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4 years ago

Verizon Nexus One sales page caught on video for your disbelieving eyes

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The Verizon Nexus One rumors are running rampant this morning. Piling onto the (likely fake) screen shot of the google.com/phone page showing the Verizon version actually for sale, there's now video showing mostly the same thing. The chatter's a little different however, and the URL appears to match up with the real thing. So have at it in the comments.

Another tasty morsels for this Monday morning: Jkontherun says to expect the N1 in April with "something that the versions on other U.S. carriers lack." Flash 10.1? A better touchscreen? Trackball swapped out for the Desire's trackpad? Your guess is as good as ours.

Update: We've now had a couple people tell us the hold-up for the Verizon Nexus One has been because Skype wasn't playing nicely with Android 2.1. Plausible?

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4 years ago

That's exactly how low we'll stoop, actually

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Joy of Tech

We currently have the baristas in custody and hope to have their statements by the end of the day. DNA results from the coffee cups and restroom take a little longer. [Joy of Tech]

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4 years ago

Android Quick App: Search Anything

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Search AnythingSearch Anything

Just like the title suggests, with Search Anything you can Yahoo, Google, Bing, Twitter, Youtube and Wikipedia. Simply by adding the first initial of your preferred search engine (example Y for Yahoo, B for Bing etc.) 

Without a keyword it's default search is Google.  Eight searches per page, they are all linked to your browser. This app is found in the Android Market and costs $0.99. [Market link]

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4 years ago

Evo 4G straight from Sprint's playbook; Best Buy reportedly preselling in May

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HTC Evo 4G on Sprint

Here's a look at the HTC Evo 4G, straight from Sprint's official playbook. Nothing earth-shattering there, though our tipster tells us that Best Buy is currently being briefed on the Evo 4G and that we should see presales start in May, in the form of a gift card that will later be redeemed for the phone itself. If that all pans out, it means don't look for the phone for another month and a half or so.

Of course, this is all highly unofficial and subject to change, so ... [Thanks, anon!]

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4 years ago

CTIA wrap-up: No stopping Android

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Android at CTIA

How dominant was Android last week at CTIA? As you can see in the picture above, it drove our pal CrackBerry Kevin to violence. Indeed, our favorite operating system was front and center in Las Vegas last week, with a few major device announcements, and more great software on tap. After the break, we recap what we saw, and what's still ahead.

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4 years ago

Hands-on at CTIA with the Kyocera Zio M6000

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Kyocera Zio M6000

Here's one more from our CTIA pile -- the Kyocera Zio M6000. It's got Android 1.6 running atop a Qualcomm MSM7627 processor, a 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen at 480x800, full H.264 playback, a 1130mAh battery, WiFi and aGPS, and a 3.2 megapixel camera. It's being billed as one of the lightest Android smartphones out there at 3.7 ounces, and Kyocera compared its build to that of the Nexus One. Don't know if we'd go that far, but it's certainly positioning itself as a sleek Android phone at the lower end of the price scale. More pics and video after the break.

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4 years ago

Google clarifies revenue-sharing report, says it only pays on search, not apps

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Google has clarified a recent report that stated it was paying manufacturers and carriers a percentage of search revenue from its Android applications. In fact, Google said, it's only sharing revenue from search, and not from the likes of YouTube and Google Maps, and that this has been Google's across-the-board business model for some time. MocoNews updated its previous story, and eweek picked it up as well. Said Google:

“We share revenue on search, not on mobile applications,” a Google spokesperson said. “The same is true for non-Android devices that use Google as the default search engine.”

So there you have it. Google's back to not being evil this week.

