Sep 26, 2010 - 8:58 PM - by WenWM
With the amount of people commenting, replying, and viewing the previous article regarding the best device, I thought I should add a poll. This poll has the devices I saw on most of the replies, so if I forgot one, let me know.
I am almost certain the original Droid will win this with the amount of previous replies stating it as the best and most elite, but we will just have to find out in 24-48 hours wont we.
If you want to see this five devices in comparisons... Checkout DigitalTrend, and get back with your unbiased vote.
Sep 26, 2010 - 5:01 PM - by WenWM
If you do not remember way back in Motorola history (well earlier this year), they were beginning to auction off their Mobile devision. Now much later, with the Droids popularity... They do not have to anymore. Thanks to the Droid one, two and X, they have seen their true potential and are now reconsidering their mobile devision sale.
“If approved by stockholders, the reverse split is expected to be implemented on Motorola Solutions common stock in the first quarter 2011, immediately following Motorola’s previously announced separation into two, independent public companies,” reads the press release. “Motorola’s Board of Directors believes that implementing a reverse stock split on Motorola Solutions outstanding shares is likely to improve the marketability and liquidity of Motorola Solutions common stock.”
Now I will say that is a successful phone.
Sep 26, 2010 - 10:40 AM - by WenWM
I have to start out by saying, I am not a Glee fan in anyway... So I do not want to wreck my reputation with this article. Now on to the actual story.
It seems Apple is not the only getting Glee'd up. The Droid X just recently made its debut on the popular Fox show, and it looked quite sexy for the seconds it was there. The device did not get that usually over the shoulder camera treatment the iPhone gets, but it got something close enough.
Now no phone can say they have made it big unless they are on Family Guy with Peter saying "Hay Meg.... Catch *smack in the space with device*... Haha, you've just been Droid-smacked". Until then they Droid is not a prime time king, but its still good.
Sep 26, 2010 - 10:00 AM - by WenWM
With the growing popularity of LinkedIn, it seems some developers are trying to get some great applications related to that service and here is one software for that. To start out, this new application is not a freeware, its $.99, but you get some great integrated features. These features give you the same experience you get when you use Twitter or Facebook on your contact card. It allows you to sync a contact with the Linked it account which then allows you to views their profile, sync pictures, numbers, and updates.
The application is called Connectin and its available in the Market if your interested.
The question of what the best Android device out there is always behind the tens of reviews and comparisons we see... And now I want to ask what you think the best you think is. This question does not mean I want you to copy and paste a long spec sheet, this question wants an answer in the form of your opinion as well as specs (if needed).
I personally can say the Droid Incredible is the best Android device I have ever used. I mean with its great features, sexy build quality, clear AMOLED display, and specifications up the *cough*... What can beat that? Also it doesn't hurt that I can say, "Sorry, that's my Droid... Ill turn it down"
So reply and tell us what you think the must elite device in the Android world is.
For those experiencing the issue with text messaging since the Froyo update a fix is on the way. The "fix" will address the issue of incoming and outgoing messages not being updated properly in the message queue, and there are some reported problems with SMS notifications, as well.
The details of when the update will be released is unknown at this time.
Motorola is now aware of the issue and have released this statement in their support forums:
Okay. I have news. I talked to our engineering team and it appears that this will require a software upgrade to correct it. They are already on it and seemed confident that they know the why and the how-to-fix. I don’t have any timeline on when an update will be released, but when I know more I will let you know.
Sorry for this trouble and thanks for all the good detective work and for reporting it.
This is obviously not a small problem if you are one of the users effected by it. How many of you are experiencing this particular problem?
Sep 25, 2010 - 4:47 PM - by WenWM
If you are bored with the same old games, and videos you have in the Market... This might be of assistance to you. Generated by Znews24, this list is compiled with mostly game sites and whatever other good flash sites you can visit on your Droid.
Most of the sites are mobile friendly and thanks to Flash 10.1, very smooth.
To make a long sentence short, here is the list:
Now I am sure that is enough for a good Saturday afternoon fun.
1) Kongregate – m.kongregate.com
This is one of the best online flash game sites available for the smartphones and mobile phones. This site features many interesting flash games that are designed to suit the touch based smartphones perfectly.
