Motorola Launching up to 30 Android Phones Worldwide in 2010

Droid's impressive showing has revived Motorola's hopes of its halcyon days coming back. To say that Android rescued Motorola from the brink would be an understatement of Android's contribution and Motorola's woes. In fact, Motorola was already past the brink and was helplessly waiting for the earth below to put it out of its misery when the Droid plucked it out of thin air.

Now, it is banking on Android to turn the tide in its favor. Spiros Nikolakopoulos, Motorola's VP for Asia Pacific, told Cnet Asia that his company plans to launch 20 to 30 Android-based smartphones in 2010. Interestingly, the company currently has no plans to launch a non-Android smartphone.

However, the company's faith in Android may not yield as much as it expects. Google's decision to confront the Chinese government could not have come at a worse time for Motorola. The mobile phone maker hopes to make serious inroads into the lucrative Chinese smartphone market with Android-based offerings. But Google's latest decision to postpone the China launch of two Android phones, including one from Motorola, has cast a gray cloud over its plans.

Motorola Unveils Another Android Phone, the Backflip

Motorola has a new Android smartphone out, and judging by the looks of it, it’s going to be one of those love-it-or-hate-it devices.

Its most prominent feature is a full QWERTY keyboard that opens up in an unusual way, like a book in reverse; the device also packs some interesting innovation in an otherwise not-too-exciting package.

First, a quick rundown of the specifications. It’s an Android (Android) 1.5 device (it should get Android 2.1 support later on); it has a 3.1-inch, 320 x 480 pixel TFT display, a 5-megapixel camera with auto-focus and a LED flashlight, 2 GB of memory (a bit low for today’s smartphone standards, but it can be expanded to 32 GB with memory cards), and it supports EDGE, HSDPA, Wi-Fi and aGPS.

If those specifications and the look of the device seem familiar to you, you’re right: It’s very similar to Motorola’s first Android device, the CLIQ. The innovation part, besides the “reverse QWERTY flip” form factor, comes in the form of a touchpad on the back of the screen, which can be used to control the phone… well, from the back of the screen. We’ll have more about that bit when we actually try out the device.

How useful (and practical) these innovations really are, only time will tell. The phone’s form factor is odd, and it does make it a bit chubby, which (together with the fact that it launches on the outdated Android 1.5) will probably make the Backflip a niche product, aimed primarily at users who loved the CLIQ but wanted something slightly different – if such a niche exists.

Stan Schroeder

Motorola Unveils Another Android Phone, the Backflip

Vega : Android Leaps from Phone to Tablet

One of the promises of Google’s Android operating system has always been that it need not stay confined to powering cell phones. That’s already starting to come to fruition, with an Android netbook on the way from Acer and both the Barnes & Noble Nook and the Spring Design Alex eReaders also launching soon with Android under the hood (thought apparently it’s no accident the latter two devices are so similar).

Now there’s another AndroidAndroidAndroid device on deck that’s not a phone, dubbed Vega. Made by Seattle-based company Innovative Converged Devices, the Vega is a tablet-like device with a detachable stand to prop it up, running Android 2.0 (the same version used in the Motorola Droid).

The device, slated to launch in the first half of 2010, will actually come in three sizes: 7, 11 and 15-inches. It will support connectivity via Wi-Fi as well as 3G, and be available at reportedly “low cost” (read: subsidized) from major carriers throughout North America, Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.

Designed to be put to flexible use throughout the home, the Vega will feature high-definition entertainment and a touchscreen along with a webcam, BluetoothBluetoothBluetooth support, accelerometer, 512MB RAM and storage via microSD. The brain of the machine will be NVIDIA’s Tegra processor, a high-powered combination CPU and graphics chip that was designed for low power consumption and long battery life.

There’s no word on what that “low cost” price may be, and it may end up varying by carrier as well (no word on whether you’ll be able to buy it outright without 3G yet, either). Nonetheless, the Vega is certainly an interesting entrant into the once again nascent tablet device playing field, with the Apple Tablet and the Microsoft Courier being the two hot tablets that no one will admit are real yet.

Check out a few more images of the Vega below. Do you see a place for these tablet devices in the home? What would the price need to be for you to pick one up? Would you rather it run Android, Mac OS X, WindowsWindowsWindows, or something else?

