Around the Androidosphere: CTIA Edition
There doesn’t seem to be a shortage of Android news any longer!Â After going months with little to report on, action packed weeks like this one are what we’ve been waiting for!
Here are some bits and pieces from the CTIA trade show going on in San Diego that are definitely worth checking out:
- Kyocera jumped on the And-wagon, announcing that it will release an Android phone in 2010, part of a move toward higher-end phones.
- A representative of Nokia, on the other hand, was overheard to say that the Finnish company will never, ever release an Android phone.
- And Motorola stays totally focused on Android, planning to release â€œmultiple tens ofâ€ Android phones and announcing several â€œsignatureâ€ apps from partners such as Accuweather, Barnes & Noble, Comcast and others.
Meanwhile, various sources that donâ€™t have â€œAndroidâ€ in their URL are starting to come around to the idea that our favorite mobile OS has more than a fighting chance:
- Engadget Mobile was one of several sources reporting research that Android could jump ahead of every mobile OS except Symbian in usage by 2012.
- Business Week looked at the partnership between Google and Verizon and concluded that â€œif it’s any consolation, Microsoft may not be the only one to lose out.â€
- And ZDNet offers â€œfive reasons Google Android smartphones will beat iPhone, Blackberry, WinMo.â€