2) Mochigames – m.mochigames.com
Mochigames is one more popular mobile flash gaming site. It may not have as many games as Kongregate have, but it has got a better user interface. You can select games from different gaming categories such as action, puzzle and strategy etc.
3) Miniclip – miniclip.com/mobile/en/
Yet another popular flash gaming site. It too has got limited number of games, but Miniclip is known for the games with cool graphics and music.
Videos, Trailers and Entertainment
4) Nickelodeon – m.nickelodeon.com
There are many interactive flash games, comic episodes, movie trailers and popular interview clips and TV shows available from Nickelodeon’s official website.
5) Warner Bros – m.wb.com/flash.ftl
Browse through the official Warner Bros’ website to check out latest movie trailers, TV shows, or you can download wallpapers and many more.
Following sites are not particularly optimized for the mobile phones, but you can browse them like any other websites with ‘pan and zoom’ option.
Since these sites are not particularly optimized for mobile phones, they can eat up your battery life pretty quickly.
6) BBC – bbc.com
7) Wall Street Journal – wsj.com
8.) Sky Sports – skysports.com
9) NBA Video – nba.com/video
10) Amazon – amazon.com
Sep 25, 2010 - 12:32 PM - by WenWM
The Droid X has been in my pocket since launch date (keep checking here for my 1 month user review), and now it's time for it to show us what its got against the iPhone and new G2. This comparison was done my PCWorld, who thought in anticipation of the G2 launch, buyers would like to see how it holds up against current popular devices. The chart is fairly simple to read, and well detailed. I like how it shows the Droid X being almost the same size as the iPhone but the screen being much bigger.
I like looking at charts like this, and since I will be one of those people that will have a T-mobile G2 on launch date... It makes me feel better seeing the device beat others on certain aspects.
What device would you like to see go against my new G2 when I get it? The Droid 2? Droid 1? Or Incredible? I have them all, so I can do a comparison article for you guys.
Reply and let me know.
(This is a guest post by Michael Heller from ThisGreenMachine.com. The original article can be found at this link.)
It has come to my attention that I am too much of an idealist, too much of a dreamer, and the vision that I hold for the future of Android is flat out impossible given the corporate-run world in which we live. I have dreamed of an Android system where developers, manufacturers and carriers all cooperate to create the perfect open system in which everyone is uplifted. This is not just a crazy ideal, but also quite Anti-Capitalist, and of course, that kind of idea cannot survive in this America. As much as I may want to see everyone cooperating for the greater good, I am constantly reminded that carriers are evil, and manufacturers are self-serving.
Unfortunately, the real future of Android is not unification, but more fragmentation. Google may have been able to alleviate some issues of OS fragmentation by decoupling Google apps from the OS, but the growing problem of fragmentation of the Android Marketplace remains. The announcement of proprietary app stores from Verizon V-Cast, Cisco, Vodafone, Acer and NotionInk are the true danger to the Android ecosystem.
Google has built a fantastic ecosystem within YouTube by forcing copyright holders to self-monitor for infringement, but that theory simply doesn’t fly for the Android Market. With 24 hours of video added to YouTube each minute, policing YouTube is physically impossible for one company, even one as big as Google. At approximately 80,000 apps, policing the Android Market is possible, even if that means a minor review process to weed out copyright infringement and spam apps. Besides, why do you think content creators have been so hesitant to bring paid content to YouTube? Lawlessness has created a toxic arena that kills any opportunities of success, and the same issues plague the Android Market. Why would a big name developer enter the Android Market if their content could be... [Read More]
Sep 25, 2010 - 12:32 AM - by WenWM
Now I know I said the blue theme looks super cool... Well I was wrong, this one knocks it out of the park. I do not know about you guys, but I always want my device to be in white, like white theme, white case, white body. I do not know why I do that, but its more like I think of it as a cleaner, more unique looks since we live in a world of black phones and black themes which of course look good on our Droids, but sometimes I want to be different.
Vote on the matter in its thread
Anyways this theme has not been released, does not have an eta, and the developer is asking forum members if he should continue making it. Now I say please go to the thread and vote yes, not only because you like it... But because maybe someone that does not get the chance to vote will get the chance to use it.
