The Wall Street Journal is reporting that according to “sources close to the company”, Google is getting ready to hire a slew of Android app developers, building an in-house app lab to drive their Market push this upcoming fiscal year.
On a recent conference call discussing their Q4 2010 performance, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said that “there are multiple ecosystem patterns that need to be considered” as they move forward, one of several remarks in the call that analysts are interpreting as a sign that Nokia may abandon Symbian and the as-yet-unseen MeeGo and instead begin producing Android-powered smartphones.
“A Taste of What’s New from Android” is the headline of an email Google sent to press today. They are hosting an Android-specific event this coming Wednesday, February 2, in
Keypurr Keyboard is trying to be the next big thing when it comes to Android keyboards, but does it offer enough of a different approach to be able to get to the top?
It seems that I have a problem. Whenever something comes out with the Google logo on it, I am drawn to it in a way that has been described as “reason enough for scientists to rethink motion based physics”. I am a happy beta supporter, and feel that my opinion in those arenas help in some small way to engineer the future of that device. So, like every other Google product, I have a Logitech Revue. I accepted the device for what it was, despite not being able to fully enjoy it (I don’t yet have a HD cable box).
We’ve all heard the news about some new potential Facebook-branded phones, but are they legit?
Dan Rose, head of business development for Facebook stated, “This is really just another example of a manufacturer who has taken our public APIs (application programming interfaces) and integrated them into their device in an interesting way.”
In a press release today, REI is announcing that they have brought their popular Snow and Ski Report application to the Android platform. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, this may be the app for you. A quote from the press release on what functionality the app has inside of it:
We have another great show lined up for you this week on AGTN. Check out what is coming up! We are going to be talking with the folks from “Twonky”
T-Mo News is reporting some interesting info that they have heard about the new “Sidekick” device coming to T-mo, and depending on how you feel about Samsung, it might not be good.
Fans of the Home Shopping Network who are Sprint customers can rejoice some today as they have announced the release of their HSN themed Sprint ID pack for Android users who have the Transform, the Optimus S or the Zio. A quote from their press release:
Here we are, the tablet wars are about to erupt with the release of the Motorola XOOM on February 17th. How does the flagship Android 3.0 honeycomb device stand up
At the Inside Social Apps conference this week, Eric Chu, Android Platform Manager, said that the number of paid app purchases are not increasing as they should with the increases in use of Android in general, and that’s something Google wants to fix for developers. Improvements planned for this year include:
The rumors are back: Facebook will be releasing their own phones. At least according to an article by the U.K.’s City A.M., which was also an early source of Nexus S rumors. Details are still sketchy, but word is the two phones, made by HTC, will run a modified version of Android that will rely heavily on integrated Facebook features like the news feed and messages.
A team of British scientists are planning on sending an undisclosed Android phone into space to test out the capabilities of the phone in some of the harshest conditions known to man.