Just last week, the Motorola Droid got partial multitouch support with Google Maps 3.4, but that was little consolation for Droid customers who still had to look on in jealously as Nexus One owners got to enjoy multitouch in the browser and photo gallery as well as Google Goggles support. Well, retract your claws Droid owners because it now looks you're getting the whole shebang too.
It's still not clear how well Google will surmount challenges selling its Nexus One to ordinary folks, but when it comes to endorsement from the tech-savvy realm, it doesn't get much better than this.
Linus Torvalds, leader of the Linux kernel programming project, said Saturday not only that he likes the Google phone, but that it was good enough to convert him into a mobile phone believer.
"I generally hate phones--they are irritating and disturb you as you work or read or whatever--and a cell phone to me is just an opportunity to be irritated wherever you … Read more
Google released an over-the-air update for the Nexus One on Tuesday that brought, among other things, multitouch and Google Maps 3.4 to the smartphone. This is great news for Nexus One owners, but what about the rest of the Android family?
Well, here's some partial good news for Motorola Droid customers. Google Maps 3.4 is now available for download through the Android Market, which brings star syncing, personalized page suggestions based on personal history, night mode, and yes, the use of pinch-to-zoom.
For now, it seems the multitouch capabilities are limited to just Google Maps, but hey, … Read more
Seesmic's Twitter client for Android gives casual tweeters most tools they need to get the word out and stay connected with followers, from multiple Twitter accounts. There's the master time line of all your incoming and outgoing messages in one screen (per each account), replies, direct messages, and retweeting support. You're also able to take and upload a photo (or video, depending on your Android device) from the clean, neat interface, plus geolocate your tweet, and shorten a link (it would be even better if this happened automatically.) A long press on a message pops up options … Read more
We've always liked the free Seesmic Twitter app for the desktop (Windows | Mac), but one of our biggest complaints when Seesmic crossed over to the mobile world has been the Twitter client's lack of support for multiple accounts. This is no longer an issue, a Thursday night update to Seesmic for Android now makes it possible to manage more than one Twitter persona.
We tried out Seesmic's latest version, 1.2, on Google's Nexus One. Logging into one account was easy, but adding a second (or third, or hundredth) account takes an extra step of pulling … Read more
I'm no expert when it comes to any phone except the iPhone (and even then I'm more of an "expert"), but I know that Android-powered models have earned a lot of praise.
For example, CNET gave the Motorola Cliq a four-star review and called it "proof that Android handsets are evolving and getting better all the time."
That phone was $199 when it debuted just a few months ago, but right now you can get the Motorola Cliq (Titanium) for just $9.99 shipped (with a 2-year T-Mobile contract). A $35 activation fee also … Read more
We cheated a little, but we couldn't wait until Google flipped the switch to deliver this week's software update to our Nexus One. We just had to have that mutlitouch, so we grabbed the update online and loaded it on our phone. It involves a few steps (Android Forums has an easy guide), but we were all set after about five minutes.
Updated to include Google comment and Symbian news.
Rejoice, ye Nexus One owners, for you and only you are the lucky recipients of multitouch. And I'm wondering: does this software update for this one Android phone spell serious trouble for the whole endeavor? There are now, on the market, Android phones running versions of the OS that range from 1.5 to 2.1, and the Nexus One keeps pulling farther ahead of even the once-mighty Motorola Droid. There are brand new reports that Google has forked its mobile OS, and Android drivers have been removed from the Linux … Read more
Finally, the Nexus One gets an OS update that gives it multitouch. The update also brings 3G connectivity improvements and access to Google Goggles. We also discuss the latest Android news, such as the Motorola Devour from Verizon Wireless, a possible new direct-from-Google phone from Motorola, an AT&T 3G version of the Nexus One, and a couple of new Android phones from HTC. Some non-Android news includes the latest Sony Ericsson Aspen and the RIM BlackBerry Tour 9650. Then we go over our week's reviews and answer your questions.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) … Read more
Greetings, sports fans. We're proud to present another cell phone Prizefight. This time we threw the iPhone 3GS into the ring with the new kid on the smartphone block, the Google Android-equipped Nexus One from HTC.
It goes without saying that each of these handsets packs a powerful punch. The iPhone excels at multimedia and is compatible with thousands of apps, but the Nexus One counters with a fast processor and multitasking. And just this week the Nexus One gained multitouch support in a software update.
We promise you: this is an epic battle. So, to see it for … Read more