Android Community

WordPress App Now Available For Android

The long awaited WordPress App has finally arrived in the Android Market. Android Community uses a version of this open source blogging program, this will come in handy for yours truly as well as a few others.

Android Community App Directory launches!

One of the features we get asked for most frequently here on Android Community is an applications directory, somewhere for developers to show off their hard work, users to file feedback and make suggestions, and generally a place to go to dig up new and interesting software for your Android smartphone.  So we're pleased to unveil the Android Community App Directory, a simple - but full-featured - way to promote your software. Listings in the App Directory can be as simple or as info-rich as you want, and the whole thing is organized by category with user-ratings and commenting.  You can also see which software is getting the most attention or the most feedback. We've got a number of new features planned that should roll out over the rest of this week, again answering some of the more common requests we've had over the past few months.  Let us know what you think - we're always open to suggestions!

Happy Holidays from Android Community!

December 25th is almost upon us, and the Android Community team are taking some time off to spend with friends and family.  We'd like to thank all of the Android Community members - especially the moderators who all work so hard - for joining us and helping make the forums the best place online to talk about Android! We'll be back on December 28th, but until then enjoy the holidays and we hope you find something Android-themed under the tree!

The DROID by Motorola is now Rooted

Been the hottest Android handset on the planet at this moment, the DROID by Motorola was bound to get rooted sooner rather than later. And guess what, it has happened. We have word from simms22 in our forums, about this good news. Before anything, let's be clear that, if you decide to go on and root your Android device, you take some risks on doing so. Like always, be very careful and have a back-up plan, just in case. And remember that you do this at your own risk. Below you will find the instructions on how to proceed:
Download the zip file and rename it . Rename it to "update.zip" and copy to your sdcard . Power off your DROID and then power it back on again, at the same time hold down the X key . When you see the "/!\" symbol, press both vol+ and camera and and a menu will appear allowing you to install the update.zip file . Once installed you will be able to run "su" from your adb shell.
To find the zip file and everything else, including advice, that you'll need to go ahead with rooting your DROID, you need to click on our androidcommunity forums link here. If you have already done it, give us a shout and let us know how you like it. [Thanks to simms22]

Android not there yet?

Android has been on the market for a year now and according to the San Francisco Chronicle the Os is still "not there yet." With all the Android handsets and other devices being launched onto the market and the buzz that Android devices are creating it is hard to see where the OS is failing though it still needs a few improvements.

Android Community MVP Vote!

We had you nominate your picks for the Android Community Most Valuable Poster. The winner will receive a limited edition HTC Magic from Google I/O. The device also comes with a month of service from T-Mobile, but the phone itself is unlocked for any carrier (aka T-Mo or AT&T in the U.S). Now we're down to the three top nominations. They are: DrVeronica, Susan and JohnnyLicious. So here's the deal, since all three had overwhelming support from the community, we're having final vote for the top MVP of Android Community. All three of these members garnished some incredible support because of their efforts in the community, and they're all fantastic contributors and members of AC, but we only have one phone to give away. Head on over to the comment section in the forums and vote in the poll!

Google I/O Contest Winners!

Congratulations to Fritz269, baolongnt and peted20! These users have been selected as the winners of our Google I/O Developers' Conference contest! Each will receive one registration code to register to attend the Google I/O contest in San Francisco, CA. They were picked because their favorite Android memory and their reasons for going to the conference stood out from the others.

Google I/O Developer Conference Tickets Giveaway!

There's a little over a week until Google's I/O Developer Conference, held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  Android Community will be there, bringing you all the news, but thanks to our friends at Google we've also got three I/O tickets to give away to Android Community members! Last year, Google used the conference to show off their latest Android prototype and discuss their view of cloud connectivity and the future of Android.  This year, after successful commercial launches of actual Android handsets, we're expecting even more news and insight.  With Apple launching iPhone OS 3.0, Palm's Pre expected next month and Windows Mobile 6.5 chomping at the bit for release, this is Google's opportunity to wow us with the next generation of Android innovation. To stand a chance of winning one of the three Google I/O Developer Conference tickets, we're asking you to tell us about your most memorable experience with the Android platform.  We'll pick three, and those people will have access to the conference at the end of the month - if you can even get hold of a ticket they normally cost $400 each.  Remember, you'll need to get yourself to San Francisco for the conference, plus have somewhere to stay. Terms and Conditions Competition is open to residents of the US over the age of 18. Family members of Google and R3 Media are not permitted to enter. Competition entries are only accepted in the forum thread for this article; entries left in the comments of any other post will not be recognized. Entries should be submitted before midnight pacific time on Sunday May 24th; one entry per person. The winners will be announced on this site and contacted via email; they will be expected to respond within 48 hours else their prize may be forfeit and another winner selected. Editors decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Winner agrees that their name and details of their entry may be used for promotional purposes by, but not limited to, R3 Media. Each of the three prizes consists of a single ticket to the Google I/O Developer Conference, held May 27th to 28th in San Francisco. There is no cash alternative.  Winners are responsible for any travel, accommodation or sundry expenses incurred in visiting the conference.
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