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  • android-on-iphone

    The fine folks at Apple have seen the light and have decided to toss out plans for iPhone OS 4 and partner with Google to truly unleash the power of their hardware. No more will they lash the whip of Jobsian tyranny and cackle with glee as developers and customers alike skitter to and fro at their beckon call. It is reported that Steve Jobs was sitting on his diamond-encrused iToilet one night, when he heard the voice of God […]

  • google-nexus-one-2

    A complete, step-by-step guide for how to return your Nexus One to completely stock settings, including the original, stock/shipping bootloader, system image (ERD79), and recovery console. (Courtesy of seraph at xda-devs).

  • sprint-htc-evo-4g

    For those trapped in a basement for the last month, HTC has announced a new Android superphone destined to hit the Sprint mobile network this summer. The HTC EVO 4G is, by all accounts, the most media-rich and connection-friendly Android phone to date, with specs that make the mouth water, and nice “creature features” like a kick stand for horizontal media viewing, and a front-facing camera that we can only assume will lead to Skyping on the road.

  • 32-att-nexus-one

    Many fine folks tethered to an AT&T contract were salivating at the Nexus One when it was released for T-Mobile over the holidays. Those who simply couldn’t wait, and didn’t mind settling for slower, EDGE data speeds bought an unlocked N1 from Google and went merrily on their way. And finally, months after the aftermath of Google’s phone distribution paradigm shift “whatever” debacle, AT&T users finally see the device come to their 3G network. Rejoice!

  • crazy-google-android

    This (not) simple guide was originally posted in xda-devs and on irregular-expression.com. If you have ever wanted to show off the power of your N1 as a full-fledged computer, follow these steps to boot Debian from your SD card. I highly recommend you only try this if you know what you’re doing, and if you’ve got a class 4 or better SD card. Class 6 preferred. This is a method to boot into Debian via fastboot on the nexus one […]

  • Android on T-Mobile

    One of the truly obnoxious discoveries made by the early adopters of the N1 on T-Mobile’s 3g data network has been the flaky connectivity the device seems to exhibit. Users have reported that the N1 constantly flops between EDGE and 3g connection while the device is stationary in areas that have known 3g coverage. Many of those same users even set their G1 or MyTouch3g right next to the N1 to witness the connectivity disparity. At last, a possible solution […]

  • Android Bacon

    For those uninitiated into the world of Android rooting and custom ROM builds, Cyanogen is one of the pioneers (one of the few still active as well) in the world of custom Android ROM building. He has quite a following of users, so much so that Google at one point sent him a Cease and Desist order for inadvertently breaking copyright on the Google Apps suite of tools (Gmail, Maps, etc). In response, Cyanogen simply split his modifications and improvements […]

  • Android Security

    First Tech Credit Union has notified its members about a fraudulent app in the Android Market that attempts to phish for financial info. Source:  http://www.firsttechcu.com UPDATE: Rogue Android Smartphone app created We recently learned that a fraudster developed a rogue Android Smartphone app, Droid09, which tries to gain access to a consumer’s financial information. As a reminder, we don’t currently have an Android phone app. This attack did not target First Tech. Learn more about the phishing scam. Bookmark on […]

  • Arabic on Android

    Once you have rooted your shiny new Nexus One, you may want to add support for Arabic fonts if you frequently read websites published in Arabic. This support isn’t built into the US version of the Nexus One which released on January 5th, but will likely be included in any version shipping in the Middle East (upon release there). In order to manually add support for Arabic, just follow these steps. Root your Nexus One (this will void your warranty […]

  • Android on T-Mobile

    Damnit, Google Like many of you, I was really excited to see that Google was attempting to join the fray of online phone vendors. The news outlets reporting that this is a “revolutionary” look at how to sell a phone are missing two things: 1) Amazon has been doing this forever 2) Ebay has been allowing individuals to do this forever, and 3) Google is still planning to sell phones with subsidy from carriers (albeit poorly). Nothing revolutionary here, just […]

All Hail the EVO 3D!

Posted by The Droid On June - 28 - 2011 0 Comment
android-is-king

What phone could possibly dethrone that Jobsian emblem of form and function? That “magical and revolutionary” status symbol?

If there was any doubt before, let it be cast asunder, as we kneel before the new king: the mighty HTC EVO 3D!

