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Let's hug it out: 'Entourage's' Ari Gold using Android's Nexus One

If you caught Sunday's season premiere of HBO's hit-show "Entourage," you might have noticed uber-agent Ari Gold sporting the Nexus One. Balancing form and function, the phone meets every expectation and serves every purpose necessary for someone of Ari's profession. The Nexus One preforms a wide...

Motorola Droid X benchmark tests

Time to put the Motorola Droid X power plant against the other big boys currently available in the United States. And here we run some benchmarks between it, the Sprint Evo 4G (Android 2.1) and the Google Nexus One (running the latest FRF83 build of Android 2.2). The tests speak for themselves, and...

Samsung Galaxy S live wallpapers hacked onto other phones

Things like this is why I love Android.  Hacker extraordinaire persiansown has ripped the new live wallpapers out of the Samsung Galaxy S and ported them to other devices.  They all make a very nice subtle background, and with 4 to choose from there's probably something there to tickle your fancy...

Another Froyo OTA update beginning to roll out to Nexus One users

Nexus One users should know the drill by now.  Another incremental Froyo build has started rolling out over the air, this time it's build number is FRF83.  Is this the fabled "final" version of Froyo for the N1?  I have no idea yet, and I don't think anyone else does, either.  (FWIW: It's doubtful...

Droid X specs battle royale

How does Android's latest size up against the iPhone 4 and HTC’s Droid Incredible, Evo 4G, and Nexus One?Now that we've got the Motorola Droid X in our fat little fingers, let's size it up against some of the other big boys out there. Above, the Droid X specs side by side with the iPhone 4, Sprint...

Nexus One rooted -- with a new twist

Yes, you read it right., the Nexus One has been rooted.  Again. What's new about this is that the phone was rooted the old fashioned way, and the bootloader remains locked.  Let me take a minute and explain.  The Nexus One is sold as a developer phone, so you can manually unlock the phone's...

Latest Froyo build isn't final -- but you already knew that, right?

Everybody's favorite Googler, Ry Guy, is back in the Nexus One forums to reiterate something -- the FRF72 build of Android 2.2 for the Nexus One that popped up over the weekend is not the "official" or "final" build. But you already knew this, right? Let's think it through: FRF72 wasn't actually...

Nexus One, Legos, Adobe AIR and slot-car racing

Somebody's about to win the science fair. Using a Nexus One, some Legos, rubber bands and an Adobe AIR application, an Android phone is converted into a high-tech gas pedal for slot-car racing. How's it work? Grant Skinner explains: To summarize: The generic mobile client connects over the LAN to...

The week in Android news

Can't stop, won't stop...that's how the Android news has been recently, and it doesn't look like it is going to be changing anytime soon. Just as soon as it looks like the calm has begun, another storm rolls in and stirs things right back up again. Let's take a look at some of the news you may have...

Froyo for the Nexus One gets an update in the form of FRF72 build

There have been rumors of an update to the early Froyo build (aka FRF50) that we've been running on our Nexus Ones, and now the download location has leaked out. You can get it straight from Google here (mirrors here in case it gets pulled), but note that you must be running the FRF 50 build, and...

Korean Nexus One now set to launch with Froyo in July

Remember how yesterday Korean carrier KT said it was going to launch the Nexus One with Froyo on June 21? Scratch that, apparently. KT's official Twitter account (which is @show_tweet) now points to a mid-July launch. So what does that mean for those of us in the states waiting on Froyo? No, we...

KT set to launch Nexus One in Korea on June 21 -- with Froyo on board

Look close. There are Nexus Ones in that picture. Now look a little closer (you do see the phones, don't you?) and you'll see the Froyo launcher on those phones.  That's because Korea's number two carrier, KT, is set to launch the Nexus One running Froyo (Android 2.2) on June 21st.  It's the same...

Froyo Feature: Blocking auto-update of apps with changed permissions

We showed off the new Android Market with the "update all" and "allow automatic updating" earlier, and we've been waiting for an app to come along to talk about this part.  I finally was close to a computer when it happened and was able to document the process instead of just talking about it.  It'...

Google gives slight non-update update on Froyo for the Nexus One

For everybody who's asking us when the Nexus One will get its official update to Froyo, well, we still don't know. But Google employee passion-ate does give us an Android 2.2 update update (see what we just did there?). Anyhoo, here goes: Apologies for keeping everybody waiting. We are not...

Nexus One unofficially gets 720p video recording enabled (updated)

While it may seem that everybody and their brother are busy poking around the innards of the HTC Evo 4G, developers are still hard at work on other Android phones as well.  Late last night I was flipping through my Twitter timeline and came across this nice piece of work: its official get it here...

Android vs. iPhone 4: The specs

You love specs. We love specs. And so we've been keeping up with the latest and greatest from Android in comparison to the newest from other platforms. And here's how the Sprint Evo 4G, Google Nexus One and Verizon Droid Incredible -- all phones manufactured by HTC -- match up against the new...

T-Mobile Nexus One unavailable on Google's phone site (updated)

If you want to buy a T-Mobile-ready Nexus One, you're going to have to look somewhere other than Google's phone site this morning, as it's currently not available there. This could just be another one of those temporary shortages that will clear itself up -- we've already seen that happen with the...

Nexus One USB host built and running a little bit of everything

Here's a guy with tech skills cranked up to 11.  Sven Killig has built USB host drivers for the Nexus One and shows them off in a big way.  USB keyboards, webcams, flash drives, even output to the big screen on his desk.  Speaking of the desk, you know something good has to come from anyone with...

Froyo Feature: Color trackball notifications

[YouTube link]You're going to need a Nexus One (or some other phone with a trackball capable of lighting up in different colors) to take advantage of this feature in Android 2.2, but color trackball notifications are officially here. OK, actually they've been available for some time in custom ROMs...

Froyo Feature: Screen brightness widget

The power widget you see here isn't really new in Android 2.2, but it's been tweaked for Froyo. The screen brightness selector now includes an auto brightness setting (using the ambient light sensor) in addition to the three static settings (low, medium and high). It's a nice little addition for...

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