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4 years ago

Evo 4G, Moto i1 and Nexus One all teased on Sprint's developer site

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Sprint developer site

You can't buy any of them yet, but the HTC Evo 4G, Google Nexus One and Motorola i1 are now all listed on Sprint's developer site, along with some video and specs. No great surprise there on the part of the i1 and Evo 4G, but it does firm up Sprint's position on the Nexus One after all we'd had to go on was that "Us, too!" announcement that came right after the AT&T version was let loose. [Sprint Application Developers Program] Thanks, Namelez

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4 years ago

Verizon Nexus One reportedly makes brief appearance on Google's phone site

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Verizon Nexus One

The Google Nexus One from its earliest announcement was said to be headed to Verizon but instead has seen life on T-Mobile and now access to AT&T's 3G, in addition to Sprint saying it's on its way. Today we get word from Nexus One Lover at the Nexus One forum that it briefly made an appearance on google.com/phone -- the only place you can actually buy the Nexus One -- for a subsidized $199.00. This either was a slip on Google's part, or is a pretty vicious trick, and it's no longer listed as being for sale.

Does that mean we'll see it soon? Your guess is as good as ours. To the comments, people! [via Nexus One forum] Thanks, Jared, for the tip!

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4 years ago

Sprint customer service robot (erm, chat person) says Nexus One in late April

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Sprint Nexus One chat

We don't usually put too much stock in what one of those carrier customer service robots (aka "live chat representatives" or some dude on the other side of the planet) tells us, but what the heck. We're feeling optimistic this week. Jon tipped us that he was told to expect the Nexus One to be available for Sprint "around the latter part of April. Whether that actually ends up being the case? Place your bets now. Thanks, Jon!

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4 years ago

Oregon Trail Android app at CTIA

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Oregon Trail for Android 

You crazy kids can have your newfangled openGL 3D games -- I'm going back to 1985 to play some Oregon Trail and shoot me some squirrel. We sat down with developer Gameloft for a few minutes at CTIA and gave it a spin. Check it out after the break.

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4 years ago

Hands-on redux with the HTC Legend, Android 2.1 and Sense

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HTC Legend Hands-on

Hold the HTC Legend for the first time, and it's instant love. Let a month go by and come back to it, and you start to wonder how you ever did without it.

Such is the case with the Legend, Android 2.1 and HTC's custom Sense user interface. (Read our preview of the Sense here.) A little more than a month after we were in Barcelona for its unveiling at Mobile World Congress, it's time to give the Legend and its unibody design another spin.

Initial hands-on after the break, and look for a full review in the coming days.

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4 years ago

Steve Jobs, Eric Schmidt have coffee, plan world domination (or something like that)

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Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt

Arch rivals! Bitter enemies! Coffee lovers! We've read plenty on the supposed relationships -- personal and business -- between Google and Apple, and how they've broken down over the past year or so. But, sure enough, Gizmodo snagged a shot of Apple's CEO and Google's CEO sharing a table and having a cup o' joe (and some juice, too). Steve Jobs, clad in his trademark black mock turtleneck, jeans and New Balance sneakers, and Eric Schmidt, going a little more business casual sans tie with khakis, a pullover and shoes that likely cost more than you make in a month.

Anyhoo, Giz's tipster reportedly overheard a couple of lines: "They're going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it," and "Let's go discuss this somewhere more private."

Giz opines that "it" has something to do with Web content, which could well be true. Or maybe it's about Apple's recently lawsuit against HTC (and by proxy, Google's Android OS). Or it could be those long-rumored incriminating pictures from the 2002 Apple board meeting that are rumored to have involved an iPhone prototype, three strips of bacon and two cans of Cheese Whiz. Insert your own caption, basically.

So does the fact that they were "caught" (or seen precisely where their PR folks wanted them to be seen, more likely) on a neutral site (as in out of eithers' office, though apparently the cafe's owned by former Google exec Charlie Ayers) mean anything? Who knows. But it makes for great fodder, doesn't it? One more pic after the break.

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4 years ago

Samsung's Galaxy S presentation at CTIA

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Samsung S Life

To say Samsung went all out with its announcement of the Galaxy S (see our initial hands-on and software walkthrough) would be an understatement, first with the tease at the Day 1 keynote, then the full-fledged presentation immediately thereafter.

We've seen highlights of the events, and after the break we show you what it was like to be in the front row for the full 18-minute (yeah, it was that long, but entertaining) explainer of how Samsung's S Life is supposed to work for you. The video's in two parts, so make sure you check them both out.

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