Although Android 2.2 won't go live for another few weeks, geeks everywhere are getting pumped about rumors that indicate the release of Android 3.0 will be coming later this year. You could certainly say that the OS is here to stay! From the Motorola Droid to HTC's Droid Incredible and the Nexus One (and many in between!), there are a ton of useful and powerful phones running Android. Can you guess which Android-run handset is the most popular?Take the Quiz
After the first round of camera head-to-head, I couldn't decide if I preferred my iPhone or his Droid, although the Droid's camera is technically superior. We decided to put our respective cameras to the test for a second round of battle royale during a dinner out. Side note: I know I said previously that phones at the table is a no-no, but this was in the name of research!
One feature of the Droid we didn't test out in our first camera head-to-head is its flash, which is noticeably absent from the iPhone. I figured this would come in handy during dinner; the restaurant is fairly well-lit but since I'm a huge fan of taking photos of my food, I can appreciate some extra lighting, though I was skeptical of how well the Droid's flash would light our dinner. Here are three photos of our dinner (pork, with barley and greens in case you wanted to know): a Droid photo, an iPhone photo, and a Droid-with-flash photo.
To see which is which (and the best part — our dessert pics), read more
Earlier this week, we got the ball rolling on our fun best of polls when I asked you: What is your favorite social networking site of 2009? Well now I'm turning the attention to another popular topic of '09 — cell phones! Last year seemed to be all about the iPhone 3G, but this year, we not only got our hands on a new iPhone 3GS, but some pretty fancy BlackBerrys, Android handsets, and impressive smartphones from Palm. There was certainly a lot of pretty new smartphones to choose from, but which one did you like the best?
If you're in need of some gift-giving suggestions, I've got you covered! Next up on the list is your tech-loving brother. You know, the one who has his nose in his laptop for as many hours as you and can challenge your records on Super Smash Bros.? Hey, he's your brother, so treat him right this holiday!
What do George Lucas and the new Droid have in common? More than you'd think! I'm stoked to get my hands on the new device being offered up by Motorola to see if it really can top my iPhone, but when I got an invite to the San Francisco launch party I noticed something interesting at the bottom: the word "droid" is licensed to Lucasfilm LTD, which means Motorola pays a fee to the Star Wars icon to use his trademarked term.
I got the facts confirmed by a friend that works at the Lucas compound, but also found some other interesting tidbits about the name. The same device is being called the Milestone in Italy and Germany, but comes with more advanced multitouch support. Ah, the things you learn!
I happen to think that my dad is pretty easy to shop for, but I know that a lot of you out there don't know where to begin when it comes to picking out gifts for your dads. If you fall into that category, fret not! From now until Christmas I'll be giving you the lowdown on all sorts of cool gadget gifts to stash under the tree this holiday. I got our moms covered yesterday, so let's see what I have on my short list of gifts for dads!