Recent in Month: February 2008

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Opera’s Mobile Browser Drops Yahoo for Google

Feb 27th - The whole concept and opportunity behind Android is that mobile handsets are becoming much more than phones – they are becoming our one-stop-shop for connecting to the world. Inherently, searching information on the web is a core feature in this mobile shift and as we all know, searches are done through a web browser. Considering ...

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TechFaith Jumps on Android Bandwagon

Feb 26th - With profits soaring and the stock price rising, Chinese mobile device manufacturer has announced that they will be producing an Android enabled phone. Wall Street has responded to their earnings reports very positively and the Android announcement gave them an even greater boost – the stock price went up nearly 25% today. Techfaith has made ...

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Android SDK Downloads hit 750,000

Feb 26th - The Australian news publication, Sydney Morning Herald, has reported that downloads of the Android Software Development Kit have reached 750,000 since it was released in November of 2007. The number is quite astonishing, especially considering the number of news portals claiming the original SDK was too clunky for developers to get their hands wet. Still, ...

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Android Code Day: Tomorrow in Cambridge!

Feb 22nd - If you haven’t signed up, you’re out of luck, but tomorrow is a gathering of Google Android Code Developer’s in Cambridge, MA. The event is from 10AM to 4PM in Harvard Square at the Charles Hotel. The event is described by Google to be, “an immersive introduction and hands-on session for Android.” We’re hoping that ...

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Google Getting In The Balloon Biz?

Feb 22nd - If Google does indeed decide to buy or partner with Space Data Corp it won’t be to shape helium balloons into dogs or flowers at children’s birthday parties. It will be to boost their mobile and internet connectivity presence… in a HUGE way. Android is Google’s announced foray into the mobile market, but knowing Google, ...

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Rumor: Samsung To Produce Android Enabled gPhone

Feb 19th - The blogs are abuzz with a new piece of gossip stemming from technology insider Robert X. Cringely in a recent article featured on PBS.org. The article is centered around Microsoft’s bid to buy Yahoo, but at the end of the article he spills the beans on an exciting new development in Android News: Two gPhones ...

Alienware Android Phone? Perhaps…

Feb 19th - The latest name on the “who is making an android phone” list is Alienware. That’s right… the high end PC manufacturer that many gamers covet as the best-in-class hardware for playing graphic heavy computer games. The news isn’t a huge surprise because Alienware is owned by Dell (purchased in 2006) and the parent company has ...

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New Android SDK Released by Google

Feb 13th - Google has just announced the release of their latest Android SDK, version m5-rc14. While developers across the globe have been hard at work creating their own applications that will be freely available on your next android enabled phone, many have shied away from diving in due to shortcomings in the beta platform. The release of ...

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Android Developer Challenge Deadline Pushed Back

Feb 4th - To accommodate growing interest and a new version of the Developer KIt that will fix some of the flaws and shortcomings of ther first version, Google is pushing back the first deadline for their Developer challenge to April 14th, 2008. There are mixed feelings about this depending on the boat you’re in: People who have ...

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MIT Offers Android Development Classes

Feb 4th - Starting February 8th, MIT will begin offering a course on software development for the Android platform in a growing effort to support the mobile industry. For the first semester, the course has registered 25 students as reported by the Boston Business Journal. These students could have a huge edge when Android is finally available in ...

Dell To Announce Android Phone or gPhone?

Feb 4th - According to several sources, Dell will announce a partnership with Google to produce the “gPhone”. Industry speculation that Google’s mobile phone announcement would be hardware, a Google phone, fell flat on it’s face when Google instead announced the open source android mobile platform. Our guess? This latest speculation will fall flat on it’s face as ...

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HTC To Release 3+ Android Phones in 2008

Feb 4th - We’ve been told that HTC will attempt to be an early android enabled phone “pioneer” by releasing one of the very first android enabled phones for mass consumption. Now, it’s looking more like they want to dominate the the early goings as they have stated at HTC will release at least 3 Android enabled phones ...