Show off your Android apps with AppBrain.

Over the next few posts I’m going to highlight some of the stand-out applications for Google’s Android OS. We’re going to kick things off with AppBrain.

To call AppBrain an alternative Android Market would kind of be missing the point. There is certainly some unnecessary duplication in the form of its own set of user-generated reviews, but that’s its weakest selling point if you ask me. Three additional features make AppBrain truly amazing…

My 200th post: Android claims another Nokian.

This time last year I was trialling Nokia’s premiere camera phone of the day across Asia. For 2010 an altogether different handset has passed the far and away test — Google’s Nexus One, sold unlocked in Canada by upstart carrier Mobilicity.

With a few important caveats Android has impressed me enough to usurp Symbian as my primary mobile OS. It’s that good…

Mobile martyr or burn victim?

Ten years ago when I moved into my condo I switched my mobile service from my then mobile provider to Fido in order to get better reception. And now I’m seriously contemplating switching to another carrier for a much poorer signal — virtually none, in fact, within the walls of my own home.

If it sounds like a stupid idea hear me out; once I’ve told you the whole story I definitely want your opinion. But first, a little history…