• CrunchGear Live: What we think about the Android announcement This “live” show didn’t turn out to be live after all due to some unforeseen technical glitches but let’s pretend, huh? Read More

  • Google Conference Call Liveblog

    Google Conference Call Liveblog Click here to read our live coverage of the Google Mobile OS. More info: Today, T-Mobile is participating, alongside Google and others, in the announcement of the Open Handset Alliance and Android, the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. IM questions to me during the conference call and I’ll try to ask them. Read More

  • CG ALERT: And we're off… Motorola, T-Mo, HTC, and Qualcomm gPhone conference call today

    I’ll just quote this verbatim and I’ll be live blogging the call in a mere 30 minutes. I may have to eat my hat. GOOGLE, T-MOBILE, HTC, QUALCOMM AND MOTOROLA TO DISCUSS NEW OPEN PLATFORM FOR MOBILE DEVICES Read More

  • Video: If I had a magic phone

    “Kids talk about what their dream phone would do.” This is another promo video for the Open Handset Alliance, published on Google’s YouTube channel. If I had a magic phone [YouTube] Read More

  • Video: Introducing Android

    The creators of Android talk about their new open platform for mobile phones and the Open Handset Alliance. Introducing Android [YouTube] Read More

  • The gPhone: My Take

    The gPhone: My Take

    Please don’t hold your breath on the Google Phone announcement: you’ll probably pass out and it won’t have been worth it. Google is set to “announce” a phone project — I hesitate to say product — today, partnering with HTC and Samsung along with a few other OEMs to supply phones with some sort of mysterious Google thing installed. I’m going to… Read More

  • Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance

    Breaking: Google Announces Android and Open Handset Alliance

    Google just officially announced the Open Handset Alliance to create an open platform (to be called Android) for a Linux phone that can run mobile Google apps and others. The 34 partners include T-Mobile, Sprint Nextel, NTT Docomo, China Mobile, Telefonica, Telecom Italia, Motorola, Samsung, HTC, Qualcomm, Intel, and Google itself. No mention of Verizon, AT&T, Vodafone, or Nokia (which… Read More

  • gOS: Where Computers Are Headed?

    gOS: Where Computers Are Headed?

    We reported Thursday on the gPC going on sale at Wal-Mart, a $199 bare minimum PC that runs a Linux package by the name of gOS. Unlike some initial reports suggested, this isn’t the long fabled Google Operating System, but the folks behind it most definitely had Google on their mind. In an interview at Fsckin, David Liu, founder of the gOS project gave some indication of what they are… Read More

  • What will Google announce tomorrow?

    What will Google announce tomorrow?

    You can’t believe everything you read and rumors are just rumors. So what can we expect from Google tomorrow? Will it just be an OS or will there be an actual gPhone? Are you excited for the Google OS? Or are you too enamored with your stupid precious iFones to care? Read More

  • First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes

    First OpenSocial Application Hacked Within 45 Minutes

    It didn’t take long for someone to hack the first OpenSocial application. In fact, it took just 45 minutes. A developer who goes by the alias “theharmonyguy” and describes himself as “just an amateur” claims to have compromised the RockYou OpenSocial application on Plaxo called emote (see the Plaxo blog for details on the application). Specifically, he claims to… Read More

  • Google to make gPhone announcement Monday

    Google to make gPhone announcement Monday

    After a brief repose from posting all things iPhone, our tips inbox was brimming — brimming, I say! — with news of the gPhone. Or gPhones. Or whatever Google is going to call it when it makes its announcement Monday. Yes, it’s coming. No, we’re not sure what it is. Yes, we’re excited about it. Word on the street, though, is that gPhone will actually be a… Read More

  • Everex plans to offer cheap Linux/Google notebooks too

    Everex plans to offer cheap Linux/Google notebooks too

    Remember two days ago? That was when taskmaster John Biggs told us about the $200 Everex PC. Well today it’s been announced that Everex “will bring Linux laptops under $300 to users next year.” Read More

  • Google Opens OpenSocial Site And Provides Orkut Support

    The Google OpenSocial site is now live (here). The video above comes from the Google OpenSocial Campfire held Thursday night and is featured on the front of the new page.The site includes the complete OpenSocial API Documentation, FAQ and Group area.Also now live is OpenSocial support for Google’s big in Brazil social networking site Orkut (here). According to Google, the OpenSocial… Read More

  • Plaxo Implements OpenSocial, Ning Goes Live Friday Night

    Plaxo Implements OpenSocial, Ning Goes Live Friday Night

    Plaxo has released support for Google’s OpenSocial initiative. The API’s are currently at 0.5 release so Plaxo warns that things are likely to change as OpenSocial moves forward, however in their words “we want to make sure that everyone who’s getting excited about it has a place they can channel their energy and get things running sooner.” Plaxo support for… Read More

  • Imperium: Google's March Towards Becoming America's Biggest Company

    Imperium: Google's March Towards Becoming America's Biggest Company

    When Google went public in August 2004, many were impressed that the stock opened at a premium to the price paid in what was then (and in some respects still is) the unheard of direct auction IPO. Some may have dreamed of greatness for Google stock, but if you’d suggested then that Google would pass through $700 a share (it closed at $108.31 on its first day) you would have been derided as… Read More

  • Facebook: "We Have Not Been Briefed On OpenSocial"

    When Google was asked during the press conference earlier today if they had invited Facebook into OpenSocial, the answer was “yes,” and then changed to “we can’t comment, followed by “we have reached out to virtually everyone in this space” (quotes are rough, I was taking notes but not recording). Whichever one is the correct answer, the clear indication… Read More

  • Facebook, Your Move

    Facebook, Your Move

    Not so fast, Mike. The anti-Facebook coalition piling onto Google’s OpenSocial platform does not constitute checkmate for Google just quite yet. These are developer announcements. No actual consumers have changed their social networking habits because of OpenSocial. Facebook still has all the momentum with consumers (and, thus, with the developers who want to reach them). It can… Read More

  • Is this the Google Phone? Begin salt grain preparation

    Is this the Google Phone? Begin salt grain preparation

    Although it appears that there won’t be any one singular Google Phone, there have apparently been some murmurings around the interconnected network that Chinese device manufacturer “E28″ has developed a phone that “has been pegged as being the likely core of the Gphone, with Google’s suite of applications closely integrated.” The thing runs Linux. Okay great. Read More

  • Checkmate? MySpace, Bebo  and SixApart To Join Google OpenSocial (confirmed)

    Checkmate? MySpace, Bebo and SixApart To Join Google OpenSocial (confirmed)

    Google may have just come out of nowhere and checkmated Facebook in the social networking power struggle. MySpace and Six Apart will announce that they are joining Google’s OpenSocial initiative. Silicon Alley Insider reported the MySpace rumor earlier today. We’ve confirmed that from an independent source, as well as the fact that Six Apart is joining. Per the update below, Google… Read More

  • Google PC At Wal-Mart for $200

    Google PC At Wal-Mart for $200

    Our Crunchgear colleague John Biggs has an item in the NYT today about Wal-Mart’s $200 Google PC that runs a version of Linux called the gOS (which does not stand for the Google Operating System, but rather is a version of Ubuntu). Excerpt: What makes it stand out, however, is GOS, a version of Linux specially made to run Google applications like GMail and Google Documents. It also… Read More