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Google Dev Phone = No Paid Apps

Just a few days ago, we reported that those with Google Developer phones (unlocked, root access) would not be able to buy certain apps in the Android Market. It appears there were some teeth to this report - big, sharp, ugly teeth, in fact. Allegedly due to concerns that apps would be easy to...

Android and Symbian Trade Jabs Over Openness

Google's Android and the Symbian Foundation recently traded jabs over who is more "open" and who is just talking the talk, but not walking the walk. Symbian Foundation director Lee Williams was quoted as saying: Android is not open. It's a marketing label. It's controlled by Google. It's a pretty...

Google's Android OS on Future Asus Eee PCs

With Android-based netbooks being a possibility in the near future, it may come as no surprise that Asus is working on a low-cost laptop powered by Google's Android OS. Asus introduced the popular Eee subnotebook running Linux, so Android may be a natural (evolution?) fit for a new low-cost...

What's Better: Open or Closed? Android or iPhone?

There's a pretty good article over at GigaOM that touches on the Open vs Closed argument of technology. Specifically, it pits Android and iPhone against each other because of the obvious contrasting strategies and philosophies behind their parent companies, Google and Apple. We can't deny that...

Android Cupcake Video

If you like your Google Android G1 from T-Mobile but you aren't crazy about the slide-out keyboard, cupcake may soon give you the much-anticipated on-screen keyboard as an option. This video, created by Brian Jepson, is a walkthrough of the on-screen keyboard on a G1 as well as more interesting...

Paid Apps Already In Android Market ?

BGR is reporting that paid applications have been released in Android Market. We can't seem to find any on our G1, how about you guys? Anyone buy any apps yet? Anyone see any paid apps yet? Let us know in the comments!

MWC: Google Demos Offline Gmail for Android

Google snuck in a pretty cool feature for Android at MWC--Offline Gmail. If you're a big time Gmail User, you might know that a new Labs feature was implemented that allows offline viewing and using of your desktop Gmail account. Well, this is in the works for Android as well. You can basically...

Google Adds Real Functionality to Spreadsheets on G1

Even though the month is only half over, Google is pouring it on with giving us even more "wow" and pizazz. Now you can view, edit, filter, and sort spreadsheets via List View on your G1! According to Google's Blog: Today, I’m happy to announce that we’ve made mobile access even better by adding...

Did Apple Tell Google Not To Put a 3.5mm Headphone Jack In The G1?

This is all mere speculation but following the news that Apple asked Google to not include multi-touch in Android (which Google complied with) we have some speculation that Apple also asked Google not to include a 3.5mm headphone jack. Apple's use of remote buttons on their headset to control...

Android Market Now Accepting Paid Applications

We reported that Android Market was going to get paid applications this week. Well, today is the day that developers can start uploading applications to Android Market with end user pricing. Priced Applications will be available to the US and UK Market by mid next week. Germany, Austria,...

Google Releases My Tracks, A GPS Tracking Application for Android

A lot of the best applications for Android is made by Google themselves so when Google announces a new Android Application, we pay attention. This new one from Google is called My Tracks which serves as a GPS tracking application. Specifically: My Tracks records tracks of outdoor activities...

Desktop Gmail Offering Location-Based Signatures

There's a cool new feature in Gmail Labs which allows you to include your location in your e-mail signature. It determines your location by either reading your IP address and estimating or if you install Google Gears' location module it can give you Wi-Fi triangulation which is much more accurate...

Android Market Is No Longer Beta

If you didn't notice, after the RC33 Update Android Market is no longer in BETA and is now presumably much better (joke). We're sure this isn't that big of a deal but it is interesting since Google typically places all its applications in beta purgatory. Case in point: GMail which launched 5 years...

Google Fires Back At Ballmer Comments

We know Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has a penchant for saying the darndest things. Just back in November, he stated: “I don’t really understand their strategy. Maybe somebody else does. If I went to my shareholder meeting, my analyst meeting, and said: ‘Hey, we’ve just launched a new product...

Who Needs a Kindle When Android Has Google Book Search!

Confession: I'm excited for the Kindle 2 announcement today and will give serious thought into purchasing one. The question is, will I need one? If you didn't hear, Google Book Search is now optimized for Android meaning all the books available through Google are easily accessible on your Android...

Android Market Will Become Available to Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Netherlands & Poland

Google's Eric Chu has contacted Android Developers that new countries can now be targeted in Android Market. Though not all of these countries actually have Android-capable phones quite yet, when they finally do, they'll have a slew of apps to choose from. What's currently unclear is what their...

T-Mobile G1 To Get Cupcake Update By The End of January?

There had been rumors that the T-Mobile G1 wasn't going to be receiving the much anticipated Cupcake Update to Android. Thankfully, those reports proved to be false. In even better news, we're getting news that the Cupcake Update might actually show up at the end of January. As in the end of this...

Google Chrome Browser Coming to Mac, Linux In A Few Months

Are you a huge Google Fan who just so happens to only use Mac or Linux computer and thus are locked out of Google's semi-spanking new browser Chrome? Yeah, we can relate. Luckily, the reports are coming in that if we wait just a few more months, we'll finally get to test drive the nifty full...

Is Google Developing A Google Router?

According to SD Times sources, Google may be developing its own router. Why would Google be interested in doing this? Supposedly, Google is growing tired of the limitations in their current Jupiter Networks and believe that they could do a better job in providing enough bandwidth to accommodate...

Paid Apps Coming to Android Market in Q1 2009

With the release of Android and the Android Market opening it's doors for our downloading pleasure, I'm probably like the rest of you and have been anxiously awaiting the day I could put down some cash for some epic Android apps. The free apps available thus far have been good and many have whetted...

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