An Android Developer Meetup, the first of it's kind, will take place in New York City on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, according to an announcement from Fast Company. This is exciting news in that thirty of the top Android developers in the New York area will be on-hand to discuss their apps and working with Android.
The dollars are rolling in as more companies jump on the Android wagon, and it's a great time to join the Android community of developers. Any developers interested in following along can RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out more of the story here. Anyone from the Android Central community going to follow along?
Our week with the Blackberry Bold is nearing the end and we're working on our final review of the Bold but before we pass it on to TiPb's Rene, we'd like to ask you G1 users if you have any questions regarding this device? Ever wonder how a non-touch smartphone device works? Curious as to how much I really like the screen? Want to know more about the Blackberry way? Ask away in the comments!
And if you didn't know, here at Android Central (and every other SPE site), anytime you comment on an official Round Robin post, you're qualified to win a T-Mobile G1 (or a Bold, or a iPhone, or a Fuze, or a Treo Pro)! Flippin' sweet right? Well, ask away my friends!
This is an Official Round Robin Contest Post, Comment To Win a T-Mobile G1! – Details Here
This is great news! DataViz, makers of the uber-popular and uber-good suite, Documents To Go is bringing their award winning mobileOffice suite to Android! So if you're a productivity beast or heavy business user, there's one more reason to test out Android! You'll have access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files on the go with Documents To Go. We've heard nothing but good things from Documents To Go so be ready to download their software in 2009!
Also, DataViz is bringing their Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync client RoadSync to Android as well, so users of Exchange take note! Everything is expected to release in 2009, which coincides with Android Market being capable of paid applications. We don't know exact pricing yet, but one can expect a price near $29.99--a price that'll surely be worth it for any heavy business user.
So earlier today we answered a question whether we would ever see Android on the iPhone and posed a larger question if Android will ever be available on current devices. Well, lo and behold, the community has answered back with a video of Android running on an HTC Touch. From the video, everything looks like it runs fine and dandy and it even has a custom soft keyboard!
Overall, it looks like its a pretty smooth experience but supposedly scaling the UI to QVGA caused some problems and GPS and Bluetooth don't work quite yet. This is a great start in getting Android in current devices, what's the next device you want to see?
We’re starting a new feature here at Android Central and it involves you guys, the readers. Do you have a question regarding Android? Need to know anything about Android? Send it over to us and we’ll do our best to explain, as in depth and head on as we can, and hopefully provide you with an answer!
To kick off the very first Ask Android Central,
Derek asks do you know if there is an Android OS for the iPhone? If not, why not? Any idea if it will ever be possible to get Android on the iPhone? Your thoughts are appreciated!
Android Central tackles this question after the break!
From her first impressions on the T-Mobile G1 she seems nonplussed about the hardware of the G1 and does not understand the 'chin' whatsoever! Don't worry Jennifer, we cover Android daily and we still don't understand the 'chin'. Oddly, she has run into some lag issues with the G1 and we've experienced nothing but snappiness the entire time!
Whoa, this came out of left field. Remember Sprint CEO Dan Hesse saying that Android simply wasn't good enough yet? And do you remember Sprint's wishy-washy position on Android since then? Well then why oh why is Google's VP of Mobile Technology, Rich Miner, giving the keynote at Sprint's mobile developer conference on December 12th? Is something a brewing?
Here at Android Central we've gone over the fact that Sprint needs Android (only a little less than pounding the fact that Motorola needs Android). Sprint has been bleeding customers and Android is the new shiny toy that EVERYONE is excited about. Common sense would point to Sprint being an early adopter of Android, no? So if the Google VP of Mobile Technology delivers the keynote to YOUR developer conference...yeah, we think something is definitely a brewing.
So though Android has proven to be a snappy and solid smartphone OS, some users have mentioned the lack of bells and whistles attached to it as a cause for concern. Luckily, the folks at XDA Developers have added a bit of fairy dust and given us some almost-cool transitional effects. In the video, you'll see some slide in and slide out that seems to work fairly well.
Click the jump to see how to enable these transitional effects!
We already told you guys about the Developer's Edition of the T-Mobile G1, but what if you already have a T-Mobile G1 but want the Developer's benefits? Well, first off, you have to thank the hackers. Apparently, the bootloader for the Developer G1 has been extracted and is now available to anyone who's daring enough to use it. Basically, get root access and apply the bootloader. If you do mess up any steps though, beware, your phone may be bricked.
The benefits of running a Developer's Edition G1? Well, you can potentially mod it like crazy!
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