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  • gPhone Madness: The creepiest entry to date

    gPhone Madness: The creepiest entry to date

    The gPhone madness contest is still going strong. Remember to vote early and often for your favorite entrants and that we also count comments in the judging. Rich sends us his entry, a really freaking creepy idea involving social data mining and facial recognition. The Playa’s Bible web service is linked to Open Social for data mining, The guy takes a picture of a young lady in a local bar… Read More

  • Ben Worthen of the WSJ: "Android will lead to the meltdown of corporate America; communism, alternate religions to follow"

    Ben Worthen of the WSJ: "Android will lead to the meltdown of corporate America; communism, alternate religions to follow"

    The gPhone is definitely creating a series of aftershocks in the journalism world. Two days after the big announcement, people are still talking, and it’s not all good. Even the stuffy WSJ gets into the act, calling the gPhone Android a tech nightmare waiting to happen. The argument goes that all this open source nonsense will raise unseen security risks in secure environments of many… Read More

  • Stevenf: "Android is bullpoop and you're dumb, Google"

    Stevenf: "Android is bullpoop and you're dumb, Google"

    My, if this isn’t the day of Google backlash. While we’re not highly keen on the whole Android idea as it stands, Steven Frank thinks it’s garbage: A 34-company committee couldn’t create a successful ham sandwich, much less a mobile application suite. It’s going to be some half-baked turd undoubtedly based on GPE since that’s, you know, better than starting from… Read More

  • Symbian: "Android's stupid and for babies and dumb heads."

    Symbian: "Android's stupid and for babies and dumb heads."

    How did I miss LOLBOTS? Nokia and Symbian were behind school yesterday and Nokia was smoking cloves and Symbian was reading some book and then Nokia as all like “Did you see what Google did?” and Symbian was like “Uh huh Whatdafuk?” and Nokia was all like “Garr garrr I’m Androad” and Symbian was all like “I’m Anchoad” and then Symbian was… Read More

  • Gphone madness: contest entries keep rolling in

    Gphone madness: contest entries keep rolling in

    Here’s the deal: in order to celebrate the non-release of the gPhone, we’re asking you, our dear readers, to offer up some potential applications for the Android platform. They can be silly, smart, or stupid. Take this one, for example: Here’s an idea for an open source Gphone application that could make you a little cash: Turn your cell phone into a traffic camera. As you are… Read More

  • gPhone Madness: The Contest

    gPhone Madness: The Contest

    Not the gPhone, but close. Welcome to a world where Androids don’t just help Leia get a message to Obiwan. Our slack-jawed faces are leaking happy juice due to the announcement of Google/OHA’s Android platform and to celebrate we’re giving away two unlocked Nokia N95s to the two best BFF posters of the week, based on popularity and number of votes. Read More

  • CrunchGear Live: What we think about the Android announcement

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf 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

    http://images.operator11.com/swf/o11player.swf 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. AIM… 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 state… 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 platform… 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. It… Read More

  • Google Phone announcement expected in next two weeks says WSJ

    Google Phone announcement expected in next two weeks says WSJ

    The Google Phone has replaced the iPhone. What I mean by that is all the rumors, innuendo and general nonsense that surrounded the iPhone will now be transplanted to the Google Phone. Today’s rumor comes to us by way of the Wall Street Journal. Sometime in the next two weeks, so the rumor goes, Google will announce a suite of software and “services,” whatever those are… Read More

  • GPhone not a phone, but a free software suite, due next year

    GPhone not a phone, but a free software suite, due next year

    Don’t call it a phone? Not even a GPhone? ‘fraid not, according to yesterday’s International Herald Tribune. Yes, Google is working on a mobile phone project, and has been for some two years now, but it’s not an actual phone. The GPhone, it turns out, will be a Linux-based software suite that will be able to run other companies’ cellphones. How does this gel with what… Read More

  • Microsoft: gPhone is lies and fabrications, Windows Mobile great, you people know nothing

    Microsoft: gPhone is lies and fabrications, Windows Mobile great, you people know nothing

    Scott “The Rock” Rockfeld sat down with InformationWeek to discuss the Google Phone, Google’s purchase of mobile spectrum, how great Google is, and how super Google is. His assessment? Google is stupid heads and Windows Mobile is on 11 million phones and Google is for dumb heads. The real money shot? Get ready… when asked what hot MS products are coming up — a real… Read More

  • Could GPay Be Google's Killer Phone App?

    Could GPay Be Google's Killer Phone App?

    An interesting new patent was published August 30 that would suggest that Google is developing a mobile phone payment system. The Text Message Payment patent details a system where by Google offers a mobile focused payments under the title of GPay. Examples of payment scenarios given in the patent include paying for goods from a vending machine, as well as purchasing items directly from offline… Read More

  • GPhone To Launch in India, Start Lining Up Now!

    GPhone To Launch in India, Start Lining Up Now!

    In what appears to be an amalgam of rumor, innuendo, and just making shit up, Rediff India Abroad is saying that Google will launch something sometime — perhaps a fortnight from now? — in India and is in talks with Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Essar, two of India’s most popular carriers. In what sounds like Nigerian phishing scam, it appears that Google may or may not be provide a… Read More

  • Could The GPhone Be Nigh?

    Could The GPhone Be Nigh?

    Todays completely unsubstantiated rumor comes from Rediff News, a usually well respected source of news based in India. Rediff is reporting that the Google Phone is set to be launched in 2 weeks time! The GPhone is said to simultaneously launch in both Europe and the United States, with the only thing standing in Google’s way being US regulatory approval. The report goes on to claim that… Read More