPD (electronic paper display) display and 3.5″ color LCD display. It …

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Cupcake to Donut – Android 1.6 is here

Cupcake is out and Donut is in. This past weekend many T-Mobile G1 and MyTouch G1 users received Android 1.6 (a.k.a Donut) that updated the previous version known as Cupcake.   I got mine Sunday morning.  I’ve been playing around with the new features, which include a new faster camera/video interface, Quick search box, battery …

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Motorola CLIQ with Android, MOTOBLUR coming to T-Mobile

Motorola recently announced its first Google Android OS-based smartphone, the Motorola CLIQ.  A 3G smartphone with full touchscreen and side-slide QWERTY keyboard, it is also the first device to feature MOTOBLUR, which syncs social networking and other media.  The Motorola CLIQ will be available in Titanium and Winter White colors and is due to be …

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Sprint’s First Android Device – HTC Hero

Sprint customers will finally get a taste of Android on October 11, with the HTC Hero. The HTC Hero offers synchronization for built-in Google mobile services, including Google Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and YouTube as well as access to more than 8,000 applications built on the Android platform. This is the model that I’ve been …

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Zii Egg and the Plaszma OS

This is interesting;  The Zii EGG. Using Andriod and the OS called Plaszma, Zii is calling this the cornerstone of ‘Stem Cell Computing’. With this unit that means 24 floating point processors delivering 8 GFLOPS of computing power using a ZMS-05 ARM dual core chip. The EGG hardware also sports Open GL ES graphics capabilities, …

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Wrapsol Protection System Review

The Wrapsol protection system is a family of products that strive to wrap your various devices in a sheath of protecting film. They sent me a pile of systems, and I tried the Android G1, iPod Touch, and Sony PSP systems for this review. Essentially the system is the same for any supported device, but …

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HTC Sense user interface on the new HTC Hero looks yummy!

HTC has announced the HTC Hero smartphone today and a new user interface called HTC Sense to go along with it. The Hero is a quad band GSM Android phone that has the same basic shape of the G1 that I reviewed awhile back. It still has the ‘chin’, but does not have the slide …

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Android Market Now Accepting Priced Apps

I just received an email with news about the Android Market. If you’re not familiar with the Android Market, it’s the application store on Android G1 smartphones. Until now, all of the apps have been free. But now US and UK developers will be able to submit priced apps. These priced apps will start showing …

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