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The Better Guide to Installing Android SDK

I wasn’t impressed with Android team on their documentation for installing Android SDK. It is long, and jumps from page to page. Here is my better version:
 
Step 1 – Install Eclipse IDE
Go to http://www.eclipse.org/downloads/ and download Eclipse Classic (the latest version is 3.7.1).
After [...]

Posted in Android, Development, How-to

Singtel’s Advertisement for Galaxy S is Inaccurate..

On a full page advertisement for Samsung Galaxy S in Straits Times today:

I am happy to find SG Toto as one of the app that works for the Android phone.
Great.
But wait, I don’t remember releasing the app for Android..

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Posted in Android, Interesting

How to resolve force close caused by Market

This is an issue where an application that is opened from Android’s Market might encounter a force close. txeet had the same issue:
 
This is due to the application having two launcher components, and Market is confused and therefore not able [...]

Posted in Android, How-to

Switching to Nexus One

Ok, I once said that I don’t think much of Nexus One.. but Google is generous enough to give me one.. and since I promised, I shall switch to use Nexus One for a week (:
 
And ya, her name is [...]

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SG 4D, now on Android

SG 4D is an app to checking Singapore Pool’s 4D lottery results.
One year ago, SG 4D for iPhone was released. Since then, it has remained as a Top 100 app in Singapore App Store! Looks like this simple [...]

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Posted in Android, Applications, News

How to flash a Hero ROM onto ADP1 (dev phone)

This post describes my experience in flashing a Hero ROM onto a ADP1 Google’s development phone, also known as a G1 or HTC Dream.
 
I. Downgrading Android to RC29

Format sdcard to FAT
Download DREAIMG-RC29
Unzip and copy DREAIMG.nbh to root of sdcard
Power [...]

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txeet v1.0.2 for Halloween!

txeet v1.0.2 has been released, just in time for Halloween! In this new version, you will find Halloween SMS templates added under Occasions & Festivals. Send your friends and family a Halloween message today!
When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, [...]

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txeet: SMS template

txeet is an Android application developed by one of us (-:
Two things about txeet:

It is a fun SMS application. No longer will you run out of miss-you, love-you or hate-you messages to send.
It is build with Google technologies – [...]

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5 reasons Google Android will beat iPhone, BlackBerry and WinMo

Inspired Zdnet’s prediction of the smartphone market, I gazed into my own crystal ball for 5 reasons why Google Android will prevail in the coming years.

Android is an open source operating system that welcomes every handset manufacturer. This means there [...]

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iPhone overtook Symbian in mobile market shares

The chart below compares the mobile operating system market in a period of 6 months – Feb vs Aug. More details can be found in Admob Aug 09 report.

It is exciting to note the shifts between the market leaders.
iPhone has [...]

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