Hey HTC! Wake Up! You see that phone right there? It's supposed to be a work in progress Android phone for China Mobile. Currently dubbed the Ophone, it's only going to support China's own TD-SCDMA 3G Network and will also use some China Open Standards as well. Made by Lenovo, it looks stylish and definitely a lot better than the G1. Sadly, this puppy will never see the light of day here in the States because it won't fit into the technology here.
So though we might never get the Ophone here in the US of A, maybe, just maybe HTC will take some of those design cues and put it towards an Android device. Android can look pretty too!
Medialets has come again with some Android Market statistics, this time for the month of November. The top 10 list is a combination of some games, some social networking tools, and some multimedia applications. Not a bad mix for a still green smartphone platform.
The number one application, and the only one to reach the "More than 250,000" download range is Namco's Pac-Man. Us Android Users definitely have a soft spot for tradition, don't we? MySpace Mobile and the Weather Channel are 2 and 3, respectively.
So my week with the Blackberry Bold has ended and well, it’s not quite a tearful goodbye, but let’s just say I thought about the implications of ignoring Crackbery Kevin’s e-mails on where his Bold was. (Lost in shipping? I would have responded) I thoroughly enjoyed my time with the Bold and though I still run into a few quirks, it’s really quite easy to get used to.
But did my time go without complaints? Far from it. I’m still a bit dissatisfied with a few things, of which we'll get into in this review, but make no mistake, as it stands now, the Blackberry Bold is a fine device that can handle pretty much anything you throw at it.
Read on to read the rest of Android Central's take on the Blackberry Bold of!
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Sometimes from small and simple things, great things can come to pass. If you own a T-Mobile Android G1 smartphone and enjoy listening to music on your G1, then the Seidio Mini USB to 3.5mm Adapter is a must-have. Available here in the Android Central Store for $9.95, it's just the thing for any G1 owner and will make a GREAT stocking-stuffer! Read on for the review!
Loopt, a popular social networking app already available on the iPhone and BlackBerry, is now available for the low, low price of FREE in the Android Market! Loopt utilizes the built-in GPS on your T-Mo G1 or other Android handset to show you the location of all your friends so you can look in on them and see what they're doing. Hey, what's privacy between friends, right?
Among the many features offered by Loopt, you can get background location updating, view the location of your friends live via satellite view and map mode, and even traffic delay monitoring. If you want to pick up Loopt for your G1, just head over to the Android Market for the free download or use your G1's browser to download it via http://loopt.com.
An Android Developer Meetup, the first of it's kind, will take place in New York City on Tuesday, December 16, 2008, according to an announcement from Fast Company. This is exciting news in that thirty of the top Android developers in the New York area will be on-hand to discuss their apps and working with Android.
The dollars are rolling in as more companies jump on the Android wagon, and it's a great time to join the Android community of developers. Any developers interested in following along can RSVP at email@example.com. Check out more of the story here. Anyone from the Android Central community going to follow along?
Our week with the Blackberry Bold is nearing the end and we're working on our final review of the Bold but before we pass it on to TiPb's Rene, we'd like to ask you G1 users if you have any questions regarding this device? Ever wonder how a non-touch smartphone device works? Curious as to how much I really like the screen? Want to know more about the Blackberry way? Ask away in the comments!
And if you didn't know, here at Android Central (and every other SPE site), anytime you comment on an official Round Robin post, you're qualified to win a T-Mobile G1 (or a Bold, or a iPhone, or a Fuze, or a Treo Pro)! Flippin' sweet right? Well, ask away my friends!
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This is great news! DataViz, makers of the uber-popular and uber-good suite, Documents To Go is bringing their award winning mobileOffice suite to Android! So if you're a productivity beast or heavy business user, there's one more reason to test out Android! You'll have access to Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and PDF files on the go with Documents To Go. We've heard nothing but good things from Documents To Go so be ready to download their software in 2009!
Also, DataViz is bringing their Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync client RoadSync to Android as well, so users of Exchange take note! Everything is expected to release in 2009, which coincides with Android Market being capable of paid applications. We don't know exact pricing yet, but one can expect a price near $29.99--a price that'll surely be worth it for any heavy business user.
So earlier today we answered a question whether we would ever see Android on the iPhone and posed a larger question if Android will ever be available on current devices. Well, lo and behold, the community has answered back with a video of Android running on an HTC Touch. From the video, everything looks like it runs fine and dandy and it even has a custom soft keyboard!
Overall, it looks like its a pretty smooth experience but supposedly scaling the UI to QVGA caused some problems and GPS and Bluetooth don't work quite yet. This is a great start in getting Android in current devices, what's the next device you want to see?
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