Recent in Month: May 2008

Android: 3 Questions, 3 Answers

May 30th - Everyone has their opinion about Android – and they’re entitled to it – but it seems the majority of folks still have their reservations concerning Android’s potential to succeed and flourish. Take for example Paul Kapustka from GigaOM with his recent article titled, “Android: Much Coolness, But 3 Big Problems“. We don’t mean to pick ...

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Android Videos Galore!

May 29th - At first, folks were complaining that Android would take a backseat at Google I/O. But now, after Day 1, there is already an abundance of new “stuff” to share with you. Enjoy wasting the rest of your day watching these videos over and over and over: User Interface and Basic Nav Google Street View with ...

Android Q&A

May 29th - Google I/O sure as heck didn’t disappoint. Some lengthy Q&A about Android dropped some really, really interesting tidbits. The excitement regarding Android continues to build and these videos illustrate that the Android concept is finally maturing into a solid product. The excitement! Scroll down for a condensed transcript of the Q&A session: Q. Do you ...

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Google I/O Begins… Now

May 28th - Google I/O is Google’s largest event for Developer’s and it begins today (May 28-29, 2008). Described by Google as “Two days of in-depth, technical sessions on how to build the next generation of web applications with Google and open technologies,” they list AJAX/Java, Maps & Geo, Social Applications, APIs & Tools and Mobile as the ...

Google’s Eric Chu Sheds Light on Android

May 27th - Eric Chu – Google’s Mobile Platform Program Manager and head honcho for the Android Developers Challenge – spent some time with us to discuss Android, shedding some interesting light along the way. First on the menu was the composition of the ADCs Top 50 Apps. The undeniable majority of apps, if you had to categorize ...

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Slapped With An Open PALM

May 22nd - If you’ve read anything about Palm in the last year, chances are it’s been bad. For example, in September of 2007 they canceled the Palm Foleo, a device they previously and proudly trumpeted as the revolutionary future of mobile computing. Then they delayed the launch of their “new” OS from 2008 to 2009, laid off ...

Android Education: Schools and Phones

May 20th - Cell Phones have easily surpassed Bubble Gum as the accessory posing the biggest nuisance for educators across the world. But will Android and the open source mobile movement change that? An MIT professor says yes: “Its portability, context sensitivity, connectivity, and ubiquity… would make it ideal for learning games from elementary school all the way ...

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AndroidGlobal Time Released

May 19th - The folks at Google’s Android Developer Blog have just announced a new, free application called AndroidGlobalTime. It may not be the most exciting android application we’ve seen, but it’s not supposed to be. This specific app is intended to illustrate (to developers) the use of “OpenGL ES APIs” in Android applications. We’ve been hearing some ...

Sprint – Android’s First Carrier?

May 16th - To say people are curious regarding what will be the first Android enabled handset – which many speculate will be the HTC Dream – would be the understatement of the year. Put perhaps a more pressing question for Android enthusiasts is who will be the first Service Provider to carry an Android phone? Well, the ...

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More ADC Round 1 Details Revealed

May 14th - The news has been coming slowly but surely… This evening Google released a list of the judges (featured below) and a 46-page document ( one page for each application) overviewing the winning applications (see it here). Kind of interesting that Google employees represented 20% of the judges… weren’t sure if they’d have a very active ...

The Android vs. LiMo Conflict

May 14th - Although not discussed often, LiMo (Linux Mobile Foundation) is a formidable competitor for the Android platform. So isn’t LiMo, a consortium of partnered companies, inherently a competitor of the Open Handset Alliance? Core companies that support Android’s cause are members of the Open Handset Alliance, defined as, “a group of mobile and technology leaders who ...

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Google Aims For Social Networking Domination with FriendConnect

May 13th - There is no doubt that Google is the center of the Search Engine universe. The web is “Googlecentric” so to speak. But with little market share left to claim, Google has set it’s crosshairs on emerging markets in which it can similarly dominate. Two of the tech industries biggest buzzwords are currently “mobile” and “social ...

ADC Round 1 Winners!

May 10th - A collection of all the ADC Round 1 Winners! Comment or Contact Us to complete the list!

Google Tells Mom on Verizon

May 8th - The way the 700MHz auction played out was pretty darn interesting, but the recent antics between Block C winner (Verizon) and Block C bluffer (Google) are straight up theatrical. When Google pushed the bidding above the reserve, never planning to purchase, it forced the Winner of the Block C auction to provide an “Open” spectrum ...

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HTC Disappoints – Unveils Diamond, Not Dream

May 6th - The news poured in several days in advance of HTC’s May 6th Press Conference that the self-proclaimed game changing announcement was actually the release of the HTC Touch Diamond and NOT the HTC Dream, the first Android Phone, as many had hoped. Still, we held out hope that the rumors were wrong and that an ...