Category Archives: Guest Blogging

AG5 – January 26th Edition

Another Saturday, another AG5. For regular visitors, AndroidGuys takes a look back at 5 headlines we think deserve a second look. If this is your first time stopping by, welcome to AndroidGuys! Here’s five things to bring you up to speed. Have a great weekend and we’ll see you again soon!

#1 – 700MHz Auction gets going.
The illustrious ‘C’ block reserve price of $4.6 billion was not met, but nobody was really surprised. Look for the auction to last a few weeks before we find out who wins it.

#2 – Motorola releases some rather unappealing numbers.

New CEO Greg Brown has a long road ahead of him as Motorola needs a wake up call of sorts. Did it come in the form of 4th quarter ’07 numbers? We hope so.

#3 – HTC seems to be selling Touches a pretty good rate.
Given that nobody has ever seen an HTC commercial, they are doing well against the Apple iPhone. With the right mix of software and promoting, HTC could put out a very sexy handset.

#4 – Android could become a major force.

In the first two months, programmers downloaded the software development kit for Android more than 250,000 times. This is way more than comparable SDK’s for mobile devices.

#5 – AndroidGuys showed up on a couple of other sites.
TechWag sat down to ask us a few questions for one of their interviews and Scott guest-blogged on The Big Bald Blog this week. Thanks to both of the for helping to spread who we are and what we think about Android.

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20/20 Podcast #7

Jamie and Scott sat down on Thursday to go over some current posts as well as recent Android related news. Recorded over two 20 minute segments, we present to you episode seven of the AndroidGuys 20/20 podcast. If you want to check out some previous podcasts, please subscribe to the feed! We’re open to suggestions, so if you have anything you’d like us to cover, let us know in the comments!

Part 1 (#7A) topics include the FCC Auction getting underway, Google Android and Yahoo Go!, and mobile search versus local search on phones. Shout outs to TechWag, The Big Bald Blog, and AskTheAdmin for all they have done for us lately, as well as what they have allowed us to do.

Part 2 (#7B) saw us discussing things like Hop-On’s Chitter Chatter, NTT DoCoMo, A La Mobile, BancoMap, lowering costs for bringing a handset, and job cuts at Sprint. Respect knuckles to Jordan over at Fandroid.net for his help with the 34 Weeks of OHA!

Don’t forget to subscribe to our standard feed as well as the podcast only version.

AndroidGuys Guests on The Big Bald Blog

We don’t get to blow our own horn very often.Even more rare, we don’t get to blow it twice in one day. Well, today’s one of those days. Not only were featured on TechWag, but Scott took a little time to spend it guest-blogging over at The Big Bald Blog as well!

If you’ve read our site for a more than a couple weeks, you will recall that the guy who runs it (Big Pappa) recently gave away an iPod Touch. Even though we didn’t win it, we were still very happy to step in and do a little self promotion. Head over there to read more about us and our EntreCard contest! Stop by and tell him that AndroidGuys sent ya.

Part 1 | Part 2

Thanks Big Pappa!

Guest Blogging Again

Scott’s article on what you need to know about the 700MHz spectrum so far was picked up by the guys over at AskTheAdmin. Head over there to read all kinds of good tech stuff that you might not find anywhere else. Thanks again to Karl and the other admins over there for showing some love to the AndroidGuys!

Week in Review : November 24th Edition

As part of our ongoing initiative to bring you the most relevant and up-to-date information regarding Android, we feature a weekly podcast where Jamie and Scott sit down and discuss the articles that we felt were the biggest headlines over the last week. We also add any late or breaking news to our discussion as well. Join us for a look back at the pieces and headlines we think you need to know about. We know we’re a couple days late this week but we just came out of our turkey comas.

Developers Wanted! Contact us at androidguys@gmail.com today! We want to hear what you are up against. We’d like to showcase a few teams and give them the forum to spread the word about their progress.

AndroidTV and Open Source Television
AT&T Becomes Less Vague About Joining
Mainstream Developers Not Flocking to Android
Android Capable Phone Goes on Sale in December
Can Google Pull off Ad Supported Free Cell Service? We Think They Can!

Scott Visits AskTheAdmin

Resident editor/admin Scott Webster stopped by AskTheAdmin for a follow-up to his article from last week. He talks more in depth about Android and it being the perfect platform for changing the way you watch television.

Is the day that far off where you will be able to sync your favorite shows, emails, and notes between your TV and your mobile device? I don’t think it is. There are already plenty of ways hardware devices can sync up; Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Max, and of course using the trusty data cable.

To read his entire article, click here.

Tell us what you think about his ideas in the comments section.

Can Google Pull Off Ad Supported Free Cell Service? We think they can!

Karl L. Gechlik here from AskTheAdmin.com guest blogging to help promote AndroidGuys…

Last week one of the AskTheAdmin.com entourage posted an article talking about a PR leak that showed how hurried the Google crew is pushing along their new services to offer free cell phone service with Ads.

If anyone can accomplish this it is the big GOOG.

We wrote about GOOG laying fiber across the ocean floor, trying to acquire the 700mhz frequency, creating a mobile os just to name a few. Think about it, these guys are pushing directory service out of business with their goog 411. How long before it has ads on it? Of course after they have captured a nice chunk of the market share. Now this sounds like a test run before they launch their mobile phone. Would you use a free cell phone if you had to listen to ads or get them via text or mms? If it had the same quality of service as a reputable carrier the answer would be hell yeah! Its a no brainier if I can get rid of a few hundred dollars a month in cell bills. Will they offer data as well??
I guess we will just have to wait and see! What do you Android fans think? Hit us up in the commments.
Play Nicely Out There Boys And Girls…

Karl L. Gechlik

Thanks for stopping by Karl! We appreciate the your topic and insight. – Scott

You heard him! Let us know if you would be for or against a service like this.