Verizon Announces Beastly New 4G Android Devices at CES

As CES goes on this week, we’ll keep you up to date on all the new Android devices being announced on the various carriers. Starting with Verizon, who had their press conference today, we’ll give you the pics and specs of all the great new …continue reading

How To Turn Your Android Device Into A Wireless Hotspot For Free

A big selling point for newer Android devices is their ability to act as Wi-Fi hotspots and provide 3G or 4G internet to your laptop, iPad, or other Wi-Fi-only device. The newer models of phones have this functionality built-in, but the catch is that most carriers see …continue reading

Android In 2011: 4 Things To Look Forward To

2010 might have seem some of the greatest developments in the mobile phone space ever. Between the Nexus One, the proliferation of 1GHz processors, the iPhone 4 and simply the sheer number of good handsets released seemingly monthly, it seems like 2011 will have a …continue reading

When Will My Phone Get Gingerbread? A Guide For The Most Popular Android Phones

So, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is out, but as of now you can only get it officially on the brand-spanking new Nexus S. As more and more hardware manufactures and custom ROM developers get their hands on the Android Open Source Project version of the Gingerbread …continue reading

Verizon To Announce New 4G LTE Android Phones at CES

Thinking about buying or giving an Android phone for the holidays? It might be your best option to hold off a month, give that special someone an IOU or just promise that your gift is coming but you need to wait for it to be …continue reading

How To: Ditch The Texting Plan And Use Google Voice For Free Texts

Texting plans, to use an old-school phrase, are highway robbery. Carriers charge $10 to $20 a month for data that gets sent in garbage packets and requires almost no resources–nobody should be paying this much for 160 character messages. Luckily, if you have a data …continue reading

Google Maps 5.0 Brings Its Biggest Update Ever: Caching, Vector Graphics

Head over to the Android Market right now and download Google Maps 5 for Android, which brings one of the largest updates this app has seen in its lifetime. Google has taken this app to the next level with key features like Vector …continue reading

Rooting Guide: Samsung Nexus S

To root or not to root, how do you decide? Too much is made out of the idea of rooting phones, and too much misinformation is spread about the risks and dangers of this process. To tell you the truth, it’s quite easy, painless, and …continue reading

How To Take Screenshots With Your Android Device

Taking screenshots on Android isn’t as easy as it should be. If this were an iOS blog, this post wouldn’t even be necessary since this feature is so easy. But because there is no native way to take a screenshot in the Android environment, the whole …continue reading

Changes Coming To Android Market Soon: Ratings, Shorter Refund Window, UI Overhaul

Let’s face it: the Android Market has never been a very good app. It has a clunky UI, terrible search, and makes it hard to browse for an app–you pretty much have to know exactly what you’re looking for. Third-party solutions like AppBrain have …continue reading

How To Make Your Android Phone Look Like 2.3 Gingerbread Before It’s Released

The Android world is abuzz about Gingerbread, AKA Android 2.3, Google’s latest release of its mobile phone OS. Unfortunately, the Gingerbread hasn’t been released on many devices yet–as of now it’s only stable on the Nexus One and the yet-to-be-released Nexus S. Just because you …continue reading

How to Restore Your Android Phone to Factory Settings

Here at Lockergnome, we’ve given you lots of guides on how to root, ROM, mod, and do lots of other advanced customization of your Android device. But what if you need to bring your phone back to its stock settings? Sometimes it can be harder …continue reading

Don’t Get an Android Phone from the Carrier Store This Christmas: Best Buy is Giving Them Away for Free

If you walked into a Verizon store and asked for a Droid Incredible, you’d pay $150 for it along with a new two year contract. At Best Buy, however, that same two year contact will get you the Incredible or any of a handful of …continue reading

Lookout App Locates Stolen Car, Droid Incredible in 7 Minutes

I think it’s safe to say Lookout Security is going to have a lot of downloads in the next few days.