[via VentureBeat]

Dell Announces Android Powered Tablet

We brought you news before that Dell was working on an Android powered tablet and now they have announced a new Android powered Tablet PC, named the Dell Mini 5, at this year’s CES in Las Vegas.


The new tablet boasts:

  • 5 inch screen
  • SIM card slot for use outside of a Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • 2 cameras, a 5MP camera on the back of the tablet and one on the front.
  • Prototypes at CES ran Android 1.6.
  • Various colors including red, black, and pink.
  • Multitouch display

It will be interesting to see which tablet reigns supreme between the new Dell Mini 5 and the Archos Tablet. Any guesses out there?

Maps API Key Location Based Services (LBS) Android Map

Salah satu untuk menggunakan Map pada Location Based Services (LBS) pada Android, adalah dengan mempunyai apa yang disebut API Key. Untuk mendapatkanya, terlebih dahulu menginstall Peralatan Perangnya langkah sederhananya di sini membuat aplikasi Android dengan Eclipse + ADT

Kemudian, Cari MD5 Fingerprint terlebih dahulu, pada komputer kita, Untuk Windows XP umumnya akan berada pada C:\Documents dan Settings\.android\debug.keystore misal : C:\Documents dan Settings\Adi\.android\debug.keystore

Trus, untuk membuka Digest MD5, masuk pada DOS Mode (Start>Run> ketik cmd). Setelah itu pindah ke instalasi JDK/bin kita. misal pada C:\jdk1.6.0_16\bin

Setelah itu ketikkan ini :

keytool -list -alias androiddebugkey –keystore -storepass android -keypass android

misal :

keytool -list -alias androiddebugkey c:\Document\adi\android\debug.keystore –keystore -storepass android -keypass android

Kemudian Enter, dan terlihatlah Fingerprint Digest MD5 kita.

Sesudah itu masuk ke sini

kemudian masukkan Fingerprint Digest MD5 kita, tekan Generate Key,

Dan kita akan dibawa ke halaman login, masuk dengan Account Google dan akan terlihat Map Api Key kita, dan bisa kita gunakan untuk mengakses map google.

Happy Coding

Android rooted Motorola Milestone

Android proudly presents: Root for the Motorola Milestone!

Motorola Android rootet milestone dsc03349.jpg

Root was made possible by:

1. Soda
2. SeraphimSerapis
3. nodch

Many thanks to baking soda and nodch for the exciting wave . . Special thanks to Fritz and my fiancee . . . Furthermore, many thanks to the Italian Andrea by Milestone-Dev for many hours full of ideas (by the developer MarketEnabler) and also to Zinx veritus, who took advantage of the exploit at the droid and then cleared the path for root.

A detailed root-root instructions are set at the Milestone forum: Root / Hacking / Modding milestone for Motorola on

Flashing, there is an error: Please may simply need a flash to make sure that it worked (the error is normal). It should be noted that the root hack can theoretically lead to equipment damage and void the warranty. Your Motorola Milestone remains in Android 2.0, the rest have to make the Rome-Cooker.

Download: Download:
oder: or:
RapidShare Webhosting + Webspace

Kurz-Anleitung: Quick guide:
  1. zip file to rename and copy root on the SD card (directory)
  2. Switch off phone
  3. With camera button and pressed power button to boot up / '\ comes.
  4. Whenever Lautertaste and camera button and text appears
  5. flash

Learn more about this also - Root for the Motorola Milestone is completed. General discussions about the Motorola Milestone in Motorola forum at Milestone Android

Now begins the play -

PS : Terjemahin sendiri ya ..... he he he

Top 10 free apps for Android

The Android operating system may not have as many applications as the iPhone, but it is still growing at a pace that can make it difficult to keep up with all of the applications out there.

We’ve gathered up 10 of what we feel are the best applications in various categories to give you some guidence in what you should be taking up valuable space with on your Android based phone. Communicate with friends, play games, check the weather and more because it’s all here!

All of the apps in this list are free, so feel free to explore and try as much as you like!

Bonsai Blast: An addictive and highly professional looking puzzle game that features 90 levels of increasing difficulty for you to master. You can test your skills in the never ending Survival mode or play Adventure mode, collect treasures in bonus levels, swap between multiple shooters and more.


