Entries from Manifest Tech Blog tagged with 'Droid'

The Verizon Wireless / Motorola Droid X - Yep, It's a Big Display

The difference is clear with the new Verizon Wireless Droid X from Motorola -- it's got a big, big display. For some, this is a great blessing, to view your apps and websites and messages more clearly, and to...

Android 2.2 - A Tasty Treat

Time for a tasty frozen treat -- Google announced the details of the upcoming release of Android 2.2 at last week's Google I/O developers conference. This is the seventh platform release since Android 1.0 was launched in September 2008....

Scan and Translate Text with Google Goggles

How much can you do with a camera on a smartphone? The folks at Google Labs are determined to keep opening the aperture by pouring technology into their Google Goggles app to do all kinds of visual searches (see...

Droid Incredible from Verizon Wireless / HTC

The not so modestly named Verizon Wireless Droid Incredible from HTC actually lives up to its name. This slender device is wicked fast, packs some nice hardware upgrades, and features the highly-customizable HTC Sense interface. The Incredible is the latest...

Demoing Smartphone Apps with a Webcam

I've been having a lot of fun this year giving talks and demos about smartphone apps, especially on the Apple iPhone and Google Android. The trick for demoing smartphones, of course, is to find a good way to let the...

Android 2.1 Upgrade Now on Verizon Droid

The Android 2.1 software upgrade that originally shipped with the Google Nexus One phones is now rolling out on the Verizon Wireless Droid by Motorola. This finally adds Pinch to Zoom for web browsing and other apps including Gallery...

Cool Gadgets - From 3D TV to Smartphone Apps

I'm back at the Princeton Macintosh User Group (PMUG) on Tuesday evening to present "Cool Gadgets for 2010 – From 3D TV to Smartphone Apps." Come on down! The big push at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (see previous...

Flexible Search -- Google Gesture Search

I've been really spoiled lately by using the Google Android search by voice on the Verizon Droid phone -- and not just for doing translations (see previous post). When looking up crossword clues, for example, it's so much easier to...

Verizon FiOS Mobile App - FiOS TV Remote DVR

Yes, you now can schedule recordings on your home DVR -- on your mobile phone. But why would you want to do that? Well, with the Verizon FiOS TV Remote DVR services you can set up show to record even...

Droid Android Apps - Flash-Lights

We know that the cell phone is a multi-function device, but one of the more prosaic uses is to light up the screen and use it as a flashlight. Cell phones have replaced cigarette lighters to sway along with music...

Grabbing Screen Shots from the Verizon Droid

So, I wanted to talk about the Verizon Droid smartphone and highlight interesting apps in the Google Android Market, but it turns out that you can't browse the market on the Web (see previous post). So I chased down...

Finding Droid Apps in the Android Market

There are some really fun and interesting applications being developed for the Google Android platform, and specifically for the Verizon Droid smartphone. So, I'd like to be able to link to more information about the apps, and show you some...

Verizon Droid Firmware Update 2.0.1

Verizon Wireless has released a new software update for the Droid smartphone from Motorola. This Android Update 2.0.1 includes improvements for battery life, voice quality, Bluetooth, and Visual Voice Mail (see full list below). The disappointing camera performance also...

The Droid is Here -- Android 2.0 from Verizon Wireless

The Verizon Wireless Droid smartphone from Motorola shipped today, featuring the new Google Android 2.0 updated mobile phone software platform. I've been working with the Droid for a week, and am definitely impressed. The phone, and the software, are solid...

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