The videos listed here are targeted for programmers developing apps (applications) for Android and was originally produced during the development stages of Android back in 2008. This was prior to the release of the first Android phone. However these short videos are excellent in showing anyone, regardless of technical background, the features and potential of the Android phones.

Here is a 2 minute video on how to shop and compare prices using bar code scanner apps called ‘CompareEverywhere’ developed by a student from Montana State University in just 2 weeks.

A one minute video on how to grab address or phone number from the web just by touching it:

A must see video for everyone. Android allow developers/programmers to develop apps (applications) in what is known as "application without borders". Good overview of Android’s capabilities. Also shows QR code scanning.

A  47 second video showing a whole new way of locking and unlocking your phone without using a password. A good one hand operation example.

Another short 1 minute video showing multitasking capability. Demonstrating background services running in parallel:

A one minute video on an app to check for live Freeway traffic update.

One minute video to demo multitasking. Search for information while talking to someone on the phone.

A two minute video called ‘Introducing Android’. Show how and why Android was created. Video dated November 05, 2007, the day Google announced Android distribution with the founding of the Open Handset Alliance.

A 4.5 minutes video introducing the Android Open Source Project. The first minute is non-technical but the rest is. It also cover some basic technical details on the structure of Android. Android was built using many open source libraries.

Another one-hand operation of fast scroll through your contact list using the ‘Grab and drag’ technique.

A collection of Android best

classic (2008) short videos:

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This 2 minute video shows Android’s multi-touch screen capability. Multi-touch is native to Android but disabled. The beauty of open source is “the ability to have your cellphone do whatever the heck you want it do”. This statement mentioned in the ‘Introducing Android’ video above attest to the power of Open Source. The following modification was done on Android 1.0 (T-Mobile’s Google’s G1 phone), Feb 28, 2009:

Click here for list of newer videos like Google Goggles, GPS Nav, Sony X10, and NexusOne.

The Samsung i9000 Galaxy’s Super AMOLED display has the best most responsive multitouch screen of any cellphone to-date. Here is a link to a video demonstrating just that.