Android

  • 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

  • All About Linux 2008: Will Android be available as soon as late Summer or early Fall?

    All About Linux 2008: Will Android be available as soon as late Summer or early Fall?

    It was about five months ago that Google introduced the world to Android, saying that sometime in the second half of 2008 Android-equipped handsets would start hitting the streets. Google’s Richard Whitt, a lobbyist-type in DC, said in a conference call today that the date might be sooner, and that we might even start seeing handsets as early as this summer. That’s right around… Read More

  • Android phone from HTC will be called 'Dream'

    Android phone from HTC will be called 'Dream'

    Previously codenamed “Dream,” the Android-based Google phone coming from HTC will be called — drumroll please — “Dream,” according to IDG News Service. This information comes from “a person close to the situation,” so it’s possible that we’re not much further along than we were back in early November when we told you that… Read More

  • HTC Developing Phone for Android

    HTC Developing Phone for Android

    High Tech Computer (HTC) is developing a mobile phone that will use the open-source Android software created by Google for its operating system. The phone will be called Dream and have a large touchscreen and full QWERTY keypad. The handset is over 5 inches long and 3 inches wide and has a keypad that swivels out from underneath the screen. HTC is not the only company that is developing a… Read More

  • The zzzPhone is real, on its way soon

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    I just got back from checking out the zzzPhone and I can say without a doubt that it’s real. It’s definitely not a scam, but the first generation ran into some problems with the manufacturer and they don’t work stateside. I’m told the newest generation is on its way very soon. Maybe within a month. The OS is still uncertain… Read More

  • Google generated more ad revenue growth than top 3 online competitors, all offline media in 2007

    [photopress:goog2007ads.jpg,full,center] Google not only generated more ad dollars in 2007 than all other online firms, it generated more ad dollars than all other firms, online or off. AlleyInsider crunched the numbers, as they do, and found that Google generated twice as much revenue as Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL combined. Fellow CRUNCH writer Erick Schonfeld fired up Excel and made some… Read More

  • Android, a platform, will outsell iPhone, a phone: Google exec

    [photopress:androidviphone.jpg,full,center] A mobile platform manager at Google said yesterday that he expects Android to outsell the iPhone, which, to me, truly sounds like comparing apples to oranges. Rich Miner points out that Android will be supported by no less than Motorola, HTC, Samsung and LG. Meanwhile, only one company is behind the iPhone, Apple. Never mind that Android is an OS… Read More

  • Android amazes stuffy BBC: "I say, jolly good!" says reporter

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fbbcnewstechnology%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F704168&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Although the rest of the world has already gotten their fill of Google’s up-and-coming phone OS/paperweight the BBC just got an… Read More

  • Rumors: Alienware working on Android-based iPhone killer?

    [photopress:_9e28_transformers_cellphone_concept.jpg,full,center] Apple is a computer company before all else, this much is fact. The iPhone is far more computer than phone, and besides its design, that is why it’s so popular. It reinvented the cellphone industry in no small way, and it happened because Apple isn’t a phone company. Neither is Google, but the Android OS is on… Read More

  • Open Source may Create Security Risks for Mobile Phones

    Open Source may Create Security Risks for Mobile Phones

    To date, mobile phones have been relatively safe from cyber attacks when compared to PCs. Security systems have been able to block most viruses on cell phones, but the mobile industry foresees risks coming from the open software platforms that are looming in the near future. Google is backing the Android open source software which is in competition with LiMo Foundation’s Linux… Read More

  • Whuh oh, here comes AOL's Open Mobile Platform

    Whuh oh, here comes AOL's Open Mobile Platform

    Hmmm. AOL announced its Open Mobile Platform at the MWC in Barcelona and says it’ll be available this summer. It’ll provide developers “with ready access to the tools and source code they need to build and distribute applications across all major mobile device platforms and operating systems including BREW, Java, Linux, RIM, Symbian, and Windows Mobile.” The parts of… Read More

  • Google to be Integrated on Nokia Handsets

    Google to be Integrated on Nokia Handsets

    The world’s largest handset maker, Nokia, announced today that it will integrate the Google search engine with the Nokia Search application. This plan was released at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Google search will be available in more than 100 countries on a variety of handsets. The first Nokia products to be loaded with Google will be the Nokia N96, N78, 6210… Read More

  • GPhone mauling

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    Another collection of photos from my mauling of the GPhone in the wild. It’s ugly, sure, and it doesn’t work. But isn’t it… Read More

  • Our first Android phone hands-on

    Here, in all its madcap glory, is the GPhone: Android running on test hardware that looks compelling but not quite ready for prime time. The interface was quite snappy — it was almost exactly as swift as the emulated software on any PC — and it looks good and tight with lots of nice transitions et al. Let’s say this is the emulator made flesh and leave it at that — the… Read More

  • Several Android cellphones to be shown at MWC today

    [photopress:androidatmwccc.jpg,full,right] Android-based cellphones are somewhere on the Mobile World Conference show floor in Barcelona. There were rumors last week of an ARM-branded Android phone being at the show, and today AFP says we can expect to see models from Marvell, Texas Instruments, Qualcomm, NEC and ST Microelectronics. While the first Android cellphones aren’t scheduled… Read More

  • Dell (??) to show Android phone (??) at MWC (??)

    Dell (??) to show Android phone (??) at MWC (??)


    We got a tip in last night regarding the possible, rumored launch of a super-secret Dell product that runs Android. First off, Dell makes Axim’s and that’s about it. Second off, Google isn’t even at MWC but I think Android is on the floor but is definitely not at any Dell location I can espy. Rumor and innuendo, I suspect. My brother is senior level management at dell and… Read More

  • GPhone Prototype Debuts At Mobile World Congress

    GPhone Prototype Debuts At Mobile World Congress


    The first official prototype of a phone running Google’s Android platform has debuted at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today. Upstaging the usually quick blog media, AP captured the first shot (above), left of picture we’ve blown up the phone for a closer look. Samsung said yesterday that it won’t debut an Android powered phone until 2009, and AP reports that the… Read More