The iDroid: Android on the iPhone

Posted by The Droid On April - 21 - 2010 1 Comment
android-on-iphone

The fine folks at Apple have seen the light and have decided to toss out plans for iPhone OS 4 and partner with Google to truly unleash the power of their hardware. No more will they lash the whip of Jobsian tyranny and cackle with glee as developers and customers alike skitter to and fro at their beckon call. It is reported that Steve Jobs was sitting on his diamond-encrused iToilet one night, when he heard the voice of God […]

Unrooting the Nexus One: A complete guide

Posted by The Droid On April - 21 - 2010 4 Comments
google-nexus-one-2

A complete, step-by-step guide for how to return your Nexus One to completely stock settings, including the original, stock/shipping bootloader, system image (ERD79), and recovery console. (Courtesy of seraph at xda-devs).

Something this way EVO comes

Posted by The Droid On April - 18 - 2010 0 Comment
sprint-htc-evo-4g

For those trapped in a basement for the last month, HTC has announced a new Android superphone destined to hit the Sprint mobile network this summer. The HTC EVO 4G is, by all accounts, the most media-rich and connection-friendly Android phone to date, with specs that make the mouth water, and nice “creature features” like a kick stand for horizontal media viewing, and a front-facing camera that we can only assume will lead to Skyping on the road.

Nexus One on AT&T: Why Apple should be scared

Posted by The Droid On April - 18 - 2010 0 Comment
32-att-nexus-one

Many fine folks tethered to an AT&T contract were salivating at the Nexus One when it was released for T-Mobile over the holidays. Those who simply couldn’t wait, and didn’t mind settling for slower, EDGE data speeds bought an unlocked N1 from Google and went merrily on their way. And finally, months after the aftermath of Google’s phone distribution paradigm shift “whatever” debacle, AT&T users finally see the device come to their 3G network. Rejoice!

How to run Debian with X11 on your Nexus One

Posted by The Droid On February - 19 - 2010 5 Comments
crazy-google-android

This (not) simple guide was originally posted in xda-devs and on irregular-expression.com. If you have ever wanted to show off the power of your N1 as a full-fledged computer, follow these steps to boot Debian from your SD card. I highly recommend you only try this if you know what you’re doing, and if you’ve got a class 4 or better SD card. Class 6 preferred. This is a method to boot into Debian via fastboot on the nexus one […]

Resolve Flaky 3g Connection on the Nexus One

Posted by The Droid On January - 24 - 2010 0 Comment
Android on T-Mobile

One of the truly obnoxious discoveries made by the early adopters of the N1 on T-Mobile’s 3g data network has been the flaky connectivity the device seems to exhibit. Users have reported that the N1 constantly flops between EDGE and 3g connection while the device is stationary in areas that have known 3g coverage. Many of those same users even set their G1 or MyTouch3g right next to the N1 to witness the connectivity disparity. At last, a possible solution […]

Cyanogen’s First ROM for Nexus One (Makin’ Bacon)

Posted by The Droid On January - 12 - 2010 3 Comments
Android Bacon

For those uninitiated into the world of Android rooting and custom ROM builds, Cyanogen is one of the pioneers (one of the few still active as well) in the world of custom Android ROM building. He has quite a following of users, so much so that Google at one point sent him a Cease and Desist order for inadvertently breaking copyright on the Google Apps suite of tools (Gmail, Maps, etc). In response, Cyanogen simply split his modifications and improvements […]

Security Alert: Droid09 App Phishing Scam

Posted by The Droid On January - 12 - 2010 2 Comments
Android Security

First Tech Credit Union has notified its members about a fraudulent app in the Android Market that attempts to phish for financial info. Source:  http://www.firsttechcu.com UPDATE: Rogue Android Smartphone app created We recently learned that a fraudster developed a rogue Android Smartphone app, Droid09, which tries to gain access to a consumer’s financial information. As a reminder, we don’t currently have an Android phone app. This attack did not target First Tech. Learn more about the phishing scam. Bookmark on […]

How To Add Arabic Font Browser Support to the Nexus One

Posted by The Droid On January - 12 - 2010 9 Comments
Arabic on Android

Once you have rooted your shiny new Nexus One, you may want to add support for Arabic fonts if you frequently read websites published in Arabic. This support isn’t built into the US version of the Nexus One which released on January 5th, but will likely be included in any version shipping in the Middle East (upon release there). In order to manually add support for Arabic, just follow these steps. Root your Nexus One (this will void your warranty […]

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