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The Saturday Wrap: 02/13/10

To subscribe to the DroidDog Saturday Wrap, click here. Looking for a weekly nutshell of Android news? The Saturday Wrap is for you. Cha-cha-cha-cha-changes! The DroidDog renovation continues this week with our new mobile site! As with the desktop version, subtle tweaks and trimmings are likely to continue but I can finally say that we’ve got… Read more

TED attendees get free Nexus Ones

Google must be under the impression that some of the brightest minds in the world want to get their hands on their latest handset, the Nexus One. And, just to make sure that everyone is on the same boat with that thought process, they’ve gone ahead and provided free handsets to the attendees of TED over the last few days. The Nexus One is definitely worthy… Read more

Camangi Webstation drops down to $275

The Camangi Webstation is one of those Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) that came out without enough fanfare. Unfortunately for the company, the 7-inch screen and the Android Operating System just weren’t enough to push it in front of the pack of announced, or even rumored, devices. Not that the company isn’t trying. They’ve just cut the price of the MID to… Read more

Motorola clarifies 2.1 update plans

Now, Motorola might have slipped up when they told DROID users that their coveted update to Android 2.1 would start rolling out to devices this week, but we’re not trying to point any fingers here. Even if, after the announcement, details started pouring out regarding what DROID users would (and wouldn’t) be getting with the update, we’ll go ahead and give… Read more

Rumor: February 22nd Marks 2.1 upgrade for Samsung Moment

Everybody loves a good rumor, and one as juicy as this should definitely start whetting the appetite. Especially if you’re one of those out there who went into a Sprint store and turned down the Hero in favor of Samsung’s physical keyboard-toting Moment. While we’d love to say that there’s more to this story than just the simple rumor mill round-up, we… Read more

Google acquires Aardvark, drops it in the lab

Aardvark facilitates a method of searching for answers amongst a userbase of people who have associated themselves with tags that reference certain topics of expertise. Let’s say you ask, “How do I set up push email in Android?” It will be sent to someone who has indicated that they want to answer Android questions. What sets this system apart from… Read more

HP announces Compaq netbook for Europe

The Compaq AirLife 100 looks pretty slick with its cloudy hue, and it has me wondering if the Android we’ll see over the coming year will shake out to be a better netbook fit than the Android we’ve seen chugging along on mini-laps in the past. This one will be released exclusively through Telefónica in Europe and it’s not clear what availability will be… Read more

Droid: Update on the update (or lack thereof)

The back-and-forth shenanigans regarding the 2.1 Motorola Droid update is probably almost as frustrating to bloggers as it is to the owners of said gadget. And while we may not know when or exactly what, something is in the air. The image above, capped by Droid Life, shows a grab of the Droid product page over at Motorola, including the link, “SOFTWARE… Read more

Leak of Saygus VPhone’s new UI

Until now, the images we’ve seen of Saygus’ EDGE video calling wonder indicated that the phone would run a stock Android UI. Turns out that the company, which seemingly came from out of the blue to tease the phone only to return to the shadowy forest from whence it came (I might be a bit fuzzy on recent Saygus history there), has not been sitting on its… Read more

Better video of homescreen pinch-and-zoom in Sense

When I posted that long, sideways, blurry video of the pinch-and-zoom homescreen to be found in the forthcoming version of Sense, I did so because it was the only such video I was aware of. Thanks to @froncoissmexy for putting together a brief, high quality version that gets right to the point without… Read more

X10 turns up on T-Mo UK site as coming soon

Sony Ericsson’s much anticipated XPERIA X10 has popped up in the “Coming Soon” section of T-Mobile UK’s website, and you can sign up for email alerts regarding status updates. Something tells me that we will have more info very, very soon though. I am interested to see if SE will stick with the Nexus UX (user experience) moniker that they re-branded the… Read more

Opera Mobile for Android at MWC next week

Opera Software currently makes the most used third party mobile browser for use on many of today’s feature phones and devices. But we all know that Opera makes a smartphone version of their mobile browser, Opera Mobile, and Android is a smartphone OS. So many Android users have been wondering when Opera would include them in the native support… Read more