Recent in Month: April 2009

Samsung I7500 Cleared for Launch

Apr 27th - Even though an Android powered Samsung has been in the works for a few months, it looks like Samsung just set the land speed record for rumor to fact in, what seems to be, less than a day. She’s slim, she’s sexy, she has no keyboard and she’s heading for “major European countries from June, ...

Android Developer Event Of The Year: Google I/O

Apr 27th - Android Developer Advocate Dan Morrill just made a post on the Android Developer Blog saying that Google I/O 2009 will be the Android Developer Event Of The Year and explains why Android Developers should be especially amped. First and foremost is the technical sessions, 9 of which are already listed on the Google I/O sessions ...

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HTC Magic Hitting SFR France May 6th!

Apr 27th - The HTC Magic is definitely doing the rounds. After a pre-order on Vodafone UK a little over a week ago the HTC Magic was just announced on Vodafone Spain and A1 Austria this morning. But it doesn’t stop there. The HTC Magic has also just been announced for SFR which is Vodafone’s French brand: And ...

Android 1.5 (Cupcake) Arrives For Dev Phones

Apr 27th - Earlier this month Google launched the Early Look Android 1.5 SDK. Today the SDK moves from beta to official release as Android 1.5 SDK release 1 and is now available for download to developers. It probably isn’t drastically different than the Early Look but it DOES mean that it is certifiably stable as witnessed by ...

Verizon Android Phone On The Way?

Apr 27th - In a potentially significant turn of events, Verizon Wireless – who has taken an opposition to Android thus far and seems to have fundamental differences with Google – is now hiring an Android Devices Expert to work Full-Time in their Waltham, Massachussets offices. The job listing is found publicly available on Careers.VerizonWireless.com with job ID ...

Austria Getting HTC Magic In May on A1 (Mobilkom Austria)

Apr 27th - Earlier this morning we announced that the HTC Magic was available for purchase on Vodafone Spain. Next up: Austria. Thanks to a tipster (Thanks Old Schepperhand) we’ve spotted the HTC Magic for sale on the A1.net shop! The Tipster says announced for “beginning of May” but nowhere on the product page can I find any ...

Surpise! Vodafone Launches HTC Magic In Spain.

Apr 27th - So you thought the HTC Magic would launch in the UK first while the rest of Europe suffered through a TBD status… not so fast! Just 16 hours ago a tweet from UnAndroide indicated that a big surprise was coming in days and not hours. And hours later a it was revealed (translated) that the ...

Android Powered Samsung I7500 Heading to Deutschland

Apr 26th - Much like the HTC Magic this will be a touchscreen only phone running Android 1.5, no physical keyboard.  Judging by the picture, it seems like it will use a D-Pad rather than a trackball. The specifications on top of that are fairly impressive (G1 for comparison): Qualcomm MSM7200A CPU at 528 MHz (528 MHz Qualcomm ...

Google Product Search For Mobile

Apr 23rd - So you’re at a store looking at a lava lamp at Spencer Gifts and are wondering if you should buy it. Can I get it somewhere cheaper? Is this product/brand reliable or will it break in a couple months? Personally, I’ve been using ShopSavvy and Compare Everywhere to find my answers. But often these applications ...

G1 Army Marching 1 Million Deep In USA

Apr 23rd - Deutsche Telekom’s stock has tumbled in recent days and much of that was tied to a public announcment which downgraded their estimated financial outlook for the remaineder of 2009. The company, who trades with stock ticker (DT), owns the T-Mobile and inherently are responsible for our beloved G1. And when I say “our” I mean ...

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Acer Android Arriving In ’09

Apr 22nd - We’ve talked a lot here at Phandroid about mobile convergence and one trend that persists is computer hardware manufacturers yearning to jump into the mobile phone game. It seems Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo all want a piece of the Android Phone action. Acer doesn’t intend to play follow the leader. Following up on ...

HTC Hero Coming To Sprint In October?

Apr 22nd - In January 2009 we saw the HTC Hero leaked along with a HUGE list of other devices HTC has in the works but there were literally know details besides the name and a blurry picture. Last month it looked as if Orange would carry the HTC Hero in Europe but what about in the United ...

Cupcake Has Arrived

Apr 21st - It is only a matter of time before we get to freely chomp on Android’s delicious cupcake development branch which includes a software keyboard, video recording, support for widget extension, UI upgrades and bug fixes among other things. But as far as the Android Robot and Google Campus are concerned… Cupcake has already arrived: If ...

Android OPhone To Beat Apple iPhone To China

Apr 21st - Google Android and the Apple iPhone are two simultaneously emerging and dominant mobile platforms fighting to snatch up market share as their global roll-out continues. Apple had a huge head start and the iPhone is available in dozens of countries worldwide. However, Android could beat Apple to the largest country in the world and launch ...

I-Buddie Android Netbook Gets Tested On Video

Apr 21st - While we were busy telling you about the Skytone Alpha-680 Android Netbook the rest of the interwebz was bringing you news about the I-Buddie Android Netbook that got its own little video demo. Although it is complete with error messages and underwhelming footage, rumor has it that it IS indeed a prototype and the company ...