Foursquare: Foursquare is one of the hottest properties in social media right now, and while it may fall out of favor a few months down the road, for now it is the place to be, and this Android app does a very nice job of allowing you to connect with the service.


Meebo: Meebo for Android allows you to talk with all of your friends across the various instant messaging services such as AIM, MSN, GTalk and many others. The program stays on all the time to allow you to receive messages from all of your contacts at all times.


Google Listen: Podcasts keep growing in popularity, and Google Listen allows you to search for podcasts that contain keywords that interest you. You can download those podcasts over the air and listen to them at your convenience.


MySpace: Say what you will about what has become of MySpace, a lot of the problem has been in the form of clutter on the site. Luckily the mobile apps for the service strip the site down to the most essential parts, making it usable again.


Pandora: Just like Netflix is trying to add its streaming service into every conceivable device, it seems Pandora is doing the same by coming to every mobile device it possibly can. Use all of your favorite Pandora features while you are on the go for the day.


Ringdroid: An open source project that is built around the simple concept of clipping MP3 files to make your own ringtones for your phone.


ShopSavvy: ShopSavvy allows you to use your phone’s camera to take a picture of a product’s barcode and receive information on pricing from numerous online shopping sites so you can compare pricing while on the move.


Twidroid: A full-featured Twitter app that gives you support for the vast majority of your favorite features of the service, and even features native image support for Tweeting.


WeatherBug: WeatherBug provides you with live images of your neighborhood, always on emergency alerts, seven day forecasts and more.


Source : Top 10 free apps for Android

January 18, 2010

How To: Backup protected and paid Android applications for root users

First off, this is not a guide to pirating apps. There are legit reasons for wanting to backup your applications. Sometimes an older version of the app worked better, or had features you liked better. Sometimes new versions don’t work with specific phones and you need to revert back.

Now, you can use AppManager to backup most apps, but protected apps are not included in this because they are stored in a different directory. With a rooted phone, you can access this directory and copy the apps to your SD card or to your computer. After all, you paid for it, it’s yours. If you want to pirate apps, or buy an app, copy it then return it, that’s on you, I’m not advocating that.

First method, copy with your phone to SD card:

  1. Install and open a Terminal Emulator on your phone.
  2. Enter su to be superuser (root).
  3. Enter cd /data/app-private/ to enter the protected application directory.
  4. Use ls to view the apps in the directory.
  5. Enter cp filename.apk /sdcard to copy a single app to your SD card.
    (Or to backup all the protected apps: cp * /sdcard)
  6. If you want to backup all your apps, they can be found in /data/app/

Second method is to use Android Debug Bridge with your PC:

  1. Install the Android SDK on your PC
  2. Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable, and make sure USB debugging is enabled on your phone (Settings > Applications > Development)
  3. Enter adb shell to fire up Debug Bridge and enter shell mode
  4. Enter su to become superuser
  5. Enter cat /data/app-private/filename.apk > /sdcard/filename.apk to copy the file to the SD card.
  6. exit
  7. exit
  8. And finally adb pull /sdcard/filename.apk filename.apk pulls the .apk file from your SD card to your computer.

Success? Problems? Moral issues with copying software? Let us know in the comments.

  1. December 22nd, 2009 at 14:08 | #1

    I installed eclipse + droid sdk with the most recent updates. When I run the commands above I get this.

    $ su
    su: permission denied

    *Also, I cannot see anything in the /data directory, thus a directory /data/app-private is not found either.

    Is there a way to elevate permissions without rooting my phone?

  2. spaz
    December 28th, 2009 at 00:02 | #2

    No there is not

  3. aziz
    January 2nd, 2010 at 13:34 | #3

    i tried the adb method.

    when i type in “cat /data/app-private/filename.apk > /sdcard/filename.apk” replacing filename.apk with the app im tryin to backup…i get error saying cannot create /sdcard/filename.apk: read-only file system.

    I followed the steps exactly as specified… i have a HTC Hero rooted running firmware 1.5.

    Help would be appreciated.

  4. Brian
    January 5th, 2010 at 13:48 | #4

    This has worked for me, however one thing everyone should be aware of (that I just ran in to) if you are planning to perform a hard-reset _for the purpose of changing the primary google email address_ is that you may have issues with the Android Market recognizing which apps you’ve purchased.

