It has been few days since the last Ticker rolled across your PC or mobile phone so we decided to drop some jam-packed Android news. We’ll dispense with the pleasantries and get right to it. Behold the Ticker for the week of September 17th!
Remember the alleged T-Mobile roadmap that leaked back in July? Some of our readers (and other sites) didn’t think it was legit, while most of us believed it to be real. Today finds another leak that basically confirms all the Android devices we saw listed. …
In an effort to strengthen and enhance MOTOBLUR, Motorola has acquired Aloqa, a location-based software and technology company. You may already be familiar with Aloqa’s popular Android application which helps people find places, events, bargains based on their proximity to the user. It makes an …
The latest comScore Report is out and it confirms what we all know: smart phones and Android are taking off like crazy.
Popular “game” The Moron Test has just picked up a handful of great new features, thanks to their integration of OpenFeint. The Android game now features the same great options that helped make it a success for the iOS version. Players now have the luxury …
It’s becoming increasingly common for a hardware manufacturer to release the source code to their handsets. HTC does it all the time, most recently with their Droid Incredible and EVO 4G. Samsung has done exactly that with their new Fascinate handset from Verizon.
Sprint has partnered with Wired, Reddit and Ars Technica to put up $50,000 and some killer prizes in an effort to spur 4G app development. The contest, called the Sprint 4G App Challenge, pits apps against each other in five categories accepting – entertainment, gaming, productivity, social networking and multimedia. Submissions will be accepted until November 5th and will be judged on four merits – creativity, intuitive navigation, functionality and design.
Supermono Studios and Gray Fin Studios have collaborated to bring their popular iPhone title, MiniSquadron, to the Android Market. Dedicated to giving Android users the best experience, the two have done everything they can to ensure this isn’t just a generic port of an existing game.
arlier this morning Avaya unveiled a new lineup of business class products and service that include the Android-based Avaya Desktop Video Device. With a sizable 11.6” HD touch screen, HD camera, and dual-mic support, the device provides real-time enterprise communication and collaboration.
OpenFeint, a leading provider of cross platform social gaming, has announced that they are unloading a slew of top-notch games on the Android world. Starting today with Halfbrick Studios’ Fruit Ninja and continuing over the next month, we’ll soon be treated to titles from Hudson, …
Location-based treasure hunters will be pleased to learn that the official Geocaching.com application has come to Android. Available for pretty much all Android phones (1.5+), the app provides direct access to geocaching.com, and lets users find nearby caches using a combination of GPS, WiFi, and cell tower triangulation. The $9.99 title has been very popular for the iPhone so we expect GPS and LBS hounds will gobble it up on Android.
The Desire Z officially broke cover this morning, joining the Desire HD as part of HTC’s next big phone. If you’ve been following Android for the last couple of months, you’ll recognize the form factor as that of the upcoming G2 from T-Mobile. Physical resemblance aside, what’s going on inside the Desire Z?
HTC pulled the curtain back on a pair of new phones today, however that’s not all they were doing. The once quietly brilliant handset maker is making noise today with announcements of a new website and service for devices running Sense UI. Not yet open …
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