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6 years ago

FCC Approves HTC Dream, Android On Track

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We're ever so thankful that all these gadgets and devices that we love have to go through the FCC for approval. Why? Well, because the FCC allows us to access all of the top secret information! Case in point, the HTC Dream, rumored to be the first Android Phone, has just received FCC approval (Via Engadget). The model number is listed as DREA100 and it looks to have all the typical goodies- 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1900 and WCDMA 1700.

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6 years ago

0.9 Android SDK Released, Looks A LOT Better

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We had previously reported on the much maligned, original Android SDK which could only be seen as a step in the right direction. Luckily, after months of silence from Google, the Android SDK is now in 0.9 and includes a complete overhaul of the user interface.

From the looks of it, Android is looking closer and closer to becoming a reality and a lot of the features look fun to use, if not useful. I'm eager to get my hands on an actual Android device but for now the screenshots, video, and SDK will have to do. Gizmodo has a great video introduction to the 0.9 Android SDK, feel free to check it out!

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6 years ago

Developers: First Android SDK, Not So Friendly

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From Ars Technica, we have reports that Androids first SDK was severely limited and well, not that great. The foundation is "highly promising" but in its current shape, the Android SDK is not equipped to handle the scope of what Google wants Android to become.

Developers are facing basic issues such as the lack of documentation since the API doesn't provide enough information, no public issue-tracking system, and even the User Interface had some quirks. Of course, we won't even begin to mention the bugs. But either way, it's still relatively early in the game for Android and the more important thing to note is that people are still getting familiar with it.

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6 years ago

Andy Rubin Demos Android Features in a Tutorial

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Andy Rubin, also known as the head honcho of all things Android over at Google gives a quick demo of Android to BBC and well, it looks pretty darn cool. The two noteworthy items shown are obviously Google Maps Street View and Quake, both of which run very well. Even though the prototype phone is running at 300 MHz, it still manages to be fairly smooth. Obviously, at this point Android is still rough around the edges but the potential is obvious. Click the Read Link for the Video!

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6 years ago

Google Publishes New Android Roadmap

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For months, Google stayed mum on all things Android. Developers were beginning to wonder how 'open' Android was really going to be and with no updates to the Android SDK how could we blame them? Luckily, Google became aware of the situation and published an Android roadmap that detailed the plan that will lead to launch of 1.0.

The Current Android Timeline:

  • 12 November, 2007 - "Early Look" SDK released
  • January to August, 2008 - Android Developer Challenge I
  • 18 August, 2008 - Android 0.9 SDK beta released
  • September 2008 - additional Android 1.0 (pre) SDK releases made available, as necessary
  • Q3 - Q4 2008 - Android 1.0 SDK release 1 available (first actual 1.0-compatible SDK)
  • Q4 2008 - Android 1.0 devices available at retail
  • Q4 2008 - Source code released
  • Q4 2008 - Key Announcement on Android Developer Challenge II

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6 years ago

Wired Magazine on the History of Android

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Wired Magazine has a great article on the origins of Android that goes in-depth on the back story of the makings of the next great mobile OS. To give you a quick summary of the Wired story about Android, Andy Rubin approached Google in hopes of getting the search engine giant to spread the good news about the open source mobile platform.

Instead, Google loved what they heard and made Android a part of Google.

The article includes some great stories that paint the current landscape of mobile platforms. Feature strapped, limited, and carrier shackled are words that come to mind when describing anything related to the cell phone industry. With Android, it promises to be open and innovative--the first mobile OS that intends to change the way industry works, from top to bottom.

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6 years ago

Welcome to AndroidCentral!

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Hello World! Welcome to AndroidCentral!

AndroidCentral covers all things Android--from your typical news and opinion articles, to inside information and accessory reviews, tips and how to's and much, much more AndroidCentral is your premier on-line destination for Android information.

Though a lot about Android is still unknown, we have a great team that will work tirelessly to deliver you first-rate coverage and offer unique thoughts and opinions. Plus we're all uber-excited about the potential of Android and can't wait to get our grubby hands on it.

We hope you enjoy the ride!

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