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When Google started as a search engine company, there wasn’t much competition around them except Yahoo and Microsoft’s MSN. However, Google emerged to be...
In an economic forum in Tokyo, Android-co-founder Andy Rubin said, "The exact same platform, the exact same operating system we built for cameras, that became Android for cellphones."
Acer was set to launch a new Acer CloudMobile A800 in Shanghai today, but it seems they've canceled the plans last moment. The A800 was quite unique not just because of its cloud-focus but because it was changing up the OS by making use of the Chinese Aliyun OS by Alibaba.
Apparently, that's what Grooveshark did, because after some absense from the Google Play Store, the Grooveshark app is now back for your Android downloading pleasure.
If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, then you'll know that voice search is already an integrated feature in Google's mobile OS. The Siri voice assistant in the iPhone 4S is stealing some serious thunder, so it looks like Google wants to fight back with something simply named Assistant.
That's why Google has come forward to announce a new service called "Bouncer." Yeah, Android Market is the hippest night club in town and it's not going to put up with belligerant drunks and would-be thieves. Get out, buddy. You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here.
Android is on the rise. In fact, when you look at the sales numbers for Q3 2011 and compare them to the sales numbers for the same period one year prior, you'll see that Google's mobile operating system has effectively doubled its market share.
According to the latest financial figures of the company, over 190 million Android devices have sold around the world, with CEO Larry Page at...
Apple’s FaceTime video-calling service is exclusively for iPhone users, along with owners of the iPad 2 tablet and Mac computers. Google wants to join the video-calling club to compete with Apple, so Android users will be able to make free video calls using Skype.
Just when I thought Android was on the cusp of giving the iPad a run for its money, there's word that companies are scaling back their Android tablet operations in light of less than stellar sales. This comes by way of DigiTimes, which is saying these companies are instead shifting their attention toward "supersized" Android smartphone instead.
You've got to do something to separate yourself from the crowd. When everyone else is doing "slate" style Android phones (LG has its Optimus phones in that line too), you want to do something different. And this new LG sliding dual-screen Android phone is definitely different.
The Google Nexus S has a near field communications (NFC) chip in it, so you know that Google is interested in pursuing this technology for a variety of purposes. The most obvious application is mobile payments and it looks like the search engine has just made its next big move on this front, buddying up with MasterCard and Citigroup to make it happen.
So, in the battle royale involving a little green bot, a half-bitten produce, and some Canadian fruit, who reigns supreme? Nielsen has compiled its statistics for the period covering November 2010 to January 2011 and is presenting it in the form of a couple colorful stacked bar graphs.
If you take a look at the smartphone lineup over at Verizon Wireless, it's pretty clear that Motorola is pretty important to them. As it turns out, the reverse is very much true as well. According to Bloomberg, Verizon Wireless accounts for 28 percent of revenue for Motorola Mobility.
We were all thumbs over the possibility of a PlayStation Phone for a very long time. We had the teaser stuff during the Super Bowl, but now Sony Ericsson has officially come forward with an official announcement for the Xperia Play.
For Q4, a total of 33.3 million Android smartphones were shipped. Compare that to the 31.0 million Symbian phones shipped by Nokia, the previous leader.
Up until now, Facebook has "only" been a social network. It spawned a huge number of apps, both desktop and mobile, but Zuckerberg's team hasn't really dabbled in hardware. Until now.
Samsung and Google's Nexus S Android smartphone seem to be losing popularity quickly amongst its users, that's all because some phones are randomly rebooting in the middle of calls.
CherryPal's claim to fame came when they released the world's first $99 laptop with a 7-inch screen back in 2009. The 400 MHz cpu with 256 GB RAM and 2GB of flash memory was by no means a workhorse, but it didn't need to be. CherryPal makes devices a couple generations behind the current markets offerings, this is because they target lower income families, educational institutions and "emerging markets."
Nearly a year after Google entered talks with ARM Holdings, Google TV is speculated to be made available on the cheap, efficient ARM chipsets later this year. Charbax of ARMdevices.net published an article last week stating he has it on "very high authority from someone at Google (to remain anonymous) that an ARM-powered Google TV platform is coming soon."
XPERIA X10. XPERIA Arc. XPERIA Play. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that Sony Ericsson is very much cozying up with Google Android, but now the company has made it official. I wouldn't go so far as to say SE is putting a ring on it, but they are sounding pretty committed.
