Android

  • T-Mobile planning to celebrate 3G launch with Android handset?

    T-Mobile planning to celebrate 3G launch with Android handset?

    Rumor has it that T-Mobile USA plans to launch an Android handset as part of its nationwide 3G network launch, scheduled to happen sometime before the end of the year. Reports are circulating that the 3G launch is now scheduled for October 1st, and that the first Android handset will launch around the same time. Following the carrier’s launch of 3G service in New York City in May… Read More

  • The state of mobile OS openness

    The state of mobile OS openness


    Open operating systems, for most folks, means that the operating system is essentially free. The average computer user knows that Linux is free, as in beer, while Windows costs money. The case is the same for mobile OSes although, until very recently, the idea of purposely using an open OS has been a fairly nebulous concept. To be clear open mobile OSes have been around for years, starting… Read More

  • Nokia to buy Symbian, plans to open platform

    Nokia to buy Symbian, plans to open platform

    Nokia announced today that it “plans to acquire the remaining shares of Symbian Limited that Nokia does not already own”  and then open the Symbian Foundation along with other device manufacturers such as Sony Ericsson, Motorola, AT&T, LG, and others. The foundation will be open to all developers and "will provide a unified platform with common UI framework”… Read More

  • Android platform suffers setbacks, delays expected

    Android platform suffers setbacks, delays expected

    According to the Wall Street Journal (which charges $90 per year to access full articles), Google’s Android plans aren’t moving quite as fast as the company had hoped. Android chief Andy Rubin told the Wall Street Journal, “This is where the pain happens. We are very, very close.” The slowdown appears to be a result of copious reams of red tape from carriers coupled… Read More

  • Google's Android Hits Snags With Mobile Carriers

    Google's Android Hits Snags With Mobile Carriers


    Google is finding that launching an entirely new cell phone platform is taking longer than expected. When it first announced its Android mobile operating system, Google said the first Android phones would be available during the second half of this year. Now the mobile carriers that signed up as Android partners are pushing out their launches, with only T-Mobile still trying to get an… Read More

  • Android Delayed

    Android Delayed


    Google is finding that launching an entirely new cell phone platform is taking longer than expected. When it first announced its Android mobile operating system, Google said the first Android phones would be available during the second half of this year. Now the mobile carriers that signed up as Android partners are pushing out their launches, with only T-Mobile still trying to get an… Read More

  • Android running on an Nokia N95

    A lot of you weren’t aware of this, but the opening music for Google’s new Android OS is Enter Sandman. Basically someone stuffed a Java VM and Android on an N95 and got it to run most of the applications including the dialer and Google Maps. This obviously requires some hit background music and poor lighting to be a true “proof of concept” so enjoy the videos above… Read More

  • Android to appear on HTC handsets this year, with WinMo 7 to follow shortly after

    Android to appear on HTC handsets this year, with WinMo 7 to follow shortly after

    We’ve been hating on Windows Mobile pretty bad lately, but we don’t feel bad about it. It’s a bloated, crappy OS in need of a major overhaul. Sadly, it’s one of the only viable commercial smartphone operating systems out right now, which is why companies like HTC use it on their smartphones. But that may be changing. One of the general managers at HTC let slip to an… Read More

  • Google: Android for sure in 4th quarter of 2008

    Google: Android for sure in 4th quarter of 2008

    There’s been waffling about the date Android handsets will become available. I’ve heard February, March (clearly wrong), Summer, late Summer, “second half of 2008″ and “late 2008.” Well, not surprisingly, it looks like the latest estimate is the most accurate. Google has decreed: “We’re still on track to announce Android-powered phones this year. Read More

  • GPhone delayed till 2009

    GPhone delayed till 2009

    *gasp* TheStreet has word from a source familiar with the situation that the GPhone won’t be released in time for the holiday shopping season after all. That’s really all the source had to say about the matter. Oh well. There are other Android handsets set to launch this year, which I’m assuming won’t be affected by this news/rumor and I’m looking forward to… Read More

  • Video: Demo of Android touchscreen

    We’re still in the process of digesting what’s going on at Moscone with Google I/O, but here’s a whole gaggle of demo videos for a touchscreen Android device. Check out the play-by-play from TechCrunch. Thanks to SlashGear for the great video. Read More

  • Android vs. LiMo: What's the difference?

