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4 years ago

The Year 2009 Explained Through Google Wave

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We'll be honest here, we have Google Wave but we have no idea how to use it. Luckily, more talented folks have gotten a handle on Google Wave and have decided to summarize the year 2009 by using one of Google's more ambitious applications. We get all the highlights, from Obama to Balloon Boy, to the people we happily ridiculed and sadly said goodbye to--2009 was simply a momentous and unforgettable year.

But if we can take anything from this year in review video, it's "dang that was so cool, let's figure out how to use this thing for 2010!". And we guess, that's the way Google would want it. 2010 is going to be huge for Google and of course, for Android. We can't wait.

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4 years ago

Some more Nexus One pics surface, along with some video

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It'd been a little while, and I guess we were due. So here are a few more pictures of the Nexus One, aka Google phone. And along for the ride this time is a brief video. Peep that after the break. [@djrobrob via TechCrunch]

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4 years ago

Seesmic Twitter client updated, gets support for lists, searches, sharing

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Seesmic's Android Twitter client just got an update. New in Version 1.1 are:

  • Searches: Full search support, including searching for Tweets, trending topics, create save and delete searches.
  • Share: Share links, photos or videos through Seesmic. Share something "via Seesmic" and a new tweet will be created with your content.
  • Lists: View and manage your Twitter lists, including adding new lists and unfollowing others.

The update is available now in the Android Market. [Seesmic]

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4 years ago

webOS Hands On Video, Smartphone Round Robin

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To start the second week of the Smartphone Round Robin, we're taking a look at Palm's new webOS by way of the Pre and the Pixi. If you're unfamiliar with the story of Palm here's my quick summary: they were once dying, the Pre & webOS saved them, and they now have a good chance of surviving and maybe even thriving.

And that's pretty much all I know. Of course, I know that webOS is very big on multitasking and that the OS is quite beautiful (have you seen the fonts!) but I'm definitely going to need some help. I've started a 'get to know webOS' thread over at the PreCentral.net Forums and am sure the Pre and Pixi users there will help me out. On another note, Matthew Miller of Nokia Experts has Android this week, so if you'll be so kind to help him out in our Forums, it'd be much appreciated. You might even win an Android smartphone of your choice!

So be sure to check out my hands-on video of webOS after the jump. The Pre and Pixi are both such great devices and I'm sure I'll love my time with them! Stay tuned!

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4 years ago

Your Christmas Present: Official Android Apparel

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If you want to profess your love for the best open source smartphone OS on the market, what better way to do it than by wearing an Official Android T-Shirt? There are currently two styles: the one above with the cute Android robot walking a dog (don't question why, it's just awesome) and another with a side-printed Android logo. They're both fairly affordable, $13.95 and $10.75 respectively, and are available at the Official Google Store. If you're into matching your headgear, there's also a side-printed Android hat available.

We know we can't be the only one geeky enough to buy this. Who else is getting it? Hit the link to check out all the styles!

[official google store via phandroid]

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4 years ago

Nook Getting 1.1 Software Update, It's Faster

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The Barnes & Noble Nook just received a software update that brings the firmware version up to 1.1.  Basically, reboot your Nook to get the download to start or you can manually install it. Since the Nook has already been rooted, it's a little surprising that 1.1 didn't break root access, we guess the cat and mouse game has yet to start. According to nookdevs, it is safe to update your Nook to 1.1, you'll still have root access and still can root the Nook at 1.1.

Engadget says that the Nook is faster and basically improved all around. Page turning, the navigation screen, and entire experience is speedier. After using the Nook, the one thing that disappointed us was the speed, hopefully 1.1 really does fix that.

[via engadget]

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4 years ago

Motorola Opus One specs leak out

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We've already seen the Motorola Opus One reviewed on video, erm, guerrilla-style. Now come some leaked specs And it's mostly a middle-of-the-road device. Here goes:

  • 3.1-inch HVGA (320×480) capacitive touchscreen
  • 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity sensor
  • WiFI b/g
  • Bluetooth
  • microSD card slot
  • 2.5mm headset jack
  • Home, Menu, Back, Speaker buttons are capacitive buttons with haptic feedback
  • iDEN PTT & PTX
  • Android location-based services, integrated into the iDEN GPS engine
  • “Enterprise email”
  • 58x118mm (no word on thickness)
  • 100g weight
  • 512MB Flash / 256MB of RAM
  • 64k and 128k iDEN SIM card support
  • A-GPS
  • Motorola dual-mic technology noise-canceling for noisy environments
  • Flash Lite v3.1.x
  • A "Zeus" processor.

There you have it. The Opus One likely won't knock anybody's socks off, but neither should the pricetag. We're still looking for it eventually with Nextel. [via BGR]
 

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4 years ago

Another Xperia X10 hits the FCC, this time with AT&T 3G bands

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What's that, you say? There's another Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 at the FCC? And this one sports the proper 3G bands for AT&T, Bell, Telus and Rogers? (Not to mention EDGE coverage.) Sho' 'nuff.

This isn't that surprising. When SE released the Windows Mobile-based Xperia X1, it did so in two versions: The X1 (outside the U.S.) and X1a (U.S.-only). And what do the X1 and X1a still have in common? Neither was picked up by a U.S. carrier, leaving the hard-core (and deep-pocketed) shelling out $800 for a nice piece of hardware with a so-so UI.

Will that happen with the X10? Or will it wind up on, say, T-Mobile? Stay tuned, folks.

[FCC via Engadget]

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4 years ago

Nokia Experts Round Robin, Moto Droid Cases, Palm Pre to HTC Hero, Weather Apps

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From the Forums is a great way for you, our readers, to see the hottest topics being discussed. But you must be a registered member and becoming a member is a simple process. So if you have not already already done so, head on over and register now!

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4 years ago

Motorola reportedly buying TV time during the 2010 Super Bowl

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It should really come as no surprise to anyone that Motorola is reportedly buying advertising time for the 2010 Super Bowl, given the gigantic TV push of late. And it's a pretty good guess we'll see more of the Droid, even though the content of the ad is not yet known. Stay tuned on Feb. 7 in Miami, people. [via Electronista]

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