Archive for the ‘Android’ Category

Hackbrett

August 21, 2011

A tablet computer for makers, not consumers

A tablet computer for makers, not consumers


Or so Cory Doctorow would say. Though he’s had an awful lot of pro-iPad articles on boing-boing lately. Anyway …
To get the bottom line out of the way: (more…)

Droids Dream of Electric Sheep

February 4, 2011

Motorola Droid 2 in the Dock, in Nightstand Mode, dimmed

Motorola Droid 2 in the Dock, in Nightstand Mode, dimmed


Here’s an update on my further experience with Motorola’s Droid 2. Accessories widen the appeal of this slider keyboard smartphone. (more…)

Is This The Droid You’ve Been Looking For?

January 30, 2011

Motorola Droid 2 with a Nerdy Twitter Status Update

Motorola Droid 2 with a Nerdy Twitter Status Update


I haven’t given up on Android, though I’ve written nothing on the mobile OS and phones it runs on in quite a while. (more…)

FaceTime Family

October 31, 2010

My mom’s mobile phone had finally thrown in the towel.
A week ago here in Germany, the Deutsche Telekom had lost exclusivity for selling the iPhone 4. They now can be bought on contract from Vodafone and O2 and without net- or provider-lock from many other sources.
After the last Apple keynote, FaceTime for Mac had come out in beta form.
Need I say more?

This is bizarre!

This is bizarre!


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Google Legos

October 30, 2010

Twins separated at birth:

Lego Mindstorms NXT

Lego Mindstorms NXT


Google Android Blocks Editor

Google Android Blocks Editor


Now, don’t be so elitist, Apple. Bring out something similar for iOS!

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Hello, iPhone!

August 20, 2010

Phew, it runs!

Phew, it runs!


“Head First iPhone Development” was a bit *over* my head (more…)

iOS vs. Android, Round One

August 11, 2010

One for the In-Crowd, one for the IT Crowd

One for the In-Crowd, one for the IT Crowd


For development purposes, I got a HTC Legend smartphone running Android 2.1. Setup and the first days of using it provided interesting comparisons to my iPhone 4 (iOS 4.01) (more…)

Hello Android!

August 10, 2010

Eclipse and Android Simulator Running

Eclipse and Android Simulator Running


Now, where did I leave my Java book? ;-)
And why does Android Simulator only run as root? :-(


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Droid Unboxing and Setup

August 5, 2010
Looking Good amongst it's iOS Competitiors

Looking Good amongst it's iOS Competitiors

Amazon was fast again, and my son got his Samsung Galaxy S Android phone yesterday. You know how they say “Imitation is the purest form of flattery”? (more…)


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