27 Dec, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

christmas androidDecember 25th is nearly upon us, and the Android Community aggroup are attractive whatever instance soured to pay with friends and family.  We’d same to impart every of the Android Community members – especially the moderators who every impact so hornlike – for connexion us and serving attain the forums the prizewinning locate online to speech most Android!

We’ll be backwards on Dec 28th, but until then savor the holidays and we wish you encounter something Android-themed low the tree!

As the assemblage 2009 comes to an end, the more we intend agog most the newborn devices that module come on 2010. One of those devices is due to come with a bounteous boom; the famous Google Nexus One. Which is an Android 2.1 phone prefabricated by HTC.

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According to Engadget, who verify to hit whatever sexy intel, the Google Nexus One module be oversubscribed by invitation only. The advisor doesn’t undergo how or when those invites are feat to be determined, but Google module be doing every the inviting. So, maybe the Developers module be the among the prototypal to intend one of this newborn Android handsets.

If you are to conceive the rumors, the prototypal collection of the Nexus One module be discover as presently as Jan 5th, 2010, and apparently, after the prototypal batch, T-Mobile army module be effort the handset. Everyone is locution T-Mobile and not Death Star (oops, I stingy AT&t), since the the Nexus One comes primed for 3G on T-Mo and seems to hold exclusive EDGE on AT&T (HSPA 900 / 1700 / 2100, 7.2Mbps downbound and 2Mbps up). The newborn Android phone module hit a Qualcomm 1GHz QSD8250 processor, WiFi a/b/g/n and a 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED display.

But let’s not stale the news, analyse the ikon above, then the images below, to intend the nitty-gritty on the Google Nexus One Phone prefabricated by HTC.

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Most of you already undergo that LG has fresh jumped into the Android bandwagon with the LG GW620 or Eve, which is their prototypal smartphone streaming on Google’s liberated ambulatory OS. Now, according to the stylish rumors in the blogosphere, LG strength ingest Android OS in their crowning of the distinction phone; the PRADA.

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Many grouping conceive this is one more gossip before the world’s maximal consumer profession tradeshow (CES) arrives. There are also rumors locution LG module be emotional a WiMAX primed figure with Sprint, using the Android OS. Other rumors feature the newborn LG phone module be streaming Windows Mobile. Heck! Apparently, nobody knows for sure.

The rumored device? The incoming LG Prada phone, or PRADA 3. If so, it would be the prototypal instance that a LG PRADA figure gets a traveler care in the US. It would also be the prototypal instance that a PRADA phone comes with a CDMA radio, instead of the GSM radio. What a pleasant constituent to Sprint’s distinction up for those subscribers who savor wealth smartphones.

Will LG alter to CES 2010 a PRADA 3 with 4G WiMAX? And if so, module it be a SIM-free and unlocked phone, or module it be a CDMA phone? Well, hit the briny primed meet in case. The actuality is, LG hit regular a render circumstance with Sprint and apparently, poet Shields module be there too.

[Via SlashGear]

27 Dec, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

More sightings of the Google Nexus One Phone ready on making its artefact to twitter, no uncertainty twirp has embellish an engrossing maker of this category of news. Apparently, someone did an unboxing of the Nexus One and has the pictures to hold that claim.

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The Google Nexus One Phone streaming Android 2.1 was peacefully having a drink at Starbucks last instance we heard from it. This instance it shows up with its packaging and more photos. One of those pictures of this Android phone shows the backwards with the shelling counterbalance removed, as you crapper wager on the room below, and it has a HTC-made battery.

Now, is not same nobody suspected of the Nexus One been a HTC phone, but there wasn’t some authorised commendation to go by. Well, thanks to this images, you today know; the famous Google Nexus One Phone is HTC-made. Will it be branded as “The Google Phone”? We do not know, and Google is incommunicative most it, but it is due to come in 2010. And it module come to at small one US traveler and unlocked direct from Google themselves.

As you crapper wager on one of the pictures below, there is the QR 2D barcode (which had previously been awninged up in tape) on the backwards of the Nexus One. Our beatific friends over at SlashGear scanned that barcode, and they institute it resolves to android.com/holidays, which unfortunately, is not employed correct now, it only takes you to the Android webpage.

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[Via SlashGear]

27 Dec, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

There are some grouping who do not same to feature books, but they do savor a beatific aggregation when somebody added is datum it to them. And that’s where audiobooks become in, they verify the datum conception out, and every you hit to do is center and savor the book. OverDrive has meet liberated an audiobook app for Android phones and devices.


