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A quick look at MySpace for Android

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 23, 2008

MySpace for Android

Yesterday I started playing around with the new MySpace application for Android. I have to admit, prior to yesterday I had never used MySpace before. I had to create an account (“AndroidAuthority“) for testing, so don’t blame me if I miss the point of some of the MySpace features.

In any case, installing the app from the Android Market was painless. In no time I was signed into my new MySpace account and was able to look around. The app lets users view messages, manage friend requests, leave comments for friends, upload photos to their profile, and set their personal status and mood. Seems to be pretty [...]

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Handmark opens Android software store

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 23, 2008

Tetris

Today Handmark launched its own software store for Android smartphones. I tested out the new shop on a T-Mobile G1 to see how well it worked.

When I pulled up the www.Handmark.com website, two things came to mind. 1) It was’t showing me a mobile optimized website. 2) It didn’t realize that I was using an Android phone.

I would have expected more than that, to be honest. But perhaps the company expects users to buy from a personal computer. That certainly works since Handmark sends a text message with a download URL to your phone so you don’t have to deal with it on the small screen.

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T-Mobile G1 review roundup

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 16, 2008

Here is a round-up of a bunch of T-Mobile G1 reviews. Overall people seem to like the UI, be unimpressed with the design of the hardware (boring), and complain about the lack of a 3.5mm headphone jack and Bluetooth stereo support.

Some also complain about poor GPS performance, though I never had any problems with that at all. One or two people complained about the hardware buttons being a problem. I agree that they are somewhat stiff, but I never had any real issues with them. Battery life is brought up a few times, and that’s potentially the biggest problem with the G1 in my opinion.

In any case, here are the reviews.

Mobile Burn – My first [...]
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T-Mobile G1 in-depth review

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 16, 2008

MobileBurn.com G1 review video

Well, the embargo has lifted and we are now able to start talking about the T-Mobile G1 we’ve had for the past week.

We’ll have more in depth coverage in the coming days, but I recommend that you start out by reading our sister-site MobileBurn’s G1 review. One of the 5 videos from that review is available below, after the jump.  If you rather see the videos with the text, there is one video at the bottom of each of the first 5 pages of the review.

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First T-Mobile G1 user review surfaces

by: Darcy LaCouveeOctober 10, 2008

A member of the AndroidCommunity.com forums has posted what appears to be the first hands-on impressions of the G1 since the launch event last month.

There isn’t a lot of meat to what he says, but there are a few interesting tidbits that might have been missed by most of the press at the launch event. It’s not very long, but certainly worth the read.

I expect to have my own hands-on review and video for you next week if all goes well, so stay tuned.

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6 upcoming Android games

by: Darcy LaCouveeApril 21, 2008

The guys over at TalkAndroid.com have posted a nice feature on 6 upcoming games that are being developed for the Google Android smartphone platform. Some of them are pretty basic, like the Atari Tempest clone SpaceBugs, but others are much more complicated and attempt to blur the line between online and reality by building game worlds based on real world interactions.

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