    Backing up the applications works fine, however if you perform a hard-reset and then change the primary google email address, the Market will no longer acknowledge that you’ve purchased an app (because it is associated with the original gmail address) and you won’t be able to receive app updates from the market unless you actually re-purchase & download the app via Android Market.

    So far the developers I’ve asked about this have been okay with issuing a refund for the second purchase if I could prove that I actually paid for the app, but this can definitely be a hassle so keep it in mind.

Augmented Reality di Android

Menurut Om Wiki

Realitas tertambah, atau kadang dikenal dengan singkatan bahasa Inggrisnya AR (augmented reality), adalah teknologi yang menggabungkan benda maya tiga dimensi ke dalam sebuah lingkungan nyata tiga dimensi dan menampilkannya dalam waktu nyata.[1] Tidak seperti realitas maya yang sepenuhnya menggantikan kenyataan, realitas tertambah sekedar menambahkan atau melengkapi kenyataan.[2][3]

Benda-benda maya menampilkan informasi yang tidak dapat diterima oleh pengguna dengan inderanya sendiri. Hal ini membuat realitas tertambah sesuai sebagai alat untuk membantu persepsi dan interaksi penggunanya dengan dunia nyata. Informasi yang ditampilkan oleh benda maya membantu pengguna melaksanakan kegiatan-kegiatan dalam dunia nyata.

Realitas tertambah dapat diaplikasikan untuk semua indera, termasuk pendengaran[4][5], sentuhan, dan penciuman. Selain digunakan dalam bidang-bidang seperti kesehatan, militer, industri manufaktur, realitas tertambah juga telah diaplikasikan dalam perangkat-perangkat yang digunakan orang banyak, seperti pada telepon genggam.

"Realitas tertambah" .... he he he aneh ya

ya mudahnya menurutku sih, misal kita melihat pertandingan bulutangkis di televisi, kemudian di dalam lapangan kita lihat ada iklan atau skor nilai yang seperti muncul dari layar padahal itu dilapangannya (keliatanya pemain bisa nginjek layar tuh - he he he ).

..... nah kalo pake HP Android misalnya, kita pake aplikasi augmented reality yang kemudian menyalakan kamera video, terus kita arahkan ke satu tempat misal monas, nah nanti akan muncul informasi tentang monas diambil dari internet (server augmented reality) .... gitulah kira-kira

Gimana cara bikin aplikasi Augmented Reality di Android ya? ... lets find now .. he he

bisa lihat di Layar: Augmented Reality Browser For Android

Apa itu android #2

Wew setelah sekian waktu Android hadir, masih aja ada yg bertanya Android itu apa sih??? .... ya wajar sih, mungkin saat ini yg sudah kenal lengket ya Gadget mania, tukang browsing, sama Developer aplikasi.

Dan Pertama kita tegaskan kita bukan bicara, tentang Robot Android

Ok untuk yang belum kenal dengan Android, Pertama kita bisa berpikir tentang dunia komputer. Dalam dunia komputer (PC Specially) ada yg namanya Hardware & Software. ...., Hardware itu ya perangkat keras (CPU, Keyboard, Monitor dll),

lha kalo Software? ... ya anggap saja program yg berjalan di Hardware itu (SO -Sistem Operasi -Windows XP, Linux dll, Aplikasi Office - MS Word dsb) .

Nah sama saja pada dunia Handphone/Ponsel ada juga Hardware & Software nya ....,

Hardwarenya ya (Ada Layar LCD, Cassing, Keypad, beserta Jeroanya). Sedangkan Software, ya sama aja ada Sistem Operasi (OS / SO : misal Blackberry OS, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Limo dll) , Aplikasi misal : buat kirim SMS, kirim/terima email, game, dll.

Nah lalu Android?

Android itu ya mudahnya ya Sistem Operasi ,

..... lha kalo begitu kayak di komputer bisa nggak HP/Ponsel diganti-ganti, Diinstall sistem operasinya, ..... wah, kalo yg ini sih kita musti tau dulu, .... bahwa Hardware HP itu Arsitekturnya berbeda-beda, jadi gak standar kayak di komputer ..

