Pebble, the E-Paper Smartwatch

Another Kickstarter project that I backed early last year was the Pebble E-Paper Watch for iPhone and Android, it was phenomenally successful, raising an amazing $10 million even though it only had a goal of $100,000. It has been over 10 years since I’ve worn a watch but I knew as soon as I saw the Pebble that […]

Android 3.2 Honeycomb on the Advent Vega Android Tablet

Nearly a year on from its initial launch the Advent Vega is still one of the best value Android tablets on the market, especially when deals such as this come up, but the stock install of Android 2.2 (FroYo) is getting a bit dated now, even with the sterling work done by Paul and others […]

IOIO Input/Output board for Android

I’ve just received one of these wonderful little I/O boards for Android. The IOIO connects to an Android phone or tablet via USB allowing it to act on external inputs and control external devices, no modification of the Android device is required and no firmware programming is necessary, just ordinary Android application authoring with a […]

Installing Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the HTC Desire

As a follow up to my Android 2.2 guide from July here is how to install Android 2.3 Gingerbread on the GSM HTC Desire using AdamG’s Oxygen V2.0 Gingerbread ROM. This is a clean ROM built from the Android Open Source Project aka AOSP so doesn’t have HTC Sense. If you like the Sense UI […]

Advent Vega Android Tablet Review

The Advent Vega is a £250 Android tablet from the DSG group which has been hotly anticipated since its announcement a couple of months ago. The specification is high for the price point with a 10.1″ widescreen LCD with capacitive touchscreen, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, front facing camera, HDMI output, USB port and Micro SD slot. The […]

Sniper SelfTrack App for Android

One of the driving forces behind my switch from the iPhone to Android was the ease and openness of the development platform and that development didn’t require a Mac. It didn’t take me long to get stuck into the SDK and I am pleased to say that my first Android app has been published onto […]

Google Apps Accounts and the Android Market

Photo credit: jyri Anyone with a Google Apps account (aka Google Apps for Your Domain or GAFYD) will be familiar with the discrepancies regarding certain Google services and their availability to Apps users. Google Reader for example requires a normal Google Account, an Apps account won’t do. The way round this is to create a […]

Installing Android 2.2 Froyo on a HTC Desire

After over 18 months as a very happy iPhone 3G user I decided it was time to make the switch to Android with the wonderful HTC Desire. As a long term Linux user Android would seem to be my natural place and with the Desire the hardware seems to have pretty much caught up with […]