Install the Android Market on the Android Emulator

Developers and curious users have been wondering for quite some time now why the Android Market was not present in the official Android emulator. Most likely because Google doesn't want users to rate or test apps when they're not on an actual device, it has been no where to be found on any of the virtual devices available.

Further details released of Motorola Olympus and Etna devices

It's a well known fact that Motorola has plans for smartphones and tablets featuring the NVIDIA dual-core Tegra 2 processor. First thought to be a Verizon exclusive under the DROID name, it is now not only believed to be coming to AT&T, but hitting the network before Verizon with a January launch date. However, this could be for some very beneficial reasons. The Verizon handset, currently code named Etna, is expected to hit Verizon in February or March of next year and will fully ready for it's 4G LTE network. The AT&T version (internally known as the Olympus) is getting early impressions mentioning that it is "very fast, and the new screen is beautiful." These two next-gen devices are sure going to be impressive. From the ultra fast and power saving Tegra 2 to the new screen we can expect these to join the Nexus S as the top devices of early 2011. [Via BGR]

Gingerbread GRH47B Build Spotted

As we near closer and closer to the release of Android 2.3 Gingerbread, we are beginning to see more and more activity of it's different builds hit developer's applications. Android developer Christophe has noticed that a new build of Gingerbread is using his application.

Ameri-Smartphone Moon over Japan – Sharp Corporation to Release Galapagos Android Devices

So you're walking around a city in Japan, it's about five or ten years back, what do you see? Japan-born electronics as far as the eye can see. Now you're in that same city, it's 2010 - what do you see? iPhones. Tons of iPhones. And what else do you see a spattering of? Android-based phones. Just a spattering, but they're on the rise. In a country known as the Galapagos Islands of mobile phone markets for their wonderful and varied selection of devices and systems, a new wave is cresting, a wave of American-made mobile tech - and app developers are in the mood for surfing.

Angry Birds Christmas edition confirmed by Rovio

The twitter account for Rovio is a place where Angry Birds users like myself, can get useful information and news on new updates on the game. Their twitter account has just confirmed that the Angry Birds christmas photos that have been floating around the internet, are actually the next installment of Angry Birds.

Marcus Hansson Explains What the Sony Ericsson LiveView is and How Developers Can Develop For It

Since the launch of LiveView, Sony Ericsson has had some questions posted (somewhere or another) about how it works and what can be done with it. Sony Ericsson representative Marcus Hansson answers these questions and explains some plug-ins for Android apps compatible with LiveView in this informative 2-minute video. His first comment explains the baffling concept behind the design: "first of all, I want to make it clear that the LiveView is a small screen with buttons on it - it connects with BlueTooth to your phone. So it's compatible with all Sony Ericsson Android phones with 2.0 and above - it's also compatible with most Android phones with 2.0 and above." Easy enough, yes?

Toshiba TG01 May Now Run Android

According to XDA Developers Forum member Markinus, he's got a test build working for the Toshiba TG01 allowing a run of Android/Linux. He's been working on this for some time and continues to work on it and asks for feedback so as to improve the system as much as possible. Currently one of the bigger issues is calibrating the values which lead to accurate touchscreen tapping. You can access the first test build now and get to tappin and callin up your ol' pal Vader!

Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone details leak: BRAVIA screen, MWC 2011 debut

New details on the so-called Sony Ericsson PlayStation Phone have emerged, with the handset tipped to use BRAVIA branding for a display that's supposedly on-par with the iPhone 4's Retina Display. According to MobileCrunch's source, the handset is on track for a Mobile World Congress 2011 launch in February next year, since it is "no where near ready" for a holiday 2010 release. What's left unclear is how the phone will be branded; it seems Sony Ericsson will be sticking with their XPERIA name, since the PlayStation Phone most likely won't be able to run actual downloaded PSP games. Instead, it will get custom mobile games, specially created for the platform and priced at sub-$10. The handset itself is internally expected to come in at around $500 unsubsidized, including a five game bundle. As for "Z-System", that's supposedly the umbrella title for both the Sony Ericsson gaming platform and the distribution system, and it's undecided whether games will be distributed separately to the Android Market or, as Google is apparently pushing for, in a new, custom section of the Market. The tipster - who apparently has a track record not just of successful information but with mobile gaming - reckons it's "the best gaming experience [they've] ever had on a mobile device," which leaves us eagerly anticipating MWC in a few months time.

TeamViewer Beta now available for Android devices

One cool feature available on many phones is the ability to control your computer from your phone via a 3rd party app. I know for that there are a lot of apps on the iPhone that can do this, but there haven't been many apps on Android yet capable of doing this. Well, today is your lucky day because the TeamViewer application has just released a beta for Android devices.
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