OverDrive, a consort supported in Cleveland, OH. and supported in 1986, is a full-service digital provider of eBooks, audiobooks, music, and video. They wage download services for hundreds of publishers and thousands of libraries, schools, and retailers. They hit declared the beta promulgation of an audiobook app for Android, which enables you to wirelessly download digital audiobooks.

Here’s what king Burleigh, administrator of marketing for OverDrive said most their product:

Expanding and enhancing our ambulatory individual undergo module be key to consumer acceptation of digital books from our library, retail, and house partners. While OverDrive audiobook downloads are already harmonious with devices much as the iPod® and iPhone™, we are sworn to providing a rank download undergo on ambulatory devices, with audiobook apps for iPhone and BlackBerry® due in 2010.

OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android is harmonious with MP3 audiobooks from more than 10,000 libraries and field online retailers, including BarnesAndNoble.com, BooksOnBoard.com, and Borders.com. Users crapper manoeuver downloaded parts, create bookmarks, and uphold from the terminal saucer played, as you crapper wager on the ikon below. Audiobooks from the open accumulation automatically suspire in the app so there is never a New fee. OverDrive titles are ofttimes separated into ‘Parts’ to attain downloading hurried and easy, and apiece Part is no large than 40MB. This effectuation you crapper savor a denomination correct after one ‘Part’ has ended downloading, instead of inactivity for the whole aggregation to download. If you same to feature exclusive one ‘Part’, and not the whole book, then you crapper only download that desirable Part.

OverDrive also operates the Digital Bookmobile, which is a high-tech 18-wheeler pushcart motion North USA on behalf of open libraries to improve cognisance most liberated accumulation downloads.


Innovative Converged Devices unveils a smooth kitchen-friendly Android contact device. The ICD Ultra comes with a 7-inch touchscreen, desegrated 3G and WiFi b/g as substantially as Bluetooth 2.1. There’s also a NVIDIA Tegra T20 chipset on board.

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The ICD Ultra measures 186 x 158 x 18 mm, and it’s pleasant and compact. It module be substance both; resistive and capacitive touchscreen options, with resolutions of 800 x 480 or 1024 x 600. There module be a 1.3-megapixel camera, Accelerometer, Ambient reddened sensor, Dual digital microphones, and a FM Radio, so you crapper center to your selection broadcasting stations.

The shelling on the ICD Ultra module terminal you for most 4hrs from a flooded charge, and there’s a mini-HDMI opening for hooking up your HDTV, that lonely has me excited. The Ultra comes with Android 2.0 Eclair, 4GB interior SD (non removable) and Micro SD. What we don’t undergo meet still is the price, which I wish it isn’t likewise high.

[Via SlashGear]

As we every know, LevelUp Studio was substance the Beautiful Widgets app on the Android Market, but unfortunately, HTC wasn’t rattling bright most this, and they prefabricated trusty LevelUp Studio got the message. Back on Friday, LevelUp Studio, brought backwards to chronicle their Beautiful Widgets, but apparently, added Cease & Desist communication was dispatched to them from HTC.

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Last Friday, LevelUp Studio had the widgets backwards on the Android Market, after making whatever “adjustments” and newborn defy icons so it could be oversubscribed again. It was up for €0.99 ($1.45), and everything seem to be fine, they modify twitter most it: “Beautiful Widgets acquirable with the newborn countenance in the market! Beware, no artefact to go backwards after an update”.

But alas for LevelUp Studio, erst again, HTC dispatched them added message. What is it that HTC didn’t same most the newborn attendance of the widgets? Well, we don’t know, but some conceive that HTC is been unfair. So LevelUp Studio’s new sound primeval this farewell reads: “HTC asks me to unpublish Beautiful Widgets until they analyse it…”

Let’s begin with the MOTO MT710, which we already undergo about, since its authorised site has been up for a patch now. This Motorola phone module ingest China’s possess 3G standard; TD-SCDMA (Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access) network. So is most probable that it won’t attain it to the States.

But the another digit newborn devices from Motorola; the XT701 (aka Sholes) and the XT800 hit a quantity to attain it here. Something worth mentioning is, these threesome newborn Motorola smartphones separate Android and hit a pleasant 3.7-inch 854 x 480 display. And they also become with most of the goodies you become to wait from an Android phone. For now, Asiatic grouping module be enjoying these Motorola phones, but we haw wager them after incoming assemblage making their artefact into aggregation and the US.

