TomTom’s Tele Atlas On Android

Tele Atlas, a Dutch Digital Map maker has signed a 5 year deal with Google which will see its maps been included in cellphones based on Android including other Google services. We think this deal will do good things for the big G as they venture deeper into the mobile arena where they could, ...

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Will T-Mobile be the first to launch Android Mobile ?

Earlier, Gary Krakow from thestreet.com launched a controversy when he said that there wouldn’t be a Google’s android based mobile this year. He was totally wrong, according to HTC ‘s CEO , further more mister Krakow has confirmed in his last video that Google despite of ...

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Gettin’ On The (Message) Bus, Part One

The message bus is a tried-and-true model in application development. Whether it is the humble Win32 message loop or full-fledged publish/subscribe message-oriented middleware solution, software components have long been publishing messages that other components receive, either by explicitly ...

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Google Should Have Made The gPhone

If you have spent time in the dating game, you know the harsh reality: it is usually better when you are being wooed by someone, than it is when you are running after them. When you are the one who is trying to win over someone, no matter how great your qualities and offerings, they... Read More

Google Going Canadian for CFO

The new Google CFO is a telco veteran. Newly appointed Patrick Pichette was Bell’s Canada CFO for two years. This is not surprising to see him picked with the recent new goals of Google. Beyond Android, they are going to continue to think mobile. We felt we should point out that Mister ...

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Sony Ericsson and Android – Piecing Things Together or Just Throwing Darts?

Let’s have a little bit of fun today, shall we? I was inspired to put this together after reading something from The Motley Fool yesterday. Anders Bylund’s article (Popping the BlackBerry Bubble) was focused on RIM’s recent earnings and the challenges facing the company. When ...

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Google Android Test Center in Taiwan?

Taiwan’s Ministry of Economic Affairs seems to have quite an interest in Google Android. The Department of Industrial Technology is trying to get Google to set up an Android certification center in Taiwan to speed up development of Android for the mouth watering masses. According to ...

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34 Weeks of OHA: #23

Company Name: Samsung Electronics How the OHA site classifies them: Handset Manufacturer What the OHA site says about them: A leading innovator and provider of mobile phones and telecom systems. What they do: Samsung is scary as hell. Seriously. Head on over to the Wikipedia article for Samsung ...

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WIRED Article Details Android’s Long Term Goals

There’s an article in July’s issue of Wired that goes pretty in-depth with Google, Android, and all things related. It’s a nice big read along the lines of 5,000 words. While it might not be a ton of brand new information for loyal AndroidGuys readers, the casual cellular fan ...

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For the Last Time, There is No Delay

Wow, I could spend the rest of my day putting out fires. It looks like every tech site and cellular blog on the internet is reporting on the “news” that Android has been delayed. In some cases, they are saying things like “again”. I will be very blunt – There is no ...

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HTC’s Android Dream

Most HTC and Android followers know the name “Dream” quite well. The device will be HTC’s first device based on Google’s Android OS and may very well be the first Android powered device to make it to market. But what is HTC’s dream for Android? For years, HTC has been the number one ...

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Slowing Android Down

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that Google’s Android devices will surely be delayed to the fourth quarter of this year. They also said that the companies working on Android are struggling to meet their own deadlines. Last November, Google and their 30+ partners announced that the ...

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Handling Multiple Resource Sets, Part Two

In the last episode of “Building ‘Droids”, we covered how to handle a simple, one-criterion choice between two resource sets: whether we show English or Spanish strings. In that case, having two res/ subdirectories (res/values-en/ and res/values-es/), each with their own set ...

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My First 48 Hours with the Samsung Instinct

I’ve had a chance to play with the device over the last two days and get a feel for the phone. Outside of my normal 40 hour work week and family time, I’ve spent enough time to learn the handset. Here are a few things that I can say about the Samsung Instinct so far.... Read More

Handling Multiple Resource Sets, Part One

Welcome to the new “Building ‘Droids” section of AndroidGuys! This column looks at Android from the developer’s perspective, poking around dusty corners of the Android SDK, and showing how you can create interesting and effective Android applications. Today, we’ll talk about how to ...

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