Game Spotlight: Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure

When I first saw Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure, I was a little skeptical. After doing some research and briefly playing the Wii version, I was pleasantly surprised. Spyro has returned and it is now on ever console. Spyro was originally targeted towards the 10-16 age group, and it was great for this age group in the

Verizon Wireless Announces Big 4G LTE Plans

Just last week Verizon announced nine new markets that will be seeing the 4G LTE network, however, this does not compare to what was announced today via Twitter. Verizon Wireless announced 21 new markets that will be getting the blazing fast 4G LTE network. These markets will be launching on June 16 and include the following:

Guide To Android: Android Security

Whether you have a desktop, a netbook, laptop, or a smartphone you may have became aware that they are many threats that abound in the technology world we live in these days. These threats range from corrupt software, hackers, viruses, and plenty more. Recently, we reported on the increase in Android malware that has been found

Gift Ideas for the Tech Mom in Your Life!

Mother’s Day seems to be one of the hardest holiday’s to shop for, simple because there isn’t much help provided other than flowers and department stores. If you’re at all like me, then you know these are the most in-personable places to buy your gifts. We here at TheDroidGuy are here to help with that. There

Guide To Android: Why Root?

Many Android users may be asking themselves “Why root my Android device?” and there are many reasons behind this. First and foremost “rooting” givers users complete and total control and freedom of their Android device. By “rooting” your device you not only gain complete control over the system, but you get the added bonus of

Guide To Android: What Is Root?

Whether you are new to Android or been around since the days of the HTC Dream, you have probably heard the term “root” or “rooting”. Rooting is essintially gaining access to the core components in your Android device and giving users complete control. While Android is an open source platform, unlike many others, it still does not

Battle of the Apps: Tablet Edition

So what I’ve done with this is instead of doing just an App review is put different Applications up against each other on the Xoom. In this first installment I’ve choice 4 categories in which to put 2 different applications in each section up against each other and have them fight it out to the

Guide To Android: Glossary

ADB: Android Debug Bridge AMOLED: Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode Android: Google’s open-source mobile operating system AOSP: The Android Open Source Project .apk: The file extension of an Android application. Bluetooth: A short-range radio that lets you connect headsets, speakerphones or computers Bootloader: An internal mode that helps in flashing ROMs CDMA: One of

Guide To Android, The T-Mobile Sidekick

Many of you have probably heard of the Danger Hiptop, also known as the T-Mobile Sidekick. The Sidekick is a GPRS/EDGE/UMTS smartphone produced by Danger Incorporated from 2002 to 2010.The Hiptop 2, 3, Sidekick iD, Sidekick 2008 and Sidekick LX were are all manufactured by Sharp Corporation in Japan and designed by Danger. All versions of the Hiptop

Guide To Android: Custom UI’s, Touchwiz

Samsung’s first attempt at an Android phone with a custom UI was not the best one. Many Behold 2 owners were disappointed with the user interface. However, when Samsung introduced their Samsung Captivate running Touchwiz 3.0 many people were happy with the new and imporved ui. You can find Touchwiz on several Samsung Android phones

Guide To Android: Custom UI’s, Motoblur

Since the first Android phone was introduced back in 2008, the HTC Dream, we have experienced many new flavors. From Vanilla (stock Android) to Motorola’s MotoBlur and HTC’s Sense UI, there are now many choices out there that can open up the Android experince. Motorola’s first Android phone, T-Mobile’s Cliq, released in 2009, brought with it a

Guide To Android: Apps

Welcome, to all new comers to Android or any smartphone for that matter. Android phones are an amazing thing, but for those just starting out figuring out how to use the thing can be a bit overwhelming. Luckily, here at TheDroidGuy, we know how you feel, and we’re here to help. Now that you have

Guide To Android: The Players, Motorola

Motorola has been a leading driver in the electronics game for many years. They finally stepped into the Android game with the debut of their Motorola Cliq in November 2009. Since then Motorola has produced many new and exciting devices from the Droid to the Cliq 2 to their newest addition, the Motorola Xoom. At

Guide To Android: The Players, Andy Rubin

For many of you this may be common knowledge but to those of you that are new to Android or just seek more knowledge we are starting a new segment called guide to Android. Andy Rubin (Vice President of Engineering/Android at Google) Andy Rubin is no stranger to phone operating systems.  His experience before Android

Guide To Android: Custom UI’s,HTC Sense

Sense is another custom UI for Android. Like MotoBlur and Touchwiz, it brings a new and different flavor to stock Android to enhance user experience. Many of HTC’s Android power phones include the Sense experience to make it easier for user to stay in touch on the go. Sense is described by HTC as three main principles “Make It Mine,

Top 10 Free Android X-Mas Apps

I have been searching high and low for the 10 best free apps to help get you ready for the Christmas season. Here are the best apps from the Android market. 10) Sleeps Till Christmas by Neuro Software Sleeps till Christmas is a widget for your home screen that displays the sleeps till that Christmas

Androidswag Launches New Site and Products for Holidays

Android Swag co-founders Aaron Kasten and Jake Southers have been hard at work since the Big Android Barbecue. If you haven’t noticed they’ve started some other ventures including and other things in the works while still pushing to be the biggest and baddest place to get, well, Android Swag. As an Android Swag