Google’s Voice Actions app for Android 2.2 phones gives voice commands a major boost. It lets users create text messages, write notes, play music, search for websites and more, all via voice.
AT&T’s version of Samsung’s Galaxy S just hit. The Android phone is just 9.9mm thin, features an exceptional 4″ Super AMOLED screen, speedy 3D graphics, a 5MP camera and 720p video recording.
Here’s an app that should be on every smartphone: a parking space finder. The app shows parking spaces that have been marked by other users, color-coded to indicate how recent the update is.
Android’s little green robot gets a video game makeover in these amusing illustrations culled from around the web. Our favorite, Android meets Bioshock’s Big Daddy.
This Android-based media player from Archos has a 7-inch touch screen, and is great for movies on the go. The expandable 8GB handheld can also surf the web, and read e-mail over its Wi-Fi connection.
A must-have peripheral for Motorola Droid gamers (however minor a demographic that may be), the Game Gripper slides on to the keyboard, providing a familiar gamepad layout. Emulators not included.
The latest entry into the recently-crowded tablet space is ICD’s Android-based Gemini, powered by a zippy Tegra 2 system-on-a-chip, and sporting an 11.2″ 1366×768 touchscreen display.
Motorola’s i1 is the world’s first push-to-talk Android smartphone; available summer 2010 via Sprint, it boasts a 3.1″ touchscreen, Wi-fi, Opera Mini 5, 5 MP camera, and Android 1.5.
Dell & AT&T finally team up to release the Aero, an Android Smartphone based on the Mini 3i; it’ll feature a 3.5″ nHD display, 5 MP camera, 3G, aGPS, Exchange support, and UI skin.
Android users won’t be left out in the cold if Neofonie has its way: its WePad tablet sports an 11.6″ display, Atom N450 CPU, GMA 3150 graphics, webcam, and UMTS modem.
Our favorite multi-tasking mobile OS goes multi-colored with Andrew Bell’s 3″ Android mini collectibles; due out soon, it features 12 different vinyl figures with rotating heads and arms.
OnStar’s Mobile app for iPhone, Storm, and Droid literally plugs you into your Chevy Volt: start or charge the car, lock/unlock the doors, or check battery levels, range, and MPG.
Google’s Nexus One is official: it’s available unlocked or via T-Mo/VZW and features a 3.7″ AMOLED touchscreen, 5 MP camera, video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and Android 2.1.
Peek at the real world with Google Goggles; it’s a basic visual search for Android phones that can store business cards as well as ID books, art, businesses, and landmarks.
Zii’s Trinity is a 3.5G/4G phone that’ll run Android or Plaszma with drool-worthy specs: 3.1″ OLED multi-touch screen, 1080p out, front-facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and 3D graphics.
iPhone users aren’t the only ones saturating, cropping and flipping: the Photoshop Mobile App is now available on the Android Market and includes auto-upload and sharing.
The Xperia X10 is Sony Ericsson’s new flagship phone: it packs a speedy 1 GHz CPU, 4″ capacitive touchscreen, 8.1MP camera, “Rachael” Android UI, HSPA, Wi-Fi, and GPS.
Google fires a huge shot across the bow of other GPS devices and apps with Google Maps Navigation; available only on Android 2.0, it includes 3D views, turn-by-turn navi and auto rerouting.
Coming to Verizon 11/6/09, Motorola’s Droid features Android 2.0, a 3.7″ capacitive display, slide-out QWERTY, 5 MP camera, 720×480 @ 24fps video, Wi-Fi, and Google Maps Navigation.
Time to toss out the donuts: Android 2.0 (Eclair) is now official; along with SDK support, it features two-way contacts sync, HTML5 support, a unified inbox, and much, much more.
Spring Design’s dual-screen Alex eReader springs a few notable surprises: it packs a 6″ E-ink display, an Android OS 3.5″ color LCD, WiFi, 3G, SD card slot, headphone jack and speaker.
Available Q1 2010 in the US, HTC’s HD2 features WinMo w/Sense UI, a 4.3″ capacitive touchscreen, 5 MP camera w/autofocus, 1 GHz CPU, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Thanks, Stef!
T-Mobile’s 4th Android phone, the Behold II packs a 3.2″ AMOLED touch screen, 5 MP camera with autofocus, video recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, up to 16 GB and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.
Codenamed Etna, LG’s GW620 is their first Android phone; it features a 3″ TFT touch screen, slide-out QWERTY, quad-band GSM/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, and 5 MP camera w/autofocus.
Pinch yourself, Layar is real and now available for Android (iPhone 3GS soon); it uses your phone’s camera, GPS and compass to ID surroundings as an augmented reality browser.
Their first Android cellphone, Samsung’s i7500 features a 3.2″ AMOLED touchscreen, 3G, a 5MP camera, Wi-Fi, 8GB storage and Bluetooth; it launches in June with Germany’s O2.
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