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eFinger Multitouch on Android

by: Nicholas AhnApril 13, 2009

Though you may not have heard of Elan Microelectronics, a small company in Taiwan that focuses on touch surfaces, they were recently recognized for suing Apple for infringing upon their multi-touch technologies.  The company has recently released a video of the technology working on an Android device.  The pinching for zooming amongst other things looks extremely smooth, with little to no lag at all.  Take a look at the demo after the jump.

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T-Mobile USA to release Android home phone AND tablet

by: Nicholas AhnApril 6, 2009

The New York Times is reporting that T-mobile USA has plans to release an Android-based home phone, in addition to a tablet that will operate much like a laptop to “handle basic computing jobs”.  The home phone is described to have a dock system which will handle data synchronization and services.  Hopefully these two devices will make efficient use of the versatility of the Android platform.

This news coincides with T-Mobile’s efforts to create synchronization through a variety of home devices, such as the Cameo picture frame that it released last year.

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Android on VGA! Well, sort of…

by: Nicholas AhnFebruary 23, 2009

Although we weren’t able to see this for ourselves at Mobile World Congress, EngadgetMobile has seen SIM Technology’s U1 concept, originally a Windows Mobile device, running Android.  The all touchscreen phone will feature quad-band EDGE, tri-band HSDPA, a 3 megapixel camera along with a secondary VGA camera, WiFi, A-GPS, TV-out, and as the title mentioned, a 2.6 inch VGA touchscreen.

No word on a release date, or if this unit will enter production, but it’s exciting huh?

To see pictures of the device, hit up Engadget Mobile here to take a look at some of the pictures.

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Paid Apps in the Android Market

by: Nicholas AhnFebruary 20, 2009

Last night, BoyGeniusReport received a tip from one of its readers that paid apps were appearing in the Android Market.  You must be unnning the latest firmware update, and the timing of the arrival of the apps seems random at best.

Have you noticed paid apps showing in your Android Market?  Have you bought any apps and tried to return one yet?  Drop us a comment below and lets us know.

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HTC Magic, US Bound for T-Mobile?!

by: Nicholas AhnFebruary 19, 2009

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Ok everyone, we don’t know how we missed it.  Maybe it’s the automatic association of T-Mobile and Android phones, or maybe it’s that we didn’t really pay too much attention to the logos on the HTC Magic while amazing Gmail functionality was demonstrated.  EngadgetMobile has brought to light that the HTC Magic, used to show offline Gmail capabilities, was T-Mobile branded.  Not only T-Mobile branded, but carrying the U.S. version of the T-Mobile logo.

This doesn’t mean with 100% certainty that the Magic is coming to T-Mobile USA as the G2, but if it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and [...]

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General Mobile DSTL1 seen Live

by: Nicholas AhnFebruary 18, 2009

Engadget Mobile has gotten a first-look at the General Mobile DSTL1.  Earlier, we reported  that General Mobile had plans to release a dual-sim Android phone with a 5 megapixel camera.  The lack of the five required hardware buttons for Android almost suggested that the device would never become a reality.  Now, a live demo have shown that the device is indeed a reality.

Here are some specs that we were able to pull from the video.

WQVGA LCD display 5MPcamera dual SIM (appears to support both at the same time) 4GB memory built in 624MHz processor videochat via a proprietary app (face-to-face) tri-band EDGE with WiFi (a separate US and European version)

The [...]

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How to tether your G1 for use as a laptop modem – kinda

by: Nicholas AhnFebruary 14, 2009

Gizmodo has just published an article that explains how to connect your G1 to a computer for data tethering.  The process requires a USB cable, the Tetherbot App,  the Android SDK, a little use of either Run (on Windows) or Terminal (on Mac), and it can only be used with Firefox. Carriers haven’t been too supportive of tethering, and you may want to either check with your own carrier for charges, or use this sparingly.

You can take a look at the step-by-step process here.

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Asus EEE-Phone, with Android?

by: Nicholas AhnJanuary 8, 2009

TechRadar is reporting that Johnny Shih, the CEO of Asus, has mentioned that an EEE-series phone running Android has been something that the company has been looking into.  He described a device that could “[be] put in the pocket, play MP3s, offer GPS services, works like a PDA and offers Mobile TV altogether”.

Within the past few days or so, we’ve seenAndroid running on the EEE 1000, Hp Mini-Note, and Redfly.  And now an EEE-Phone? The recent explosion of hardware candidates are a testament to Android’s adaptability to many platforms.  We can hardly wait to see what will be next.

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Video of the Kogan Agora in action

by: Nicholas AhnJanuary 7, 2009

Earlier today we reported on some pictures of the Kogan Agora running the Android  OS.  A video was recently released, showing a live Kogan Agora running and fully functional.  This video makes the January release date seem totally legit.  Check out the video after the jump.

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Redfly + Android? = Of Course!

by: Nicholas AhnJanuary 7, 2009

The last time you may have seen or heard of Redfly, you might have thought that it was merely a Windows Mobile terminal.  However, the developers at Redfly have announced that they have been working on a proof of concept of their Redfly mobile terminal working with an Android phone.

For those of you that are unfamiliar with Redfly, Redfly is a small netbook looking device that links with a smartphone, via bluetooth or USB, and allows the user to make use of  the phone’s OS with the Redfly’s keyboard and cursor.  The resolution on most phones is also upped to fit the Redfly’s screen.

What’s most intriguing about Redfly’s proof of concept [...]

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