$100 Android Netbooks Coming?

Skytone, a company predominantly known for low-cost children’s laptops might be among the first to release and Android netbook.  Called the Alpha 680, it will offer a 7″ LCD screen, 800 x 480 WVGA with a touch pad.  It is promised to be available in white, black, yellow pink and ...

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Dianne Hackborn Talks Soft Keyboards for Android 1.5

We have to be getting close to dropping the full Android 1.5 SDK on developers.  It’s either that or we’re going to see the platform updated soon. The Android Developers blog was updated late last night with an article from Dianne Hackborne.  This time around, the topic is ...

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Rumor: HTC Hero Due in October

According to a guy named Daniel (atomixpaintball) over at xda-developers, the HTC Hero is due October 11th. I work for a wireless developer firm and I have just received word from the US carrier (cannot disclose who yet) that the release date for the HTC Hero (Android) is October 11th 2009.  ...

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Cupcake Spotted in the Wild

The folks who work at the Google Campus in Mountain View are being treated to Cupcake before everyone else.  Everyone out there gets an “early look”  at the update.  Well, kinda…

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Cupcake Appeals to More Than Just End Users

All the recent excitement surrounding Android 1.5  seems to be coming from those with G1′s looking for more from their phones.  Well, at least it appears that way on the surface.  Dig a little deeper, however, and you’ll find that the new features and enhancements coming in ...

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Jeff Sharkey Talks Widgets for Android 1.5

Today, the official Android Developers blog was updated with an article from Jeff Sharkey with information on Android 1.5 and what to expect in the way of widgets.  Written for developers, the piece provides sample code and general assistance in getting widgets for existing apps. One last cool ...

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I-Buddie Android Netbook Prototype (VIDEO)

A rather unknown German company called I-Buddie is apparently working on Android with netbooks.  The video below shows a prototype with the OS running on an Intel Atom-based netbook.

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Ophone to Beat iPhone to China?

The Lenovo-built Ophone is rumored to be landing in China about 1 month before Apple’s iPhone does.  With virtually the same launch time, this summer could really help forecast the future for the two operating systems.  Just how much love does a half-eaten fruit get outside of the US?

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Resource Roundup: Snips and Snails

Want to find bite-sized code samples of Android application development techniques? Learn more about AndroidSnippets.org in today's episode of Building 'Droids!

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GiiNii Movit Tablets Slightly Delayed

One of our favorite things to come out of CES earlier this year was the GiiNii Movit tablets.  Based on Android (naturally), there are two form factors that were initially expected to launch somewhere in the middle of the year.  According to a company rep, one version (Mini) is now due in ...

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Motorola Clarifies KDDI “au BOX” based on KreaTV platform for set-top devices, not Android

Insert sound of brakes screeching to a halt. Just got this email passed to us from Maura over at Edelman.  It seems like the “au BOX” is not what we previously reported, and hoped, it would be. Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) would like to clarify that contrary to some recent reports, ...

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Google’s Schmidt: “Quite Significant” Announcements Involving Several New Pieces of Hardware This Year (Update)

With the first quarter numbers coming in for Google, the natural tendency is to look at what might help improve things.  It’s not like things are terrible, but they could always be better. The AP has an article up today which details the recent earnings for Mountain View-based Google.  ...

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Android Around the World: Qype Launches Radar v2 Android in London

Qype, the London-based site for user-generated reviews of restaurants, hotels and more, is bringing its Radar app to Android handsets.  This will allow users to post real time reactions and reviews. With over one million reviews now at their fingertips, Radar v2 allows users to write their own ...

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Android Users Receive Voicemails Instantly in Gmail Accounts Thanks to NowMessage.com

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Common Voices, a leader in IP voicemail systems, announces the immediate availability of enhanced voicemail for Android G1 phones using the T-Mobile® network. A free service, NowMessage.com removes the restrictions of traditional network-based voicemail by ...

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Microsoft adCenter Within Android Apps: A Cautionary Tale

It’s a tough decision for developers to make – Do you charge for your app or do you embed advertisements instead, hoping for clicks?  If you’re considering writing your own application, you might want to give this story a read. An Android developer going by the name of ...

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