25 Awesome Google Android Websites You Should Follow
Jan 29, 2009 5:10 AM –
Since becoming involved with the Android movement, we’ve seen some awesome and knowlegable websites. This post will list them with brief descriptions that are worth following (sorted by website type):
Unique Niche Android Websites:
Android Tapp. Android Tapp is the best resource for Android App Reviews, Android App Ratings, Interviews with mobile app developers, News and Showcases. Eliminate the guess work when downloading Android Apps… know for sure! Offering infinate value alerting whether an Android App is worth paying for… or not
Android Apps. Although they may be considered our only and direct competiton for Android App Reviews, we don’t mind mentioning them. The sister site of AppVee iPhone app reviews; they not only review Android Apps, but they offer YouTube video screencasts.
Droideo. Android Video website. Find all android videos from unboxing, sneak peak at new app/feature demos, phone hardware and more.
Cyrket. Developer Jay Freeman managed to create an extract of the actual Android App Market, once only viewable on the handset, now viewable on the web. The Android Application Browser features comments (yeah… even the idiotic comments), user ratings, app descriptions, and more.
News, Insight & Tips:
Android Guys. Blog that covers everything Android; news, reviews, interviews, Podcasts, etc. They even have an accessories store for your mobile gadgets.
Phandroid. Android Fans blog covering all things Android; breaking news, insights and reviews. See their forum below, Android Forums.
Google and Blog. Blog about Google and Android news, tips and insights.
LiveCrunch. Though a Tech blog, they do give a lot of attention to the Android OS, news and devices. Their motto is “KISS” (keep it simple stupid) with short bites of news and alerts.
Forums & Message Boards:
T-Mobile G1 (Android) forum. T-Mobile’s Official forum for all “How To…”, “Market Apps”, and “General Discussion and Feedback” topics. Vast information, discussion, praise and gripes.
TalkAndroid. Android news and insights blog. They also have a Forum which contributes to a huge Android Wallpaper repository.
Android Forums. Thousands of members and counting, discussing all things Android.
TmoNews Blog is the Unofficial source for all things T-Mobile, since T-Mobile has trademarked the “G1” and became the first major wireless carrier to debut Android, their blog covers it as well. There is a Forum with thousands of members as well.
AndDev is a Forum for Android Developers by Android Developers. Get Android tutorials, tips, help, sample code or even hire a developer.
There are plenty more forums & message boards: T-Mobile G1 Forum, T-Mobile G1 Fans, G1 Forum, and Android Community.
Google Android Developers Blog. Google’s blog for Android Developers by Android Developers.
Big In Japan. Developers of the popular Android App ShopSavvy, offers news about the app roadmap as well as other Android advances.
Leading Mobile, Gadget and Tech Blogs:
This is a list of the larger well known blogs that frequently write about Android, Android OS, Android Phones and Android Netbooks. TechCrunch’s family of tech related websites; CrunchGear & MobileCrunch. Gizmodo, Gigaom, and IntoMobile all cover Android often.
Wallpaper & Ringtones:
G1Wallz. Offers a lot of Wallpapers suited for the Android G1 screen size.
G1MP4. Offers free ringtones pre-sliced for the G1.
Well… That was more than 25 as there are some really awesome Android websites out there (sometimes difficult to narrow the list).