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Droid Saves the Day on Gossip Girl

I’m about to admit something incredibly embarrassing…please don’t destroy me too much.

Monday nights are what my wife likes to call “Gossip Girl Night,” meaning she puts absolutely nothing on her schedule so she can make sure to watch one of the silliest girlie-teenie-uppity shows on the planet.  And last night, I walked into the living room to find her oohing and awwing away at one of the girls in the show who was completely smashed out of her mind and about to get taken advantage of by some random dude.  Then, out of no where, her dude-friend calls her to find out where she is so he can come save the day.  Fun right?

While I’m trying my best to avoid the show completely, I see this part and seriously say out loud, “If she had my Droid, he could totally find her” just before walking away.

And today, I see on Engadget, that the dude in the show actually had a Droid!  He even busted out Google Latitude to find her!  If I would have stayed and suffered for another 30 seconds, I would have witnessed television magic.  OK, I’m not really that excited about it, but just had to share.  Here is a link to the video.  Classic.


  • ts001

    I can't seem to figure out how to transfer te update.zip file from my PC to the actual phone and then to SD card…can you help me?


    Why isn't Google Lat in my market??

    • josh

      it's part of google maps

  • jeanie

    how do you do what he did?

    • mojo

      Need to have google latitude setup on your phone and on the other persons phone and allow permissions to share where you are and than you can just use google maps, however dunno how he found her since she looks like like she was using an icrap and they dont constantly have latitude running on the phone app needs to be open at the time, unless she opened it right b4 he called haha. nice clip though guys, have seen the droid in a few shows already 🙂

  • I had a buddy find his stolen G1 recently thanks to Google Latitude. So while I feel that I should be teasing you for watching such high class TV, I'll side with you on this one.

    Just make sure you're not in viewing distance next time.

    • robhales

      help, i tried to turn my phone back to stock and it hangs at the red droid eye

      • Doolidg

        It means your posting this in totally the wrong place…..and to fix out raise your droid above your head then with a quick downward motion throw your Droid at the floor….if the eye is still red put some visine in it……….then post it somewhere more appropriate………….

  • Just shows how lame the show is. If he said he was so worried about her why didn't he use latitude 5hrs earlier. I guess the film crew wasn't set up yet.

  • nick

    hulu not working on boxee plz help

    • Octotron

      Perhaps you would be better served asking for help on the article about Boxee, and not Gossip Girl?

      Also, there are plenty of forums dedicated to android tech support, this is not one of them.

  • Octotron

    You sir…. remind me of me. /sigh

  • rockymtnhigh

    Yeah, sure, you never watch it. LOL. 🙂

  • Rob

    Droid Does Gossip

    • stlbryson

      I guess I'll be the one to go here…

      Droid Does Gossip Girl!


  • syntakk

    Haha nice. Nothing wrong with watching a girly show with your wife every now and then.

    Also, my Droid tries to autocorrect “girly” to godly. I think it is confused.

  • Jeff

    Where's the time? Why does he have 3G and WiFi? And, how is he using Google Maps while on a call?

    Oh television.

    • Thought the same thing, unless a root mod has the ability to phone and open apps? Not brave enough to root yet so have no idea if that is even possible.

  • teddyrucks

    If only I had a nickle for every time Latitude's helped me save an uppity-girlie-teeny friend… If only…

  • Ace Z.

    LOL! I actually caught this too on Engadget…DROID is taking over!

  • MattDemers

    The phone apparently is connected to something by USB. And looks like it has debug mode enabled.

    I wonder if THEY got 2.1?

    • kellex

      Hah I didn't notice that at first. Even better. He must be running CyanogenMod then…

      • MattDemers

        Might just be the show's techs taking a screenshot of the phone to manipulate.

      • Leo7747

        How is he able to place the call while running an ap that requres 3g?

        • Anthony

          You can see the WIFI indicator is on. So he's on a hot spot, as well as on the phone (hence being able to do voice and data at the same time)…