Last Updated: July 11th, 2010
Where do you go when you have an Android related problem? Where do you hang out on a rainy day? Where does a good percentage of Android news originate from?
I'm talking about Android forums. Today, inspired by this reddit post, I wanted to highlight some of them and provide a list for people looking to ask questions, start an Android related conversation, report a problem, or just become part of another community (of course, you should always be close to Android Police by following us on twitter at @AndroidPolice and keeping up with the RSS feed).
Howard forums: http://www.howardforums.com/forumdisplay.php/379-Android
AndroidCentral forums: http://forum.androidcentral.com/
AndroidCommunity forums: http://androidcommunity.com/forums/
MoDaCo forums: http://android.modaco.com/forum.html
Samsung devs: http://forum.sdx-developers.com/
Droid Forums: http://www.droidforums.net, though they also have non-Droid sections
NexusOne Forum: http://www.nexusoneforum.net
Sprint Users: http://www.sprintusers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=145
Sprint.com forums: http://community.sprint.com/baw/community/buzzaboutwireless/phones-and-devices/android_phones?view=overview
T-Mobile forums: http://forums.t-mobile.com/t5/Android/ct-p/Android
Where do you go hang out when you need help?
Last Updated: June 21st, 2010
Samsung is really diggin’ Android lately, isn't it? Forgetting the Galaxy S rollout for a minute, we now have some news on 2 different handsets, aimed at the lower end - the Galaxy 3 and Galaxy 5.
The Galaxy 3 is the larger of the two, but frankly it’s still just a little tyke (then again, it’s aimed at little tykes, so maybe it’s fitting). It sports a 3.2” touchscreen running at 240 x 400 px, a 3.2 MP camera with geotagging, and comes with a 1 GB microSD card. As is standard fare on Android devices these days, the device is all about connectivity: 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and Wi-Fi are all included.
Last Updated: November 13th, 2010
myTouch 3G Slide owners, we have some good news for you! If you've been itching to root your devices, now you can, thanks to Android hacker eugene373, who released his root instructions today.
The process involves booting into recovery mode, pushing the “update” to the phone manually, and installing the root. Users of the HTC Droid Incredible may recognize that “… it's the same root method as the HTC Incredible... I just added SU & fixed the script, plus figured out how to get it to write to system…”
Android hackers initially expected to have a root out for the phone’s June 3rd release, but it proved more difficult than they had anticipated to provide a bug-free solution.