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HTC Desire HD vs HTC Sensation XE Comparison and Differences

Thinking of upgrading from the HTC Desire HD to the HTC Sensation XE? Here are the main differences you'd notice.

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Gingerbread Android 2.3 based ROM now available for HTC Desire

Finally, the first publicly available Gingerbread (Android 2.3) based ROM is ready for download for the HTC Desire. Oxygen 2 is the first, and has been one of the cleanest pared down ROMs in its previous Froyo based guise

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Lens Scratches Lead To Hazy Pictures [HTC Desire]

Have you noticed the sharpness has gone from your photos? The HTC Desire has such a low quality plasic lens cover that before long it gives a cloudy, hazy look to your pictures. Here's how to fix it.

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App Inventor Limitations

App Inventor is a new product from Google that allows anyone to build their own Android apps with minimal effort, and almost no programming knowledge. Very impressive, but here's a brief discussion of App Inventor when it comes to building apps that can actually be used and deployed.

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Change Android System Font

How to change the standard Android DroidSans font for any other truetype font you like. Helvetica looks nice. :-)

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Rooting And Installing Custom ROM On UK HTC Desire

Here is my experience with rooting and installing a custom ROM on my UK T-Mobile HTC Desire. Want to try it on yours? Have a read of this to see what's involved.

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Attach Any File Types To Email In Android GMail

The built-in Android GMail client won't attach any files other than pictures from the gallery. Pretty annoying, but there are ways around this. Here's how to attach any type of file to an email using the standard GMail client.

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Android Google Talk Broken Changing Googlemail To GMail

Has your Google Talk app stopped working since you changed your Google account login from ...@googlemail.com to ...@gmail.com? There is a known issue with this. There may also be problems accessing the Android Market.

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HTC Legend Camera Sample Photos and Spec

A brief review and some sample images taken with the HTC Legend.

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Google Maps Navigation Finally Released In The UK

At last! Google Maps Navigation has officially been released (in Beta, at least) in the UK. Rejoice, Android fans, it's here at last!

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Voice Search Missing From HTC Desire

Voice Search seems to be missing from some but not all of the HTC Desire Android handsets sold in the UK. Here's how to install it.

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How To Change User Agent In Android Browser

Here's how to change the User Agent String reported by Android's default browser. You can change it to masquerade as an iPhone or a desktop browser in the user agent string reported to websites in its HTTP requests.

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HTC Desire Camera Review Spec and Sample Photos

Camera spec and review of the HTC Desire Android phone camera. Sample photos taken with the HTC Desire demonstrating its picture quality.

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Android Sat Nav Apps

Here's a comparison and mini-review of Sat Nav software currently available for the Android platform. There are free and paid-for sat nav apps listed here for android mobiles such as the T-Mobile G1, HTC Magic and Hero.

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Best Android Root Apps

Here's the best of the currently available Android root apps. These apps won't work on a standard Android phone, only phones that have been rooted.

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How To Take Screenshots on the HTC Desire

How to take screenshots of the HTC Desire Android phone using the DDMS tool included with the Android SDK. This works on non-rooted HTC Desire phones on Windows PCs.

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