Android Market Statistics Released from AndroLib

Google's approach to application distribution hasn't been as successful as Apple's approach thus far, but it had to start somewhere. Many curious Android users are probably wondering just how well the Android Market is preforming as well as growth and download statistics, well wonder no more, AndroLib has just published their latest data which includes some detailed information on the Marketplace.

Angry Birds Creator Talks Android Fragmentation and Strategy

If you own an iPhone or Android device, then you definitely know what Angry Birds is. For Android, the game has been made available free with ad support which may not be a favorite of users but it's all part of the strategy. Peter Vesterbacka, creator and developer of Angry Birds, has sat down and talked about Android and it's strategy for the OS.

How To Force Your Android Device to Check for System Update

We all love Android updates, covering them daily, they're a big part of the operating system as it's on its way to become more stable. However, as many of you know, "No update available" is a common problem. Well now we will show you how to force your Android phone to check if there is an update.

CyanogenMod 7 Alpha hits the myTouch4G

Gingerbread has started to hit multiple devices as people recompile the CyanogenMod 7 RC Alpha Zero. While the Alpha is still basically an AOSP ROM, with no CyanogenMod tweaks, it gives us all a great feeling of how it will be progressing. With the myTouch 4G recently joining the list of other HTC phones supporting Android 2.3 (EVO 4G, Incredible, Wildfire), it becomes obvious which smartphone manufacturer doesn’t mind letting their users tamper with their hardware.

Samsung Galaxy S Devices in the US Listed as Having Android 2.2 on Samsung’s Product Page [Update]

It wouldn't be the first time, or even the second, that someone in control of a company's website jumped the gun in one fashion or another. But, for Samsung, perhaps letting someone inform the world that devices like Sprint's Samsung Epic 4G, and Verizon's Samsung Fascinate as having Android 2.2 right now isn't the smartest idea. That is, of course, unless you plan on updating those devices right now.

Huawei IDEOS X5 Tech Specs Revealed

At the beginning of the month, Huawei showed off a pair of their upcoming Android-powered smartphones. Unfortunately, while the image worked as a general tease, there wasn't a lot of information tagged along for the ride. Sure, we covered the basics, but some people want to know all the little details. So Huawei was happy to oblige. They've officially released the technical specifications for the IDEOS X5, adding to what we already know with all of the little details some folks out there may love.

Cellbots app updated: video streaming, voice control, more [Video]

We've covered Cellbots on Android Community before, an open-source way to use your smartphone as a brain for a simple robot, but the project has released a new java app which supports not only custom, Arduino-based Cellbots but iRobot Create, LEGO MINDSTORMS and VEX Pro. Requiring Android 2.2 or above, the new app allows you to either remotely control the robot using the phone as a navigation pad, or alternatively mount the phone directly onto the robot and use it as the 'bot's brain. There's support for spoken commands, streaming video and even using a second Android phone running the app to work as a remote (while the first is in brain mode). It's a free download from the Android Market. [youtube _x_5WDCpvtA] [via MAKE]