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4 years ago

Google brings 'Parisian Love' to the Super Bowl

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Well, not quite as ... erm, visually striking as Motorola's Super Bowl ad, but Google did just spring its first television ad on us. It was the same "Parisian Love" ad that leaked a while back. No Android love to be seen. And that's OK. Motorola's got us covered. And did we mention Megan Fox was in a Motorola ad?

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4 years ago

Megan Fox ... in a bathtub ... with the Motorola Devour

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Look twice. There's a phone in that picture, and it's the Motorola Devour. And there's Megan Fox. And there's video of the Super Bowl commercial after the break.

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4 years ago

Say Hello to TiPb: The iPhone, iPod, and iPad Blog!

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4 years ago

HTC Incredible shows its face, wearing Verizon stripes

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The folks at Pocketnow just got slipped a few shots of the HTC Incredible, a device long rumored to make an appearance on Verizon at some point. Android 2.1 is definitely on board, as is HTC's Sense UI. The tipster also says there's 256MB of RAM -- half that of the Droid Nexus One -- the WGVA screen is 3.5 inches to 3.7 inches in diagonal and is "very vibrant," but it's not sure if it's AMOLED, OLED or just regular ol' LED. Couple more photos and video after the break. [Pocketnow]

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4 years ago

Dopod roadmap shows HTC Dragon, A6388, Huashan

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We just got slipped a roadmap for Dopod, and with it we get some Chinese Android fare.

First off there's the long-rumored HTC Dragon, noted as a 3.6-inch WVGA China-only Android phone. Then there's what's listed only as the A6388, a 3.4-inch HVGA device. (Screen shot courtesy of 3Gin.net after the break.) And there's also the Huashan, a monstrous 4.3-inch WVGA device (the Windows Mobile HD is 4.3 inches, if that helps put it into perspective. That said, it's noted that the Huashan may see a change in operating system to Windows Mobile, so ... Also noted as "in planning" are the Tianshan, a 3.2-inch QVGA device, and the Songshan, with a 2.8-inch QVGA screen and keyboard (front-facing, from the sound of it).

Anyhoo, that's a good sign that the Dragon is still in development (and, of course, we now know that's it's not another codename for the Passion, which became the Nexus One). Interesting stuff, indeed, coming out of the East. Question is when will we see it?

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4 years ago

Linux creater loves the Nexus One

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If you don't know the name Linus Torvalds, well, let's just say he's the reason you're holding that Android phone in your hand. He created the Linux kernel, which is what Android is built on. Anyway, he's never been a fan of any kind of cell phone. Until now. From his personal blog:

But I have to admit, the Nexus One is a winner. I wasn't enthusiastic about buying a phone on the internet sight unseen, but the day it was reported that it finally had the pinch-to-zoom thing enabled, I decided to take the plunge. I've wanted to have a GPS unit for my car anyway, and I thought that google navigation might finally make a phone useful.

And it does. What a difference! I no longer feel like I'm dragging a phone with me "just in case" I would need to get in touch with somebody - now I'm having a useful (and admittedly pretty good-looking) gadget instead. The fact that you can use it as a phone too is kind of secondary.

We've seen a lot of that lately: Multitouch makes the difference. So welcome back to Android, Linus. You've been missed.

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4 years ago

The Nexus One story, Part 4

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Let's not waste any time here. Part four of Google's series chronicling the birth of the Nexus One tackles the manufacturing process, from the plastic molds to the electrical innards at HTC. This is where the magic happens, people. Video after the break. [Part 1Part 2Part 3]

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4 years ago

The Nexus One story, Part 3

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Here comes Part 3 in Google's series of short films chronicling the birth of the Nexus One. Dunno about you guys, but the bend test made me cringe. Video after the break. [Part 1Part 2]

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4 years ago

Google Releasing a Super Bowl Commercial ?

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Google CEO Eric Schmidt, or Schmitty around these parts, just tweeted that we should watch the ads during the 3rd Quarter of the Super Bowl. And to add even more intrigue, he says that someone said "hell has indeed frozen over". For those at home, that would be the same Super Bowl that airs the best, biggest, and most expensive commercials of the year (and typically a good football game). Is Google stepping into the world of traditional advertising? Are we on the verge of seeing a Google commercial? What would it be about? Google.com? Android? Nexus One? ChromeOS?

We're pulling for a Nexus One advertisement but could totally imagine a 'feel good' Google commercial that spreads the joy of life without specifying a product (you could too, right?). Either way, we think if a Google Super Bowl commercial is real, there's a good chance it's going to be awesome. And don't forget, Motorola is also releasing their own Super Bowl commercial about their latest Android phone (likely the Backflip) in the 3rd Quarter of the game as well.

What do you guys think the ad will be about? Who do you think is going to win? Are you more excited for commercials or the actual game?

[twitter via techcrunch]

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4 years ago

SDKs, drivers and roots - Oh, my!

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Hey, all. Introducing a new feature to our AndroidCentral readers. It's a little space where we can discuss and feature the weeks best in the Android modding and hacking community, in terms that even those new to Android can understand.

This won't be device or carrier specific, so think of it as a showcase of everything Android has to offer us because of its open nature. Our seasoned veterans may find some of this redundant, but we're going to try to keep things on a level all can understand so we stay on the same page. This week's version is going to be a bit long so we can introduce some things, so bear with me.

Please keep in mind I can't be everywhere at once (until I perfect my cloning machine!) so it's possible I'll miss something that you didn't. The best way to keep that from happening is to send me your tips and links about all the cool ways we are customizing our phones. Just like the customizing community let's make this a joint effort!

Now on to the goodies.

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