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…

Okay Android, you’re on!

I’ve given Google — and particularly Android, their mobile OS — a bit of a hard time on these pages. I think it’s justified; Google is doing some fantastic things for free software but is also guilty of its fair share of gaffes. But today an opportunity has presented itself for yours truly to trial Google’s Nexus One and one of Canada’s new mobile operators. How can I say no?

Here’s how it came to be…