Tetapi apabila spesifikasi hardware-nya sama, dengan kebutuhan yang disyaratkan oleh suatu Sistem Operasi. maka kita bisa mengganti Sistem Operasinya.

Misal HTC Tytn II yang memakai windows mobile, itu pada saat sekarang sudah banyak yang bisa menggantinya dengan Android (Android standar yang dioprek). Karena memang banyak HP/ponsel HTC yang memang dibuat untuk Android ini, dan kemudian ada orang-orang pinter yang ngoprek Android agar bisa berjalan di HTC Tytn II.

Jadi tidak semudah menginstall sistem operasi di HP, apalagi kalau Sistem Operasinya bukan Open Source seperti Android. Misal Symbian, Windows Mobile, Blackberry OS itu saat ini kita "relatif" nggak bisa dioprek. Itu juga karena HP/Ponsel itu secara Arsitektur Hardware berbeda-beda.

Nah di Android sendiri, selain mudah dioprek, juga kita bisa membuat aplikasi sendiri secara mudah, yaitu dengan pemrograman bahasa java. Tentu ini sangat menyenangkan, kita bisa membuat aplikasi berkirim SMS, email, atau bahkan aplikasi berbasis peta dengan GPS yang menyenangkan.

Tentu saja, faktor keamanan pada Android juga diperhatikan, mengenai kemungkinan Virus dan sebagainya. Tentu pada saat ini tidak satupun Sistem Operasi yang kebal dengan virus, tetapi pada Android dibuat seaman mungkin, ingat Android pada dasarnya dibangun pada sebuah kernel Linux, yang tangguh.

Kemudian untuk pengguna umum, apa keuntungannya?

Android dibangun untuk platform mobile masa depan - dan mnurutku komputer PC pada beberapa segi akan digusur oleh mobile computing ini pada saatnya nanti . Dengan bagitu, akan sangat menyenangkan mampunyai dan menggunakan aplikasi yang memenuhi kebutuhan kita sebagai pengguna. Dan tentu saja, Android menawarkan pengalaman menggunakan Handphone atau ponsel yang "Dedicated untuk Internet Connection" . Tentunya juga hal lain, misal Bisnis Productivity, Multimedia, Games, dll juga didukung oleh Android.

Dalam satu kata, mnurut-ku :

"Pada saatnya nanti kita akan menikmati pengalaman menggunakan Handphone, seperti kita merasakannya pada saat menggunakan Komputer, atau bahkan lebih menyenangkan, .... dan Android salah satu yang terbaik yang akan mewujudkannya"

.... he he he ... ini mah banyak kata ya .... satu lagi, Android sudah banyak dipake untuk OS Netbok, Tablet, Ebook Reader, dll ..... tar microwave dirumah kita juga .. he he he

OK, segitu dulu ..................... coba baca2 juga, ttg Android postinganku setahun yang lalu, ... Apa itu Android ?


Nama Versi Android Selanjutnya : Buaya

He he he .....

Seperti kita tahu, sampai saat ini Google menamai versi Android dengan nama-nama kue. Mungkin diibaratkan Android itu sesuatu yang enak untuk dinikmati, ... ataupun juga karena Android itu Open Source, jadi seperti kue bisa dinikmati bersama-sama.

Well untuk yang Versi 1.5 dinamai cupcake

Kemudian versi 1.6 dinamai dengan Donut :

Kemudian versi yang 2.0 namanya Eclair (Yg versi 2.1 juga kayaknya -cnas=cek nek aku salah) :

Yang versi selanjutnya kalau aku sih usul Buaya, maksudnya Roti Buaya itu lho ... he he he, biar inget disatu masa di indonesia pernah ada kasus Cicak & Buaya .. wk wk wk :

Kalo versi 1.0 / 1.1 itu namanya apa ya ?? ......

Motorola Shadow , Nexus 2 ?

Mobile01 telah meletakkan dua lebih foto dari apa yang disebut Motorola Shadow (jangan dikelirukan dengan T-Mobile Shadow), yang sepintas mirip dengan Droid / Milestone dengan keyboard dan putih tali telepon. Bahkan yang lebih menarik adalah pernyataan bahwa ini bisa menjadi perangkat utama Google berikutnya, ddan diberi julukan Nexus Dua.

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