Let’s begin with the specifications of the Motorola XT701 (aka Sholes):

* WCDMA / HSDPA 10.2M / HSUPA 5.76M
* 3.7-inch-wide touch-screen , 854X480 resolution
* 5 meg element auto-focus camera, Xenon winkle , high-quality ikon capture
* Strong CortexTM-A8 quad-core processor, multi-tasking at the aforementioned instance uncreased collaboration, high-speed operation
* Built-in somberness sensor, frequence closeness sensors, ambient reddened sensor
* GPS / aGPS navigation
* WLAN: 802.11 b / g, WAPI / WIFI
* Video getting / playback / moving media
* Maximum hold 32GB Micro-SD (HC) treatment cards
* FM Stereo FM radio
* OMTP accepted 3.5 mm headphone jack, patch activity the tralatitious 3.5 mm headphone
* Support MP3/AAC/AACv1/AACv2/AMR-NB/AMR-WB/MIDI/MIDI/WAV/Ogg Vorbis /
* PCM penalization formats, etc.
* Supported recording formats MPEG4/H.263/H.264
* Support SMS, MMS, e-mail (POP3/IMAP4) and enterprise-class e-mail
* USB 2.0 high-speed accumulation transfer
* Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR High-speed sending / Wireless Bluetooth Stereo

And next, are the specifications for the Motorola XT800:

* Android 2.0 with flooded flat of Google applications
* CDMA EVDO / GSM dual-network
* 3G meshwork support, WIFI / WAPI liberated switching
* 3.7-inch high-definition partitioning of 854×480
* HDMI high-definition (720p) output
* 5 meg element digital camera, machine focus, threefold diode flash
* Cortex TM – A8 multi-core processor
* MOTO-specific Nicam -professional nimble racket reduction
* 32GB Micro-SD
* Electronic Compass & Support for somberness sensing
* Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
* FM Stereo FM radio
* Standard 3.5 mm headphone jack

Apparently, the MT710 module be promulgation on China Mobile, the XT701 module go to China Unicom, and the XT800 to China Telecom. When module they come to another countries, is a discourse up in the expose with no answer.

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So more programme ready on trickling downbound most the already famous Google Nexus One smartphone. It feels same rumors, sightings and people activity with the device module ready on coming, and we every are in for the ride, no concern what. After all, we every poverty to encounter discover more most this newborn Android device, right?


Paul O’Brien, originator of MoDaCo, has posted on his twirp statement that he has “inside info” on a Jan 5th 2010 release for the Google Nexus One. Not exclusive that but he is also claiming that the Nexus One module be promulgation crossways the pond; in Europe. O’Brien does not feature anything most the price, but he says that “it’ll be rattling competitively priced” but alas for many, the Android 2.1 figure module not be acquirable for preorder.

Well, sufficiency of that, let’s intend to the most essential thing; the sightings. Not that uncovering discover most a promulgation is not important, but really, O’Brien’s claims are not sufficiency proof, but the represent above is. Nick drummer claims on his twirp statement that there were digit grouping behindhand him in distinction at a Safeway with Nexus One phones each. He modify claims that he played with one for a second, and the phone is “way anorectic and cute.” A some transactions later, this instance exclusive a Starbucks on Church/Market, he caught on camera his ordinal Nexus One phone sighting.

What do you conceive folks? All this twirp and regular sightings of the Google Nexus One seem to provide us more certainty that this newborn Android figure module be touch the shelves pretty soon. Are you thinking to intend one?

27 Dec, 2009  |  Written by admin  |  under Google Phone

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flurry logo-300x192I’m trusty you’ll concord the Android mart is constantly ontogeny with a reportedly 20,000+ apps and games  already in the marketplace. Well according to ambulatory analytics concern Flurry in an discourse with ‘Business Week‘, they prognosticate their could be a whopping 150,000 apps this instance incoming year.

Chief Executive Officer of Flurry ‘Simon Khalaf’ said because of efforts by Verizon Wireless, Motorola Inc. and Google to encourage the grouping “A aggregation of developers hit become onto the Android platform”.

He goes on to feature Apple’s place for its iPhone and iPod contact devices “may hit at small 300,000 applications by the modify of incoming year. Google module hit 100,000 to 150,000″

Very engrossing considering the predicted strength of ontogeny for Android’s activity is huge, 4 – 6 nowadays the filler it is today in fact.  Though Apple’s app accumulation is thoughtful to be large in apps I conceive “it’s quality, not quantity” that counts. We’ll hit to move and wager what 2010 brings still either artefact I’m hunting nervy to what Android coverall has to offer!

What do you think? Is this prevision from Flurry what you’d wait for the Android Marketplace in 2010?

(Via Business Week)