HTC Hero

It appears that Amazon UK has put the HTC Hero up for pre-order.  The phone is expected to be available on July 15, and the price is set at £429 for the unlocked... version.  You can place an order yourself by visiting Amazon.co.uk.

[via Phandroid

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T-Mobile G1

This isn’t big news or anything, but I recently noticed that T-Mobile USA is offering the G1 for only US$49.99 now that the myTouch 3G has been announced.

Call me... biased, but that seems like a pretty good Android smartphone deal to me.  If you’ve forgotten somehow what the G1 can do, check out the review for a refresher course.

Update: Well damn, that was fast.  It mu...

In an interesting piece at CNNMoney.com, Janice Chaffin (head of Symantec’s consumer-security software division) has speculated that the world’s largest security software maker could develop... antivirus and antispyware software for Android.

“Today we’re on Windows,” Chaffin said. “We’re going to evaluate things like [ Android] as it goes forward.”<...

In addition to releasing a new version of web based Gmail for Android, Google recently announced a new version of iGoogle for Android (and iPhone) users.  The new app claims a quicker and easier experience... for mobile users.

The new update also allows for simple gadgets (originally present soley on the standard computer site) to be viewed from within the mobile browser.  Also, Android users will be able...

DIY Android Home Energy Monitor

Moto Labs, part of cell phone manufacturer Motorola’s R&D efforts, posted late last month about an Android-based home power use... monitoring system it has developed.  In a nutshell, the system runs Android and uses external wireless cameras to take photographs of a home’s power meters, uploads the photos to Flickr.com, and...

We’ve been hearing buzz that T-Mobile UK has released another firmware update that addresses a security hole found in the recently released Android 1.5 “Cupcake” update for the T-Mobile... G1.

Phandroid.com has posted a list of user reports that appear to back that up.

We have no other information at this time, but this certainly would help explain why T-Mobile USA chose to del...

Yes, the time has come, G1 owners.  Both T-Mobile USA and T-Mobile UK have started rolling out the Android 1.5 firmware update for the T-Mobile G1 smartphone.  This means that you early Android adopters... will finally get access to all of the features long promised by Cupcake.

No idea how long it will take for all of the G1 smartphones out there to receive the update, but users in the UK and USA both...

Haykuro’s Blog has recently announced that they have successfully ported software from the HTC Magic/G2 to be run on the T-Mobile G1.  While the build is being reported as completely stable,... you may still experience some issues (as listed on the Google Project site).  The installation requires root access and a memory card, and requires knowledge in flashing the ROM on the device.  Hay...

Over at Google Code a new application has shed its covert cover and made its way into the lime light. Secrets For Android is a new way to store and manage sensitive information such as password, social... security numbers and, well, secrets. Apart from offering Android users all of the above, the application servers another function too; all of the source code is available on the Apache 2.0 licence, so yo...

Android job in Sweden! Time to dance!

Are you an Android developer looking for your next gig?  Well, Aardvark Consulting, a company working on an Exchange client for... Android, has a 3 – 6 month contract position (with likely extensions) available in Sweden.

Some prior commercial Android development is required, and the person should be an expert.  The...