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Motorola is back, baby! Motorola announced their first Android Phone, the Motorola CLIQ, running their custom version of Android called Motorola BLUR. Neither the hardware or software is perfect, but what device is? Its all about trade-offs and the Motorola CLIQ is an impressive first foray into previously uncharted Android territory.
In their bid to customize the open source operating system, Motorola has come up with a completely different UI, christened MOTOBLUR. It is interesting to note how much social media has affected today's mobile interface designs, living proofs being the NOKIA N97, HTC Hero and MOTOROLA DEXT.
With the launch of the HTC Magic, Google’s mobile OS finally arrived in India. Will it herald a new era in cell phones or wilt against some very stiff competition? We got our hands on the Magic and talked to some key members in the mobile industry to find out.
So you want to build a custom phone dialler for your cell phone? In the case of a typical mobile OS, to intercept core areas like the contact book or the dialler itself is not only difficult but also needs in-depth knowledge of the phone's OS. Unlike that, Android has an extremely modular architecture based on the Linux kernel. In this article, we'll learn how to harness the power of one such API in Android.