Loopt Now Available in the Android Market (PRESS RELEASE)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 11, 2008 – Looptâ, an interoperable social mapping and communication service, announced that its service is launching today to consumers through the Android Market, Google’s new mobile application store. Loopt users can share their location between carrier ...

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Raketu adds VoIP to Android

Good news to all of you G1 users as Raketu has introduced their Raketu Mobile for Android.  This app enables users to connect to the Raketu mobile services to make phone calls, send text messages, email, and send and receive IMs. In a nutshell, it includes the entire social networking suite ...

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Sony Ericsson Bringing High End Android Handset out by Summer ’09

One of the bigger names to join the Open Handset Alliance this week was Sony Ericsson. They are one of the last of the major handset makers, save for Nokia, to get on board with Android.  As they enjoy a growing market share, SE has really stepped their game up of late. The handset that... Read More

DataViz Bringing ‘Documents to Go’ and “RoadSync’ to Android in ’09

After having already tackled the Palm, Windows Mobile, Symbian, and BlackBerry operating systems, DataViz has their sites set on Android as the next platform to see their award winning Documents to Go application. Even with only one screenshot to show, the excitement is starting to build.  It ...

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Ailing Sprint Needs Android Now More Than Ever

The third largest carrier in the US is hurting.  Bad.  They’re watching customers jump ship left and right and they are almost unable to do anything about it.  Even their Simply Everything plan can’t stave off the exodus, with nearly 3 million subscribers leaving this year alone. ...

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HTC Touch Gets the Android Port (VIDEO)

In its relatively young age, Android has already seen its share of porting to devices that weren’t originally designed to run it.  That’s what’s so great about the operating system.  It’s powerful yet at the same time, it doesn’t require a lot of hardware.  The ...

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T-Mobile Speaks on Data Roaming Charges – “Don’t Blame Us”

Remember the story from last week where poor James got socked with over $100 in data roaming charges?  Long story short, he thought he had all of his data features disabled on his G1 for a trip he was taking to the UK.  The next bill he got from T-Mobile showed small charges coming every... ...

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Google’s Rich Miner to Give Sprint Keynote – Android Handset to Follow?

December 10th marks the start of this year’s Application Developer Conference for Sprint, which has been held annually since 2001. One of this year’s keynote addresses will be given by CEO Dan Hesse.  Another keynote will be given by Google’s Rich Miner.

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Reading the Tea Leaves

I couldn’t be more excited about the Open Handset Alliance news today.  Seriously.  I think today’s announcement of 14 key players helped me to realize just how big of a geek I am becoming.

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Open Handset Alliance Adds 14 New Members

It’s a big day for the Open Handset Alliance as they officially add their first members since last year’s launch. Picking up 14 new members today, the OHA looks to be even more robust than before. Joining the founding 34 members are: AKM Semiconductor Inc., ARM, ASUSTek Computer ...

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Klitschko Boxing for Android

Artificial Life, Inc. today announced their development of Klitschko Boxing — The Official Mobile Game on for the Android mobile platform. The touch screen will allow for multi-control game play, and the hardware capability helps bring some “extremely refined graphics and animations ...

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LG Unveils World’s First LTE Chipset

LG Electronics, a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance, announced today that it has independently developed the first handset chip based on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology standards. In theory, the modem chip can support download speeds of 100Mbps with upload speeds of 50Mbps. ...

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Dear Santa: Please Bring Me Widgets

The second part of the Android Developers Challenge should be getting off the ground before too long and I have a little Christmas wish to go with it.  Please release the widget part of the SDK! The first challenge seemed to revolve around location as many of the winners used various maps and ...

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AdWords Features Now Available for Android Specific Searches

Have you done a Google search on your G1 lately? Did you notice the first two results? They’re sponsored links, which means someone is putting up some money via AdWords, to get you to click on their page. This weeks sees the annoucement of new Android and iPhone AdWords options.  In ...

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Flickr’s Mobile Video-Sharing Coming to Android Soon

As more number of Flickr users migrate to their mobile devices, Flickr is revamping its plans to launch a full-fledged mobile app that allows users to share videos right from their mobile devices. The site from which you can log in to your Flickr account, m.flickr.com, is currently available ...

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