Tag Archives: Android

Hardware buttons are optional with Honeycomb

Taylor Martin from PhoneDog posted a leaked image of Motorola’s Stingray tablet late last night. I know, another one? This one, however, sent in by a tipster, shows off omnipresent Home, Back, and Menu buttions that appear in the notifications bar. No matter the orientation of the device, the buttons are right where you would expect them to be. The dull and… Read more

AT&T offers BOGO deal on Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10

It looks like Ma Bell is really pushing their aging X10s out the door this holiday season. But hey, a deal’s a deal, right? Sony Ericsson announced via Twitter today that the update challenged device will rock a buy one, get one bargain from now until January 1st. Slap those gadgets with two Business Experience Packs, and it could make a great gift for a… Read more

Nexus S launch details from Best Buy

December 16th is the big day for techies who like to stay up to speed with Google’s latest iteration of their truly mobile OS, Android. And Best Buy is counting on a lot of those folks showing up at their retail locations on Thursday, ready to snatch up their considerabel supplies of the Gingerbread equipped Nexus S phones. Stock levels vary by location,… Read more

Gmail web app gains 44 new languages for mobile devices

Despite recent, fairly significant updates to the Android Gmail application, the Google Mobile Blog still proclaims that “The mobile webapp version of Gmail (which you can get to by going to gmail.com in your browser) is the best way to get the most Gmail features on your iPhone or Android-powered device.” But the web app was only the best option for mobile… Read more

Did you notice a change at the site today?

DroidDog saw some significant changes at the unveiling of its fresh new design on December 1st, but we’re not finished with the upgrades just yet. Many of the continuing tweaks are virtually unnoticeable from and end-user standpoint but are important nonetheless. Our IT team is working hard to improve the friendliness and functionality of the entire family… Read more

Android 2.3 Gingerbread quick hands on! [Video]

Android 2.3 Gingerbread was just released moments ago, along with the new SDK. Minutes and some updates later I had the Gingerbread emulator up and running ready for some video capturing. There’s not a lot of new stuff to see, it seems Gingerbread is mostly speed improvements, bug fixes and some very awesome new… Read more

Video: Do You Like Gingerbread?

As part of today’s coordinated attack, which also includes the launch of Google’s ebookstore and Samsung Nexus S, Google has officially announced Android 2.3: Gingerbread. In this video found in the gallery section of the Nexus S product site, we see how perfectly this release ties in with holiday cheer…and shopping…. Read more

MKB Reviews: Hot Reboot

This is the first application I’m reviewing for DroidDog that requires root access, but I think it’s so handy that it’s worth sharing for those of you who have already rooted your Android devices. As the name implies, this is an application that reboots your phone or tablet… Except not quite. To be quite honest there wouldn’t be much of a point… Read more

MKB Reviews: FlickFolio

If you’re a reading this article on DroidDog there’s a good chance you’re a fan of the Android platform. If you’re a fan of Android there’s a good chance you’re fairly technologically savvy. There is a likely a chunk of you out there who are Android fans and also budding photographers. For the inner photographer in you there is a very popular… Read more

Smartphone battle US: How the numbers stack up

In a report ran by Canalys today, Android, as represented by the OHA, has taken the lead spot in US market share by OS, coming in with a whopping 46% of the market. As impressive as this is, how do these numbers stack up? Well for starters, Android alone is up 1,309% year-on-year, bringing Q3 totals for 2010 up to 20 million units. Compare that to… Read more