Recent in Month: April 2008

Android – Making Mobile Coupons Mainstream

Apr 30th - Anyone who pays attention to mobile technology will confess that mobile coupons are an “up and coming prospect” for the industry. But to present day, the sizzle of the mobile coupon concept is only met with fizzle from mobile coupon implementation. Why the disconnect? The reasons Mobile Coupons haven’t taken off are fairly basic: The ...

T-Mobile Android Phone by End of Year!

Apr 24th - Not only have they committed to launching ONE Android phone by the end of the year but perhaps a whole line! In a CNN Money article, VP of T-Mobile’s Broadband and New Business Unit commented on Android: “I’m impressed,” he said. “We will have more than one product…(The move to an open platform) will be ...

Get Your Android Game On

Apr 24th - Mobile Applications aren’t the only hope bestowed upon the Champion of Open Mobile OS, Android. In fact, the whole thing sounds a bit serious. So to lighten things up we want to remind you that Open and Games play very, very nice together. We’re extremely excited about what Android could mean for the Mobile Gaming ...

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1,788 Android Apps!

Apr 18th - The Android Developer’s Challenge appears to have been a HUGE success with Google having received 1,788 from over 70 countries. Apparently coders are crammers – with time running out, Google started receiving Android App entries at a rate of 170 per hour! Now it’s time for the 100+ judges to start reviewing each submission and ...

Enkin’s Android-Hopeful Map App

Apr 18th - Nokia noted long ago that in some cultures, directions were given and followed using landmarks and physical properties of the surrounding land rather than street signs or road names. While Nokia’s intended service relies on people taking pictures of and tagging these landmarks – something unlikely to earn mass appeal until something like Android hits ...

Vodafone CEO disses Android, Self

Apr 17th - Arun Sarin, the CEO of Vodafone (part owner of Verizon), provided an interesting interview for Business Week discussing the use of 4G networks. What WE were most interested in, however, was his not-so-nice comments about Android that seemed a bit self-deprecating. When asked about Vodafone allowing cell phones based on Google’s Android, here is what ...

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AndroidTube… Next Generation Social Video

Apr 15th - You don’t need Ms. Cleo to see what direction Android is going to take the Mobile industry. All you need is some common sense and a few interesting articles in your feed reader. First off, The Official Google Blog announced KML as a newly accepted standard of the Open Geospatial Consortium. What started as a ...

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Androidiot – Who Is Stupid?

Apr 15th - Someone is an idiot when it comes to Android. It could be me… and I would openly agree with accusations of unbridled enthusiasm. But it could be people like Jim Woods from Seeking Alpha. In a recent article entitled Smart Phone Wars, Woods completely dismisses the potential of Android while sheepishly bowing down to Apple’s ...

VIDEO: Windows Mobile Loves Android

Apr 12th - Alright the title might be a little misleading. We’re sure that any Microsoft execs watching this video certainly don’t love it and certainly don’t love Android. The hacker gang over at XDA-Developers hacked a TyTN II with Windows Mobile to run Android overtop as a .exe – SWEET! That’s good news for consumers, good news ...

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Opera Mini for Android Debuts

Apr 12th - And out come some of the first 3rd party applications and implementations for Google’s Android. Opera has announced that their world renowned mobile browser has been rebuilt to custom-fit android. And by custom fit, they mean it will support, “any range of handset built on Android.” Wow. Good work folks. While Developer’s can get their ...

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The iPhone Will Help Android

Apr 10th - The iPhone SDK. The Android SDK. Clash of the Titans? We think it might pan out a little bit differently… Apple and Google are most definitely competitors in the mobile arena. But at this point in the game, they should be incredibly elated that they have each other as rivals. More important than one of ...

May 6th… Judgement Day?

Apr 8th - Could May 6th be the day that the first ever Android Phone, the HTC Dream, is finally revealed? Judging from the invitation floating around the interwebs, it just might be. The invitation suggests that guests will be witness to “The Next Wave of HTC Innovation”. Hmmm… sounds like something big? What else could it be? ...

Uhh… Tell Them About Android

Apr 6th - At this year’s CTIA Wireless conference there was plenty of interesting news, but something we found particularly interesting was the types of mobile applications being offered. More specifically, services that will cost you money when an Android application will likely do the same thing for free in the very near future. Take, for example, Verizon ...

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Recap: CTIA Wireless 2008

Apr 6th - Well the 2008 CTIA Wireless expo came and went but there was plenty of news to go around. Rather than try to scoop up bits and pieces, we’ve put together a quick recap of the stuff you should care about. As far as new handsets go: Samsung stole the show with the Samsung Instinct, which ...