Picture this scene: Stalin Guzman is leaving his home to buy groceries, when a man approaches him with a gun. The thief then takes …continue reading

How to Speed Up Your Android Phone Without Task Managers

When you bought your Android device, the tech who activated your phone might have told you to download a Task Manager. “Download advanced task killer from the Market first thing,” the man at the Verizon store told me as I was paying for my Droid …continue reading

Which Keyboard App is for Me? a Look at the Best Alternatives

One of the biggest advantages of Android over iOS is the ability for developers to make replacements for core OS features like the music player and the keyboard. While the stock Android touch keyboard gets the job done for the most part, there are a …continue reading

Black Friday Guide to Android Deals

Looking to give away an Android phone this holiday season to a special someone, or looking to simply find a great deal on one for yourself? Deals are all over the place on Black Friday and Cyber Monday this weekend. Great phones are going for …continue reading

Rooting Guide: Motorola Droid 1

To root or not to root — how do you decide? Too much is made out of the idea of rooting phones, and too much misinformation is spread about the risks and dangers of this process. To tell you the truth, it’s quite easy, painless, …continue reading

Beware, Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab Owners: Hidden Fees Await

One of the best parts about the 3G iPad is the deal Apple made with AT&T surrounding service on the device: there’s no contract, no fees, no commitment. If you want a month of 3G access, you pay $15. You’re free to buy a month here …continue reading

Holiday Android Phone Buying Guide, Part 5: Sprint

With the holiday season just around the corner, the carriers are planning their annual rush of new phones. We are just about done with our guide to Android phones on the major carriers,  bringing you handy guides to all the great phones available so it’s easy …continue reading

Android Phone Holiday Buying Guide, Part 3: AT&T

With the holiday season just around the corner, the carriers are planning their annual rush of new phones. We are halfway through our guide to Android phones on the major carriers,  bringing you handy guides to all the great phones available, so it’s easy …continue reading

Android Phones for a Penny

It’s a great time to be in the market for an Android phone. This weekend, Amazon is offering a bunch of Android phones for a penny, with a cell phone contract. If you’re already a Gmail and Google Calendar user, Android makes perfect …continue reading

Android Phone Holiday Buying Guide: Samsung Galaxy Tab

As part of our Android phone holiday buying guide, we’re going to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab, a new Android tablet that’s out now from all four major US carriers. The Galaxy Tab with 3G+WiFi goes for $600 without a contract, and …continue reading

Android Phone Holiday Buying Guide, Part 2: T-Mobile

With the holiday season just around the corner, the carriers are planning their annual rush of new phones. Over the next week, we’ll be  bringing you handy guides to all the new phones coming out this month on all the carriers, so it’s easy to …continue reading

Android Phone Holiday Buying Guide: Verizon

With the holiday season just around the corner, the carriers are planning their annual rush of new phones. Over the next week, we’ll be  bringing you handy guides to all the new phones coming out this month on all the carriers, so it’s easy to …continue reading

Facebook for Android Updated: Adds Places, Groups

Finally getting closer to catching itself up to the iOS version, Facebook for Android was updated today to version 1.04 and the update includes many of Facebook’s newer features as well as some long-awaited bug fixes and UI enhancements.

Places is among the key new …continue reading

What Android Music Player Is The Best?

While the music app that comes with your Android device does its job, it hardly does it with any kind of advanced features or polish. Luckily, there are several excellent alternatives available, and seemingly more coming out every month. There has been lots of coverage …continue reading

How To Speed Up And Remove Bing From A Samsung Fascinate

The Samsung Fascinate is an awesome piece of hardware, but the one common thread among almost every review of the unit was Verizon and Samsung’s software experience left something to be desired. Between the massive amounts of software bloat that most people won’t …continue reading

How Do I Root My Samsung Fascinate?

To root or not to root, how do you decide? Too much is made out of the idea of rooting phones, and too much misinformation is spread about the risks and dangers of this process. To tell you the truth, it’s quite easy, painless, and …continue reading