Android

  • HTC Dream's "Late October" release date is…

    HTC Dream's "Late October" release date is…

    A little birdy just dropped by CrunchGear HQ, bringing tidings of HTC Dream release dates in his little bird-sized satchel. They further confirmed the September 23rd announcement, cemented the rumors that there will be 3 different colors (all signs point to black, white, and brown), and then mentioned one little special tid-bit: the release date. Read More

  • WSJ: T-Mo Android announcement on September 23, HTC Dream late October

    WSJ: T-Mo Android announcement on September 23, HTC Dream late October

    The Wall Street Journal reports that T-Mobile will start selling the very first Android-powered smartphone in late October. (That is, of course, provided the world doesn’t descend into anarchy by then.) The paper cites “people familiar with the matter,” which is much better than citing “eh, just a feelin’ we have.” Look for some sort of official announcement… Read More

  • Rumor: T-Mobile announcing Android G1 on September 23

    Rumor: T-Mobile announcing Android G1 on September 23

    Maybe our source was off by a month. We’re investigating now. “T-Mobile and Google will be making an announcement this month in New York City,” two people told Reuters on Wednesday, adding Sept 23 was a likely date for the announcement. Read More

  • Cargo cult excited about Gizmondo on Android

    Cargo cult excited about Gizmondo on Android

    A group of benighted acolytes dedicated to the dead god, Gizmondo, are talking now of porting the GPS/game device/flash in the pan to Android, thereby fulfilling the prophecy (In dark days a madman vanquished will make the Gizmondo dead/but hear me, followers, do not weep for on the eve of Gizmas the sun will rise and bring with it a compact mobile platform based on Linux/and the Gizmondo will… Read More

  • Is Android in danger of spectacular failure?

    Is Android in danger of spectacular failure?

    “It ain’t no iPhone.” The words of a Yankee Group analyst, words that have to worry Google a little bit. Word on the street, echoed by the Financial Times, is that the first Android phones will, shall we say, fail to impress. A combination of developer apathy and Google’s own mismanagement seems to be dragging the whole Android project through the mud. Buggy software surely… Read More

  • Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    Google co-founder says Chrome on the way for Android

    The browser-bearing world was atwitter yesterday with the announcement of Google’s Chrome browser. Just about overnight, they’ve managed to convince hordes of people that Chrome is the way to browse on your PC. Next step? They’re taking it mobile. Read the rest at MobileCrunch >> Read More

  • Lehman: Google Chrome Can Catch Up To Firefox In Two Years

    Does Google's new Chrome browser matter? Some people think it does. One of them is Lehman Brothers analyst Douglas Anmuth. In a note sent out on Tuesday, he predicted that Chrome would soon catch up to Firefox in market share: With Firefox having gained approximately 20% percent market share over the past 4 years, we believe Google Chrome could gain 15-20% share within 2 years. Read More

  • Some pretty real-looking shots of the Android phone

    Some pretty real-looking shots of the Android phone

    We have here what appear to be some actual, big-boy shots of the impending T-Mobile HTC Dream. You know, the Android phone? As always, take these types of things with a grain of salt, although these photos do look pretty convincing. The shots were grabbed from a Chinese-language forum and sent to Engadget. My Chinese isn’t all that good, considering I’ve never been there, spoken the… Read More

  • Android: T-Mobile to sell how many G1s?

    Android: T-Mobile to sell how many G1s?

