Recent in Month: August 2008

HTC Dream Live Pics!

Aug 30th - When it rains, it pours and the most recent news of Android news monsooning our way is a bunch (8) of live pictures of the HTC Dream! We have no reason to believe these aren’t 100% authentic… they are exactly what we’ve been hearing and seeing as to the upcoming HTC Dream, T-Mobile G1, etc… ...

The Missing Android Apps

Aug 28th - If you remember reading the results of Round 1, you’ll recall that Google never announced 4 of the 50 winners of the Android Developer Challenge Round 1. They wanted to remain anonymous, most likely to protect their competitive advantage and proprietary information. But today, ALL 50 WINNERS were announced. So… what were the four mystery ...

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Android Developer Challenge: Winners Announced!

Aug 28th - WHAT a DAY and WEEK for ANDROID! The winners of the ADC Round 1 have been announced! Here is a QUICK list of the winners. Stay tuned for another post with details on all the winners in coming hours.

Android Market Officially Announced!

Aug 28th - Less than 24 hours ago we pondered the differences between the inevitable Android Marketplace and the iPhone App Store. Now we’re getting the first official information from Google that the Android Market does exist and some juicy details on exactly what it will be. Get excited folks… this is a DOOZY! While the definition is ...

Android Marketplace vs. iPhone App Store

Aug 28th - UPDATE: Android Marketplace Officially Announced… DETAILS HERE. While manufacturers continue the mobile arms race, packing more megapixels in every camera phone and pushing the spec sheet to new extremes, the main battle will soon be fought on a new field… where applications are the warriors. When Android was announced in late 2007, the industry buzzed ...

A Palm Android Phone in 2009?

Aug 27th - The sleek and stylish new Palm Treo Pro due out in September appeared to be a saving grace for quickly falling company. But early reviews from Wired and Gizmodo suggest that the appeal may end at appearance. Fortunately Palm is just using the Treo Pro to “stay afloat” while it prepares a miracle phone in ...

HTC Dream vs. T-Mobile G1

Aug 26th - A few sources are reporting that what everyone and their mother have been calling the “HTC Dream” for so long will actually be marketed as the T-Mobile G1. Apparently, the Magenta Men want to flex their muscle by re-branding the phone as their own (a la Sidekick) and cash in on the idea of the ...

HTC Dream: Sized Up

Aug 25th - Realizing their HTC Dream FCC submission uncovered a peep hole to the highly speculated HTC Dream and first ever Android Phone, the company recently  moved to cover their tracks. In the process, they uncovered even more. After an official request to replace the somewhat detailed figures of the DREA100, the FCC obliged and it was ...

HTC Dream Pre-Sale Details

Aug 21st - Slowly but surely, details are emerging about the HTC Dream for T-Mobile. Lets cut to the chase: On September 17th, T-Mobile will announce the HTC Dream and pre-sale orders will begin immediately. ONLY existing customers will be able to pre-order and the Dream will cost $199 with a 2-year contract. Pre-orders will end on October ...

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BREAKING: NEW Android SDK & 2008-09 Timeline!

Aug 18th - After nearly two months of silence Google has finally brought the SDK standoff to an end, releasing beta version .9 of the Android SDK that will likely be the last before the official Android 1.0 is launched along with the actual devices in 4th Quarter. Its likely that Android development will pick up a ton ...

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HTC Dream Approved By FCC

Aug 18th - One slightly sneaky way of¬† spying upcoming devices is to keep close tabs on the FCC’s approval documentation for mobile devices. In fact, the HTC Dream just received approval by the FCC! How do we know its the HTC Dream? Well the handset is listed as type, “Dream’ with a model of “DREA100.” Now that ...

Nobody Cares About Android

Aug 14th - When TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld suggests, “We have to talk about Android,” at the Mobile Web Wars Roundtable, some village’s idiot whined, “Why? Why do we have to talk about Android – nobody cares.” Then Michael Arrington popped a squat on his pitiful one man parade lecturing, “That’s ridiculous. That’s absolutely ridiculous. As soon as it ...

Android Pre-Orders Start September 17th?

Aug 12th - Finally, something fresh. The he-said/she-said hype covering delayed/not-delayed rumors was low hanging fruit that we preferred not to follow. We even passed up the recent video of what SOME are saying COULD-maybe-possibly-look like-it-might be the HTC Dream – we don’t want to stretch for Android News that isn’t there. But now we’ve got some release ...

Google Competes with Android Developers

Aug 4th - You may recall that one of the 50 ADC Round 1 Winners was for an application called PedNav, essentially mapping systems for urban settings. If you’re a pedestrian wanting to get from Point A to Point B, what are the chances you’ll want to follow the rules of One-Way Streets, Exit Ramps and such? Very ...