Use Written Gestures to Search Your Android Phone

Forget typing out searches or searching by voice. Devices running Android 2.0 can now use Google Gesture Search to find contacts, music, and more. All you have to do is "draw" letters on the screen. » 3/03/10 8:34pm 3/03/10 8:34pm

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

Hands On With Compal's Tegra 2 Android Tablet

No major companies are quite ready to bring a proper Android tablet to market, but they're edging closer. When they do, they could do worse than turn out something like this 7-inch, Tegra 2 design from Compal. » 1/07/10 10:40pm 1/07/10 10:40pm

Sholes Tablet Gets Specs and Press Shots: It’s Still Lumpy

That weirdly-shaped Sholes Tablet we saw a while ago has an official Chinese press page up. There's also details on the XT800, the much less lumpy handset of the two. » 12/19/09 4:00pm 12/19/09 4:00pm

Sprint Confirms Android 2.0 for HTC Hero, But You're Gonna Wait a While

From Sprint's official Twitter feed: "Happy to announce Android 2.0 is coming to Sprint's Hero & Moment. Date TBD, but roughly 1H 2010." » 12/11/09 4:55pm 12/11/09 4:55pm

HTC Suffers Redface With its First Android 2.0 Phone, Passion, Delayed

Our dreams of an HTC-shaped Android 2.0 device launching before Christmas now lie in tatters, with Digitimes reporting that the oft-leaked, much-hyped Passion has been delayed by several months to an early 2010 on-sale date. » 12/07/09 6:02am 12/07/09 6:02am

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

The iPhone-to-Android Switch: 10 Things You Need to Know

You've had it. Maybe with AT&T. Maybe with Apple's crushing, dictatorial grip strangling the App Store. Whatever the reason, you're going to Android: Land of freedom, carriers not named AT&T, and the great Google. Here's what you need to know. » 11/06/09 3:40pm 11/06/09 3:40pm

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

Android 2.0 Review: Almost Human

A year ago, Android was an unfinished OS for nerds, bursting with potential. With Android 2.0, it's evolved into something sleeker, more refined and focused—but still something not quite human. » 11/03/09 12:00pm 11/03/09 12:00pm

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

Video: Android 2.0 Running on T-Mobile G1 aka HTC Dream

Android 2.0 only came out last week, but the open-source community has already ported it the T-Mobile G1 / HTC Dream, the first Android phone. Check it out: » 10/30/09 8:35am 10/30/09 8:35am

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

No Android Version of HTC HD2 After All?

Hopes may be dashed on that rumored Android equivalent of the HD2. HTC's CEO, Peter Chou, tells Forbes that "technically, we could make the HD2 an Android phone, but I have to take care of Windows Mobile." Qué? » 10/29/09 7:50am 10/29/09 7:50am

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

A Visual Guide to Android 2.0: So Much Nicer

The best thing about the Motorola Droid might just be Android 2.0. It got official yesterday, and Google showed off some highlights, but here's a visual guide if you wanna get a little closer. (You should, it's pretty great.) » 10/28/09 3:40pm 10/28/09 3:40pm