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Google CEO: A Strong Year Ahead for Android

During Google's Q1 Investor's Conference, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is on record of saying:"Overall, it looks like Android is going to have a very strong year," New announcements of Android-related products and partnerships with mobile phone service providers and device makers will be "quite...

T-Mobile April 21st Launch Event Focused on Sidekick LX not Android

 Aw phooey. It looks like that T-Mobile Private Launch Event on April 21st is just going to be an event focused on the release of the Sidekick LX. We had previously speculated Blackberry and internally anticipated the Sidekick LX but still had some hope out for Android but we only get...

Google Blocks Cupcake Users From Android Market

 There are reports that users who have uploaded Cupcake onto their G1's are not being allowed access to the Android Market. So if you're running Cupcake, chances are you won't get any access to applications. And here we thought Google and Android were the good guys.At first, it seemed as if those...

Android 1.5 'Early Look' SDK Now Available, Major Features Added

Google has just announced an "Early Look" SDK for Android 1.5 which is based off the much ballyhooed Cupcake development branch. Android 1.5 packs a lot of goodies such as APIs for soft keyboards, live folders, home screen widgets, stereo bluetooth, and much, much more.Android 1.5 is going to...

Elan Micro Demos Multitouch on Android

Elan Microelectronics, a small Taiwanese outfit that recently made news for suing Apple for copyright infringement over their multi-touch technology, recently release the above video demonstrating multi-touch on an Android device. Multi-touch, with the ability to "pinch" and zoom with finger...

Android G1 Users Downloading More Than iPhone Users

According to T-Mobile USA, G1 Android users downloaded an average of at least 40 applications for their phones while iPhone users averaged about 37 apps. There is no data as to retention of apps - G1 users may have downloaded their 40 apps, only to keep half that number, while iPhone users may...

Google Allowing Tethering Applications for Non T-Mobile Users

 Remember how we told you that Google was banning all tethering applications from Android Market and didn't look so "open" while doing so? Well, we might have spoke too soon. Google has backtracked and is now allowing tethering applications for users outside of the T-Mobile US network.According to...

Google Wants To Make Android Market Better

 As much as we love Android Market, we know it has some weaknesses. The categories could be a bit more specific, the reviews could still be better, and well, the search feature needs to be more exact. Luckily, the Android Team is hard at work and listening to user complaints.In an Android...

Android Market Merchant System Fixed Now

You know that Android Market Merchant System problem we reported on yesterday? Well, it's been fixed! Google Support gave this statement:“The issue you were having should now be resolved. Please reply to me here if you experience any further issue and thank you for your patience!”Good thing Google...

Google Image Search on Android Updated and Improved

 Androinica reports that Google has updated their Google Image Search on Android devices. It's nicer, faster, and better suited for the mobile platform. They've even included filtering options which'll allow you to sort by Faces, Clip Art, Line Drawings, Photo Content and SafeSearch. The layout is...

Analyst: Android to Outpace iPhone By 2012

If you didn't know, we're pretty big Android guys here. Huge, in fact. But we also respect the iPhone and though we understand its pitfalls, we also do understand that the iPhone changed smartphones forever and is embedded in the public's mind. EVERYTHING is compared to the iPhone. So when an...

Google Taiwan To Focus Heavily On Android

A lot of people seem to think that Android isn't a big priority for Google, believing that any mobile smartphone platform is just as important to Google as Android. We obviously think different and this bit of news looks like Google is fully invested and behind the Android project. Google has a...

New T-Mobile G1 Commercial Leaves Steve Speechless

< p style="text-align: center;"> We've seen this new T-Mobile G1 commercial on TV lately but it just recently popped up on T-Mobile's youtube channel for everyone's viewing pleasure. While the first G1 commercial focused on what the G1 can do, this spot sheds light on all the positive...

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...

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