Google's latest Android version 3.0, Honeycomb just got a bit sweeter with the release of a teaser video. Google is showing Honeycomb at CES, and it appeared first on the Motorola XOOM Android tablet. Google touts Honeycomb as being the first Android OS designed "Entirely for Tablets."
The newest data is for November 2010 and it shows that RIM's BlackBerry dropped from 33.9% in June to just 26.1% in November. By comparison, Google Android-based devices rose from 15% to 25.8% over the same time period with no real sign of slowing down. That puts Android within fractions of a percentage point of RIM. For frame of reference, Apple is sitting relatively steady at 28.6%.
Everyone is still trying to catch up to the ever-growing flood of apps available through the iPhone's App Store, but Google Android is certainly starting to pick up steam. According to some unofficial reports from AndroLib, Android Market is now loaded with over 200,000 of those little programs for your favorite Google-flavored devices.
The Apple iPad may be the current reigning king in the world of tablets, and will likely hold on to that throne for some time to come. Even so, we will soon be treated to a lot more alternatives, one of which is the Android tablet coming by way of Acer. A number of videos have surfaced on YouTube showing off what this thing can do.
Browsing through Android Market seems straightforward enough, but it's easy to miss a gem of an app among that ever-growing list of options. Offering an alternative way to casually browse for some new applications on your Android phone or tablet is Appsfire, which is an app itself.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably pretty familiar with some birds being flung through the air and some pigs stealing eggs from said birds. Rovio has really created quite the phenomenon with Angry Birds, but where are the hard numbers outlining its success? Well, some of those numbers just came in and they're pretty darn impressive.
In business, it's not always a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. It looks like Toshiba is really looking to hedge its bets when it decides to attack the tablet market early next year, because it has no fewer than three different tablet devices in the works. The kicker? One does Windows, another Android, and a third still with Chrome OS.
It used to be that HTC was the clear-cut leader in the smartphone arena, but many other companies are competing for the crown these days. HTC isn't the only Android game in town and Samsung has really carved a nice-sized market share for itself with the Galaxy S line. Even more so as of recent with the introduction of the Google Nexus S. The Samsung Galaxy S is offered as the AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G and Rogers Captivate.
The world of Android smartphones is getting more and more enticing by the moment. One of the latest devices to get leaked out on the Internet is the Motorola Olympus. We had heard about this phone before, but this is one of the first times that we've seen real live photos of the upcoming device. And it's quite the looker too.
Sony Ericsson phones have seen brighter days. The PSP format has too. What if they combined their powers to make a mega-device? The rumors surrounding a possible PlayStation Phone have been circling for some time, but this media invitation very clearly seems to indicate its existence... and the announcement is coming in about two weeks.
Do you want the largest Android smartphone on the market but not at all interested in signing a carrier contract? Well, you're in luck. Head on over to Dell and they'll gladly equip you with a factory unlocked Dell Streak. Better yet, it comes with Android 2.2 right out of the box.
Some people like their mobile phones to be a little more compact, but that trend has definitely swung in the other direction in recent years. "Slate" style smartphones are all the rage and Acer is prepared to go big rather than go home with its upcoming 4.8-inch monster.
While I still think the Dell Streak is a bit of an anomoly in the technology world, the five-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid certainly has its place. Maybe you like the form factor, but you want a little more? It seems that the Streak's successor is already in the works and it's going to be called the Dell Opus One.
They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone's perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don't see you in the same way that you see yourself.
Motorola just went through one of the most difficult transition periods in the company's history, but it looks like it has been able to emerge with a smile on its face. That's because Moto has just enjoyed its first profitable quarter since way back in Q4 2006.
Let's say that you're interested in some Android action. Let's also say that you're undecided on whether you want to do that in smartphone form or tablet form. And maybe you like Rogers. If that's the case, we've got some good news: the Dell Streak has arrived.
The cheapest Apple iPad you can buy is $499. The cheapest Galaxy Tab is still $400 on contract. There has to be a more affordable option from a name you can trust. Acer thinks so. That's why it's launching its first line of tablets on November 23 with prices starting at $299. That's quite a bit cheaper!
Many people have said that 2010 is the year of the Android and that is quickly coming to fruition, but Google isn't the only one benefitting from the platform's rise. It didn't take all that long, but Samsung has just surpassed the five million unit milestone for its Galaxy S family of smartphones.