Hey guys, I'm still quite new here. I started working on a light theme last night, and this is what has happened so far. I really love the winter and I love the open feel the light themes can give...so this could be my first theme. I'd name my first daughter Avalon if my woman would let me, but I doubt it, so I'll have to settle with my first theme.
Here are a couple basic previews, a couple things to note:
The large battery circle only appears while the device is charging.
The Time/Date is changable to include the weather.
When pressed the "Unlock" and "Silence" buttons turn android green.
I included a gmail widget in a couple of the previews here.
These previews are scaled down. This is 60% of normal Droid resolution.
Google Search Widget
News And Weather
Widgets To-Be Designed:
ESPN Score Center
Sep 24, 2010 - 11:24 PM - by WenWM
J.D. Power and Associates are well known for their research and information management of user data, and this time they are talking satisfaction with companies . It seems they had some time to survey some people and see how much they are liking their devices. Usually we expect Motorola to be pretty far below and Apple way ahead, but thanks to powerhouse devices like the Droid, Droid X, and Droid 2... They are up there with HTC. This result shows companies like HTC, Apple, Motorola and more are all making great devices and keeping the buyers happy. Not suprising that Nokia is way down there, why do I say that? Well can you think of the last great smart phone they made.... Take your time, I can wait.
Palm, Samsung (which should change soon with the Galaxy S being out there), and Blackberry are all down below the industry average, which means people are not happy with their purchases.
This all shows what great things the Droid line of devices has done for Motorola... The company almost threw in the towels with their mobile devision, but like always Droid Does, and Droid saves.
Sep 24, 2010 - 6:45 PM - by WenWM
I guess Adobe is making sure they are up to date with all security fixes and performance enhancements since they just released another update in the same week. This update, unlike the previous, does not come with a change log, so we are in the blind as to what it truly fixes. Luckily we know that the huge security issue was fixed first:
Now go to the app store and get the updated software.
A critical vulnerability exists in Adobe Flash Player 10.1.82.76 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1.92.10 for Android. … This vulnerability (CVE-2010-2884) could cause a crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.
News via: Android community
Sep 24, 2010 - 6:16 PM - by WenWM
Now I am not sure if all of you guys are current Chrome users, so please understand me when I say... "Chrome is untouchable". Chrome browser used to be one of my least favorite to use, and I only had it because I needed something to use when I wanted Opera closed (which saved my tabs), but wanted to browse the web. Since then I have grown to love Chrome because of its flexibility, speed, smoothness, and quick start time, which we know are the key features on the Android platform.
All those reasons have made Opera my #2 browser and Chrome number one in my book.
Now I was looking for a more personal theme to make it something a bit more attractive and I found this Android theme I thought I should share with you guys. The theme changes the colors to black and green, then adds the Droid in the top of the tabs to always watch you and more in the new tab page.
I am not sure about you guys, but I already have this going, and am liking it since it matches with my Windows 7 theme.
Download and try it.
Sep 24, 2010 - 4:35 PM - by WenWM
Now as far as I know, the Incredible is not a 4G device, but somehow it has a 4G menus setting. Found over at Droid-Life, this settings were hidden on the device and uncovered by a tipster who used Gesture search.
Now this does not say anything like "the Incredible has 4G" or "Verizon has had 4G planned for their Droids", but it does say that HTC has 4G in mind.
There really is not much information to assist me in making and educated guess about this finding but we can all speculate as to why the Incredible has such setting, and your guess is as good as mine.
Sep 24, 2010 - 4:23 PM - by WenWM
It seems safe to say that 3D is the next frontier for smartphone display and with Nintendo and Sharp leading the way, this might be possible soon. The video above is not of the 3D device sharp has produced for show, but a 3D user interface that is being shown running on Android. Initially this UI is for games and things of such nature, but the rep says it should make its way to tablets and maybe even our Droid later in life.
Now if I imagine using my Droid 3D... All I can think of is the headaches that might accompany it, but still cool though. What do you guys think of all this? Would you be interested in having a device with a 3D screen and even a nice 3D UI? leave us a reply
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