    According to the AndroidGuys, T-Mobile is shooting to make the G1 the best selling device of the year with only 2-3 months left in the year. The numbers are looking a little like this: Read More

  • The Best of Android: Final Challenge Winners Announced

    The Best of Android: Final Challenge Winners Announced

    Last May, Google announced the first set of winners in its two-part contest called Android Challenge, which is meant to kick-start the creation of 3rd-party applications for its nascent mobile platform by enticing developers with a total of $10 million in awards. Today, Google is releasing the names of its second set of winners, 10 of which receive $275,000 and 10 of which receive $100,000. Read More

 
  • Breaking – Android Market announced

    Breaking – Android Market announced

    Android, my friends, will have it’s own App Store. From the blog post: That’s why today I’m happy to share early details of Android Market—an open content distribution system that will help end users find, purchase, download and install various types of content on their Android-powered devices. The concept is simple: leverage Google’s expertise in infrastructure… Read More

  • Android: More info on the G1

    Android: More info on the G1

    The fun doesn’t stop, folks. The same chaps who brought us "official" images of the G1 this morning have revealed a mighty fine list of specs for the T-Mo Android handset. I think I’m most excited for the built-in compass in Google Streetview. Rock. On. First off, that “chin” that’s got everyone talking is allegedly called a “kicktail” and the… Read More

  • Google explains why it dropped GTalk and Bluetooth from first round Android

    Google explains why it dropped GTalk and Bluetooth from first round Android

    In its developers’ blog, Dan Morrill, Google’s ‘Developer Advocate’ explained why the company is not including GTalkService and Bluetooth in Android 1.0 SDK. In a nutshell, Google: “plain ran out of time.” Specifically GTalkService was postponed due to security concerns that the company felt “placed a significant burden on the application developer to… Read More

  • They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    They call me… the T-Mobile G1

    And so it begins: the first Android phone from T-Mobile is a flip-up QWERTY model with MyFaves and Google branding. If you’ll notice the screen turns out and up which means there is no flipping involved – just one fluid motion. It should hit next month, if all the stars are aligned. Now to repeat my Tantric matra: Pleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuckpleasedon’tsuck. Read More

  • HTC Dream: Sidekick-like keyboard and trackball?

    HTC Dream: Sidekick-like keyboard and trackball?

    Rumor! Grains of salt and whatnot. Forward-looking statements, etc. Thinking caps on, pencils down and what have you. Gearfuse apparently got a tip from an insider close to the HTC Dream saying that the device “will feature a keyboard and trackball almost identical to the Sidekick.” If this is true, fine by me. The Sidekick’s got a nice keyboard. I’m not head-over-heels… Read More

  • Android video walk-through

    Android video walk-through

    MobileCrunch has a fairly detailed look at the new Android emulator. We go through all the current apps and even crash the OS a few times for good measure. See the rest of our Android coverage here. Read More

  • Android video walk-through [Updated]

    Here is a quick walk-through of the Android OS. Put on some headphones – the voiceover is a little low – but this gives you a fairly clear look at what’s going on inside the new OS. Update: Audio should be a lot better now. Read More

  • It's actually coming out: Android beta released, developer roadmap published

    It's actually coming out: Android beta released, developer roadmap published

    Android continues to lumber toward a release. Just as the FCC approved the HTC Dream, Google released an updated beta of the SDK, version 0.9. MobileCrunch has several screenshots of the updated user interface if that’s your thing. Perhaps more interesting, Google has published a roadmap for further Android development. Among other things, Google reiterates for the zillionth time that… Read More

  • Android SDK v.9 released, along with '08 Developer Roadmap

    Android SDK v.9 released, along with '08 Developer Roadmap

    We’ve got good news, and we’ve got bad news. The good news: After a five month stretch without a publicly available update to the Android SDK, Google has finally pushed a new release. They’ve also released a Developer Roadmap for the rest of ’08 which, amongst other things, re-re-re-confirms that device(s?) are on the way for Q4 ’08. The bad news: Android 1.0 will not… Read More

  • In Anticipation Of An Actual Phone, Android Releases A New SDK

    In Anticipation Of An Actual Phone, Android Releases A New SDK

    Now that the first Android phone has been approved by the FCC, Google figured it might be a good time to update the software development kit for the mobile OS. There were hints that this would happen earlier today, but now it is official. According to the Android Developer’s Blog, here is what is new: * First and most obviously, the new Home screen is included, along with a ton of UI changes… Read More