Android is sad

While not entirely unexpected, it appears that Google has started removing tethering applications from the Android Market.  For those of you unfamiliar... with the term tethering, it refers to using a cell phone as a modem for a personal computer or similar device.  It gets its name from the cable that often links the two, which acts as a tether of sor...

In recent news, Korean firm Diotek has allegedly revealed some impressive handwriting recognition software for the HTC G1 and Android powered devices. It is not all new, however, since DioPen has been... around for Windows Mobile for some time now. Nevertheless, we thought it best we investigate this new piece of software. The application is able to recognise both English and Korean handwriting, which...

So BSQUARE made it official, as expected.  It has announced that it has been hired by a “global tier 1 carrier” to port Adobe’s flash technology to Android.  The thing is, we still... don’t know exactly which carrier hired the company.

“Global” and “tier 1″ bring two carriers to my mind, at least:  T-Mobile and Vodafone.  Orange also qualifies...

My friend Peter Rojas, famed former editor-in-chief of both Gizmodo and Engadget, has posted to twitter a couple of statements that indicate that a major carrier has hired BSQUARE to port Adobe Flash... to the Android platform.

Presumably the carrier is doing so because Adobe seems unable to get the job done itself.

According to Pete, we should hear some sort of official announcement tod...

Exchange synchronisation clients for Android are always hot news. Unidirectional synchronisation has been something numerous different applications have offered to solve. Now, Wrike are offering an... application that provides a two-way sync solution. Ready to ship tomorrow on March 26 from the Android Market, ContactsCalendarSync provides a wireless, automatic, bi-directional synchronization of y...

Palringo has released a version of its multi-service compatible instant messaging client for the Android platform.  Now available through the Android Market, the Palringo IM client supports many different... chatting systems, some of which I’ve listed below:

Google Talk MSN Messenger Facebook Yahoo! Messenger AIM iChat QQ

Other features of Palringo include the ability to share your location with f...

For many a business user, the thing that has kept them from considering the Android platform is the lack of solid, and complete, Exchange support.  One of the early Exchange client makers for Android,... NitroDesk, has just announced that it has released the production version of its push-capable Exchange client to the Android Market.

In addition to the push support for contacts, appointments, and...

OK, so tethering your laptop and G1 device isn’t entirely new, but in the past the processes have required root access, or have just been plain messy. However, help is at hand in the form of PDAnet... 3G tethering application by June Fabrics (who partners with Palm). This program allows users to use their mobile internet on their G1 as a modem for their laptop.

First and foremost, this little...

Electric Pocket, based in Wye Valley, UK, specialise in wireless messaging solutions, mobile commerce and configuration toolkits. Today, they have announced Ringo Pro for Android, one of the top-selling... ringtone manager for smartphones. For those that have not come across Ringo Pro before, it primarily enables users to set their own MP3 tunes as ringtones for both calls and SMS messages.

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Goutham Sukumar of NitroDesk

NitroDesk has informed us that it has signed a licensing deal with Microsoft that will allow it to fully integrate Exchange Activesync “Direct... Push” technology into its current Touchdown Exchange client for Android.

Initially the new push functionality, which alerts users to new messages as soon as they are recevied by the Exchange server...