How To: Get Multitouch On Your Droid or Nexus One

This generation of Android phones is faster, more powerful and generally awesome-er than anything before. But for whatever reason, they don't have one thing other smartphones take for granted: multitouch. Here's how to fix that, and so much more. » 1/23/10 5:20pm 1/23/10 5:20pm

Dell Streak MID With Android 2.0 on AT&T Next Year?

That 5-inch Dell mini-tablet we saw in a leaked video last month looked like it had U.S. spec 3G, and now a Chinese-language Commercial Times report suggests the touchscreen device will be part of a new series headed to AT&T. » 11/17/09 10:30am 11/17/09 10:30am

Sleek Vega Tablet with Android 2.0, Touchscreen, and 3G Arrives Next…

I'm psyched to see Android moving into tablets. Some of the first will be from Innovative Converged Devices (ICD), who say their Tegra-powered 7-, 11-, and 15-inch tablets will arrive through "tier one" carriers in the first half of 2010. » 11/13/09 7:36am 11/13/09 7:36am

How To Hack Google Maps Navigation Onto Your G1

It's basically a ritual now: Fresh feature debuts on new Android phone; hack-happy G1 owners see new feature, develop seething jealousy; said owners work tirelessly to steal new feature. Last week, Google Maps Navigation hit the Droid. Today, the G1. » 11/11/09 9:42am 11/11/09 9:42am

Giz Explains: Android, and How It Will Take Over the World

This week we met Motorola's Droid, the first handset with Android 2.0. To an outsider, it just looks like another Google smartphone, but 2.0 is more than that: it's proof that Android is finally going to take over the world. » 11/05/09 10:00am 11/05/09 10:00am

Week In Review—The Second Coming of Android

Think of this week's round of announcements as Android's débutante ball. She's gone from a lovable ragamuffin to a mature OS that's ready for the spotlight. With Android 2.0, Motorola Droid and Google Maps Navigation, she stole our hearts. » 10/31/09 12:30pm 10/31/09 12:30pm

How Palm Lost (Like Apple in the '80s)

The Droid, and Android 2.0 as a whole, isn't going to kill the iPhone. That's ridiculous. Teamed with the iPhone, though, it just straight up murdered Palm—the same way that Microsoft brought Apple to its knees decades ago. » 10/29/09 3:38pm 10/29/09 3:38pm

GSM Motorola Droid Caught on Video

As we said in our hands on, the Droid deserves its positive attention. So what about that AT&T and GSM-compatible version? Still no word on availability, but here's proof it exists. Update: Video pulled, but we've got a screen grab: » 10/29/09 7:24am 10/29/09 7:24am

HTC Hero Among First To Get Android 2.0 Update

According to HTC's Twitter feed, the no-longer-tragically-flawed HTC Hero is getting a sprucing up with an update to Android 2.0. Will the OS actually shine through this time, or is HTC's Sense UI gonna continue running the show? [Twitter] » 10/28/09 8:40pm 10/28/09 8:40pm