Android

  • A rumor: Amazon to have mobile music, movie store for Android

    A rumor: Amazon to have mobile music, movie store for Android

    Another day, another movie and music store. This time, though, it’s for Android-based phones; today is Android Day, in case you forgot. Right, so it looks like Amazon has struck a deal with Google to launch a mobile version of its online music and movie store for Android-based cellphones. That’s the hot rumor right now, at least. It seems—get this—that a G1 made the… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    Talk about cutting it close. With less than 12 hours before T-Mobile officially pulls back the curtain on the ultra-hyped G1, the floodgates have opened. Images extracted from the depths of T-Mobile’s G1 site have begun hitting tip boxes, and now TmoNews has managed to get their hands on a bunch of specs and details. What’s known so far: In-store, immediate sales only available… Read More

  • Android G1 video feed up and waiting

    Android G1 video feed up and waiting

    It’s not quite a leak and it doesn’t quite make sense but T-Mobile has posted the G1 news portal with a few placeholder links and a a teaser for the G1 press conference video feed. This is actually quite odd considering every other company would sit on this news until it squeaked. Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    T-Mobile G1 specs leaked prior to announcement

    Talk about cutting it close. With less than 12 hours before T-Mobile officially pulls back the curtain on the ultra-hyped G1 Android phone, the floodgates have opened. Images extracted from the depths of T-Mobile’s G1 site have begun hitting tip boxes, and now TmoNews has managed to get their hands on a bunch of specs and details. What’s known so far: In-store, immediate sales… Read More

  • Tomorrow is G-Day

    Tomorrow is G-Day

    The world – OK, just a group of phone geeks – is waiting for the launch of the Android phone aka the T-Mobile Dream tomorrow with bated breath. CG will be at the event in force with a liveblog and images but before we walk to the well of hype and drink deep and hearty droughts of orgasmic praise, let’s talk about what Android is and isn’t. The casual smartphone user is… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 appears on my.t-mobile.com

    T-Mobile G1 appears on my.t-mobile.com

    Hey, that Google phone is coming (in case you hadn’t heard). Looks like it’ll be called the T-Mobile G1 (no mention of the word “Dream” anywhere) and will at least come in black. Unfortunately when Peter “Sweet Pete” Ha clicked that “Learn more” link, he got a no-go popup. Oh well. It goes to t-mobileg1.com if you’re interested. If you have… Read More

  • Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    With the big announcement just days away, it’s no surprise that some folks out there might be totin’ the Android-powered HTC Dream (G1) around. Between all of the Google developers, HTC product engineers, and T-Mobile employees involved, in-the-wild shots were bound to get out sooner or later. And now they have, on the blog of Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins. Rizzn got the… Read More

  • T-Mobile G1 appears on my.t-mobile.com

    T-Mobile G1 appears on my.t-mobile.com

    Hey, that Google phone is coming (in case you hadn’t heard). Looks like it’ll be called the T-Mobile G1 (no mention of the word “Dream” anywhere) and will at least come in black. Unfortunately when Peter “Sweet Pete” Ha clicked that “Learn more” link, he got a no-go popup. Oh well. It goes to t-mobileg1.com if you’re interested. If you have… Read More

  • Analysts predict 4% Q4 marketshare for Android

    Analysts predict 4% Q4 marketshare for Android

    Strategy Analytics announced this morning that they are expecting Android sales to account for 400,000 of the 10.5 million US smartphone sales they foresee going down in Q4 of 2008. “Google has the brand power in the USA to make a big impact at launch. The main issue will be operator subsidies,” said Chris Ambrosia, Executive Director of Strategy Analytics, “As seen with… Read More

  • Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    Shots of the HTC Dream G1 handset in the wild

    With the big announcement just days away, it’s no surprise that some folks out there might be totin’ the Android-powered HTC Dream (G1) around. Between all of the Google developers, HTC product engineers, and T-Mobile employees involved, in-the-wild shots were bound to get out sooner or later. And now they have, on the blog of Mark “Rizzn” Hopkins. Rizzn got the… Read More

  • Rumor: HTC Dream (G1) to sell for $200?

    Rumor: HTC Dream (G1) to sell for $200?

    It’s barely even lunch time, and the HTC Dream rumor mill is already churnin’ away at full force. Just minutes ago, an insider involved with the development of Android confirmed to us that the HTC Dream will set you back just $200 bucks after contract. While they weren’t able to provide a sans-contract price, they did say that T-Mobile’s subsidization wasn’t… Read More

  • HTC Dream shelf date slips… forward?

    HTC Dream shelf date slips… forward?

    In a pleasant change from the normal handset release rigmarole, it looks like the Android-powered HTC Dream might actually show up earlier than we expected. While just yesterday a source revealed to us that we’d be seeing it on October 20th, VentureBeat has heard it might show up a whole 3 days earlier, moving the date to Friday, October 17th. While the insider whispers might be… Read More

  • HTC Dream shelf date slips… forward?

    HTC Dream shelf date slips… forward?

    In a pleasant change from the normal handset release rigmarole, it looks like the Android-powered HTC Dream might actually show up earlier than we expected. While just yesterday a source revealed to us that we’d be seeing it on October 20th, VentureBeat has heard it might show up a whole 3 days earlier, moving the date to Friday, October 17th. While insider whispers might be saying… Read More

  • T-Mobile officially announces Android press conference on September 23rd

    T-Mobile officially announces Android press conference on September 23rd

    Seems our insider was right about a press conference in NYC. Let’s hope he/she/it is right on the retail launch date as well. Here’s what we know so far about the HTC Dream: What we know about hardware can be found here. Pricing is said to be around $200 with a 2-year contract from T-Mobile. The MSRP is rumored to be listed at $399, according to various sources. Check out… Read More

  • Video: Google shows Android handset at Developer Day

    Video: Google shows Android handset at Developer Day

    With the first Android-powered handset launch just around the corner, Google’s finally getting around to showing the OS up and running on a live handset — albeit with a bit of tape covering up some unmentionables on the hardware itself. They showed the goods today at Google’s Developer Day today in London, and some chap in the audience managed to get it all on video. Check… Read More

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

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

    A little birdy just dropped by, 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

  • 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… 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… Read More