    Android vs. LiMo: What's the difference?

    With LiMo’s recent announcement that Verizon had hopped onto their Board of Directors, things are starting to heat up between the LiMo platform and Google’s competing product, Android. Both are open-source Linux-based platforms, and both are aiming to rock the handset market sometime in the next year or so. LiMo is Linux-based. Android is Linux-based. But they’re far from… Read More

  • Fifty Android Developers Get $25,000 Each: The List

    Fifty Android Developers Get $25,000 Each: The List

    The winners of the first round of the Android Developer Challenge have been announced. Fifty developers will receive $25,000 each to build out their Android mobile phone apps. Only 46 were announced (the other four prefer to remain stealth—wimps). From this list, ten will receive another $100,000 each, and another ten will receive $250,000 each. The Phandroid blog gives a rundown of… Read More

  • MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    MIT students demonstrate their Android applications

    This just in; kids that go to MIT are really F-ing smart. I just saw seven Android applications that have been developed over the short span of four months — with very little (if any) money — as part of a class called “Building Mobile Applications with Android”. It was a lot like most college presentations, except that HTC, Google, Verizon, Sprint, and the press… Read More

  • Sneak Peak At Android Apps Out of MIT

    Sneak Peak At Android Apps Out of MIT

    A class at MIT built some mobile apps for Google’s Android operating system and presented them today. CrunchGear’s own superblogger Doug Aamoth reports on the seven apps—loco, Flare, GeoLife, Re:public, Locale, Kei, and snap—that he saw. Below is a slightly edited version of the original post: loco Loco is a mobile social network built on top an Android… Read More

  • T-Mobile pushing out Android handset in Q4

    T-Mobile pushing out Android handset in Q4


    Could the event in London for HTC be T-Mobile’s first Android handset? I think it is and I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the Dream. What else could it possibly be? Other than that bit of conjecture, T-Mobile’s vice president and general manager of broadband and new business division, Joe Sims, had this to say about Android and their upcoming line up of… Read More

  • Android games! W00T!

    Armies of 100 soldiers! Laser tag! Bugs from space! Some kind of GPS-based RPG that let’s you create a virtual world mapped to the real world! Tetris! These, and more, exciting titles are coming to Android very soon. That’s right: people are already kind of making videogames that they were probably planning to make for the N-Gage but didn’t quite get funding for and are… Read More

  • iPhone already clobbering Google's Android?

    iPhone already clobbering Google's Android?


    Android inside! AndroidGuys posits that Android’s lack of certification requirements will bite Google in the butt when it finally launches Android. The theory goes like this: anyone can install and run Android. You or I could make a GSM phone in our basements, pop Android on it, and go nuts. There is no “certification” program nor is there any particular requirement for… Read More

  • New HTC device(s)?

    New HTC device(s)?


    So Mobile-Review.com forum member deuxani posted the image to your left and asks whether or not the bottom row of HTC devices have all been announced. Most are recognizable right off the bat, but Into Mobile points out that the device in the lower left corner seems like the odd duck. Thoughts? Maybe this is what we’ll see at the HTC event next month in London. Is it the Dream? Read More

  • Opera tooling Android-native version of Opera Mini

    Opera tooling Android-native version of Opera Mini

    Regular readers will note that I’m an avid fan of Opera Mini for cellphones. Most phones’ built-in browser sucks, pure and simple. While Opera Mini isn’t as good as a desktop browser, it’s still easy enough to use on a small screen that it’s a no-brainer. When the Goog finally introduced Android, I was impressed. It’s a step in the right direction and… Read More