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The summer film Cowboys & Aliens may not have been a blockbuster hit, but you have to admit it had a pretty fun and awesome concept to it: aliens and cowboys going up head-to-head against each other.... Alien invading is pretty much one of the oldest tropes in the SF genre, but putting it in the old west is a pretty unique twist. So if you enjoyed the movie, you may be willing to try out Gameloft’s...

Dell Aero

It seems that the new Dell Aero smartphone is available for purchase with or without an AT&T contract.  But before you get too excited, this little bugger... runs atop of Android 1.5. That’s right, Cupcake.

Still interested? Well then, the Aero measures 11.6 x 121.92 x 57.9mm in size, features a 5 megapixel camera, a 3.5-inch 460×360 pixel...

It was reported a few days ago that Rogers would be allowing HTC Dream owners the chance to upgrade to an HTC Magic due to the fact that the Dream would not get an OS update past it’s current... iteration of 1.5.  This was great news but the details were scarce at the time and there was uncertainty in the terms.  It is now being reported that the offer does include a free upgrade, but with...

Folks with the HTC Hero and the DROID Eris have been plowing along with Android 1.5 while HTC updates its Sense UI to be fully compatible with Android 2.0. The wait might be over as screen shots, purportedly... of the HTC Hero rocking Android 2.1, have surfaced at the French blog, Be Geek. If the shots are legitimate (and that is a big “if”), then HTC may skip over Android 2.0 and jump right into 2.1. So...

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...

Word of the Day widget

In a post on the Android Developers Blog, Jeff Sharkey demonstrated the use of the new homescreen widget support that is now part of the Android... 1.5 software developer kit.  These new widgets can provide live data snippets on the home screen and link in to full featured apps, if desired.

Examples of possible widgets include new mail no...

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...

New Contact: Android 1.1 (left), Android 1.5 (right)

Romain Guy at the Android Developers Blog posted a little bit about some of the UI changes that we’ll see in... Android 1.5.  In the image above, for example, you can see what the “New Contact” screen looks like on 1.5 (the right), and how it appears on the current 1.1 release that we’re used...