Recent in Month: March 2008

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CTIA 2008 Preview

Mar 29th - The CTIA Wireless mobile expo begins on Monday in Las Vegas and similar to shows like CES and Mobile World Congress, you can expect some big name companies to use it as a launching pad for exciting announcements. Described as, “The convergence of more than 1,100 exhibiting companies, dozens of industries, and over 40,000 professionals ...

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Android’s Local Business Directory

Mar 29th - Perhaps the title jumps to conclusions, but a quick look at the hidden Google LCB is reason enough to believe Android will soon get its very own Local Business Directory. Found by browsing Google’s robots.txt file, the ultra-simple section lists nearby businesses for Restaurants, Travel, Transportation, Retail and Entertainment based on the location you identify. ...

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HTC Dream: Android’s First Phone

Mar 24th - Several reputable sources (Forbes, InfoWorld) have published rumors that the HTC Dream will be the first Android Phone. The rumors seem to be from industry and company insiders who have spilled the beans. You wonder how many of these “leaks” are actually planned buzz from the public relations and/or marketing departments. Most people are attributing ...

700MHz Auction Yields Many Winners, Including Android

Mar 24th - The much discussed, debated and awaited 700mhz spectrum auction has come to a close and the winners have been announced. While Google didn’t fork over any money to own spectrum space, Android walked away with a monumental victory. The auction is known as “Auction 73” and was made possible by the government forced transition from ...

Verizon Openness Means Android Piggyback Ride

Mar 21st - Back in November 2007, Verizon announced they would open their network to “any device” meeting a “minimum technical standard”. On Wednesday, Verizon held an Open Development Conference where exciting details emerged… details that will greatly benefit both Verizon and Android. Prior to today’s conference, Verizon has been considered one of the more protective carriers when ...

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Android Ads: Relevantis Laughs First

Mar 19th - It has been somewhat of a question mark trying to determine the various ways that Google will attempt to monetize Android. Many of the best opportunities probably won’t present themselves until the platform is in the hands of the public. Relevantis, however, isn’t playing the waiting game. In a press release, the Kirkland, Washington based ...

Google says Android Will Outsell the iPhone

Mar 18th - There aren’t yet any predicted sales figures for Android enabled phones – heck, we still don’t know what phones will be the first to have Android – but Google exec Rich Miner has already claimed that Android Phones will outsell iPhones. Them be some fightin’ words. His Reasoning? “Once you have devices out there from ...

12 Future Android Apps

Mar 15th - What type of awesome mobile integration will Android allow? Dreaming is a wonderful thing, and a recent article by Read Write Web had a pretty vivid vision of what open source mobile platforms would mean in the near future. While they wrote their article in anticipation of the iPhone SDK launch, we’d like to thank ...

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1 More Month for Android Developers

Mar 12th - April 14th is the deadline for Android Developers to submit their entries for the Android Developer’s challenge. The date is quickly approaching and there is certainly a lot at stake… the top 50 entries will receive $25,000 dollars to fund further development. Google’s official Android Dev Blog made the announcement, probably as a kick in ...

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Apps For Android

Mar 9th - An open source collection of sample Android Applications has been launched by Google under the alias Apps for Android. The first application available is called WikiNotes and is described as, “a wiki note pad that uses intents to navigate to wiki words and other rich content stored in the notes.” This sample app has a ...

apple YAWN iphone YAWN sdk YAWN

Mar 6th - Yiptee freakin doo dah… Apple has announced their iPhone SDK. The traditional closed software platform of the mobile industry has been revolutionized by Apple who, “struck a new relationship with [their] carriers where Apple is responsible for the software on the phone.” It will allow a mind blowing number of applications, games and tools, developed ...

Andy Rubin Gives Android Demo [VIDEO]

Mar 6th - Last week, Darren Water from the BBC interviewed Google (and Android’s) Andy Rubin about the new mobile platform and we got an awesome video overview of some of the capabilities. A quick look at QUAKE on this Android enabled phone shows how the platform could take mobile gaming to the next level… Find the transcripted ...

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Android SDK Update: m5-rc15

Mar 6th - For all the Developer Readers, a new version of the Android SDK has been released. The changes appear to be minimal and mainly include incremental changes and integration with the online manual. So go ahead and download the new SDK. From a consumer perspective, it’s encouraging to see another update so quickly. Whereas that might ...

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T-Mobile: Stabbing Google In The Back?

Mar 3rd - Based on expert analysis, the Mobile Advertising industry is expected to reach 250 BILLION dollars by the year 2010… give or take 230 Billion Dollars. Yup, you read that correctly. The GSM Association predicted that the Mobile Advertising Industry could be worth 250 Billion dollars a year, coming to this optimistic conclusion after learning the ...