Last Updated: June 5th, 2012
[Update: 8/24/10 @ 7:45 PM EST by Aaron] Tim Bray responded to Justin's article, but seems to have misunderstood the goal. Thus, Justin has written a follow-up article here.
This article was not written to teach people how to pirate or ridicule Google's Android License Verification Library (LVL) that handles communication with Google's Android Market Licensing Service.
I am very much against piracy, and very much pro-Google. I have spent more time researching copy protection for my applications than development of the applications themselves.
I would like to thank:
- the author of Star Hunt for allowing me to use his application in my demo video
- the author of Tasker for allowing me to use his application, which has the best implementation of LVL I found, in this article
Both of these applications are available in the market - I highly suggest you give them a try.
Last Updated: July 23rd, 2010
Last night, Samsung officially announced their Galaxy S smartphone family at a swank New York City party after several weeks of blurrycam shots, spec sheets and rumors. Spanning all four major US carriers - Sprint, Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile - the Galaxy S flavors stand to be a surging juggernaut in the HTC dominated Android world.
Incidentally, I was at the event and had the pleasure of doing a live blogging session, followed by some hands-on time with all the phones.
Galaxy S Line
The Galaxy S line in the US consists of the following devices:
- Verizon Fascinate
- T-Mobile Vibrant
- AT&T Captivate
- Sprint Epic 4G
All four phones run Samsung’s skinned Android 2.1 OS variant (TouchWiz) and feature Samsung’s new Super AMOLED multi-touch screens.