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Swype Beta for Android

Swype has just opened up a beta program for the Android platform. If you have a myTouch Fender Edition, you can go back to sleep now. But for the rest of us, head over to Swype Beta site and register to become a tester.

HTC Desire getting DivX support after update

This phone isn't even out yet the specs keep getting better and better. The Desire is the hottest Android around the web since the Nexus One. This snapdragon Sense UI monster will surely be another hit for HTC, DivX support will be added at some point to the Desire.

Motorola BACKFLIP review

Our friends over at slashgear has just done a really nice review of the BACKFLIP by AT&T. This phone has been known recently as the first Android without Google Search, it was replaced by Yahoo Search. Motorola has been cranking out Android devices since the release of their first, the Cliq. This is their fourth release for the US market and the fifth overall, this is quite an amazing feat considering that they entered on the scene late in the game.

Guardian Project has secure Android smartphones in the works

Cryptographically secure phones has been around for quite sometime now but the use of such devices are highly underutilized due to their high cost and low user support. Android is now being used by Guardian Project in an effort to bring these types of devices to the masses. Android-compatible handset will be updated with new firmware release that would add an anonymous browser, encrypted email, secure voice calls and secure data sync, along with various other security related things.

Dell confirm Mini 5 AT&T connection, Android Market access & more

The hopes of some users for this to land on T-Mobile has been squashed (for now). Dell are in talks with AT&T to offer the Mini 5 on their network  possibly subsidized. The Mini 5 will indeed be compatible with the Android Market and there is a strong possibility for future Dell tablets to choose resistive screens over capacitive.

First-gen Android phones will not receive Flash 10.1

Some of us suspected this from the beginning but still kept our hopes up. Keep in mind while reading this that this is only pertaining to full Flash 10.1, Flash lite is still a possibility. Adobe has released the minimum requirements for Flash 10.1, and, as many feared, most first generation Android phones fall short. Never the less, Flash Lite remains a possibility.

Fully working Quake 2 and 3 ported to Droid

AndroidandMe, conducted Android bounty competition which they set some parameters for developers to go away and make some applications for Android. In return they would offer a developer $90 if they fulfilled the parameters and were the first to do so. The second set of parameters included porting Quake II to Android.

The Philips GoGear Connect: player in Android 2.1

An Android 2.1 television? It seems the evolution of Android will extend past just being on various different mobile devices such as handset and netbook. There is also rumors that our favorite OS will end up on set top boxes and DVR's. This little invention by Phillips looks really intriguing.

HTC Desire vs. Google Nexus One

The Desire has been one of the biggest announcements as far as upcoming Android handsets. It was almost instantly referred to as the Nexus One with Sense UI. How would HTC attract buyers to this phone when it has the same form factor as the Nexus One? Our friends over at Slashgear has done a hands on comparision of the two.
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