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Android Update Alliance one year later: empty promises, promises, promises [OPINION]

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The Android Update Alliance was destined to disappoint, and we all should have seen it from the start. How could we really believe that all of the major players in Android would stick to a non-binding agreement t…

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HTC, Samsung, and Motorola join ISIS, an NFC rival to Google Wallet

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Google Wallet is Google’s shot at introducing near field communications to the world. It’s currently available only in the Nexus S, only on Sprint, and only with a Mastercard. Even with VisaR…

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Android’s nuclear zombie apocalypse

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Several months ago, I put on my fortune-telling hat and reassured Android fans that OS fragmentation would not doom the system. My points back then were: 1) Android 2.1 would be made available to a wide variety…

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Android is the fastest growing mobile OS based on new ad metrics

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Advertising companies often release metrics data showing how platforms are performing. While ad impressions aren’t exactly the most ideal way to measure OS strength, they have been useful in gauging…

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Android market share grows at an amazing pace, Apple’s hardly at all; no one notices

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Android market share grows at an amazing pace, Apple’s hardly at all; no one notices

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A brief overview on Engadget last week of some market share figures presented by comScore hid some amazing results for Android. In Engadget’s article and subsequent posts around the internet, people n…

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Apple and Google’s spat: Some points you may have missed

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Apple and Google’s spat: Some points you may have missed

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The New York Times Technology section recently posted this article, “Apple’s Spat With Google Is Getting Personal”, which discusses the feud between Google and Apple and their places in the mob…

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Google’s Nexus One: What’s the Plan?

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Google’s Nexus One: What’s the Plan?

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After the unveiling of the first and only Google-sold cell phone yesterday, many of us still have more questions than answers. In reading comments on various forums, I keep seeing the same topic over and over: W…

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Android “Cupcake” build inches closer to release

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Android “Cupcake” build inches closer to release

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The Android Developers Blog has posted an updated look at the Android 1.5 SDK, meaning a stable, official update of the Android firmware is closer to being released. This isn’t one of those “Cupca…

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Android and Symbian trade barbs about openness

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Android and Symbian trade barbs about openness

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Android had its second major detractor of the week after Symbian Foundation director Lee Williams questioned Android’s openness. Williams said, “Android is not open. It’s a marketing l…

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Some paid apps unavailable on unlocked phones?

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Some paid apps unavailable on unlocked phones?

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Android users who have an unlocked developer phone will be unable to see certain paid apps that have invaded the Android Market. According to a response by a Google employee on the Android Market help site, R…

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New “combo” chip to improve Android development

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New “combo” chip to improve Android development

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Companies designing Android phones will be able to use a “combo” chip that controls different mobile technologies. Open Handset Alliance member Broadcom Corporation announced that its BCM43…

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Google Mobile now taking user suggestions

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Google Mobile now taking user suggestions

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The Google Mobile team thinks you have an idea for the next great mobile innovation, and they want to hear it. Google has announced its new Product Ideas page, which serves as an open forum for user-submitted sug…

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Asus reported to be launching an Android handset in 2009

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Asus reported to be launching an Android handset in 2009

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It looks like Asus will soon be jumping on the Android bandwagon, recent reports have them looking to have an Android based handset available sometime in the “first half of 2009.” Unfortunately a…

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